GEOL 1403. PHYSICAL GEOLOGY
(LECTURE 3, LAB 3). CREDIT 4. AGCM.

Introduction to the study of the materials and processes that have modified and shaped the surface and interior of Earth over time. These processes are described by theories based on experimental data and geologic data gathered from field observations. Prerequisite: The following TSI scores or equivalent developmental course: TSI Reading 351, and TSI Math 350 or Math 0320 grade "C" or better, or MATH 0308 grade "C" or better or IRW 0320 grade "C" or better.

GEOL 1404. HISTORICAL GEOLOGY
(LECTURE 3, LAB 3). CREDIT 4. AGCM.

A comprehensive survey of the history of life and major events in the physical development of Earth as interpreted from rocks and fossils. Prerequisite: GEOL 1403 grade "C" or better.

GEOL 1405. ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE
(LECTURE 3, LAB 3). CREDIT 4. AGCM.

A survey of the forces, including humans, that shape our physical and biologic environment, and how they affect life on Earth. Introduction to the science and policy of global and regional environmental issues, including pollution, climate change, and sustainability of land, water, and energy resources. Prerequisite: The following TSI scores or equivalent developmental course: TSI Reading 351 and TSI Math 350 or Math 0320 grade "C" or better, or MATH 0308 grade "C" or better or IRW 0320 grade "C" or better.

GEOL 1445. OCEANOGRAPHY
(LECTURE 3, LAB 3). CREDIT 4. AGCM.

Survey of oceanography and related sciences. Prerequisite: The following TSI scores or equivalent developmental course: TSI Reading 351, and TSI Math 350 or Math 0320 grade "C" or better, or MATH 0308 grade "C" or better or IRW 0320 grade "C" or better.

GEOL 1447. METEOROLOGY
(LECTURE 3, LAB 3). CREDIT 4. AGCM.

A study of the earth's atmosphere, weather and climate. Topics include the origin and evolution of the atmosphere, the seasons, solar and terrestrial radiation, the hydrologic cycle, the development of storms, and the fundamentals of global climate patterns. The course will focus on basics of weather, thunderstorms, tornadoes, hurricanes, floods, and the impact of air pollution and global warming. The lab portion of the course features hands-on meteorological observations and experiences with weather maps, forecasting, severe weather phenomena, atmospheric pollution, and climate change. Prerequisite: TSI Reading 351 or IRW 0320 grade "C" or better, and TSI Math 350 or Math 0320 grade "C" or better. A prior course in Physics and MATH 1314 strongly recommended.