Oct 23, 2021  
Catalog 2021-2022 
    
Catalog 2021-2022

ESC 101 - Introduction To Earth Science (4 credit hours)


Offered in Fall, Winter Terms (3-2-0)
An introductory, integrated study of the Earth that includes topics drawn from a variety of disciplines including:  astronomy, geology, hydrology, oceanography, meteorology, and climatology.  Emphasis is on the methodology of science and how Earth scientists utilize observation, experimentation and modeling to better understand Earth's history, it's interior, and ongoing surface processes.  Examines core principles of Earth science such as Earth's evolution through time, biogeochemical cycles, geologic and atmospheric hazards, and humanity's place and role within Earth systems.  This course includes field work, lecture and lab.
 
GENERAL EDUCATION DISTRIBUTION AREA: Science
Master Syllabi: https://share.ncmich.edu/academics/master_syllabi