Introduction to the Earth (R) (3)
A one-semester (nonlaboratory) description of the earth; processes that affect its composition and architecture; the interaction of solid earth, atmosphere, and oceans. Several field trips may be scheduled.
Earth and the Environment (R) (3)
Earth and the Environment provides a detailed examination of interactions and connections between people and their geologic environment from an Earth Systems perspective. Using case studies and current events students investigate complex environmental processes and issues related to the lithosphere, hydrosphere, atmosphere, and biosphere. Students will reach and defend decisions concerning personal, corporate, and governmental actions.