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FACULTY CONTACTS

Earth Science 1 & 2:

  • Jenna Cole, PhD
  • colejm@wlac.edu
  • (310) 287-4231

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DIVISION CHAIR

Jane Q. Smith
(310)287-4450
SmithJ@WLAC.edu

OFFICE LOCATION & HOURS

ATA 111  
M & Th: 3:30pm - 5pm

PROGRAM DIRECTOR

Jane Q. Smith
(310)287-4450
SmithJ@WLAC.edu

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Earth Science

PROGRAMS OFFERED

CLASSES: See class schedule & catalog 

 

 

ABOUT EARTH SCIENCE

EARTH SCIENCE is an interdisciplinary science of the Earth that deals with aspects of geology, physical geography, oceanography, and astronomy.

The Science division offers Earth Science  1 (lecture) and Earth Science 2 (lab). Earth Science  1 and Earth Science  2 taken together fulfill a laboratory science course.

 

 

Earth Science - EARTH 1 (3 Units)

This course provides a broad-based, integrated introduction to the geosciences. The course content includes a survey of topics from geology, geography, oceanography, meteorology, and astronomy. This course is designed to fulfill a natural science requirement. 

 

Textbook: Lutgens, F.K. & Tarbuck, E.J. (2011). Foundations of Earth Science, 6th ed.; PEARSON/Prentice Hall publishers; ISBN 978-0-321-66302-3

Prerequisite: None

Transfer:  UC/CSU

Student Learning Outcomes:

Upon completion of this course the student will be able to:

1. Describe the materials that make-up our planet Earth and processes related to its lithosphere, atmosphere, and hydrosphere.

2. Use maps, images, charts, seismograms, cross-sections, atmospheric data, radiometric data, and other Earth data to quantitatively explain Earth processes.

 

Earth Science  2 - EARTH 2 (2 Units)

Earth Science 2 is an introductory level laboratory course designed to examine many of the basic principles of geology, meteorology, oceanography, and astronomy. It gives students hands-on experience with Earth materials, skills to gather scientific data, and critical thinking to solve problems. Earth Science  2 taken with Earth Science 1 fulfills a laboratory science course.

 

Textbook/Lab Manual: Tarbuck, E.J., Lutgens, F.K., Tasa, D.G., and Pinzke, K.G. (2012). Applications and Investigations in Earth Science, 7th ed., PEARSON/Prentice Hall. ISBN 978-0-321-68955-9.

Prerequisite/Co-requisite: Earth Science 1 (Earth 1) or concurrent enrollment in Earth Science 1 (Earth 1).

Transfer:  UC/CSU

 

Student Learning Outcomes:

Upon completion of this course the student will be able to:

1. Apply scientific methods to analyze Earth materials and explain lithospheric, atmospheric and hydrospheric processes.

2. Use maps, images, charts, and other Earth data to quantitatively explain lithospheric, atmospheric, and hydrospheric processes.