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Physical Science Courses

Physical Science Courses

Introduction to the Earth Sciences

Course Number: PHYSC 15
Units: 3
Class: 3 hours lecture (GR)
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Description: Introduction to interdisciplinary earth sciences: Composition, structure and evolution of the earth, including the atmosphere and oceans; relations of geological, ocean, and atmospheric systems; hazards and resources and the human environment.
AA/AS area 1; CSU area B1; IGETC area 5A

 

Introduction to the Marine Environment

Course Number: PHYSC 20 (GR)
Units: 3
Class: 3 hours lecture
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Description: Introduction to the oceans: History and topography; physical and chemical properties of sea water; causes and effects of currents, tides, and waves; ocean life, distribution and management of marine resources, marine pollution, sea fl oor sediments; tectonics and paleomagnetism.
AA/AS area 1; CSU area B1; IGETC area 5A

 

 

Climate Change

Course Number: PHYSC 25
Units: 3
Class: 3 hours lecture (GR)
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Description: Introduction to the science of global climate change: Climate history, climate predictions, expected future effects of climate change and technological and public policy options.
AA/AS area 1; CSU area B1; IGETC area 5A