Undergraduate 2017-2018

College of Natural and Health Sciences

Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences

ESCI 200 Introduction to Environmental Earth Science

(3 lecture, 3 laboratory) An exploration of the complex changes in Earth's environment, the science behind these changes, and impacts on human populations requiring interdisciplinary strategies to solve problems. Course fee required. (LAC)


ESCI 265 Earth Science Concepts for Elementary Teachers

(2 lecture, 2 laboratory) An investigation of basic concepts in the Earth Sciences through lecture, discussion and laboratory investigations. This course is ideal for those seeking elementary teacher certification. Course fee required. (LAC, gtP)


ESCI 365 Advanced Earth Science Concepts for Elementary Teachers

(2 lecture, 2 laboratory) Prerequisite: SCI 266. Students will expand their knowledge of Earth Science and learn methods for teaching earth science including integration of other subject areas. Course fee required.


ESCI 472 Industrial Safety

Prerequisite: CHEM 111 and CHEM 111 lab. Industrial safety covers the theory of historical occupational hazards, current safety issues, agencies that regulate workplace hazards, accident causation and prevention, and training needed for the workplace. Course fee required.


ESCI 474 Principles of Hydrology

Consent of instructor required. Students will explore, quantify and model the movement of water within the hydrologic cycle, focusing on the surface water component. The course will consist of field projects, lectures, and presentations.


ESCI 492 Earth Science Internship

Consent of instructor. Internship in a public agency or private firm to provide professional experience under the supervision of an area specialist. S/U graded. Repeatable, maximum of 15 credits.


ESCI 494 Contemporary Field Issues

Consent of instructor. Analysis and investigation of contemporary issues and development of research skills in the fields of earth sciences, atmospheric sciences, environmental sciences, or geosciences. The course may include extensive field work. Repetable, maximum 15 credits. Course fee required.

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ESCI 497 Undergraduate Research

Consent of instructor. Original research in the earth sciences conducted under the guidance of a faculty advisor. Results of the investigation are to be presented both in a written report and orally. Repeatable, maximum of six credits.

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