Sep 23, 2023
ESSC 109 Introduction to Earth Science Laboratory [GEKN]
The laboratory class to accompany ESSC 108 . Applications of the scientific method of inquiry as applied to earth sciences to reinforce basic concepts as taught in ESSC 108.
Credit 1 hr May not be repeated for additional credit
Grade Mode Normal (A-F) Course Rotation Fall, Winter, and Summer
Corequisites - ESSC 108
Other Restrictions -
Restriction by Major -
Restriction by Class - Undergraduate standing
Additional Information - This course does not count towards the Earth Science minor.
Rationale for Knowledge of the Disciplines - Earth scientists view the entire Earth as a complex system in which a number of components dynamically interact on different timescales. Because the human race is entirely dependent on the resources of the Earth System, because the dynamic nature of the Earth System has a profound impact on individual and societal well-being, and because human activities, in turn, influence the delicate equilibrium of this system, it is essential to produce a citizenry that has a meaningful understanding of Earth System Science. Students will learn the procedures, practices, methodologies, and assumptions that are fundamental to a scientific understanding of the Earth System. The overarching goal of the course is to create scientifically literate citizens that are both willing and able to participate responsibly in a global community by: (1) carefully applying the scientific method as a tool for problem-solving, in general; (2) critically evaluating the scientific merit of anything that is presented as science (is it really science?), especially in the area of Earth System Science; and (3) thoroughly incorporating Earth System Science in important decisions and issues at the personal, local, national and global levels.
Keywords: Earth Science , Earth Systems , Knowledge of the Disciplines - Natural Sciences (GEKN)
Equivalent Courses: GESC 108
Updates: Change to title 2/2019, effective Fall 2019; Course Rotation added 12/2014
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