Earth Sciences is an interdisciplinary field that includes astronomy and space science, climatology, geology, physical geography, and oceanography. Students take courses in these areas of study to prepare for a major or to fulfill general education requirements in physical science.
Chair: Chris Metzler
Dean: Carlos Lopez
Department: Physical Sciences
Office: Building OC3600, 760.757.2121 x6924
EART 106: Earth and Space Science
Acceptable for Credit: CSU, UC Credit limitation
Lecture 3 hours. (1930.00)
This course introduces astronomy, including planetary origin and motions; earth science, including origin and composition of earth, landforms, and plate tectonics; atmospheric processes, including climate and weather; earth's oceans and other bodies of water, and their currents and tides as well as the hydrologic cycle. UC CREDIT LIMITATION: No credit if taken after a college level course in Astronomy, Geology, or Earth Science.