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.
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EART 106: Earth and Space Science
Acceptable for Credit: CSU, UC
Lecture 3 hours.
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, and Summer
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, other bodies of water, and their currents and tides; the hydrologic cycle. UC CREDIT LIMITATION: No credit if taken after a college level course in astronomy, Earth science, or geology.