Earth Sciences

https://www.miracosta.edu/academics/degree-and-certificate-programs/math-and-sciences/earth-science/index.html

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.

Academic and Career Pathway: Math and Sciences

Contact Information

Chair: Joe Salamon (Physical Sciences)

Dean: Michael Fino

https://www.miracosta.edu/academics/degree-and-certificate-programs/math-and-sciences/earth-science/index.html

Department: Physical Sciences

Office: Building OC3600, 760.757.2121 x6924

Full-Time Faculty

Eric Snortum

How to Read Course Descriptions

For more detailed information about a course, such as its content, objectives, and fulfillment of a degree, certificate, or general education requirement, please see the official course outline of record, available on the Courses and Programs webpage at https://www.miracosta.edu/governance/courses-and-programs-committee/curriculum-management-system.html.

Courses

EART 106: Earth and Space Science

Units: 3
Prerequisites: None
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.