In order to
recognize the interrelationships among the earth sciences and how humans
affect and are affected by them, the students will be expected to:
- Visually identify minerals that have
importance in the formation of rocks and as ore minerals.
- Visually identify and classify (at an
elementary level) igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic rocks and
describe their relationships with various geological processes.
- Explain the theory of plate tectonics and how
it has influenced evolution, climate, and earthquakes and volcanoes.
- Describe the processes which alter the
- Identify and describe the composition,
features, and dynamic processes of the oceans and their coastal
- Describe the origin of the earth and the
- Explain earth-sun relationships.
- Identify and describe the atmospheric
variables of temperature, moisture, pressure, and wind and how they
influence weather and climate.
- Understand how weather forecasting is done and
its influence on people.
- Explain how human development has affected
Complete each of the Units in the
Complete the chapter exercises prescribed for
each of the modules and submit them to the instructor through
Complete the labs that are defined for each
of the modules and submit the lab report to the instructor
Demonstrate your knowledge of the course
material by taking five tests, one for each unit..
- Meteorology/Ocean Properties
- Oceanography/Running Water
- Geology - Tectonics/Continental Drift/Earthquakes/Volcanoes
- Geology - Minerals Rocks/Geologic Time
Math Pre-Course Testing must indicate college level
In addition to the textbook, you will need to purchase the Earth
Revealed Lab Kit from the COD Bookstore. You will also need to use a computer on which
you have Internet access.
Online home page which includes an online
assessment to help you determine if you are a good candidate for an