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Earth Science 1141: Intro to Earth Science - Online
(3 Credit Hours)

Earth Science 1141 is a non-laboratory introduction to the natural processes shaping the planet we share. This course is intended for non-science majors seeking to satisfy the physical science general education requirement for an Associates or Bachelors degree.

USGS Pinatubo Ash CloudThe goal of the course is to provide students a fundamental understanding of the dynamic systems of Earth’s interior and surface, oceans, atmosphere, and astronomical surroundings.

Students taking this course will need use of a computer with reliable internet access. See computer software and hardware recommendations and frequently asked questions about taking online courses at the College of DuPage.

The pre-requisites and skills required for successful completion of this course are:

It is suggested that students access each area in COD Online, prior to registration, to see if online learning is for them. Visit the COD Online home page which includes an online assessment to help you determine if you are a good candidate for an online course.

How do I enroll?

Students meeting the requirements can enroll by calling the College of DuPage at (630) 942-2377 or register online using myACCESS. For more information, see

For more information about the Earth Science Program and Certificates at College of DuPage, refer to our Earth Science Program website.

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