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Active as of Summer Session 2012

I. General Information

1. Course Title:
Honors Earth Science and the Environment

2. Course Prefix & Number:
ESCI 1455

3. Course Credits and Contact Hours:

Credits: 4

Lecture Hours: 3

Lab Hours: 2

4. Course Description:

This course is a survey of the scientific underpinnings of contemporary environmental issues on the global, continental, and regional scales. For the geoscience disciplines of geology, meteorology, climatology, and oceanography, it is an introductory course. But is also a course on the practical applications of these sciences for inquiry into the human impact on Earth's concentric spheres. Students enrolled in this honors course will be required to read additional scientific literature, participate in team projects, and complete a capstone project. Activities may include (original) research, inquiry based investigation(s), collaboration, or other project types that the instructor deems worthy of the Honors’ designation. At least one extended field trip may be required. Courses in the Honors Program emphasize independent inquiry, informed discourse, and direct application within small, transformative, and seminar-style classes that embrace detailed examinations of the material and feature close working relationships with instructors. In addition, students learn to leverage course materials so that they can affect the world around them in positive ways.

5. Placement Tests Required:

Accuplacer (specify test): Next Gen Reading Score: 265
Other (specify test): ACT English Score: 24

6. Prerequisite Courses:

ESCI 1455 - Honors Earth Science and the Environment

There are no prerequisites for this course.

7. Other Prerequisites

OR permission from the instructor or Honors Coordinator, or high school GPA of 3.5 or greater.

9. Co-requisite Courses:

ESCI 1455 - Honors Earth Science and the Environment

There are no corequisites for this course.