Earth Matters: Geology and Chemistry
Revised Last Updated: 02/24/2010
Winter and Spring quarters
Faculty Signature Required: Spring quarter.
Major areas of study include geology and general chemistry.
Class Standing: This all-level program accepts up to 33% freshmen as well as supporting and encouraging those ready for advanced work.
Accepts Spring Enrollment: This program will accept new enrollment, with signature. Admission will be based upon experience with chemistry and mathematics as evaluated by students' performance of 60% or better on the Winter quarter final exam.
Prerequisites: proficiency with algebra.
This interdisciplinary, introductory-level program will explore topics in physical geology and general chemistry. It is designed for students with a desire to have a broader and deeper understanding of the Earth, the structure of matter that makes up the Earth, and their interconnectedness. Program work will include lectures, workshops, readings (technical and general), calculations, field work, laboratory experiments, lab and field reports, and seminar discussions.
During the winter and spring quarters students will study introductory concepts of chemistry and geology and explore their connections. Problem solving workshops will be used to investigate the types of problems chemists and geologists encounter in their work and how they find solutions to such problems. Seminar readings from literature, journal articles or other sources and ensuing discussions will broaden and deepen the program material. In the spring quarter, opportunities will be available for students to explore topics of interest through individual and group projects.
Credits: 16 per quarter
Special Expenses: $10 for tickets
Program is preparatory for careers and future studies in geology, environmental sciences, chemistry and natural sciences.
|December 15th, 2010||Chris Coughenour joined faculty team.|
|February 24th, 2010||Spring enrollment details added.|