Introduces the study of our atmosphere. Studies the Earth's dynamic weather systems. Covers structure and compositions of the atmosphere; weather patterns; air masses; and types of weather fronts, weather forecasting, and climates. Course fee of $10 for lab applies.
Examines the causes and effects of climate change through the use of geology, meteorology, astronomy, oceanography and biology.
For students interested in understanding the Earth's dynamic environment. Studies the four major Earth systems that constitute the environment: the lithosphere, hydrosphere, atmosphere, and biosphere. Investigates the interdependency of these systems. Explores global warming, ozone depletion, the green house effect, Earth's energy balance and other environmental concerns and discusses important environmental cycles.