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ESCI 1120 - Introduction to Meteorology
Spring 2020, Section 41

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000791 ESCI 1120 41 Introduction to Meteorology
01/13 - 05/15
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Arranged
4.0 Open Boberg, Wesley
Completely Online-Asynchronous Location: Online/Multi-Site Web Enhanced
Building/Room: OnLine Campus Online


Meeting Details
DatesDaysTimeBuilding/RoomInstructor
1/13/2020 - 5/15/2020 n/a Arranged OnLine Campus Online Boberg, Wesley

Notes
  • Go to https://ridgewater.learn.minnstate.edu to start your online course.
  • On-line only - extra fee charged

Location Details
Offered through: Ridgewater College.
Campus: Ridgewater College. Location: Online/Multi-Site Web Enhanced.

Seat Availability
Status: Open Size: 24 Enrolled: 22 Seats Remaining: 2

Add/Drop/Withdraw
Full refund is available until January 21, 2020, 11:59PM CST.
The last day to add this course is 5 business day(s) after January 13, 2020. The last day to drop this course is 5 business day(s) after January 13, 2020.
The last day to withdraw from this course is April 21, 2020.

Tuition and Fees (Approximate)

Tuition and Fees (approximate):

Tuition -resident: $739.92
Tuition -nonresident: $739.92
Approximate Course Fees: $67.60

Course Books and Materials

Required?: REQUIRED
Title: ESCI 1120 METEOROLOGY LAB MANUAL
Author: BOBERG/PEARSONPublisher: PEARSON
ISBN: 9781323943915Edition: 2019
New Price: $48.50

Required?: PICK ONE-BK OR EBOOK REQ
Title: ATMOSPHERE
Author: LUTGENSPublisher: PEARSON
ISBN: 9780134758589Edition: 14TH 19
New Price: $193.25
Used Price: $145.00
New Rental Price: $106.25
Used Rental Price: $58.00

Required?: E-BOOK
Title: THE ATMOSPHERE
Author: LUTGENSPublisher: PEARSON
ISBN: 9780134801018Edition: 14
New Price: $44.99
Used Price: To Be Determined

Prices shown reflect purchase through the Ridgewater College bookstore, subject to change and availability.

Course Level
Undergraduate

General/Liberal Education Category
any MnTC Goal course

Minnesota Transfer Curriculum Goal
  • Goal 03 - Natural Science
    • Demonstrate understanding of scientific theories.
    • Formulate and test hypotheses by performing laboratory, simulation, or field experiments in at least two of the natural science disciplines. One of these experimental components should develop, in greater depth, students' laboratory experience in the collection of data, its statistical and graphical analysis, and an appreciation of its sources of error and uncertainty.
    • Communicate their experimental findings, analyses, and interpretations both orally and in writing.
    • Evaluate societal issues from a natural science perspective, ask questions about the evidence presented, and make informed judgments about science-related topics and policies.
  • Goal 10 - People/Environment
    • Explain the basic structure and function of various natural ecosystems and of human adaptive strategies within those systems.
    • Discern patterns and interrelationships of bio-physical and socio-cultural systems.
    • Describe the basic institutional arrangements (social, legal, political, economic, religious) that are evolving to deal with environmental and natural resource challenges.
    • Evaluate critically environmental and natural resource issues in light of understandings about interrelationships, ecosystems, and institutions.
    • Propose and assess alternative solutions to environmental problems.
    • Articulate and defend the actions they would take on various environmental issues.

Description
This course focuses on weather and climate. We look at basic scientific methods, concepts, and theories dealing with weather systems and daily weather conditions. Global air circulation, air masses, forecasting techniques, severe weather, and climate patterns are examined. Human impact on our atmosphere, weather and climate are closely studied and possible solutions are discussed. A semester lab project related to observational meteorology is assigned as well as several internet and written activities. Prerequisites: Algebra is recommended MnTC Goal: 3, Group B & 10

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