Ridgewater College

Course Equivalents

Course Equivalents for ESCI 1120 at Ridgewater College in Spring 2020 (Jan - May)



While all courses listed as equivalents below are transferable, they are not necessarily equivalent in both directions. The courses below transfer TO the college or university shown above. To see how courses from your home college or university transfer to other participating colleges or universities, you can search Transferology.

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Anoka-Ramsey Community College

NATS 1005 - Meteorology - 4 credits
Natural Science (03)
(MnTC Goal 3) This course will provide an introduction to the physical processes of atmospheric science. Topics include clouds, humidity, precipitation, thunderstorms, tornadoes, and atmospheric dynamics, with an emphasis on weather forecasting in the laboratory. This course is intended for non-science majors.
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Bemidji State University

SCI 2200 - Meteorology - 3 credits
Natural Science (03)
A one-semester survey course, with emphasis on the science of the atmospheric dynamics of weather and climate, precipitation, storms, and forecasting. Includes laboratory simulations and field exercises. Liberal Education Goal Area 3.
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Century College

ESCI 1050 - Introduction to Meteorology - 3 credits
Natural Science (03)
People/Environment (10)
This course introduces the basic scientific principles involved in meteorology. Students explore the basic properties of the atmosphere, weather instruments, weather phenomena, terminology, and forecasting. Recommendation: Concurrently enrolled in ESCI 1055
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COMBINED WITH
ESCI 1055 - Meteorology Lab - 1 credits
Natural Science (03)
People/Environment (10)
In this introductory meteorology laboratory, students construct and interpret graphs, analyze weather maps, and also gather, record, and interpret weather data. Concepts covered include structure of the atmosphere, solar and terrestrial radiation, stability of the atmosphere, atmospheric motion, severe storms, and weather map analysis. Recommendation(s): ECSI 1050 or concurrently enrolled
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Inver Hills Community College

GEOG 1140 - Meteorology - 4 credits
Natural Science (03)
People/Environment (10)
Examines the atmosphere and its behavior. Atmosphere composition, structure, stability, and motion; precipitation processes, air masses, fronts, cyclones and anti cyclones; general weather patterns; meteorological instruments and observations; plotting and analysis of maps; forecasting.
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Riverland Community College

GEOG 1250 - Introduction to Meteorology - 4 credits
Natural Science (03)
People/Environment (10)
This course serves as an introduction to understanding the basic concepts of meteorology and is designed for non-science majors. Students will explore the weather processes in-depth and its impact on society through relevant, historical, current, and scientifically important events. Atmospheric concepts are emphasized to equip students with skills and knowledge to explain a wide range of severe weather including tropical cyclones, midlatitude cyclones, thunderstorms, tornadoes, hail, lightning, flooding, and snowstorms. This course includes a lab component where students will use real-time and climatological data to analyze, predict, and mitigate severe weather events. Prerequisites: None. MnTC (Goal 3/NS and 10/PE); (4 Cr - 3 lect, 1 lab)
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South Central College

GEOG 104 - Introduction to Weather and Climate - 3 credits
Natural Science (03)
People/Environment (10)
This course will serve as an introduction to the basic atmospheric processes described as weather. Topics including atmospheric pressure, winds, temperature patterns, humidity and precipitation, and severe weather phenomena will be examined. The spatial distribution of global climates and climate change will also be explored. (Prerequisites: Must have a Next-Generation Accuplacer Reading score of 250 or higher, or Classic Accuplacer Reading score of 78 or higher, or completion of either READ 0090 or EAP 0090 with a grade of C (2.0) or higher, or ACT Reading score of 21 or higher or MCA Reading score of 1047 or higher.) (MNTC 3, 10: Natural Sciences, People & The Environment)
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St. Cloud State University

AHS 260 - Introductory Meteorology - 4 credits
Natural Science (03)
Atmospheric structure and processes, including radiant energy, humidity, clouds, winds, global circulations, weather map interpretation, climate regimes, air pollution and climate change issues, severe weather, calculation of physical processes. Lab. 4 Cr. F, S. Goal 3.
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AHS 104 - S2S (CLB) Introduction to Atmospheric Science - 3 credits
Natural Science (03)
Introductory study of the earth's weather. Topics include atmospheric composition, earth's energy budget, atmospheric motions, clouds and precipitation, climate change, measurement of weather data and interpretation of weather maps. Lab. 3 Cr. F, S, SUM. Goal 3.
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