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ES 104 Exploring the Physical Earth


The introductory Earth System Science courses at WOU integrate fundamental concepts of chemistry, physics, and geology to study how the Earth operates as a system.  This course focuses on the solar system, the processes driven by the interior of Earth, including plate tectonics, earthquakes, volcanism, and introduction to study of Earth materials.  Active learning strategies threaded through the lecture portion of the course and inquiry-based labs emphasize scientific reasoning and application of appropriate techniques to define and solve problems.
Three hours of lecture and one two-hour laboratory per week.
Credits: 4
Corequisite: ES 104L 
Satisfactory Grading: Eligible for the Satisfactory/No Credit grade mode.
Exploring Knowledge: Scientific Perspectives


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