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ES 106 Exploring the Oceans and Atmosphere

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 human impacts to the Earth system, including chemical and physical aspects of water, water pollution, oceanography, the atmosphere, air pollution, meteorology and global climate change.  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 106L 
Satisfactory Grading: Eligible for the Satisfactory/No Credit grade mode.
Exploring Knowledge: Scientific Perspectives

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