FIG #11: Exploring Earth and Environmental Science

FIG Pre-registration Fall 2017 is now closed. Please contact Rebecca McLean with any questions at (360)650-6607 or Rebecca.McLean@wwu.edu.


Cluster Description:
Explore the range of degree emphases and careers available to Environmental Science and Geology majors while completing required prerequisite courses. NOTE: Final registration for this FIG will not be complete until ALEKS Math Placement Assessment (MPA) has been passed with a score of 65.

Courses

Class
 Instructor 
 Days 
 Time 
 Credits 
 GUR 
Chemistry 121
with Lab
Staff
MTWF
R
1:00-1:50 pm
8:00-10:50 am
5
LSCI 
Geology 211
with Lab
Thor Hansen
MWF
TR
12:00-12:50 pm
2:00-3:50 pm
5
LSCI 
Seminar 101
Bernie Housen
W
2:00-3:50 pm
2
 

Total Credits:

12
 

Course Descriptions for Exploring Earth and Environmental Science

  • Chemistry 121 with Lab, General Chemistry I w/lab, (Staff) 5cr, LSCI, CRN: 40101
    Stoichiometry atomic and molecular structure, states of matter, solutions, thermodynamics, chemical equilibrium, kinetics, electrochemistry. Lab included. **MATH 114 or equivalent intermediate algebra Math Placement Test score.** Students may only register for this FIG Cluster during Summerstart after having taken the Math Placement Assessment.
  • Geology 211 with Lab, Physical Geology w/lab, (Thor Hansen) 5cr, LSCI, CRN: 42929
    Course for science and geology majors, in which the origin, composition and structure of earth are explored. Identification of common rocks and minerals; the evolution of the surface features and structures of continents and interpretation of landforms from maps are emphasized. Will include substantial quantitative work. Students intending to major in Geology or affiliated sciences should take GEOL 211 in lieu of GEOL 101. Successful completion of both GEOL 101 and GEOL 211A may substitute for GEOL 211 in all Geology Department requirements. **MATH 114 with concurrency or higher.** Students may only register for this FIG Cluster during Summerstart after having taken the Math Placement Assessment.
  • Seminar 101, Seminar for First-Year Students, (Bernie Housen) 2cr, CRN: 41052
    An introductory seminar offering an exploration of academic content and essential questions within the liberal arts and sciences tradition. Includes embedded instruction in academic skills and use of campus resources pertinent to exploration of the FIG cluster theme. Concludes in a formal paper or academic presentation. **Students may only register for this FIG Cluster during Summerstart after having taken the Math Placement Test. **

To see descriptions of other courses, see the University Catalog on which you may search for course information using the "binoculars" icon in the PDF viewer (Acrobat Reader).

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