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Transfer Program - Earth Science (Geology-Geography) - Lake Land College, Mattoon, IL
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Earth Science (Geology-Geography) (AS.EASC)



This is a sample list of major requirements. Consult a counselor or academic advisor before registering. Four-year college requirements vary from college to college. University of Illinois advises students to take a full year of physics and chemistry.


Specific graduation requirements are identified through degree audit. Additional developmental courses in math, reading and English may be required based on placement scores. Only courses with a course number of 100 or higher meet graduation requirements for AA/AS/AES degrees.


For more information contact:
Math/Science Division Chair
217-234-5309
ttimlin@lakeland.cc.il.us

* There are prerequisites or course requisites for this course
** Electives must be approved by Program Coordinator or Division Chair
one cross Course only offered fall semester
Footnote 2 Course only offered spring and summer semester
Footnote 3 Course only offered spring semester
Footnote 4 Courses offered in odd numbered years only
Footnote 5 Courses offered in even numbered years only
Footnote 6 SOS 050 Human Relations and PSY 271 Introduction to Psychology cannot be used as a social science elective
Footnote 7 Consult Academic Advisor for appropriate course
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First Year
First Semester
ENG 120
Students will study the writing process by reading essays that illustrate a variety of rhetorical strategies, analyzing writing tasks and texts, and writing, revising, and editing short essays.


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Composition I *
3
ESC 102
This course emphasizes the dynamics of the atmosphere with focuses on atmospheric evolution, seasonal controls of climate, human impacts, atmospheric humidity, air pressure, severe weather, and climate classification. Extensive use of Internet resources and software will be required.

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Weather and Climate
4
MAT 125
Application of elementary principles of descriptive statistics including frequency distribution, graphical presentation, measure of location and variation. Elements of probability, sampling techniques, binomial and normal distribution and other topics.


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Statistics *
3
BIO 130
An introductory course dealing with the principles that govern natural environments including man's relationship to them. Part of the course will be conducted in the field observing and measuring various aspects of ecology.

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Environmental Science
4
N/A

Humanities or Fine Arts (IAI H, IAIF, or IAI HF)
3
  Total Semester Hours:
17
 
Second Semester
ENG 121
Students will learn how to find, use, assess and document research sources, producing an extended writing project based primarily on library research.


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Composition II *
3
ESC 100
Physical geology stresses the basic geologic concepts and processes that are responsible for creating and shaping the Earth. Materials covered include the topics of: rocks, minerals, volcanoes, earthquakes, stream erosion, wind erosion, glaciers groundwater, Earth interior, plate tectonics, and gravity.

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Physical Geology
4
N/A

Elective
4
N/A

Humanities (IAI H)
3
N/A

Math (IAI M1)
3 - 5
  Total Semester Hours:
17 - 19
 

Second Year
First Semester
ESC 106
Introduction to basic Geographic Information Systems (GIS) concepts, using the ArcView GIS software program. Course will focus on developing both a theoretical background in the technology and real world applications using GIS techniques.

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Intro to GIS
4
GEO 140
This course is about the world's great realms, surveyed and discussed in geographic perspective. It links human society and culture to the world's natural environment and climates.

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World Geography
3
ESC 104
Stresses the physical environment of earth. Emphasis is placed upon basic concepts in geography with a focus on the biosphere, lithosphere, atmosphere, and hydrosphere. Extensive use of Internet resources and software will be required for this course.

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Physical Geography
3
N/A

Social/Behavioral Science (IAI S)
3
N/A

Fine Arts (IAI F)
3
  Total Semester Hours:
16
 
Second Semester
SPE 111
Focuses on the fundamental principles and methods of selection, analyzing, organizing, developing and communicating information, evidence, and points of view to audiences.

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Introduction to Speech Communication
3
N/A

Social/Behavioral Science (IAI S)
3
N/A

Electives
9
  Total Semester Hours:
15
 

Suggested Electives
Suggested Electives
PHY 110
Phenomena-oriented course, emphasizing everyday life applications for the general student. Elementary mechanics, electricity, heat and modern physics are studied. This course counts towards the general education science requirement.

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Concepts of Physics
4
CHM 111
An introduction to the concepts of chemistry where information is presented to students with little background or no prior interest in chemistry and those students who are not interested in abstract or mathematical theories.

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Concepts of Chemistry
4
CIS 101
An introduction to networking basics through the Internet. Students will learn about Internet services, etiquette, searches, E-mail, and other internet skills.(Repeatable 3 Times)

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Internet Systems and Applications
2
CIS 160
Provides an opportunity for the student to work with various types of software on the PC. These learning activities include MS Windows, Word Processing, Spreadsheet Design,Database Management, Internet access, and presentation program. (Repeatable 3 Times)


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Practical Software Applications *
3
   


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