Mission Statement : Regent University serves as a center of Christian thought and action to provide excellent education through a Biblical perspective and global context equipping Christian leaders to change the world. SECTION 1: COURSE OVERVIEW Regent University C OLLEGE O F A RTS AND S CIENCES EASC 101 – Earth Science w/Lab (4 credit hours) Fall 2017 Session B Location (Online) Instructor: Robert Malcolm Location: Virtual Office hours: By Appointment Phone: 203-999-3014 Email: [email protected] Communications Policy Email is the best method of personal communication for the course, as email will allow a written record of discussions to be maintained. E-mail messages should include the course number (e.g., EASC 101 and the name of the student (For example, SUBJECT: EASC 101, John Smith). Following these directions enables the professor to identify quickly the student and course, facilitating a timely response. Students should expect responses within a 24-48 hour timeframe. Questions or communications that may affect other members of the class (clarification of assignment requirements, deadlines, etc.) should be submitted through the “Questions and Comments” forum in Bb to better facilitate distributing the desired information to the rest of the class. Last updated: 2/22/18 1 | P a g e
Course Description Introduction to Earth science, including the sciences that explore Earth and its space environment. Units on Earth structure, tectonics, rocks and minerals, geologic history, water resources, oceans, climate and weather, astronomy, and the scientific method. Emphasis on dynamic processes, including earthquakes, volcanism, glaciations, air and water flow, erosion, coastal dynamics, and solar influences. Self-guided field data collection and analysis. Simulated field trips via imagery of natural phenomena. Computer- based exercises on mapping, identification of rocks and minerals, recognition of geologic structures, weather analysis, coastal waves, and solar dynamics. Program Outcomes 1. Partial satisfaction of requirements for science education in a liberal arts undergraduate degree program. 2. Demonstrate basic computer literacy and library information retrieval skills. 3. Demonstrate an understanding of component features and relationships in the natural world and the scientific methods used to acquire this knowledge. Relationship of course to Regent’s Mission Mission: Regent University serves as a center of Christian thought and action to provide excellent education through a Biblical perspective and global context equipping Christian leaders to change the world. Below are the examples—as appropriate—of how this course supports the mission. 1. Biblical Perspective: In this course, we will study Earth Science from a Biblical perspective, understanding the discipline as an affirmation that God created the world and that to study His Creation can inspire worship and truth-seeking. As the Psalmist declares in Psalm 19: “The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands. Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they reveal knowledge. They have no speech, they use no
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