syllabus 1 - Walden University COMPLETE ONLINE SYLLABUS...

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Walden University COMPLETE ONLINE SYLLABUS PHSC 1001: Earth Science Course Support and Calendar Information So that you have all key information available to you offline, it is highly recommended that you print the following items found under Course Home of the online classroom for your reference: Syllabus Term Calendar Instructor Course Support Course Credit Hours 5 quarter hours Course Description This course is designed to introduce students to the major concepts in astronomy, meteorology, and geology with selected examples of interrelationships. Topics include the earth's air, water and physical processes as they shape the physical world, with emphasis on the practical evaluation of the world's energy and environmental problems. Upon completion, students will develop and demonstrate an understanding of fundamental scientific principles, relate the study of Earth sciences to the world in which we live, become aware of and be able to express several major issues which affect the health of their community, and develop an appreciation for the natural processes that occur on Earth and how they impact and affect the natural world. Course Outcomes As a result of successful completion of this course, you will be able to: Describe the components of the scientific method and apply inquiry to the analysis of natural phenomena Describe the earth as a unified system of interacting components, including the geosphere, biosphere, hydrosphere, and atmosphere Compare the composition, physical properties, and history of the planets in our solar system Describe the fundamental processes of plate tectonics and their effects on the landscape Analyze and explain the relationship among and between weather, climate, location, and the physical processes that shape the landscape Assess potential risk for natural disasters Interpret scientific data, such as maps, graphs, and charts Required Course Text(s) and Other Materials to Be Furnished By the Student
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The following required course text(s) and materials may be purchased from the MBS Direct link on your myWalden page. When you receive your package from MBS Direct, make sure that all required course texts and materials have been included. If any of your texts or materials are missing, incorrect, or damaged, please contact MBS Direct Customer Service by sending an e- mail to VB@mbsbooks.com or by calling: Toll-free from within the U.S. and U.S. Territories: 800-325-3252 Direct from outside of the U.S. and non-U.S. territories: +01-573-441-9179 McConnell, D., Steer, D., Knight, C., Owens, K., & Park, L. (2008). The good Earth: Introduction to Earth science . Boston: McGraw-Hill. Supplemental Resources SMARTHINKING Online Tutoring Services at http://www.smarthinking.com/ The Center for Student Success (CSS) at Walden University has contracted with SMARTHINKING, Inc. to provide free online student academic services for undergraduate students. Through the SMARTHINKING Web-based tutoring service, you will be able to access
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