Overview

The Earth Science department at Skyline College focuses on a constantly evolving and technically updated curriculum that keeps pace with research and academic advances in the sciences.  Students will learn how their environment (including the Earth, the atmosphere, ocean, and biosphere) affects humans’ lives and how human activities affect their environment. The department provides a range of science classes that are approachable and understandable even by those with no mathematical background or scientific inclination.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the program students will be able to:

  • Apply scientific method of thinking to analyze and critically evaluate relevant literature and information, and the use of evidence for support.
  • Recognize and accurately articulate how their environment (including the Earth, the atmosphere, ocean, and biosphere) affects humans’ lives and how human activities affect their environment.
  • Communicate effectively in a variety of ways, such as scientific writing, visualization of data and ideas, or through oral communication
  • Solve quantitative problems, analyze results from data and measurements, form hypotheses from data, test hypotheses
  • Recognize the interdisciplinary nature of science and enjoy the process of learning science 

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