2016-17 Catalog

Publication date June 2016

Earth Science Education Minor

(Teacher certification programs)

25 credits

ESC 101Earth Environments4
ESC 221Introduction to Climate Systems4
ESC 222Landforms: Processes and Regions4
Select one of the following:3-4
Meteorology and Weather Forecasting
Soil Morphology and Genesis
Water Resources
Select one of the following:3
Maps and GIS
Remote Sensing
Introduction to Geographic Information System and Science
Geographic Field Methods
Geographic Interpretation of Aerial Photographs
Select six credits from the following:6
Global Warming and Climate Change
Geographic Themes
Meteorology and Weather Forecasting
Advanced Remote Sensing
Web Mapping
Environmental Hazards and Land Use
Special Topics in Geography/Earth Science
Geography/Earth Science Topics for Teachers
Advanced Geographic Information Science
Spatial Data Analysis
Independent Study
Seminar in Geography/Earth Science
Undergraduate Research
Total Credits25

Teacher certification candidates must also complete GEO 200 Conservation of Global Environments (3 cr.); in addition, early adolescence-adolescence candidates must complete BIO 469 Teaching and Learning Science in the Secondary School (4 cr.)/CHM 469 Teaching and Learning Science in the Secondary School (4 cr.)/PHY 469 Teaching and Learning Science in the Secondary School (4 cr.) unless a major in biology education, chemistry education, or physics education is completed. Both courses fulfill statutory licensing requirements.

Note: The earth science education minor may be used as partial fulfillment of the requirement for a second major in general science education (broad field) major.

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