Courses

Check out the Class Schedule for Environmental Science classes

ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE & 100
Survey of Environmental Science (5)

A college level telecourse in environmental science which also serves as a resource for courses in biology, ecology, geography, geology and political science. It will utilize written material and television programs and may also serve as a resource for local governments and community action groups in planning and development. Student option grading.

ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE & 101
Introduction to Environmental Science (5)

Examine natural cycles, ecosystems and other basic concepts of ecology. Study the issues of population, pollution and natural resources. The effects of economic, political and scientific decisions on us and our environment. Laboratory. Prerequisite: Recommended placement into ENGL& 101. Student option grading.

ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE & 101W
Introduction to Environmental Science (5)

Examine natural cycles, ecosystems and other basic concepts of ecology. Study the issues of population, pollution and natural resources. The effects of economic, political and scientific decisions on us and our environment. Laboratory. Prerequisite: Recommended placement into ENGL& 101. Student option grading.

ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE 202
Ecology of Natural Landscapes (6)

A study of the ecology of terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems and the interaction between them. This course examines models of how ecosystemm processes operate at the watershed and landscape level, and the management options and environmental regulations which evolve from our understanding of those processes. Prerequisite: ENVS& 101, equivalent, or instructor permission. Student option grading.

ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE 297
Individual Project in Environmental Science (1)

Individual project in a specific area of environmental science. By arrangement with instructor. Prerequisite: Instructor permission, based on evaluation of student's educational and work experience. Student option grading.

ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE 298
Individual Project in Environmental Science (2)

Individual project in a specific area of environmental science. By arrangement with instructor. Prerequisite: Instructor permission, based on evaluation of student's educational and work experience. Student option grading.

ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE 299
Individual Project in Environmental Science (3)

Individual project in a specific area of environmental science. By arrangement with instructor. Prerequisite: Instructor permission, based on evaluation of student's educational and work experience. Student option grading.

Check out the Class Schedule for Geography classes

GEOGRAPHY & 100
Introduction to Geography (5)

An introduction to the diverse field of geography. Introduction to physical and human geography with an emphasis on the nature and complexity of the human imprint on the Earth's surface. Survey of major topical issues studied by geographers including landforms, climate, population, culture, cities and government. Prerequisite: Placement in ENGL 099 or EAP 099 or successful completion of ENGL 090 or EAP 090. Student option grading.

GEOGRAPHY & 100H
Introduction to Geography HC (5)

An introduction to the diverse field of geography. Introduction to physical and human geography with an emphasis on the nature and complexity of the human imprint on the Earth's surface. Survey of major topical issues studied by geographers including landforms, climate, population, culture, cities and government. Prerequisite: Placement in ENGL 099 or EAP 099 or successful completion of ENGL 090 or EAP 090. Mandatory decimal grading.

GEOGRAPHY 123
Introduction to Globalization (5)

This course considers the dynamic processes and consequences of increasing flows of goods, people, ideas, capital and services that cross traditional political, economic, cultural and geographic boundaries and the challenges that emerge for society, including environmental quality, cultural and political identity and economic opportunity. Dual listed as INTST 123. Prerequisite: Placement into ENGL 099 or EAP 099 or successful completion of ENGL 090. Mandatory decimal grading.

GEOGRAPHY & 200
Introduction to Human Geography (5)

An introduction of the field of human geography. Explores cultural patterns and processes and the geographic expression of society emphasizing the relationship between humans and the physical environment. Survey includes issues such as culture, language, resources and economic activity, population, cities and government. Prerequisite: Placement in ENGL 099 or EAP 099 or successful completion of ENGL 090 or ESL 098. Student option grading.

GEOGRAPHY 203
Cartography and Landforms (5)

An introduction to map use and landform analysis. Examines the dynamic processes behind Earth's surface features. Emphasizes the recognition of these features and their importance to humans. Topics including global, North American and local (Puget Sound) perspectives. A lab science distribution credit. Prerequisite: Placement in ENGL 099 or EAP 099 or successful completion of ENGL 090 or EAP 090. Student option grading.

GEOGRAPHY 204
Weather/Climate and Ecosystems (5)

An introduction to Earth's atmosphere and ecosystems. Focus on atmospheric and biological patterns and processes and their measurement and representation. Topics include global, North American and local (Northwest and Puget Sound) perspectives including climate change. A lab science distribution credit. Prerequisite: Placement in ENGL 099 or EAP 099 or successful completion of ENGL 090 or ESL 098. Student option grading.

GEOGRAPHY 204H
Weather/Climate and Ecosystems HC (5)

An introduction to Earth's atmosphere and ecosystems. Focus on atmospheric and biological patterns and processes and their measurement and representation. Topics include global, North American and local (Northwest and Puget Sound) perspectives including climate change. A lab science distribution credit. Prerequisite: Placement in ENGL 099 or EAP 099 or successful completion of ENGL 090 or EAP 090 with a 2.0 or better. Mandatory decimal grading.

GEOGRAPHY 277
Introduction to Urban Geography (5)

An introduction to the field of urban geography. Investigates the political and socio-economic forces that have shaped North American cities and the historic and contemporary income, gender and minority group issues around urban inequality. Student option grading.

GEOGRAPHY 295
Special Topics in Geography (5)

Classes focusing on specific issues and/or topics of interest in Geography.

GEOGRAPHY 297
Individual Project in Geography (1)

Individual project in a specific area of geography. By arrangement with instructor. Prerequisite: Instructor permission, based on evaluation of students' educational and work experience. Student option grading.

GEOGRAPHY 298
Individual Project in Geography (2)

Individual project in a specific area of geography. By arrangement with instructor. Prerequisite: Instructor permission, based on evaluation of students' educational and work experience. Student option grading.

GEOGRAPHY 299
Individual Project in Geography (3)

Individual project in a specific area of geography. By arrangement with instructor. Prerequisite: Instructor permission, based on evaluation of students' educational and work experience. Student option grading.

Check out the Class Schedule for Geology classes

GEOLOGY & 101
Introduction to Physical Geology (5)

An introductory-level geology course with laboratory exploring the Earth's materials and major geologic processes including plate tectonics, earthquakes, volcanism and mountain building. Student option grading.

GEOLOGY & 101H
Introduction to Physical Geology HC (5)

An introductory-level geology course with laboratory exploring the Earth's materials and major geologic processes including plate tectonics, earthquakes, volcanism and mountain building. Mandatory decimal grading.

GEOLOGY 107
Geologic Hazards (5)

An in-depth examination of the geologic hazards of the Pacific Northwest. Topics include: earthquakes, volcanoes & landslides, both globally and regionally. Emphasis will be on the science of these phenomena, effects on human populations, prediction, preparation & mitigation of the risk, & case studies. Prerequisite: Completion of ESL 099 or ENGL 099 with a 2.0 or better or placement into ENGL& 101. Student option grading.

GEOLOGY 107W
Geologic Hazards (5)

An in-depth examination of the geologic hazards of the Pacific Northwest. Topics include: earthquakes, volcanoes & landslides, both globally and regionally. Emphasis will be on the science of these phenomena, effects on human populations, prediction, preparation & mitigation of the risk, & case studies. Prerequisite: Completion of ESL 099 or ENGL 099 with a 2.0 or better or placement into ENGL& 101. Student option grading.

GEOLOGY & 110
Environmental Geology (5)

An introductory-level geology course with laboratory exploring the relations between geological processes and human populations including the impacts of human activities on the environment and the impacts of geological processes on human populations. Prerequisite: Completion of EAP 099 or ENGL 099 with a 2.0 or better or placement into ENGL& 101. Student option grading.

GEOLOGY & 115
Geology of National Parks (5)

An exploration of major geologic processes through the discovery of the origin of the landscapes and the study of the geologic history of America's National Parks. Course will include laboratory and one week-end field trip to a National Park of Washington State. Student option grading.

GEOLOGY & 208
Geology of the Pacific Northwest (6)

Examines geological history of the Pacific Northwest. Includes laboratory study of the rocks and structures of the Northwest provinces & four weekend field trips to study the most important areas first hand. Prerequisite: GEOL& 101 or permission. Student option grading.

GEOLOGY 295
Special Topics in Geology (5)

Classes focusing on specific issues and/or topics of interest in geology.

GEOLOGY 297
Individual Project in Geology (1)

Individual project in a specific area of geology. By arrangement with instructor. Prerequisite: Instructor permission, based on evaluation of students educational and work experience. Student option grading.

GEOLOGY 298
Individual Project in Geology (2)

Individual project in a specific area of geology. By arrangement with instructor. Prerequisite: Instructor permission, based on evaluation of students educational and work experience. Student option grading.

GEOLOGY 299
Individual Project in Geology (3)

Individual project in a specific area of geology. By arrangement with instructor. Prerequisite: Instructor permission, based on evaluation of students educational and work experience. Student option grading.

Check out the Class Schedule for Oceanography classes

OCEANOGRAPHY & 101
Introduction to Oceanography (5)

Study of the sea floor features, the earth's interior, ancient sea levels and climates, pollutants, nutrients, ocean currents, waves, beaches, tides and habitats. Labs on rocks, charts and navigation, sea water and organisms of the sea. Prerequisite: ENGL& 101 and MATH 080 with 2.0 or better. Student option grading.

OCEANOGRAPHY 174
Underwater Photography (2)

Fundamentals of taking pictures underwater. Suitable films, cameras and underwater housings are demonstrated. The properties of light under water and special lighting effects are discussed. Pictures taken underwater are then critiqued in class. Prerequisite: PE 120. Student option grading.

OCEANOGRAPHY 297
Individual Project in Oceanography (1)

Individual project in a specific area of oceanography. By arrangement with instructor. Prerequisite: Instructor permission, based on evaluation of students educational and work experience. Student option grading.

OCEANOGRAPHY 298
Individual Project in Oceanography (2)

Individual project in a specific area of oceanography. By arrangement with instructor. Prerequisite: Instructor permission, based on evaluation of students educational and work experience. Student option grading.

OCEANOGRAPHY 299
Individual Project in Oceanography (3)

Individual project in a specific area of oceanography. By arrangement with instructor. Prerequisite: Instructor permission, based on evaluation of students educational and work experience. Student option grading.