General science classes are designed to be interesting and enjoyable to students with all ranges of scientific interest. General Science is a great place to start for pre-service teachers looking to strengthen their scientific background. It is also a great place for students looking to understand their planet better. Courses look at topics currently impacting our planet such as limited natural resources, natural hazards and global change: Limited natural resources such as soil, water, minerals, fossil fuels; Natural hazards such as tsunamis, earthquakes, volcanoes, landslides, floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, and droughts; Past and current changes to Earth’s system are global warming, plate motions, ocean currents and sea level and meteoroid impacts.
Most classes are designed for non-science majors and do not have any course specific prerequisite. The classes are designed to engage the student in scientific inquiry and stress interactive learning. The class credits can be used to meet general education requirements for transfer degrees.