This class exposes students to fundamental science principles related to Earth’s structure, its physical features and natural processes, and the relationship between humans and the environment. Units of study include volcanoes and earthquakes, rocks and minerals, geologic time, natural disasters, paleontology, natural resources, past climate changes, and their relevance to current climate events. Special attention is given to current events that show Earth’s processes are in a state of constant dynamic motion and change. Chemistry is a prerequisite for this course. (Semester, .50 credit)