|Course ID:||GEOG 1112L. 1 hour. 2 hours lab per week.|
|Course Title:||Introduction to Weather and Climate Laboratory|
|Optional laboratory for Introduction to Weather and Climate.|
|Oasis Title:||INTRO WEA & CLI LAB|
|Pre or Corequisite:||GEOG 1112|
|Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year. |
|Grading System:||A-F (Traditional)|
Successful completion of this course will satisfy the Physical Sciences General
Education Core requirement by accomplishing the following broad learning objectives:
A comprehensive focus on fundamental processes that operate to influence weather and
The ability to read and interpret weather maps.
An exposure to forecasting weather events such as severe weather and hurricanes.
An opportunity to use scientific instrumentation for monitoring physical
environmental conditions and processes.
An understanding of the scientific process, including the formation of a hypothesis.
An exposure to climate models and their use in the study of climate change.
This course meets the following General Education Abilities, by accomplishing the
specific learning objectives listed below:
Communicate effectively through writing. This is met by a series of writing
assignments associated with laboratory exercises.
Communicate effectively through speech. This is met by oral presentations,
discussion leading, and classroom participation.
Computer Literacy is addressed through course administration, student-faculty
electronic interaction, and data analysis activities and assignments.
Critical Thinking is central to the learning objectives of this class, and includes
the following elements, which are accomplished through laboratory activities and
assignments, lecture, classroom discussion/inquiry-based learning efforts:
Consider and engage opposing points of view
Support a consistent purpose and point of view
Assimilate, analyze, and present a body of information
Surface Energy Balance
Surface Map Analysis & Mid-Latitude Cyclone
Global Climate Modeling