science is the study of the Earth as a planet and the processes that have
formed and shaped it throughout time.
science classes are interdisciplinary and will explore some combination of the
basic sciences of geology, oceanography, meteorology and astronomy. The Department
of Earth Sciences also offers specific classes in geology and oceanography. Most classes are designed for general interest
and are appropriate for students of any major. Both lecture and lab classes can also be used
to complete the general education physical science requirements for either an
associates degree (Plan A, section A) or transfer (either Plan B, section B1 or
IGETC, section 5A). SCC students
interested in geology as a major can also complete the geology requirements
necessary to transfer into a geology program at a four-year college or
university (see the Geology AS-T degree in the college catalog).
information on geology/Earth science classes, or on becoming a geology major,
or on the Geology Club please contact either of the geology professors:
Peak's south slopes, seen from above San Juan Canyon on the Sitton Peak Trail,
in the Santa Ana Mountains, Southern California.
by Justin Johnson, 9 Feb 2008