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Web Schedule Spring 2018


Credits: 3 (45 hours)
Semester Dates: Last day to drop without a grade: 02-11-2018 - Refund Policy
Last day to withdraw (W grade): 03-25-2018 - Refund Policy
Faculty: Not Yet Assigned | View Faculty Credentials
This course has started, please contact the offering academic center about registration

Course Description:

An introductory course that investigates how the atmosphere interacts with solar energy to create dynamic weather systems. Applies basic meteorological and climatic principles to the study of local, regional and global weather patterns. Includes a discussion of global climate patterns. Prerequisite: Basic Algebra.

Essential Objectives:

1. Discuss the factors that drive the global weather system.
2. Understand and apply the scientific vocabulary, methods, and principles involved in the field of meteorology.
3. Read a weather map and interpret its symbols correctly.
4. Use satellite data for weather prediction as available on the Internet.
5. Explain meteorological principles as related to water movement through the atmosphere and surface air pressure changes.
6. Describe the characteristics of thunderstorms, tornadoes, hurricanes, cloud types and related weather patterns.
7. Predict the weather for a few days forward based on meteorological principles.
8. Discuss the impact of global climate patterns on air pollutants and dispersions.
9. Identify the various atmospheric layers and their properties.
10. Describe the natural causes of climate change, the human impact on global climate, and the possible consequences of global warming.
11. Demonstrate proficiency in understanding, interpreting, evaluating, and applying quantitative data and information.


Spring 2018 textbook data will be available on December 4. On that date a link will be available below that will take you to eCampus, CCV's bookstore. The information provided there will be for this course only. Please see this page for more information regarding the purchase of textbooks.

The last day to use a Financial Aid advance to purchase textbooks is the 3rd Tuesday of the semester. See your financial aid counselor at your academic center if you have any questions.

Please note: In order to receive accommodations for disabilities in this course, students must make an appointment to see the Americans with Disabilities Coordinator in their site and bring documentation with them.

Academic Honesty: CCV has a commitment to honesty and excellence in academic work and expects the same from all students. Academic dishonesty, or cheating, can occur whenever you present -as your own work- something that you did not do. You can also be guilty of cheating if you help someone else cheat. Being unaware of what constitutes academic dishonesty (such as knowing what plagiarism is) does not absolve a student of the responsibility to be honest in his/her academic work. Academic dishonesty is taken very seriously and may lead to dismissal from the College.

Course description details subject to change. Please refer to this document frequently.

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