ESCI 206 | Principles of Physical Science (3 credit hours)
This is an integrated course covering the various phases of man’s physical and chemical world. Experiences with a variety of
learning situations, such as demonstrations, experiments, instructional television, and other visual aids are included.
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ESCI 211 | Principles of Earth Science (4 credit hours)
This is an integrated course that examines fundamental concepts in earth science. Course topics include concepts of matter and
energy and their function in the solar system, basic global climatology and weather formation, fundamental geological
composition and function, volcanism, and tectonic processes, continental drift, glacial and loess deposition, Nebraska soils and
the geophysical history of North America. Both lecture and laboratory are required for this course.
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ESCI 215 | Intro to Earth and Physical Science (3 credit hours)
This Physical / Earth Science course is an introductory non-lab course discussing the basic workings of the physical world around
us. The course will introduce non-science majors to the fields of astronomy, chemistry, geology, meteorology, and physics.
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ESCI 220 | Energy (3 credit hours)
This course is a study of energy resources with a focus on both nuclear and conventional power stations, design operation, cost,
governmental regulations, safety, and environmental effects. Field trips to nuclear and conventional generation stations are
required.
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ESCI 230 | Limnology (4 credit hours)
Limnology is the study of the physical and biological properties of inland waters. Students will examine the origins, ecology, and
physical properties of inland waters including the effects of climate, land use, and pollution. Students will study the biological and
physical properties of local reams and lakes and learn to assess the general health and water quality of inland streams and
watersheds. Both lecture and laboratory are required for this course.
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ESCI 240 | Introduction to Meteorology and Climatology (4 credit hours)
Basic meteorological and climatological principles will be discussed and applied. Topics covered include atmospheric
composition, radiative transfer, moisture and precipitation processes, and common circulation patterns. Special topics include
winter storms, thunderstorms, tornadoes, hurricanes, pollution, and climate change. Labs will focus on applying these principles
to real weather and climate situations, including an introduction to weather analysis and forecasting.
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ESCI 340 | Meteorology and Climatology (3 credit hours)
The physical factors influencing the climate with practical work in interpreting meteorological records and forecasting are studied.
Both lecture and laboratory are required for the course.
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