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Earth Science Transfer AA

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Last updated 4/7/2014

Associate in Arts Code 1038

Program Contacts:
QC Campus
Richard Harwood, 309-796-5271, harwoodr@bhc.edu
East Campus
Vashti Berry, 309-854-1711, berryv@bhc.edu


Students planning to major in earth science at a four-year institution should follow the Black Hawk College Associate in Arts curriculum. The completion of the course of study outlined will satisfy graduation requirements of Black Hawk College. Since universities may require specific courses for an earth science major, students should consult with the Advising area at Black Hawk College for additional information.

The Associate in Arts degree as listed, emphasizes the social aspects of earth science, the urban studies. The catalog of the four-year school chosen should be consulted for requirements to be met and the student’s schedule adjusted accordingly.

Job possibilities include city, regional and rural planning; transportation and trade; surveying in relation to regional drainage, flora, fauna, climate and land forms; and consulting as to trade, territorial policies and international problems. It is not implied that only persons with a four-year degree will find employment in the above areas; the person with the associate degree in many cases will also find jobs available, but normally at a lower level.

Earth Science Transfer AA
Course of Study Outline – Suggested Courses (Credit Hours)

First Semester
ENG 101 — Composition I (3)
GEOG 101 — Physical Geography  or  (4)
GEOL 101 — Physical Geology
PHIL 101 — Introduction to Philosophy (3)
Social and Behavioral Sciences (3)
Elective (3)

Second Semester
ANTH 102 — Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (3)
ENG 102 — Composition II (3)
Fine Arts (3)
GEOG 102 — Physical Geography  or  (4)
GEOL 102 — Historical Geology
MATH 124 — Calculus (4)

Third Semester
GEOG 105 — Introductory Regional Geography (3)
Humanities  or  Fine Arts (3)
Life Science (4)
SPEC 101 — Principles of Speech Communications (3)
Elective (3)

Fourth Semester
ARCH 203 — Introduction to Archaeology (3)
CS 101 — Introduction to Structured Programming (3)
GEOG 106 — Introductory Meteorology (3)
MATH 228 — Probability and Statistics (3)
Social and Behavioral Science (3)

Minimum total hours required for degree (66)

Courses for this program include: »

ANTH 102 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
3 cr. hrs.;
3 lecture hours; 0 lab hours per week.
Introduction to culture, as an adaptive mechanism that provides for the survival of the human species that encompasses social organization, technology, economics, religion, and language as used by various peoples, in both traditional and technologically advanced societies. IAI: SI 901N

ARCH 203 Introduction to Archaeology
3 cr. hrs.;
3 lecture hours; 0 lab hours per week.
Introduces concepts, principles, and methods used to reconstruct cultural history and prehistory. Explores sequences of cultural development that have been learned through archeological analysis. IAI: S1 903

CS 101 Introduction to Structured Programming
3 cr. hrs.;
3 lecture hours; 0 lab hours per week.
Prerequisite: Appropriate placement score or MATH 086, 090 or 091 “C” or better.
An entry-level course in structured programming that includes branching and loops, functions, arrays, and text files. Not for computer science majors.

ENG 101 Composition I
3 cr. hrs.;
3 lecture hours; 0 lab hours per week.
Prerequisite: ACT English score of 22 or above; or appropriate COMPASS score; or English 091 “C” or better.
English 101 is designed for students who are competent in the fundamentals of composition. Students will write essays using a variety of expository strategies and will apply standard techniques of documentation when appropriate. IAI: C1 900

ENG 102 Composition II
3 cr. hrs.;
3 lecture hours; 0 lab hours per week.
Prerequisite: English 101 “C” or better.
English 102 is a continuation of English 101, is a required composition course that involves reading, discussion, and analysis of a body of literature to generate ideas for critical and persuasive papers, including one documented research paper. IAI: C1 901R (Grade of “C” or higher required for this course to be eligible to be included in the IAI General Education Core Curriculum.)

GEOG 101 Physical Geography
4 cr. hrs.;
3 lecture hours; 2 lab hours per week.
A study of earth orbital factors affecting time, tides and seasons; climate, weather, soils and vegetation; interaction between man and the natural resources; map reading. IAI: P1 909L

GEOG 102 Physical Geography
4 cr. hrs.;
3 lecture hours; 2 lab hours per week.
The changing earth’s crust and surface; how natural forces such as rivers, streams, glaciers, weathering, earthquakes and volcanism affect the surface and composition of the earth; man’s interactions with his environment; fundamental map concepts. IAI: P1 909L

GEOG 105 Introductory Regional Geography
3 cr. hrs.;
3 lecture hours; 0 lab hours per week.
A study of the world’s cultural, economic, historical, political, environmental and physiographic features. The regions examined and discussed include Europe, North America, South America, Africa, Asia and the Pacific. IAI: S4 900N

GEOG 106 Introductory Meteorology
3 cr. hrs.;
3 lecture hours; 0 lab hours per week.
Introduction to atmospheric science leading to a better understanding of day-to-day weather, including frontal systems and severe storms. IAI: P1 905

GEOL 101  Physical Geology
3 lecture hours;
2 lab hours per week.
The study of the earth’s composition and forces which affect it; minerals, rocks, weathering, erosion, volcanism, structure, earthquakes and plate tectonics. IAI: P1 907L

GEOL 102  Historical Geology
4 cr. hrs.;
3 lecture hours; 2 lab hours per week.
Study of the origin and evolution of the earth as interpreted from the evidence in rock sequences and fossils. IAI: P1 907L

MATH 124 Calculus I with Analytic Geometry
4 cr. hrs.;
4 lecture hours; 0 lab hours per week.
Prerequisites: Appropriate initial placement score (within the last 6 months) or MATH 118 or MATH 112 and MATH 116 “C” or better.
First semester calculus including analytic geometry, with emphasis on functions, limits, continuity, derivative and some of its applications, differentials, antiderivatives, and the definite integral. IAI: M1 900-1, MTH 901

MATH 228 Probability and Statistics
3 cr. hrs.;
3 lecture hours; 0 lab hours per week.
Prerequisite: Appropriate initial placement score (within the last 6 months) or MATH 112 “C” or better.
This class discusses the descriptive and inferential methods of statistics. It includes measures of central tendency, dispersion, correlation, regression, analysis of variance, parameter estimation, hypothesis testing, distributions of random variables, and the use of computer packages for analysis of data. IAI: M1 902, BUS 901

PHIL 101 Introduction to Philosophy
3 cr. hrs.;
3 lecture hours; 0 lab hours per week.
Prerequisite: Appropriate COMPASS score or ENG 091 or REA 098 “C” or better.
Some of the basic problems of philosophy. A consideration of the great philosophical systems dating from Socrates to the present. IAI: H4 900

SPEC 101 Principles of Speech Communication
3 cr. hrs.;
3 lecture hours; 0 lab hours per week.
The oral communication course combines communication theory with the practice of oral communication skills. The oral communication course: (1) develops awareness of the communication process; (2) provides inventional, organizational, and expressive strategies; (3) promotes understanding of and adaptation to a variety of communication contexts; and (4) emphasizes critical skills in listening, reading, thinking and speaking. IAI: C2 900