Course Descriptions

Earth Science - ESCI
Course Classification

Courses numbered 1-49 — are baccalaureate level (transfer) courses. Courses thus numbered are transferable to four- year institutions. Agriculture courses are designed to parallel the work taught in similar courses at California Polytechnic State University or at California State University, Fresno but may not carry the same number.

Courses numbered 50-99 — are associate degree level courses. Courses thus numbered are primarily for the student who does not plan to continue his/her education beyond the community college level; however, occupational education courses may transfer according to articulation agreements. Complete information on articulation is available through the Counseling Center.

Courses Numbered 100-201 — are non-transfer and are non-degree applicable; they are skill building or remedial.

Abbreviations for Degree, Non-Degree, and Transfer Courses

The following abbreviations designate degree applicable, transfer, and non-degree applicable courses:
(AA) Associate Degree
(CSU) Transferable to California State University System
(UC) Transferable to University of California System
(NDA) Non-Degree Applicable

  • ESCI-002
  • Introduction to Earth Science
  • Credit(s) 4

Introduction to Earth Science
ESCI 002 is a general earth science course that provides a broad understanding of the physical processes that have created and regulate space and Earth's four spheres, the hydrosphere, biosphere, atmosphere, and geosphere. The course integrates the physical sciences to provide an interdisciplinary, spatial and temporal perspective of the connections and interactions between these spheres. The course is designed to prepare students to teach Earth and Space Sciences in the K-12 classroom.

Class Hours:
54 Lecture | 54 Laboratory
Transfers to: