A survey of the atmosphere followed by discussion of solar influence, temperature, humidity, pressure, wind and forces. Weather patterns, severe weather and hurricanes are emphasized. World climates and classifications are treated, ending with past and future climates. Exercises such as map reading, etc., are conducted throughout the course.
An opportunity for a qualified student to explore work in an area of individual interest, selected and pursued in consultation with a faculty member. Consent is required from the instructor who will supervise the independent study. Repeatable to a total of 4 credits.