University General Course Catalog 2022-2023 
    Jan 31, 2023  
University General Course Catalog 2022-2023
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ATMS 121 - Climate Change and Its Environmental Impacts

(4 units) CO4L
Past, present and likely future climate. Impacts on the landscape, especially water resources, species distributions, and wildfires. Laboratory experiences on climate data and models. (ATMS 121 and GEOG 121 are cross-listed; credit may be earned in one of the two.)

Prerequisite(s): Completion of the Core Math requirement or SAT score of 630 or ACT score of 27 or Accuplacer QAS score of 276 and AAF of 276 or ALEKS PPL of 61 or Corequisite. Corequisite(s): MATH 126  or MATH 127  or MATH 128  or MATH 176  or MATH 181 .

Grading Basis: Graded
Units of Lecture: 3
Units of Laboratory/Studio: 1
Offered: Every Fall

Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. identify key factors of the climate system, its patterns, and its processes.
2. understand and summarize the environmental impacts of regional and global climate.
3. analyze data and read scientific papers as part of their laboratory exercises.

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