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*IAI (Illinois Articulation Agreement) - An agreement among participating Illinois colleges and universities to help Illinois college students transfer credit as easily as possible. See an advisor in the Advising and Counseling Center for additional information, or read about the IAI at www.iTransfer.org.

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Earth Science

EAS100 - Introduction to Earth Science
Course introduces geology, oceanography, meteorology, and astronomy. Credit cannot be received in both EAS 100 and EAS 121.
4 Credit Hours (lecture: 3; lab: 3)
Fee: $35
IAI Code: P1 905L

EAS101 - Physical Geology
Course introduces earth materials and the physical and chemical processes that sculpt earth’s surface. Content includes rocks, minerals, earthquakes, volcanoes, glaciers, groundwater, coastal processes, geologic time, structural geology, and topographic maps.
4 Credit Hours (lecture: 3; lab: 3)
Fee: $35
IAI Code: P1 907L

EAS102 - Historical Geology
Course introduces evolution of planet Earth and life through history. Content will examine evolution of life and its significance in interpreting prehistoric events.
4 Credit Hours (lecture: 3; lab: 3)
Fee: $35
IAI Code: P1 907L

EAS105 - Introduction to Weather and Climate
Course introduces weather and climate. Topics include atmospheric processes, elements of weather, and a survey of world climates.
3 Credit Hours (lecture: 3; lab: 0)
IAI Code: P1 905

EAS121 - Physical Geography
Course examines characteristics, formation, and distribution of physical environments; including landforms, weather, climate, vegetation, and soils. Interactions between the lithosphere, the hydrosphere, the biosphere, the atmosphere, and humans are emphasized. Credit cannot be received in both EAS 121 and EAS 100.
3 Credit Hours (lecture: 3; lab: 0)
IAI Code: P1 909

EAS125 - A Survey of Oceanography
Course introduces oceanography. Content includes physical and chemical properties of sea water, ocean circulation, waves, tides, coastal environments, and marine life.
3 Credit Hours (lecture: 3; lab: 0)
IAI Code: P1 905

EAS190 - Geographic Information Systems I
This course provides an introduction to digital maps, spatial analysis, and technology to explore geographic and spatial patterns. Introduces the concepts and components of a geographic information system (GIS), the basic concepts of remote sensing and Global Positioning System (GPS), and the ESRI ArcGIS® software. This course will also explore selected cases of GIS application in different disciplines to introduce students to problem solving and decision making using geospatial analysis. Students cannot receive credit for both GIS 190 and EAS 190. Prerequisite: None
4 Credit Hours (lecture: 3; lab: 2)
Fee: $50

EAS191 - Geographic Information Systems II
The course covers geodatabase development, maintenance, organization, and editing within ESRI’s ArcGIS applications. Basic features and functionality of geodatabases as well as tools for creating and editing the geometry of spatial data are covered. Students learn to create and manipulate geographic information systems (GIS) features and to explore the analytical capabilities of GIS and apply them to real-world situations, including GIS projects developed by public safety officials, public works departments, planners, geographers, resource managers, engineers, and other industry professionals. Students cannot receive credit for both GIS 191 and EAS 191. Prereuisite: Recommended: EAS190 or consent of instructor.
4 Credit Hours (lecture: 3; lab: 2)
Fee: $50

EAS205 - Environmental Geology
Course studies human-environment interaction. Content includes problems associated with geologic hazards, availability and management of natural resources, and the proper use of geology in any land use program.
3 Credit Hours (lecture: 3; lab: 0)
IAI Code: P1 908

EAS290 - Topics in Earth Science
Course designed to meet special interest needs of Earth Science students. Topics will be offered for variable credit from one to four semester credit hours. Students may repeat EAS 290 up to three times on different topics for a maximum of nine semester credit hours. Course Prerequisite:May vary by topic.
1-4 Credit Hours (lecture: 1-4; lab: 1-4)


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