Physical Science 111

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Course Catalog Description

PHYSICAL SCIENCE 076 0111 - General Course I - Physical Science
Introduction to the scientific method, astronomy, geology, oceanography, meteorology. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course. Credit Hours: 4, 3 lecture hours and 2 lab hours per week based on sixteen weeks.

Textbook

Earth Science 14th Ed.
by Tarbuck and Lutgens, Illustrated by Tasa.

If you have an older edition of the textbook (11th, 12th, 13th) that will work just fine.

Instructions for Mastering Geology
Pearson Mastering Website

Instructor

Joy WalkerProf Joy Walker
jwalker@ccc.edu
Office: 3834
Phone: (773) 907-4698
Website: JustOnly.com

This photograph was taken in Alaska while I was taking a course on glaciers.

Office Hours

DaysTimes
Monday-Thursday12:40 PM to 1:40 PM
Also by appointment

Welcome

Welcome to my website. Here you will find materials from all of my classes and many other resources to help you learn. My experience includes the teaching of many subjects: astronomy, chemistry, geology, meteorology, conceptual physics, web development and design, programming, electronics, urban gardening, food chemistry.

Education is a difficult field to belong to these days. On one hand information is easy to access. If you want to learn something new you can probably find excellent instructions via videos and other media on the Internet - so why come to school? It is a fair question to ask. Enrolling in college classes involves you with a community of learners and the interesting word here is community. What does it mean to belong to a class - and to participate in a shared experience of learning?

My approach to teaching is multi-faceted. It seems to me that authentic experiences, tactile and immediate, are critical to building a connection between the learner and the subject. Certainly a love of the subject helps! Sometimes learners need structure and goals set externally to keep them moving through material. Sometimes learners need to be inspired and motivated.

What I bring to the courses I teach is experience, intense curiosity, passion for learning and a commitment to your success.

Recommended Links

Scale of Measurement

Meteorology

Climate Change

Oceans

Astronomy Computer Programs

Astronomy Online Resources

Fun Astronomy Links - Music, Stories, Culture

Minerals and Rocks

Mass Wasting and Soils

Maps

Rivers and Lakes

Caves and Groundwater

Glaciers

Earthquakes and Volcanoes

Plate Tectonics

Earth's Core

Geological Time

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