AALS | Associate of Arts in Liberal Studies

Associate Degree Courses at CalSouthern

The following associate degree courses comprise the curriculum of CalSouthern’s Associate of Arts in Liberal Studies (AALS) program. If you have questions regarding any of these associates degree courses, or about CalSouthern’s AALS program, please contact an Enrollment Advisor today.

English

NS 1205 Introduction to Oceanography

Credits : 3

Oceans cover seventy percent of the Earth’s surface, regulating our climate and maintaining our atmosphere. This course is designed to provide an introduction to Oceanography by highlighting several components of the marine environment. Topics include: extent of the oceans, waves, currents, and tides, plant and animal life of the sea, the nature and topography of the oceans, and the relationship between oceans and weather and climate. There will be a strong emphasis on understanding the underlying ocean processes.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Differentiate between a scientific hypothesis and a theory.
  • Differentiate between the lithosphere, asthenosphere, and mesosphere.
  • Explain three different ways to classify sediments.
  • Explain the properties of water masses in each ocean basin.
  • Describe how sea surface salinity is modified by evaporation, precipitation and runoff from the continents.
  • Explain the difference between surface current gyres and coastal circulation cell.
  • Describe the process of wave formation, wave generating and restoring forces.
  • Explain the importance of marine wetlands.
  • Explain how human activities have affected the Earth’s climate system.
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor.
  • Practices ethical behavior in regard to information and information technology.
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Humanities

NS 1205 Introduction to Oceanography

Credits : 3

Oceans cover seventy percent of the Earth’s surface, regulating our climate and maintaining our atmosphere. This course is designed to provide an introduction to Oceanography by highlighting several components of the marine environment. Topics include: extent of the oceans, waves, currents, and tides, plant and animal life of the sea, the nature and topography of the oceans, and the relationship between oceans and weather and climate. There will be a strong emphasis on understanding the underlying ocean processes.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Differentiate between a scientific hypothesis and a theory.
  • Differentiate between the lithosphere, asthenosphere, and mesosphere.
  • Explain three different ways to classify sediments.
  • Explain the properties of water masses in each ocean basin.
  • Describe how sea surface salinity is modified by evaporation, precipitation and runoff from the continents.
  • Explain the difference between surface current gyres and coastal circulation cell.
  • Describe the process of wave formation, wave generating and restoring forces.
  • Explain the importance of marine wetlands.
  • Explain how human activities have affected the Earth’s climate system.
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor.
  • Practices ethical behavior in regard to information and information technology.
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Mathematics

NS 1205 Introduction to Oceanography

Credits : 3

Oceans cover seventy percent of the Earth’s surface, regulating our climate and maintaining our atmosphere. This course is designed to provide an introduction to Oceanography by highlighting several components of the marine environment. Topics include: extent of the oceans, waves, currents, and tides, plant and animal life of the sea, the nature and topography of the oceans, and the relationship between oceans and weather and climate. There will be a strong emphasis on understanding the underlying ocean processes.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Differentiate between a scientific hypothesis and a theory.
  • Differentiate between the lithosphere, asthenosphere, and mesosphere.
  • Explain three different ways to classify sediments.
  • Explain the properties of water masses in each ocean basin.
  • Describe how sea surface salinity is modified by evaporation, precipitation and runoff from the continents.
  • Explain the difference between surface current gyres and coastal circulation cell.
  • Describe the process of wave formation, wave generating and restoring forces.
  • Explain the importance of marine wetlands.
  • Explain how human activities have affected the Earth’s climate system.
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor.
  • Practices ethical behavior in regard to information and information technology.
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Natural Science

NS 1205 Introduction to Oceanography

Credits : 3

Oceans cover seventy percent of the Earth’s surface, regulating our climate and maintaining our atmosphere. This course is designed to provide an introduction to Oceanography by highlighting several components of the marine environment. Topics include: extent of the oceans, waves, currents, and tides, plant and animal life of the sea, the nature and topography of the oceans, and the relationship between oceans and weather and climate. There will be a strong emphasis on understanding the underlying ocean processes.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Differentiate between a scientific hypothesis and a theory.
  • Differentiate between the lithosphere, asthenosphere, and mesosphere.
  • Explain three different ways to classify sediments.
  • Explain the properties of water masses in each ocean basin.
  • Describe how sea surface salinity is modified by evaporation, precipitation and runoff from the continents.
  • Explain the difference between surface current gyres and coastal circulation cell.
  • Describe the process of wave formation, wave generating and restoring forces.
  • Explain the importance of marine wetlands.
  • Explain how human activities have affected the Earth’s climate system.
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor.
  • Practices ethical behavior in regard to information and information technology.
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Social Science

NS 1205 Introduction to Oceanography

Credits : 3

Oceans cover seventy percent of the Earth’s surface, regulating our climate and maintaining our atmosphere. This course is designed to provide an introduction to Oceanography by highlighting several components of the marine environment. Topics include: extent of the oceans, waves, currents, and tides, plant and animal life of the sea, the nature and topography of the oceans, and the relationship between oceans and weather and climate. There will be a strong emphasis on understanding the underlying ocean processes.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Differentiate between a scientific hypothesis and a theory.
  • Differentiate between the lithosphere, asthenosphere, and mesosphere.
  • Explain three different ways to classify sediments.
  • Explain the properties of water masses in each ocean basin.
  • Describe how sea surface salinity is modified by evaporation, precipitation and runoff from the continents.
  • Explain the difference between surface current gyres and coastal circulation cell.
  • Describe the process of wave formation, wave generating and restoring forces.
  • Explain the importance of marine wetlands.
  • Explain how human activities have affected the Earth’s climate system.
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor.
  • Practices ethical behavior in regard to information and information technology.
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