Liberal Arts > Atmospheric Science

General Information


I. Catalog Course Description

Covers the elements that make up meteorology, potential climate change, severe weather, and weather forecasting.


II. Course Objectives and Linkage to General Education Program

The information in the parentheses after a course objective refers to the specific general education (GE) learning outcome that the objective meets. Objectives without this information are not linked to WNC’s general education program.

Upon successful completion of this course, students will have demonstrated they can:

  • Use terminology specific to Atmospheric Science and Meteorology topics applied in the course. (GE 1)
  • Use Atmospheric Science and Meteorology concepts and principles demonstrating a working knowledge of Atmospheric and Meteorological processes. (GE 1)
  • Perform hands on applications that demonstrate the ability to apply concepts and principles in relation to Atmospheric Science and Meteorology. (GE 1)

III. Topics

The following is a list of topics that must be covered in ATMS 117:
Atmospheric composition; Seasons; Severe Weather; Climate Change; Weather Forecasting.


Scheduled ATMS-117 classes:

Fall 2019