UC/CSU eligibility: This course is approved for “G” Elective credit for UCs, but Category “D” lab science for CSUs
This predominantly physical science course emphasizes those techniques needed to prepare students for chemistry and physics while integrating with their algebra and geometry sequence. General topics investigated will be mapping, introductory chemistry, the earth’s structure, plate tectonics, California geology, oceanography, meteorology, basic astronomy, and California water issues. Students will engage in hands-on labs, projects in cooperative groups, and computer simulations. Placement Recommendation: Students should be enrolled in or have completed CCIM1 and have strong English skills. For most students, this course should precede Biology.