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[ Note: all information below is taken from the 2008-2010 Moravian College Course Catalog. If you would like more up-to-date information, see the current Course Catalog, or contact Kelly Krieble. ]

110. Introductory Geology.
Earth processes and their effects on materials, structure, and morphology of Earth’s crust. Laboratory includes fieldwork, computer simulations, study of minerals, rocks, photographs, and maps. Spring. Three 50-minute periods, one 3-hour laboratory. (F4) Staff

120. Meteorology.
Physical processes and properties of the atmosphere, elements of weather analysis and forecasting, effects of atmosphere on people and activities. Laboratory includes weather instruments and observation, weather-map construction andanalysis, experiments, scale models, and computer application. Fall. Three 50-minute periods, one 3-hour laboratory. (F4) Staff

130. Astronomy.
Methods and results of astronomical exploration of the solar system, our stellar system, galaxies, and universe. Laboratory includes telescope observation, optics, analysis of astronomical photographs, and computer simulations. Spring. Two 3-hour periods. (F4) Staff

210. Introductory Geographic Information Systems.
Geographic information systems are a primary tool for analysis of spatial data. ArcGIS desktop software is used to edit, query, and analyze spatial databases and display the results of analysis. Both vector and raster data are considered. Emphasis on applications of GIS to the lecture/laboratory sessions. Fall. Staff

190-199, 290-299, 390-399. Special Topics.

381-384. Independent Study.
Independent study provides students with an opportunity to undertake a program of supervised reading and research not normally provided within existing courses. To be eligible for Independent study, a student must have junior or senior standing with a cumulative quality point average of at least 2.70.

386-388. Field Study.
Field study is an opportunity for off-campus work, study, or both. Field study may be undertaken on full-time or part-time basis and may assume the form of volunteer work or internships in public or private agencies, institutes or businesses. To be eligible for Field study, a student must have junior or senior standing with a cumulative quality point average of at least 2.70.

400-401. Honors.
The purpose of the Honors program is to offer qualified seniors the opportunity to work on a year long independent, intensive research project on a specific topic of their choice. The student works under the guidance of a faculty member who serves as the Honors project advisor. Upon successful completion of the Honors program the student receives credit for the equivalent of two courses, and his or her degree carries a citation of Honors in the field of research.

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