District Syllabus
Introduction To Meteorology

Credit Hours: 3
Contact Hours: 3
Laboratory Fee: None.
Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course.
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.
Catalog Description:
An introduction to the atmosphere, its structure, composition and
processes. Major topics will include atmospheric structure and
composition, heating and cooling, temperature, pressure and winds,
weather systems and climate. Meets A.A. general education 
Category VII.
Required Materials: Books:
  • Ahrens. Essentials of Meteorology, 6th ed., ITP, 2012. ISBN: 9780840049339
Supplemental Materials: -->
Special Requirements: None
Program Learning Outcomes:
  1. To explain and describe the structure and composition of the earth is atmosphere.
  2. To emphasize the finite nature of the earth's atmosphere.
  3. To describe various atmospheric processes and interactions.
  4. To use various weather statistics for purposes of analysis.
  5. To present appropriate precautions when threatening weather develops.
  6. Global Learning Outcomes & Objectives: GLO 1 - Critical Thinking - Students evaluate the validity of their own and other’s ideas through questioning, analyzing, and synthesizing results into the learning process. GLO 3 - Scientific and Mathematical Literacy. Students apply an understanding of natural, mathematical or behavioral principles and a scientifically valid approach to solve abstract and relevant problems, using appropriate technology with inclusion of appropriate scientific and mathematical language. GLO 4 - Information Management - Students use effective strategies to collect, verify, validate, document or manage information using a variety of sources, techniques and technology.
Course Learning Outcomes:
See expanded syllabus developed by the instructor for each section
being taught.
Methods of Evaluation:
Evaluation of student progress towards achieving the stated learning
outcomes and performance objectives is the responsibility of the
instructor, within the polices of the college and the department.
Detailed explanation is included in the expanded syllabus developed
by the instructor for each section being taught.
Flexibility: It is the intention of the instructor to accomplish the objectives specified in the course syllabus. However, circumstances may arise which prohibit the fulfilling of this endeavor. Therefore, this syllabus is subject to change. When possible, students will be notified of any change in advance of its occurrence.
Student Email Accounts Pensacola State College provides an institutional email account to all credit students. Pirate Mail is the official method of communication, and students must use Pirate Mail when communicating with the College. In cases where companion software is used for a particular class, emails may be exchanged between instructor and student using the companion software.
Note: For students with a disability that falls under the Americans with Disability Act or Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, it is the responsibility of the student to notify Student Resource Center for ADA Services to discuss any special needs or equipment necessary to accomplish the requirements for this course. Upon completion of registration with the Student Resource Center for ADA Services office, specific arrangements can be discussed with the instructor.