Meteorology is an area of study at WVC that is part of the Natural Sciences distribution
All students from WVC and the colleges and universities they transfer to are required
to take general university requirements (GURs) that involve the main disciplines of
a liberal arts education. This education includes the natural and physical sciences
taught at WVC.
Study climate and climate change. Determine what controls global climate and individual
climate zones on earth. Reconstruct changing climates of the past. Analyze the effects
of greenhouse gases and aerosols, human influences on climate, and the effects of
Earth's changing climate on humans and other species.
Explore Earth's atmosphere and the factors that determine weather, seasons and climate.
Practice measuring and forecasting the weather. Learn to read weather maps, identify
clouds, and understand the causes and consequences of extreme storms. Includes laboratory.
Prerequisites: MATH 093 or higher.