In METEO 5, students will learn about the fundamental principles that govern various types of severe and unusual weather. Concepts are taught in a descriptive manner without relying heavily on mathematics, so the material is highly accessible to students with a wide variety of backgrounds. The class frequently draws upon examples of significant historical and recent severe weather events. The course has four major themes: hazardous cold-season phenomena, hazardous warm-season weather, hazardous weather triggered by mountainous terrain, and atmospheric optical phenomena (such as rainbows and halos).
Rhetoric and Composition (ENGL15) an intensive, rhetorically based experience in reading and writing that will prepare you both to understand the communications that surround you and to succeed in your own communication efforts. Thus, in this course, we will focus specifically on analyzing verbal and visual texts (our reading) as well as on producing such texts (our writing), always in terms of rhetorical principles. ENGL 15 fulfills 3 credits of the writing and speaking requirement for general education.