Introductory Meteorology at Black Hawk College is an introductory course in meteorology and climate. The course is a traditional lecture-style class. Through the use of lectures, textbook, and lab exercises, students explore and study the atmospheric and climatic processes of the Earth. The range of topics in this course is limited only by the events that have affected and shaped the Earth's atmosphere and climate, and the life that depends on it. Temperature, Earth/Sun energy interactions, composition and origin of the atmosphere, greenhouse effect, precipitation, pollution, weather patterns, climate, and global warming are but some of the subjects examined. We'll even ask the question, "Is Global Warming actually happening? What is causing it?" - the answers may surprise you!
For those students needing a non-lab science course, this course meets the Physical Science Elective requirements.
Interested in seeing what students think after completing the course? This link will take you to a web page with recent student comments for the Meteorology 106 course.