The earth is a dynamic system that provides the exact combination of interrelated components to support life as we know it as this time. Introduces all aspects of earth systems, identifying physical phenomena and stressing their distribution and relationships. It will place a special emphasis on human-environmental relationships. Lab work required. Prerequisite: Appropriate placement score or grade of C or higher in ENGL 087; or permission of the Science Division Chair or designee. Recommended: READ 088.