This course is only offered in the Spring for enrollment.

Introduces the basic sciences which describe our physical environment. Includes the fundamentals of geology, meteorology, physics, chemistry, and biology. Describes basic scientific principles and relates them to natural phenomena and the activities of men. Emphasizes field experiences, including techniques and data gathering. Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week.

Where do I start?

We recommend that you start out by browsing this site to find out what's here.  Read over the Course Syllabus .  Then start reading through the Lectures, which walk you through the information.

To take the course for credit, you must register with Mountain Empire Community College.  Once you feel comfortable with the information, begin the registration process .  (You will still have to fill out the appropriate forms for MECC.)   Please read the entire tutorial and follow the instructions.



Purchase your texts:

You can purchase the correct course study guides, texts, and other required materials through the MECC Bookstore (located in Goodwin Hall).

You may purchase texts in person or by phone at (276) 523-7461. Checks or money orders should be made payable to the MECC Bookstore. Charge cards are accepted. Books can be shipped to your home or office, but there is a shipping charge. When purchasing materials, please make the bookstore aware that you are enrolled in distance education courses.

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