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Earth Sciences

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The Earth Sciences Department includes Geography, Geology, Earth Science, and Environmental Science.  Our courses fulfill requirements for General Education (GE) transfer, ADTs (Associate Degree for Transfer) in Geography, Geology, and Liberal Studies, improved employment opportunities, and personal edification.

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Geography is best described as a “spatial science”, meaning what differentiates it from other disciplines is that it employs the use of maps and spatial analysis to understand the world.

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Geology studies the solid Earth, including Earth materials, Earth history, and the internal and external Earth processes, including plate tectonics, minerals and rocks, earthquakes, volcanoes, and geological time.

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Earth Science

Earth Science studies the components of the Earth system and their interactions, including the geosphere, hydrosphere, and atmosphere.

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Environmental Science

Environmental Science studies the natural parameters in which we exist; threats and changes to the healthy environments that affect humans and ecosystems, including policies on resource production, pollution, habitat destruction, and climate change.

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 Contact Us

Nathaniel Lorentz, PhD
Department Chair
SCI 324F
(323) 953-4000 x2691

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If a class is open and you are unable to enroll (and already have the correct prerequisites) please email Admissions.

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Los Angeles City College | 855 N. Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles California 90029


Phone: 323.953.4000


Emergency: 323.953.2911