Roman P. de Jesus

Earth Science

ESC 101 Earth Science Survey

Earth Science Survey

This multidisciplinary course explores the fields of geology, oceanography, meteorology, and astronomy. Topics include earthquake and volcanic processes, global current patterns, beach formation, hurricane and tornado development, and star and planetary evolution. Special emphasis is placed on contemporary human-induced environmental changes such as global warming and resource acquisition. Class discussions will also focus on the interaction between science and society.


ESC 101 Sections

M            7:00pm – 10:10pm            Rm 414AB

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TuTh            8:35am – 10:00am            Rm 412

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Using this site

BOOKMARK THIS PAGE!!!  This site contains all the important information for ESC 101.  Under each section the following buttons will open a new tab with documents.


Consult the syllabus for general information regarding scores, assignments, exams, and policies.  You will be notified if any changes to the syllabus are made.


Consult the schedule for a detailed list of topics, readings, assignments, links to handouts, and quizzes will appear on here.  For a general list of important dates, consult the calendar.


Consult the calendar for exam dates, assignment deadlines, and other important dates.


Students’ scores will be updated once per week.  The minimum cutoff scores for final letter grades are approximate and may change at the end of the semester.  The final minimum cutoff scores WILL NOT BE HIGHER than than those posted on this site.  Consult the Syllabus for point categories and values.

Check In

The Check In button serves two purposes:

  1. Students must self-report attendance throughout the semester within 24 hours of each class meeting. Even if you were not able to attend class, you must check in.
  2. A brief statement or question from each class period should be posted for each check in.  If you ranked your understanding a 3 or 4, provide a 1-2 sentence summary or an important finding from class.  If you ranked your understanding a 1 or 2, compose a question on specific topic or concept that challenged you the most.

Check In’s are scored as follows:

  • 4 points – Complete check-in
  • 2 points – Incomplete check-in
  • 1 point – Check-in for a missed class
  • 0 points – No check-in (even if you attended class)
Reminder Sign Up

The Reminder button will provide a link to enter your cell phone number to receive reminders about assignments and other important announcements.  This is optional but highly recommended, particularly if you do not check your email on a regular (twice daily)basis.

Succeeding in ESC 101

Promoting Student Success


Here’s a checklist for the beginning of the semester. Make sure things start off smoothly.

Pre-course surveys

Completing the pre-course surveys will help me help you. If I know who my students are and their general background, it is easier to find way to help students succeed.

General Education and Lifestyle Survey

Mindset Survey 


Here’s what students have said about ESC 101 from previous semesters. Take it all with a grain of salt but find something that you can incorporate to help you achieve your goals.