Nov 29, 2023
GEO 103 - Introduction to Physical Geography
Description: A geographic introduction to the physical processes and landforms of the earth.
Prerequisites: Reading Proficiency.
- Physical geography tools and terminology
- Earth's origins and energy systems
- Atmospheric systems and weather
- Climates and biomes
- Earth history and geomorphology of landforms
- Plate tectonics, earthquakes and volcanism
- Fluvial, marine, glacial and Aeolian landform processes
- Human-environment interactions and environmental change
- Employ tools of a geographer to test physical geography concepts. (1-8)
- Diagram earth's energy and atmospheric systems, and summarize ocean-atmosphere interactions. (2,3)
- Relate atmospheric processes, temperature patterns and moisture to weather and atmospheric disturbances. (2-4)
- Classify climate zones and biomes and discuss climate anomalies. (4,8)
- Use scientific theories to investigate earth's history, structure and surface landforms. (5-7)
- Describe the impact of fluvial, Aeolian, marine and glacial processes on landforms. (5,7)
- Synthesize geographic theories and recent research on human-environment interactions. (1,3,4,6,8)
- Demonstrate thoughtful and precise writing skills by completing at least 1500 words of monitored writing.