GEOG 124 - Physical Geography
(NSLD) (R only) CE
Fundamentals of physical geography as a foundation for human activities. Lecture and studio/laboratory study of the role and patterns of climate, soil, landforms, drainage, vegetation, and other geographic phenomena. Special analysis of the physical biotic character of the surface of the Earth as determined by natural and cultural processes with emphasis on the physical geography of urban places. Projects and field assignments. Assessment Level(s): ENGL 101 /ENGL 101A , MATH 093 /MATH 096 , READ 120 . Three hours lecture, two hours studio/laboratory each week. Formerly GE 104.
4 semester hours
Upon course completion, a student will be able to:
- Describe the four environmental components: hydrosphere, atmosphere, lithosphere, and biosphere.
- Utilize maps, atlases, and aerial photos to locate various physical features.
- Compare regional differences and make geographic comparisons from a physical perspective.
- Demonstrate an understanding of geographic theories that pertain to the physical environment.
- Explain the Earth’s physical processes, which may include cause and effects, concepts, and terminology.
- Research, organize, and present in written format about specific physical topics.
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