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Course Description

An introductory study of the basic physical elements of geography including climate, land forms, soils, water, and natural vegetation, The laboratory will include the tools and methods of geographers. (C-ID: GEOG 115) ADVISORY: Eligible for English 250 and English 260.

Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate a practical knowledge of basic skills with maps&the geographic grid
  • Identify, describe, compare&contrast global heat energy flow&temperature within the atmosphere
  • Identify, describe, compare&contrast atmospheric moisture&circulation
  • Identify&describe the basic elements&controls for weather phenomena
  • Identify, compare&contrast global climate&vegetation zones
  • Identify&describe the hydrologic cycle
  • Identify, describe, compare&contrast plate tectonic, volcanic&, earthquake processes
  • Identify, describe, compare&contrast river, coastal, desert&glacial processes&landforms

Last modified: November 25, 2014
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