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GEO 1102 Earth's Physical Environment

Analysis of the principle spheres of earth - atmosphere, lithosphere, hydrosphere and biosphere; an explanation of processes involved in shaping the earth's physical environment. Three classroom, two lab hours per week.

Division: Liberal Arts, Communication and Social Sciences
Department: Geography
Repeatable Credit: No
Offered Online: Yes

Prereqs: NONE  


  • Identify glacial, fluvial, coastal landscapes, and the processes associated with them.
  • Use maps/geo-technologies to explain geographic phenomena and patterns.
  • Analyze and explain global environmental change and factors responsible for it.
  • Identify the general weather patterns that exist around the globe and understand the processes associated with these patterns.
  • Explain the processors responsible for the evolution of surface landscapes.
  • Identify general climate zones and soil profiles.
  • Explain how variations in climate relate to global distributions of plants and animals.
  • Analyze Earth-Sun relationships and their connection to latitude and longitude.

Credit Hours: 4

Classroom Hours: 3
Lab Hours: 2