Geography (GEOG)

GEOG 121. Physical Geography

Credits: 3
Corequisite: Concurrent registration in, or previous successful completion of, GEOG 121L.
Typically Offered: FALLSPR
A survey of the interaction of earth climatic and geologic processes that contribute to the distribution of regional and global environments. Topics include: atmospheric and climate characteristics, crustal movements and processes, the use of selected mapping techniques, and soil and natural vegetation distribution.

GEOG 121L. Physical Geography Lab

Credits: 1
Corequisite: Concurrent registration in, or previous successful completion of, GEOG 121.
Typically Offered: FALLSPR
Two hours of lab per week. Laboratory exercises describe the Earth-Sun-Moon system and the determination of time; the principles of meteorology and the classification of climates; agents of erosion and deposition and the geomorphic cycle as it applies in various climates; map projections and the use of topographic maps; groundwater characteristics and karst topography, and others.

GEOG 161. World Regional Geography

Credits: 3
Typically Offered: FALL
A survey and comparative framework for recognizing and understanding world regions with emphasis on their physical, economic, political and cultural interrelationships.