Oct 16, 2019  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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GEOG 107 - Our Dynamic Earth

The complex weather, climate, water, landforms, soils, and vegetation comprising Earth’s physical environments over space and time. Incorporates map interpretation and scientific analysis in understanding various landscapes and human impacts upon those landscapes. NS-Patterns and Connections Natural World. Course will be offered every year (Fall, Winter, Spring and Summer).

Credits: (5)

Learner Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Describe how geographic research provides greater understanding of Earth’s physical environment and its implications for human sustainability and decision-making at various scales. 
  • Describe how physical geographers use the scientific method to generate testable hypotheses about real-world physical phenomena using such tools as maps, remotely-sensed images, and field observations. 
  • Gather and statistically analyze quantitative data regarding the spatial and temporal variability of the Earth’s physical systems and environments, and evaluate the validity those findings.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the fundamental processes and components of each of the five spheres of the physical environment (i.e., atmosphere, hydrosphere, biosphere, lithosphere, and pedosphere) and how they affect current issues and sustainability at local to global scales.
  • Apply knowledge of physical geography concepts gained in the classroom to propose solutions to current real-world problems and address issues of sustainability.
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