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GEOG-Geography

Lower Division Collegiate

GEOG100 (3 credits)
Introduction to Physical Geography

Builds an understanding of physical geography by examining the Earth’s dimensions, energy balance, atmospheric characteristics (air temperature, moisture, precipitation, circulation, weather patterns, climate types and climate change), internal structure (including plate tectonics, earthquakes and volcanoes), weathering and mass wasting processes, fresh water and hydrology, landforms made by various agents (running water, wind, waves, glaciers), global soils, and biogeographic processes. Prerequisite: WR115 or BT113 or designated placement score.

GEOG110 (4 credits)
Introduction to Human Geography

Surveys world patterns of culture, population, migration, language, religion, identity, and political systems. Examines the geographies of human development, including globalization, urban areas, agriculture, industry and services and includes a focus on environmental sustainability. Emphasizes connections through the five themes of human geography:  Movement, Region, Human-Environment Interaction, Location, and Place. Prerequisite: WR115 or designated placement score.

GEOG120 (4 credits)
World Regional Geography

Examines the eleven regions of the world and their interconnections. Perspectives from physical, political, historical, economic, and cultural geography are used to characterize the individual regions and the ways in which they are knit together into a spatial framework. Prerequisite: WR115 or designated placement score.