GEO 101: The Natural Environment

Credits 3 Lecture Hours 3

Survey of the natural environment; distribution and interrelationships of climates, vegetation, soil, and land forms.

Course Outcomes
  • Describe the components (inputs), processes (actions) and resulting spatial patterns (outputs) of the physical environment (atmosphere, hydrosphere, lithosphere and biosphere) as a system.
  • Apply the scientific method, and theories and concepts of geography to explain a physical environment.
  • Explain critically the interaction of humans and the physical environment.
  • Illustrate how his/her views of the physical environment have (or have not) changed.