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GEOG 105
Physical Geography


Credits: 5
Clock Hours per Quarter: 60

AA Discipline: [Natural Sciences]

Lecture Hours:40    Lab Hours:20


Description
The earth is a dynamic system that provides the exact combination of interrelated components to support life as we know it as this time. Introduces all aspects of earth systems, identifying physical phenomena and stressing their distribution and relationships. It will place a special emphasis on human-environmental relationships. Lab work required. Prerequisite: Appropriate placement score or grade of C or higher in ENGL 087; or permission of the Science Division Chair or designee. Recommended: READ 088.

Intended Learning Outcomes
  • Explain how scientific models and made and modified
  • Demonstrate proficiency in the use of maps and the geographical coordinate system
  • Predict how special relationships affect processes
  • Identify causes of seasons including the geometry of solstices, equinoxes, and perihelion
  • Describe the composition and processes of the atmosphere including the role of the various atmospheric gases and the movement of energy
  • Analyze lithospheric processes such as the rock cycle and plate tectonics
  • Recognize fluvial landforms and the role of the hydrosphere on other geographic systems

  • Course Topics
  • The Geographers’ Tools
  • Earth-Sun Geometry
  • The atmosphere such as meteorology and climate
  • The biosphere such as plant and soil distribution
  • The hydrosphere such as weathering and fluvial systems
  • The lithosphere such as tectonic processes and geomorphology

  • Syllabi Listing See ALL Quarters
    Course
    Year Quarter
    Item
    Instructor  
    GEOG 105
    Winter 2014
    0828
    Frank Skorina
    GEOG 105
    Winter 2013
    1442
    Frank Skorina
    GEOG 105
    Winter 2012
    1855
    Frank Skorina
    GEOG 105
    Winter 2011
    1855
    Frank Skorina
    GEOG 105
    Winter 2010
    1855
    Frank Skorina


    Two Year Projected Schedule

    Year One* Year Two**
    Fall
    Winter
    Spring
    Summer
    Mini 
    Fall
    Winter
    Spring
    Summer
    Mini
    X
     
     
     
     
    X
     
     
     
     

    *If fall quarter starts on an odd year (2003, 2005, etc.), it's Year One.
    **
    If fall quarter starts on an even year (2002, 2004, etc.), it's Year Two.