Subject: Geography
Credit units: 3
Offered: Either Term 1 or Term 2
Weekly hours: 3 Lecture hours and 2 Practicum/Lab hours
College: Arts and Science
Department: Geography and Planning


An introduction to processes and interactions in Earth's physical environment with a particular emphasis on the exchange and transformation of energy and matter within global environmental systems. Topics include global radiation and energy balances, atmospheric and oceanic circulation, the hydrological cycle and weather phenomena, the rock cycle and Earth surface processes, global biomes, and biogeochemical cycling in soils. Lab exercises examine the dynamics of Earth surface and atmospheric processes through the application of scientific principles.

Prerequisite(s): Pre-Calculus 30 or MATH 102.3
Note:Chemistry 30, Biology 30, or Physics 30 are recommended. This course may be used as an Earth Science Cognate Requirement in B.Sc. programs. This course may be used as a Science course in the Breadth Requirement for B.A., B.F.A., and BMus programs. This course may be used as a List 2 Science Elective for some B.E. programs.

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