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GEOG 300 Physical Geography: Exploring Earth's Environmental Systems

Units: 3

Hours: 54 hours LEC

Prerequisite: None.

Advisory: Concurrent enrollment in GEOG 301 (Physical Geography Lab) is suggested. GEOG 301 meets the UC and CSU transfer requirement for a 1-unit science lab.

Transferable: CSU; UC

CID: C-ID GEOG 110

This course investigates the interrelationships between Earth and humans, with an emphasis on natural systems (solar energy balance, weather and climate, water resources, landforms, natural hazards, vegetation, and soil). Relevant application of these elements to today's world is stressed to help students better understand Earth's physical environment as well as human-environment interaction. A field trip may be required to relate class discussions to the real world.

Student Learning Outcomes

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

SLO 1: DEMONSTRATE AN UNDERSTANDING OF THE MAJOR MODES OF GEOGRAPHIC INQUIRY AND TOOLS USED FOR GEOGRAPHIC ANALYSIS.

  • 1. Describe how the scientific method and spatial analysis are used to research topics in physical geography.
  • 2. Demonstrate how to locate places on Earth using the geographic grid (latitude and longitude).
  • 3. Discuss several methods used to collect geographic data as well as several tools used to visualize and analyze this data.
  • 4. Demonstrate the ability to interpret maps and mapped data.