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Course Name: Physical Geography
Course Number: GEOG 1
Course Objectives:
  • Compare and correlate the Earth’s major climates and biomes.
  • Locate major physical features of Earth on a series of world maps.
  • Distinguish between internal, mountain-building processes and external, landform-shaping processes.
  • Apply geographical methodology in the interpretation of spatial relationships involving distance, area, and direction on the earth's surface.
  • Examine the physical forces and processes that operate within the natural environment.
  • Students will evaluate the impact of science on their daily lives
  • Identify how physical processes differ from place to place on the globe.
  • Define geography as an integrative discipline using examples of the Earth’s four spheres.
  • Describe common patterns of temperature and temperature inversions, high and low pressure, ocean and land winds, global winds, rain and desert patterns.