2021-2022 Academic Catalog 
    Apr 17, 2024  
2021-2022 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

GEOG 100 - Physical Geography

4 CR
A one-semester lecture and hands-on laboratory course devoted to the origin and continuous evolution of the planet earth. Areas of consideration include spatial distribution, location and time, the structure of the earth, earth-sun relationship, plate tectonics, soils, gradational processes, elements of weather and climate, and the distribution of vegetation and water resources. The influence of living organisms on all of these processes will be considered as part of the earth’s dynamic state of change. [48-16-64] Lab Fee

Requisites: Next Gen ACCUPLACER® reading score of 244, or at least a grade of C in TSRE 55 .
General Education Requirement: Critical Thinking - General Education Core
Michigan Transfer Agreement Requirement: Natural Sciences
Course Learning Outcomes:
  1. Create a climograph given the temperature and precipitation data for a region of the Earth.
  2. Identify the effects of volcanic activity on the atmospheric balance of the Earth.
  3. Analyze the controls, distribution, and classification of world climates.
  4. Describe seasonal Earth-Sun relations and explain the resulting physical phenomena on Earth’s surface.
  5. Explain the Theory of Plate Tectonics, provide scientific evidence in its support, and explain its correlation to the creation of landforms.
  6. Analyze and interpret a weather map.
  7. Utilize and interpret a topographic map.
  8. Demonstrate an understanding of geographic processes and explain their correlation to the alteration of landforms.