Studies major elements of the natural environment, earth-sun relationship, landforms, weather and climate, natural types of vegetation and soils. Introduces the student to types and uses of maps. Lecture 3 hours per week.
To offer the opportunity to take a lower level geography course that focuses on major environmental topics concerning the atmosphere, hydrosphere and lithosphere, and how each interacts with the biosphere.
ENTRY LEVEL COMPETENCY
No prerequisites required.
To acquaint the student with a general knowledge and understanding of the forces and processes that affect the land, air and water surfaces of the planet on which we live.
MAJOR TOPICS TO BE COVERED
A.. Basic elements of geography
G. Introduction to regional geography