Jun 30, 2022  
College Catalog 2021-2022 
College Catalog 2021-2022 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

GST 103 Physical Geography

Credits: (3)
This physical science course examines and explains the earth’s major physical systems, the basic energy and material flows by which these systems operate, and the result of human interaction with these flows. Students will explore the patterns of physical elements on the landscape, how they are interrelated and how they differ from place to place. The course stresses interactions among the earth’s energy balance, weather and climate, ecological resources, and human impacts on environmental systems. Students will learn basic map reading skills and interpret spatial patterns using maps (both analog and digital) and remotely-sensed imagery.