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Course Catalog

Global Physical Environments

This course addresses the spatial dimensions of our planet, including energy transfer, air, water, weather and climate, landforms, vegetation, and soils. Understanding the interrelationships between these systems – and of human interaction with them – is key to forming an integrated understanding of the physical landscape and its significance to humankind. The course addresses issues of the environment and of natural hazards, and includes a substantial laboratory component. Infrequently offered.

Core Curriculum Designation: PN
Grade Basis: Letter Grade
Credits: 4.0