GEO 101 Physical Geography**

An introduction to the physical elements of the Earth and their effects on human society. Includes the relationship between the Earth and sun; atmospheric processes; and the effects of global heat balance, pressure, temperature, and climate patterns on weather. Also examines urban influences on climate, climate regimes, and climate change. Provides an introduction to the surface of the Earth and to interior Earth processes. Studies geomorphic processes, plate tectonics, earth materials, geologic hazards, water resources, the hydrologic cycle, topographic map reading, and geographic information systems. 

3 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory.





ENG 096 or higher, MAT 081 or concurrent enrollment, and RDG 092 or exemption.