Geography 201: Introduction to Physical Geography

Updated: January 2, 2017

GEOG 201
Explore the characteristics of and relationships between Earth's natural systems: lithosphere, hydrosphere, atmosphere, and biosphere. Introduction to landforms, climates, vegetation, soils, mineral and water resources, plate tectonics, maps. No course prerequisites; concurrent enrollment in GEOG 201L. Coursework will include some college level writing and math. 4 hours lecture per week. S.

Explore applications in physical geography. Maps, profiles, tables, graphs, aerial photos. Concurrent enrollment in GEOG 201 or instructor permission. 2 hours lab per week. S.

Many of the links below are superceded by those on Canvas  

Tools and misc links   Pearson website for various classes including Physical Geography
40 maps that explain the world! August 12, 2013, The Washington Post 

Lecture handouts (see Canvas modules for up-to-date lectures)

Lecture Chapter 1           Lecture chapter  2          Lecture Chapt. 3     Chapt 4 slides       Chapt. 5 slides       Lecture Chapter 6     Lecture_chap7_climate_change

Chapter 8 Geology          Chap. 9 tectonics, earthquakes, volcanoes    



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