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The Natural Environment

GEO 155 - The Natural Environment

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Term: Spring 2014
Class #: 81148
Section: M010
Credits: 3

Prof. Jacob Bendix

Counts toward:
Dept Nat Sci

Course Time(s):
T TH 12:30 - 1:50 pm

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Course Description:

In this class we will explore how the landscapes that make up our natural environment come to look the way they do. We will examine major components of the environment: climate; vegetation; soils; hydrology (water); and landforms. The processes and environmental interactions that shape these systems will be stressed, and we will look at the varying processes and forms found in different environments. We’ll be concerned with the geographic distribution of natural features – not as simple memorization exercises, but as the reflection of how the processes we study shape the surface of our globe. We’ll also discuss some of the problems that can arise in the interactions between human activity and the natural systems that we are studying, including some issues that are currently in the news.

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