GEOG 1 Physical Geography (3)
Lec-52.5, field trips
Credit, Degree Applicable
An introduction to the Earth's physical environment. Processes and patterns of weather and climate, the development of landforms, plant and animal distributions, and the interpretation of maps. Attention given to the physical environment and natural hazards of California and the Bay Area.
C-ID GEOG 110; C-ID GEOG 115 (GEOG1 + GEOG 1L)
After successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Outcome 1: Describe the scientific method and the interdisciplinary nature of physical geography as a science.
- Outcome 2: Appraise the movements of Earth in space and their importance to Earth-Sun relationships and the resulting effects on weather and climate.
- Outcome 3: Evaluate the global distribution of the world's major climates and how they relate to variations in insolation and fundamental atmospheric processes.
- Outcome 4: Analyze and evaluate the effect of anthropogenic activities on both climate and geomorphic systems.
- Outcome 5: Apply the model of plate tectonics to explain processes shaping the surface of Earth and the occurrence of geologic hazards.
- Outcome 6: Evaluate the relationships between atmospheric, geomorphological, and biotic processes that shape Earth's surface environments.