Winter. Alt. years. This course will examine major natural systems within our physical environment: climate, vegetation, soils, hydrology, and landforms. Emphasis will be given to analysis of the processes and environmental interactions that shape these systems. Students will develop skills in:
- the collection of both historical and primary data;
- the utilization of geographic models to explain processes;
- the complexity and application of maps and mapmaking techniques;
- examining GIS output as an analytical tool for solving location problems in different scientific fields.
NOTE: Geography and Geology are considered to be in the same discipline.