Topics covered include the atmosphere, atmospheric processes, weather, geographic patterns of climate, the biosphere, soil and vegetation processes, the hydrosphere, water in all of its phases, the formation, modification, and distribution of various landforms, and the lithosphere.
You will gain an understanding of the geographic perspective within natural and environmental sciences, including place, space, map scale, map projection, spatial connection, and spatial diffusion.
You will better understand how to use maps, in particular, the geographic distribution of natural phenomena.
You will learn about the four environmental spheres, atmosphere, hydrosphere, biosphere, and lithosphere, and how they interact across the surface of the Earth. In particular, you will learn the role of humankind within the environment.
At any time, I may give an assignment in class, like a quiz or an activity, or I might give another attendance check. Points will be given for random activities and if you are not present, you will not receive those points.
Random activities will usually happen after the break.