Topics covered include: the atmosphere, atmospheric processes, weather, geographic patterns of climate, the biosphere, soil and vegetation processes, the hydrosphere, water in all its phases, the formation, modification, and geographic distribution of various landforms, and the lithosphere.
Emphasis is on the processes driving physical systems on Earth, interactions between physical systems, and human interaction with the physical environment.
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.
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