GEG 1001. Weather & Climate. 4 hrs.
An investigation into the science of the earth's atmosphere and its related weather. Emphasis will be placed on the origin and composition of the atmosphere, earth-sun relationships, radiation, temperature, humidity, condensation and precipi- tation, air pressure and winds, air masses, climates, severe weather, and forecasting. Typical assignments will involve the interpretation of weather symbols, the identification of weather conditions, and simple weather forecasting tech- niques. Lecture, two hours per week; seminar, one hour per week; lab, two hours per week. IAI: P1 909L.
GEG 1002. Physical Geography. 4 hrs.
This course identifies key elements within the Earth's atmosphere, hydrosphere, lithosphere and biosphere, and explains the processes that shape these subsystems and that govern their interaction Special emphasis is given to the geographic distribution of these phenomena and the manner in which human populations are affected by their natural surroundings and how they impact the physical environment. Lecture, two hours per week; seminar, one hour per week; lab, two hours per week. IAI: P1 909L.
GEG 1003. Cultural Geography. 3 hrs.
This course systematically examines present-day cultural landscapes in an attempt to ascertain the spatial manifestations of various cultural elements: demography, migration, language, religion, agriculture, political/economic systems and urbanization. Geographical analysis is emphasized as an important tool that can be applied to find solutions to the problems confronting humankind at various scales (local, regional, and global). Lecture, two hours per week; seminar, one hour per week. IAI: S4 900N.
GEG 1004. World Regional Geography. 3 hrs.
This is a survey course that examines each of the world's major geographical realms: Europe, Russian Realm, East Asia, Southeast Asia, South Asia, North Africa and Southwest Asia, Subsaharan Africa, Australia/Oceania, South America, Latin America and North America. A systematic review is conducted of the unique physiographic, climatic, cultural, historical, political, and economic elements that define and differentiate these regions. Lecture: three hours per week. IAI: S4 900N.
GEG 1005. Introduction To Astronomy. 4 hrs.
Astronomy, one of mankind's oldest intellectual pursuits, continues to both intrigue and awe man, even after 5,000 years. This course is designed to meet the needs of those students who merely have a cursory interest in the where, what, and how of cosmic phenomenon such as the sun, moon, planets, stars, meteors, comets, and constellations. Also, we will speculate on the why and when of black holes, and the possibility of life in space. Weather permitting, we will have laboratory sessions on stellar observational equipment and techniques. Lecture, two hours per week; seminar, one hour per week; lab, two hours per week. IAI: P1 906L.
GEG 1007. Planetary & Space Science. 3 hrs.
A survey of space and time, exploring past, present, and future development of our universe and solar system. Subjects included are: sun, moon, planets, stars, meteors, comets, constel- lations, galaxies, quasars, and black holes. Astronomy, being interdisciplinary science, will also cover concepts dealing with biology, geology, and religion. (For non-geography/geology majors)