A study of the Earth and the processes that create and shape its physical features and landforms. Topics include Earth dimensions and motions, seasons, map reading, weather and climate, tectonic and surface process, landforms, and tools used by geographers. Emphasis is placed on recognizing, describing, and interpreting the spatial distribution of Earth features, the processes that form these features, and their relationship to humanity. Field trip may be required.
Grade Option (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass)
Lecture hours/semester: 48-54
Homework hours/semester: 96-108
Recommended: Eligibility for READ 836 and ENGL 836; or ENGL 847 or ESL 400.
AA/AS Degree Requirements: Area B1
Transfer Credit: CSU (CSU GE Area B1), UC (IGETC Area 5A)