Undergraduate Geography-Rock County
2020 Spring Term
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INTRO TO CULTURAL GEOGRAPHY
Geography-Rock County 101
A Surv. of world patterns of culture, such as population, language, religion, urban & rural settlement, & their causal relationships, emphasizing the global diversity of world cultures, contrasting world views & the issues thus raised.
Geography-Rock County 125
The Geo. of Earth's physical characteristics, including weather & climate, climate types, water, soils, Earth materials, l&forms, & Earth resources; study of the processes & interactions creating Earth's physical geographic patterns. Two or four hours of lab per week depending on the credit. Field trip(s) may be required. May not be taken for credit by students who have had GEO 120, GEO 123 or GEO 124.
DISASTERS-LIVING ON THE EDGE
Geography-Rock County 170
A natural Sci. course describing the alteration of the physical Env. with the resulting effects on air, water, soils, vegetation, animal life & humans. Field trip(s) may be required. Geo 130 meets DPI requirements for Env.al education at some UW baccalaureate institutions.
GLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGE: PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE
Geography-Rock County 270
This course will examine contemporary scientific thought on the cycles of climate change, underst&ing of past climate conditions, the current state of the atmosphere, & predictions for future change & adaptation strategies. Close emphasis will be placed on evidence for climate change through cultural evidence for change (journals, historical documents) as well as physical evidence & proxies (tree rings, fossils, ice cores, sediments). Past periods of climate change will be analyzed in order to underst& how life was affected during those events as well as to set the context to better underst& scientific though on current & future climate trends
GEOGRAPHY OF WORLD ENERGY
Geography-Rock County 277
A geographically-based overview of non-renewable & renewable energy on a global scale. Human innovations that may provide opportunities for a more sustainable energy future are emphasized. Socioeconomic & Env.al implications of its recovery, distribution, & use are explored for each type of energy resource. Prereq: One Sem. of college work.