Undergraduate Geography-Rock County
2021 Fall Term
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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
Study of various environmental hazards, their causes, impacts on humans, and mitigations. Core topics are natural hazards (earthquakes, volcanoes, flooding, landslides, tornadoes, hurricanes), and anthropogenic hazards (climate change/global warming, nuclear hazards, and overpopulation). Additional topics may be covered: coastal hazards, pollution of groundwater, air, soil, and water, other atmospheric hazards (extreme weather, droughts), impacts from space, extinctions, biohazards, chemical hazards, and terrorism.