Undergraduate Geography-Rock County
2023 Fall Term
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PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY- HOW THE EARTH WORKS
This course is about: how planet earth is constructed, weather and climate, water cycle, plate tectonics, volcanoes and earthquakes, landforms, soils and ecosystems, rocks and minerals, earth resources. Builds knowledge of our physical planet and our place within it. Two lab sessions per week. Field trips may be required.
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.