Geography is an important part of a liberal arts education, for it offers a unique perspective on the interrelationship between people and their environment.
GEOG 220 — Geography and Earth/Space Science (3 credits)
The goal of physical geography is to explain the structure of the spheres of the Earth (atmosphere, biosphere, hydrosphere, and lithosphere) and how we interact with them. This course uses problem-centered integrated inquiry activities to introduce students to the composition of the cosmos and its scale of space and time; the principles on which the universe appears to operate; what causes earthquakes, volcanoes, and floods; and how these events and others shape the surface of the planet. Offered Interim and Spring Semesters.