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Geog 1 - Intro to Physical Geography

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Chabot College Fall 2002 Replaced Fall 2010 Course Outline for Geography 1 INTRODUCTION TO PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY Catalog Description Geography 1 Introduction to Physical Geography 3 units Earth s natural environments with emphasis on spatial characteristics change over time interactions between environmental components and human environment interactions Physical processes techniques and tools by which Earth s climates soils vegetation water resources and land forms are linked into integrated global patterns Affect of natural environments on human activities and how humans modify environments Field trips may be included 3 hours Typical contact hours 52 5 Prerequisite Skills None Expected Outcomes for Students Upon completion of the course the student should be able to 1 apply the techniques and tools of geography e g locational reference systems geographic information systems maps remotely sensed imagery to the interpretation of spatial information 2 apply the great circle concept and longitudinal space time relationships to the solution of practical distance and time problems 3 recognize that cartographic representations of spatial information are affected by relationships between map scale detail and areal coverage and by the basic map properties and distortions inherent in map projections 4 apply knowledge of atmospheric processes air sea interactions weather elements events and climate controls to the classification properties and distribution of world climate types 5 observe describe and explain the origins characteristics spatial distributions interactions and integrated patterns of climate soils vegetation water resources and land forms 6 recognize that all land forms are the result of the interaction of internal tectonic forces and external geomorphic processes and apply that knowledge to an appreciation and understanding of specific land form origins processes and types 7 apply knowledge of the distribution of resources environmental hazards and



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