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GEOG 131 A   Environmental Geography Back to Results  

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EnrollmentGeneral7610
2017131300
2018151500
Total353410

InstructorLoranty, Michael M.
MeetsMWF 920-1010, HO 238
RestrictionsNo 2016 2015
DistributionNat Science/Math Requirement
Core AreaNone
Count TowardsENS2/Environmental Economics ENS4/Environmental Geology ENS3/Environmental Geography ENS5/Environmental Studies

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The objective of this course is to provide students with a general understanding of the processes and spatial distribution of the Earth's primary physical systems and the ways in which humans interact with these systems. Course emphasis is divided into three areas: atmospheric processes, the spatial dynamics of vegetation and soils, and landform development. Students are introduced to the basic physical processes and interactions that operate within each of these categories, with special focus on the ways in which these factors relate to contemporary environmental problems. (Formerly GEOG 102.) This course counts toward the Natural Science and Mathematics area of inquiry/distribution requirement.