GEOG 1190: Physical Geography: Geomorphology

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Course Format Lecture 3.0 h + Seminar 0.0 h + Lab. 2.0 h
Credits 3.0

Course Description

An introduction to the dynamic forces and processes responsible for shaping the surface of the Earth and the development of landforms (geomorphology). Topics covered include the internal structure of the Earth; plate tectonics; volcanism; Earthquakes; mountain building; the effects of water, ice and wind on the surface of the Earth and the development and distribution of soils. This is a laboratory science course. Weekly labs teach skills in the use of topographic maps, air photo interpretation and terrain analysis. There will be a field trip to a local area of interest.

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