This course examines the important elements of the global environment, emphasizing interactions between the atmosphere, hydrosphere, lithosphere and biosphere. Major topics include the global energy system, atmospheric and oceanic processes, hydrologic, tectonic and biogeochemical cycles, geomorphic processes and landforms, essential ecological concepts, as well as world soil and vegetation patterns. The tools and methods of study applied in the discipline of physical geography and the relationships of human-environment interactions are also considered.
Course code: GEOG 1110
Length: 60.0 hours
PrerequisitesAdmission to University Transfer program at VCC.
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† This information is intended as a guideline only. Program and course details are subject to change with the approval of VCC's Board of Governors.