GEG 110 - Physical Geography II Lab
Physical Geography II Lab explores the hands-on, practical applications of basic knowledge gained in the companion course, Physical Geography II (GEG-111). Exercises involve use of maps, atlases, GPS units, and other geographic tools to observe, measure, and analyze the spatial significance of Earth’s plants, animals, and landforms. This course fulfills the MCC requirement for a natural science elective. Three lab hours. (SUNY-NS) NOTE: This course only meets SUNY General Education Natural Science requirements when both GEG 110 and GEG 111 are successfully completed. (SUNY-NS)
Corequisite of Physical Geography II (GEG-111). Students that take GEG 110 are required to be taking or have taken GEG 111.
Course Learning Outcomes
1. Locate major political units and physical features important to Physical Geography II lab.
2. Identify the essential components of maps.
3. Examine the geographic patterns of landforms caused by internal processes (e.g. volcanic and tectonic activity).
4. Examine the geographic patterns of landforms caused by external processes (e.g. ice, water, wind).
5. Use topographic maps to identify or measure physical properties of landforms.
6. Use geospatial technology (e.g. Google Earth) to examine spatial and temporal changes on Earth's surface.
7. Conduct an experiment to simulate different types of weathering or mass wasting.
8. Determine the physical properties of a soil sample.
Course Offered Spring only