GEO 203 - Geomorphology
A study of the genesis of land forms, resulting from the action of running water, glaciers, waves, wind, ground water, and other gradational agents. The approach is analytical in terms of structure, process, and stage. Alternate Spring semester only (of odd years). Three class hours, three laboratory hours.
Prerequisite: GEO 101 or permission of instructor.
Course Learning Outcomes
1. Identify landforms using topographic maps or aerial photographs.
2. Classify fluvial, aeolian, karst, coastal or glacial landforms.
3. Explain the processes of landform development over time.
4. Predict changes in existing surfaces based on subsurface geology or climatic conditions.
5. Use the Plate Tectonic Model to explain landform evolution.
6. Describe how climate change affects landform evolution.
7. Collect field data using geomorphological techniques.
8. Analyze geo-spatial data collected in the field.
9. Use knowledge of surface processes to analyze problems in related fields.
Course Offered Spring only