Course Descriptions

GEG 100 - Physical Geography I Laboratory

1 Credit

Physical Geography I Lab explores the hands-on, practical applications of basic knowledge gained in the companion course, GEG 101 Physical Geography I. Exercises involve use of maps, atlases, and scientific equipment to observe, measure, and analyze the spatial significance of natural phenomena on and near Earth’s surface. NOTE: This course only meets SUNY General Education Natural Science requirements when both GEG 100 and GEG 101 are successfully completed. This course fulfills the MCC requirement for a natural science elective. Three laboratory hours. (SUNY-NS)

Corequisite with GEG 101 Physical Geography.

Course Learning Outcomes
1. Locate and identify major political units and physical features important to Physical Geography. (Level 2)
2. Identify the essential components of maps and apply these to Physical Geography. (Level 2)
3. Measure geographic properties (e.g., temperature, humidity, dew point, pressure, position) and examine their geographic patterns. (Level 1 and 4)
4. Interpret maps and identify relationships between geographic properties. (Level 2 and 3)
5. Model the earth-sun relationship spatially and temporally. (Level 6)
6. Explain the spatial and temporal distribution of Earth’s energy budget. (Level 2)
7. Illustrate the processes within Earth’s water cycle. (Level 2)
8. Diagram the spatial and temporal concepts of atmospheric circulation at various scales. (Level 2)
9. Relate interactions between humans and the environment. (Level 4)

Course Offered Fall and Spring

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Spring Semester 2019
Summer Session 2019