GEG 111 - Physical Geography II
Physical Geography II is the study of spatial patterns and natural processes on Earth. As an introductory course, GEG 111 explores where and why plants, animals, and landforms occur where they do. Students will develop a better understanding of the natural environment and our role within it. Key topics include maps and map making, plants and animals (biogeography), as well as landforms (geomorphology) caused by volcanoes, earthquakes, glaciers, and rivers. This course fulfills the MCC requirement for a natural science elective. Three class hours. (SUNY-NS)
Course Learning Outcomes
1. Differentiate among the major fields of Geography: Physical Geography, Human Geography, Regional Geography, and Geospatial Technology.
2. Locate major political units and physical features important to physical geography.
3. Diagram the internal structure of the earth.
4. Describe the internal processes (e.g. volcanic and tectonic activity) that create landforms.
5. Describe the external processes (e.g. ice, water, wind) that create landforms.
6. Compare and contrast different types of weathering and mass wasting.
7. Explain the conditions in which sediment is eroded, transported, or deposited within a fluvial system.
8. Illustrate the processes that form soils.
9. Examine the spatial and temporal patterns of plants or animals.
Course Offered Spring only