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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.

New SUNY General Education: SUNY - Natural Sciences (and Scientific Reasoning)

Retiring SUNY General Education: SUNY-NS - Natural Sciences (SNSC)

*NOTE: This course only meets SUNY General Education requirements when both GEG 100 and GEG 101 are successfully completed.*

MCC General Education: MCC-CT - Critical Thinking (MCT), MCC-SCI - Scientific Reasoning (MSCI), MCC-GLO - Global Understanding (MGLO)

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, Spring

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Fall Semester 2023