|Course ID:||GEOG 3010. 3 hours. |
|Course Title:||General Geomorphology|
|Earth surface processes and landforms, including tectonic, volcanic, weathering, soil, hillslope, karst, fluvial, glacial, periglacial, eolian, and coastal geomorphic systems. Relevance to environmental change is stressed. Field trip required.|
|Oasis Title:||General Geomorphology|
|Offered fall and spring semester every year. |
|Grading System:||A-F (Traditional)|
Learning objectives for this course include:
A basic understanding of physical, biological, and extraterrestrial processes that
influence the spatial expression of landforms at local and regional scales;
An appreciation of the diversity of physical landforms and linkages with other
An ability to recognize the reciprocal interactions between human action,
modification of the landscape, and past/future global environmental change;
A greater cognizance of the importance of science in the everyday functioning of our
planet, and its crucial role in informing conservation policy and decision making.
This course satisfies the following General Learning Abilities:
Communicate effectively through writing. This is met by a series of writing
assignments associated with supplemental reading and data analysis.
Computer Literacy is addressed through course administration, student-faculty
electronic interaction, and data analysis activities and assignments.
Critical Thinking is central to the learning objectives of this class, and is
developed through homework assignments, lecture, classroom discussion, and inquiry-
based learning efforts.
Moral Reasoning (Ethics) is an important element of this course, as it explores
linkages among the physical environment, hazards, human health and welfare, and
appropriate technologies. Moral reasoning is developed through lectures, writing
assignments, classroom discussion, and inquiry-based learning activities.
Dating Geomorphic Features
Dating and Rock Weathering
Arid Processes and Landforms
Arid and Coastal Landforms
Ice Ages and Global Environmental Change