geo180 | undergraduate
This undergraduate-level course is 5 weeks This course is available as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.
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Soils and Earth’s Internal Processes
- Describe the composition, formation, and uses of soils.
- Describe the properties of the Earth’s core, mantle, and crust.
- Explain the relationship between the rock cycle and plate tectonics.
Earth’s Geography, Location, and Atmosphere
- Compare the properties of atmospheric layers.
- Apply basic geographic grids and mapping tools.
- Analyze the relationship between the Earth and the sun.
Arid Landscapes, Coastlines, and Environmental Change
- Anayze the surficial processes that affect arid landscapes.
- Anayze the surficial processes that affect coastline formation.
- Analyze the relationship between humans and physical geography.
Weathering, Water, and Glaciers
- Compare the effects of mechanical and chemical weathering on rocks.
- Explain how human water use affects surface-water and groundwater processes.
- Analyze how global climate change affects glacier morphology.
- Explain the hydrologic cycle.
The Earth’s Climate
- Explain how atmospheric properties affect air pressure, air flow, seasonal change, and cloud formation.
- Describe how weather patterns evolve.
- Compare ancient and modern theories of climate change.
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