BYU Independent Study - Online Courses

Global Environment

Understanding Physical Geography

GEOG 101


$ 564.00

Instructor: Matthew Frank Bekker PhD
Credits: 3.00

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Physical environment, distribution, and interrelationships of climates, landforms, ecosystems and their human significance.

Course Content:

Lesson 1: Geography, Systems, and Science
Lesson 2: Location, Time, and Geographic Tools
Lesson 3: Solar Energy, Seasons, and the Atmosphere
Lesson 4: Earth’s Energy Budget and Temperature
Lesson 5: Air and Water Circulation
Lesson 6: Water in the Atmosphere
Lesson 7: Precipitation and Storms
Lesson 8: Water Resources
Lesson 9: Global Climate Systems
Lesson 10: Soils
Lesson 11: The Lithosphere and Plate Tectonics
Lesson 12: Tectonics, Earthquakes, and Volcanism
Lesson 13: Weathering, Karst Landscapes, and Mass Movement
Lesson 14: Fluvial Processes and Landforms
Lesson 15: Oceans, Coasts, and Wind
Lesson 16: Glacial Processes and Landforms
Lesson 17: Climatic Variability and Change
Lesson 18: Ecosystems and Processes in the Biosphere
Lesson 19: Terrestrial Biomes
Lesson 20: Humans and the Earth System

Online Courses:

Course materials are accessed online, and all assignments must be submitted online. Optional course readings may be available but do not include the self-check assignments or graded assignments.
Optional Materials Cost
   GEOG 101 Reading packet    $ 20.00