The objective of GEOG231 is to provide students with a general understanding of the processes and spatial distribution of the Earth's primary physical systems and the ways in which humans interact with these systems. Course emphasis is divided into three areas: the energy – atmosphere system, waterweather and climate systems, and the earth – atmosphere interface. Students are introduced to the basic physical processes and interactions that operate within each of these categories, with special focus on the ways in which these factors relate to contemporary environmental problems. GEOG 231 serves as an excellent starting point for the wide variety of environmental courses offered at Colgate. Students who successfully complete this seminar will satisfy one half of their Natural Sciences and Mathematics area of inquiry requirement.
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