Undergraduate Catalog 2020-2021

GEG 102 People and Their Environment(RLA)

3 hours; 3 credits. An introduction to the Earth as home to human beings. Course first surveys physical geography in order to understand various natural processes (weather and climate, formations of soils and biological systems, hydrologic cycle) that allowed for emergence of human civilization. The second part examines the advent of the Holocene, the current epoch in which human beings are transforming the planet.  Required for Geography majors, open to all students.