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This course is dedicated to a study of the world around us. The class starts with an introduction to geography, in which students will learn the five themes of geography, the features that define the earth, the climate patterns of the earth, how to study peoples and cultures of the earth and how to use various geographic tools.


Ch.1 – Welcome to Class
Ch.2 – Introduction to Physical Geography
Ch.3 – Maps, Remote Sensing, and GIS
Ch.4 – The Science of Physical Geography
Ch.5 – Introduction to Systems Theory
Ch.6 – The Universe, Earth, Natural Spheres, and Gaia
Ch.7 – Energy and Matter
Ch.8 – Introduction to the Atmosphere
Ch.9 – Introduction to the Atmosphere II
Ch.10 – Introduction to the Hydrosphere
Ch.11 – Introduction to the Biosphere
Ch.12 – Introduction to the Lithosphere
Ch.13 – Introduction to the Lithosphere II
Ch.14 – Glaciation