Physical Geography are the natural processes shaping Earth’s surface and their associated variability in time and space. We explore the interlocking ‘geosystems’ of the Earth, including the Atmosphere (weather, climate), Lithosphere (landforms), Hydrosphere (surface/ground water), and Biosphere (life), and the interactions between us and our changing surroundings.
This 4-credit hour course satisfies the lab science requirement of the Westfield State Common Core. The three weekly lectures provide an organized overview of the topics to supplement the reading and writing assignments. The weekly lab features hands-on learning projects. This course includes a 1-day field trip to the most spectacular natural locations in Western Massachusetts.
- What is Geo-literacy?
- What is Geography?
- Why is Fieldwork Important to Geography?
- Summer 2014 Science Stuff!
- Summer 2015 Science Stuff!
- Hawaii 2015 Science Stuff!
- Summer 2016 Science Stuff!
- Summer 2017 Science Stuff!
Resources, tutorials, and other useful information are on my Physical Geography Resources web page.
GARP 0102 Introduction to Physical Geography (Spring 2017)
GARP 0102 Introduction to Physical Geography (Fall 2016)
GARP 0102 Introduction to Physical Geography (Spring 2016)
GARP 0102 Introduction to Physical Geography (Fall 2015)