Introduction to the physical basis of the climate system from the global to the local scale, emphasizing the surface energy and water balances. Examples are drawn from forested, agricultural, urban, and aquatic environments, as well as issues related to climate change. Develops skills used to study and quantify climate processes.
In our Geography courses, you’ll explore some of the most pressing issues in our world today. We investigate topics like food insecurity and the role of poverty in food production; urban housing markets and racial segregation; water pollution and environmental justice; climate change; economic development and geopolitics; and much more.
Your individual interests and concentration area will guide your selection of courses as you advance in the major.