Colgate University

First-Year Course Offerings — Fall 2022

FSEM 178   Introduction to Environmental Geography
RestrictionsNo 2025 2024 2023
DistributionNatural Sciences & Mathematics
Core AreaNone

Faculty Profile for Professor Scull

Designed to provide students with a general understanding of the processes and spatial distribution of the Earth's primary physical systems. Emphasis is divided into three areas: the energy – atmosphere system; water weather 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 a special focus on the ways in which these factors relate to contemporary environmental problems. FSEM 184 serves as an excellent starting point for the wide variety of environmental courses offered at Colgate. Students who successfully complete this seminar will receive credit for GEOG 231 and satisfy one half of the Natural Sciences and Mathematics area of inquiry requirement.

Peter Scull is a physical geographer interested in using geospatial tools (geographic information systems and remote sensing) to study environmental change.