Colgate University

First-Year Course Offerings — Fall 2022

GEOG 231   Geography of the Physical Environment
RestrictionsNo 2024 2023
DistributionNatural Sciences & Mathematics
Core AreaNone
FormerlyGEOG 131

Provides students with a general understanding of the processes and spatial distribution of the Earth's primary physical systems and the ways in which humans interact with these systems. Course emphasis is divided into three areas: atmospheric processes, the spatial dynamics of vegetation and soils, and landform development. Students are introduced to the basic physical processes and interactions that operate within each of these categories, with special focus on the ways in which these factors relate to contemporary environmental problems.