GEOG 6111K: Physical Geography for Teachers (4)

Lecture: 3, Lab: 1, Other: 0

A course designed for teacher education graduate students, exploring the natural systems that shape our physical environment and the resultant spatial patterns discernable on Earth's surface. The course explores Earth's energy system, atmospheric processes, weather, climate, hydrology, distribution of soils and life forms, geomorphic processes, and the distribution and characteristics of certain recognized landform types. Maps, geographic information systems, remote sensing, and other geographic techniques will be explored. The lab sessions will include a mix of 1) practical experience in making observations, performing measurements and calculations, interpreting physical phenomena, drawing conclusions, and reporting the results of the activities; and 2) obtaining appropriate materials and data and using them to prepare activities for middle grades or high school students, as appropriate.