Earth Environments is a course in Physical Geography: the study of the physical landscape, a system, its components and the processes that link those components together.

An introduction to human and physical geography by use of the world regional approach. Fundamental geographic concepts and ideas (regional economic development, global systems, spatial diffusion) are presented in different regional contexts.

Fundamental skills in a variety of geospatial data collection and analysis technologies, including GPS, web-based mapping, and GIS analysis, to investigate geographic patterns and questions. 

Fundamental skills in visual interpretation, photogrammetry, and computer processing of digital aerial and satellite imagery.

Climatology and Meteorology is a course that examines the processes and patterns found in the Earth's atmospheric system. The class also studies the effect weather and climate has on the environment in which we live. The weather component focuses on short-term energy, atmospheric motion and moisture considerations along with weather forecasting. The climate portion looks at global energy balance, climate change, paleo-climates and proxy data techniques.

Geographic Information System fundamentals and theory are presented in a lecture format. Lab work focuses on applying GIS strategies and other geographic tools, such as aerial photo interpretation, spatial modeling, and spatial analysis to examine a variety of physical geography and human geography problems.