The natural elements of the environment and the effects of humans.  Topics include: the seasons and other cycles, weather, climate, as well as landforms created by running water, wind, waves and ice, as well as tectonic processes. Three hours lecture, two hours lab each week.

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. 

Biogeography is the study of species and how they are arranged upon the landscape.  It explores both the current and past distribution of plants and animals on Earth as well as the ecological processes that underlie these arrangements.

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.