Catalog: 2014–2015 Catalog Year

GEOG 104: Physical Geography Laboratory

General Information

  • Name: Physical Geography Laboratory
  • Discipline: Geography (GEOG)
  • Units (Credits): 1
  • Transfer Information: Courses with numbers 100 to 299: This course is designed to apply toward a WNC degree and/or transfer to other schools within the Nevada System of Higher Education, depending on the degree chosen and other courses completed. It may transfer to colleges and universities outside Nevada. For information about how this course can transfer and apply to your program of study, please contact a counselor.
  • Academic Division: Liberal Arts

Prerequisites and Recommended Courses

Course Outline

I: Catalog Course Description

Offers experimental and in-depth investigations designed to illustrate fundamental principles of geosciences.

II: Course Objectives

Upon completion of the course, the successful student will have:

  • Learned to apply course material (to improve thinking, problem solving and decisions) in PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY LABORATORY.

III: Course Linkage

Linkage of course to educational program mission and at least one educational program outcome.

The mission of general education at WNC is to provide students who complete degrees and certificates of achievement with critical life skills that will benefit them in their personal and professional endeavors.

GEOG 104 fills a degree requirement for the Associate of Science with Geoscience emphasis. The mission of the Associate of Science-Geoscience emphasis is to provide a strong foundation in earth and physical sciences, and prepare students for transfer into many disciplines, including geology, geography, environmental science, and science teaching.

This course addresses the following Student Learning Objectives of the General Education Mission by ensuring that successful students:

  • Are able to demonstrate college level reading, writing, and oral communication skills.
  • Possess adequate problem solving, creative reasoning, and critical thinking skills.
  • Can engage in meaningful self assessments and work effectively with others.
  • Utilize effective and efficient learning skills, including locating and evaluating sources of information.
  • Have knowledge of the subject matter to a level that is appropriate to the emphasis of their degree.
  • Develop and improve their creative abilities.
  • Appreciate the need for continuing education and lifelong learning.
  • Will succeed at transfer institutions.


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