Liberal Arts > Geography

General Information

I. Catalog Course Description

Prerequisites: MATH120,MATH126 or higher or consent of instructor

Teaches the physical elements of geography, nature and distribution of climate, land forms, natural vegetation, and soils. Includes at least four lab experiences.

II. Course Objectives and Linkage to General Education Program

The information in the parentheses after a course objective refers to the specific general education (GE) learning outcome that the objective meets. Objectives without this information are not linked to WNC’s general education program.

Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to:

  1. Use terminology specific to physical geography topics selected for the course. (GE 1)
  2. Use physical geography concepts and principles to demonstrate a working knowledge of earth processes. (GE 1)
  3. Perform 4 laboratory activities that demonstrate the ability to apply concepts and principles in relation to physical geography. (GE1)

III. Topics

The following is a list of topics that must be covered in Geog 103:


  • Maps and Coordinate System; Seasons; Weather and Climate; Climate Change; Atmospheric processes


Additionally, instructors may choose to include other topics relevant to physical geography.

Scheduled GEOG-103 classes:

Fall 2019