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GEOG 1401. Weather and Climate. 4 Hours.

The basic concepts of meteorology and climatology are introduced. Atmospheric temperature, pressure, winds, moisture, and air masses and storms are systematically covered, followed by an overview of the major climates and ecosystems of the earth. Environmental problems related to weather, climate, and ecosystems are considered throughout. The lab portion of weather and climate is an activity-related treatment of the basic components of meteorology and climatology. Specific topics covered are similar to the lecture.

Bachelor of Arts, Major in Geography (Human Geography)

1 WOLC 2311 AND WOLC 2312   satisfy the Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area IV (Language, Philosophy, and Culture) and three semester credit hours of Component Area IX (Component Area Option). 2 GEOG 1401  also satisfies Core Component Area III OR the degree-specific requirement for Life and Physical Sciences. 3 GEOG 1300  satisfies the Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area VIII (Social and Behavioral Sciences). GEOG 2355  and GEOG 2356  satisfy the Core Component Area IV. 4  Electives should be used to satisfy the 42 advanced hour requirement.

Department of Environmental and Geosciences

The Department of Environmental and Geosciences is an excellent blend of three disciplines that have a common thread:  Environmental Science, Geography, and Geology. All three degrees are concerned with the physical environment, with resources – including energy resources – and with ways that humans interact with and modify the natural environment. Students may major or minor in all three areas.