EARTH 201 - Introduction Physical Geography
Winter 2022, Section 001
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Earth and Environmental Sciences (EARTH)
Department: LSA Earth & Environmental Sciences
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Details

Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
BS, NS
Credit Exclusions:
No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in GEOSCI 144 or 202 or EARTH 144 or 202 (or any combination thereof).
Other Course Info:
F.
BS:
This course counts toward the 60 credits of math/science required for a Bachelor of Science degree.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

Description

This course emphasizes the scientific processes and principles behind global environmental problems.

Topics include:

  • global biogeochemical cycles,
  • human population,
  • ecosystem management,
  • biogeography,
  • ecological restoration,
  • soil-water-air pollution,
  • environmental health, and
  • energy resources.

There is a required textbook for this class: "Discovering Physical Geography" by Alan F. Arbogast (any edition is suitable, including the older editions 1 through 3).

Course Requirements:

A total of 6 quizzes, a mid-term and a final exam will be administered online through Canvas. All are open book, and will remain open for extended periods of time to accommodate all students.

Labs will be due a week after they are assigned, and will be completed with instruction from GSI's assigned to each student's section. The labs are designed to take approximately 2-3 hours each to complete. No more than 10 labs will be assigned, and all will be 100% online.

This class will include one optional in-person activity (not required) for students who are interested/available for a 2-hour round-trip outdoor walking tour of the University of Michigan Arboretum and Huron River to see glacial features in the local landscape. It will be led by the professor and 1 or more GSI's, either in September or early October (to be announced).

Intended Audience:

Undergraduate students interested in the scientific processes and principles behind global environmental problems.

Class Format:

Lecture meets for 90 minutes twice weekly.  Required lab meets once weekly for two hours. 

Schedule

EARTH 201 - Introduction Physical Geography
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 In Person
35510
Open
22
 
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TuTh 8:30AM - 10:00AM
002 (LAB)
 In Person
35511
Closed
0
 
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M 12:00PM - 2:00PM
003 (LAB)
 In Person
35512
Open
3
 
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Tu 12:00PM - 2:00PM
004 (LAB)
 In Person
35513
Open
3
 
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W 9:00AM - 11:00AM
005 (LAB)
 In Person
35514
Open
1
 
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W 12:00PM - 2:00PM
006 (LAB)
 In Person
35515
Open
8
 
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Th 12:00PM - 2:00PM
007 (LAB)
 In Person
35516
Open
7
 
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Th 2:00PM - 4:00PM

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