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2021-2022 Catalog 
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GEOG 210 - Mountain Geography

Credits: 5
Provides a geographic overview of mountains including the importance of mountain regions to humans, the formation, geomorphology, weather, climate, and biology of mountain regions. May include a one day field trip on a Saturday.

Enrollment Requirement: Eligible for ENGL& 101  or instructor consent.

Satisfies Requirement: Social Science

Course Outcomes:
Students who successfully complete this class will be able to:

  1. Acknowledge the importance of mountain environments to human society.
  2. Analyze the role of plate tectonics in mountain building.
  3. Describe the weather and climate unique to mountain ranges.
  4. Outline impacts on mountain environments due to climate change.
  5. Identify land-forms resulting from glaciation.
  6. Explain how glaciers form and create land-forms.
  7. Discuss safe travel in snow avalanche terrain.
  8. Paraphrase all of the various ways rocks are weathered.
  9. Demonstrate how water, ice, and mass wasting shape mountains.
  10. Assess what factors vegetation and wildlife must possess to thrive in the mountain environment.
  11. Evaluate the use of resources by human societies in mountain regions.

Program Outcomes
  1. Identify and describe a current geographic problem or inequity at a global or regional scale.
  2. Identify and describe an individual action one can undertake to solve a current geographic problem or inequity.

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