Spring 2023 - GEOG 111 D100
Earth Systems (3)
Class Number: 2502
Delivery Method: In Person
Course Times + Location:
Tu 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 3181, Burnaby
Office: RCB 6231
An introduction to landforms, climates, soils and vegetation; their origins, distributions, interrelationships and roles in the ecosystem. Laboratory work and field trips are included. Breadth-Science.
Atmospheric rivers, changing sea levels, and fast flowing outlet glaciers are active physical processes that have the potential to impact human behaviour. Learn how these and other systems are linked through an overview of major Earth Systems. This course serves as introduction to significant global scale issues on climate, global circulation, tectonics and geomorphology. You will interact with the dynamic relationship between the lithosphere, atmosphere, hydrosphere and biosphere at global to local scales and learn how the geographic sciences contribute to our understanding of these systems. Broadly, students will gain insight into how humans engage their physical environment in areas such as hazards, climate change, and ecosystem management while developing finely tuned applied skills in understanding geographic communication, working with spatial data and predicting rates of geographic change.
There are no in-person lab meetings scheduled during the first week of classes.
COURSE-LEVEL EDUCATIONAL GOALS:
- Learners will demonstrate a basic understanding of the operation and interconnection of Earth’s lithospheric, atmospheric, hydrologic and biogeographic systems.
- Learners will display, explore, analyze, and interpret geoscience data.
- Learners will recognize connections between Earth system function and apply knowledge of those connections to geoscience issues at the local to global scale.
- Learners will identify how and where geographers work to positively influence their world.
- Participation 15%
- Labs 40%
- Lecture Quizzes 45%
MATERIALS + SUPPLIES:
Under SFU's Education Site License, SFU students, staff, and researchers may download the following software to home computers for academic use ONLY. This includes teaching and classroom use and research purposes.
Software available to download/install on home computers
- Microsoft 365
- ESRI Applications such as ArcGIS Desktop, ArcGIS Pro, ArcGIS Online, ESRI CityEngine, etc.
- Matlab with Named User License
- Adobe CC with Named User License*
* ONLY those who are in SFU payroll are eligible for Adobe CC with Named User License
Access to online e-textbook resources (free and open-source access through your web browser) and readings/materials on SFU’s CANVAS learning management system.
REQUIRED READING NOTES:
Your personalized Course Material list, including digital and physical textbooks, are available through the SFU Bookstore website by simply entering your Computing ID at: shop.sfu.ca/course-materials/my-personalized-course-materials.
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