10 Credits SPRING

Aims/Description: This course is intended to provide an introduction to the general principles of physical geography for students with diverse backgrounds. Using a systems-based approach to physical geography, four environmental systems will be examined: the atmosphere, the hydrosphere, the geosphere and the cryosphere. The final part of the course will consider the interactions between physical systems and also the changes and consequences of systems change, such as climatic change, over time and space.

Staff Contact: Dr C D Clark, Mr R D Brown, Dr P A Smithson, Geography
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Assessment: Formal Examination

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