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Unformatted text preview: Geography 121: Weather and Climate Spring 2007 M, W, F, 11:30 a.m. 12:30 p.m., Halsey 109 Instructor : Colin Long; 302 Halsey; 424 2182; firstname.lastname@example.org Office Hours : Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday (10:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m.), Tuesday (2:00 p.m. 4:00 p.m.) and by appointment Text : Elemental Geosystems (4th or 5 th edition) by Robert W. Christopherson Physical Geography Manual (5 th edition) by John Corbet Course purpose: This course is intended to provide you with a basic understanding of the components and processes that create weather and climate on the earth. Most of you will not follow up this course with extensive study of climate as your main focus in education, but an understanding of these principals will allow you to make better sense of the world around you. This course is akin to another piece of the puzzle that is the world we inhabit. Each area that you study such as art, history, sociology, math, biology, etc. provides you with another part of the earths human or physical landscape. The strength of the liberal arts approach is that it gives you the opportunity to see how all the pieces, although seemingly unrelated, fit together. I want to encourage you to think about weather and climate in terms of its affect on the other subject areas that you are studying. I believe that it will soon be clear that there are significant links and that by looking for those relationships you will see the value of the liberal arts education that youre receiving and that the world we inhabit really is a very connected place.receiving and that the world we inhabit really is a very connected place....
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This note was uploaded on 04/25/2008 for the course GEOG 121 taught by Professor Long during the Spring '08 term at Wisc Oshkosh.
- Spring '08