Sep 15, 2019  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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GEOG 1332 - Topics in Science


A series of five-week modules on various topics in physical geography. Section 001. Violent Storms. Analysis of the causes, characteristics, and regional patterns of thunderstorms, tornadoes and hurricanes, emphasizing the hazards associated with each type of storm. Section 002. Elementary Surveying. Introduces the various techniques of running a traverse, location of points by intersection and resection, determination of distance by pacing, chaining, stadia and trigonometry and carrying of elevations. Section 003. Basic Navigation. Introduces the principles of navigation using the sun as the celestial body. Emphasis is on determining latitude and longitude at solar noon. Section 004. Earthquakes. The characteristics, causes, and results of earth movements along faults. Section 005. Waves and Beaches. Analysis of wind-generated waves in the open ocean and the changes that occur as waves enter shallow water, forming surf. The tides and seismic sea waves are discussed for comparison. Sec Max hours: 9 Credits. Semester Hours: 1 to 1



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