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GEOGRPHY 1040 Planet Earth4 Credits

The features of the natural environment (lithosphere, atmosphere and hydrosphere); their character, distribution, origin and relationship with human beings. Principles of environmental conservation are also included. A field trip is required. Not open to students who have had GEOGRPHY 1140 or GEOGRPHY 1240.
Components: Laboratory, Class
Cross Offering: GEOGRPHY 1040
GE: Natural Science
Typically Offered: Fall/Spring

Course Number

0000-0990            No credit toward degree
                             (does not count toward 120 credit minimum)

1000-2990            Lower level undergraduate course

3000-4990            Upper level undergraduate course

5000 or higher      Graduate level course


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Prerequisite or Corequisite Designation

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Semester/Term Designation

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General Education (Liberal Studies Areas) Requirements

Lists which general education requirements this course meets

  • HUMAN: Carries general education humanities credit
  • FINE ARTS: Carries general education fine arts credit
  • HISTORY: Carries general education historical perspective credit
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE: Carries general education social sciences credit
  • NATURAL SCIENCE: Carries general education natural sciences credit
  • INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION: Carries general education international education credit
  • ETHNIC STUDIES, GENDER STUDIES: Carries general education ethnic and gender studies credit
  • ETHNIC: Carries general education ethnic studies credit
  • GENDER: Carries general education gender studies credit

Other Areas

  • ENTRY: Carries entry credit
  • HHP-ACTIVITY: Carries health and human performance activity credit
  • HHP-WELLNESS: Carries health and human performance wellness credit