This course provides an introduction to the Earth’s physical landscape including climate, landforms, and vegetation, and the processes
that link them. The first section of the course examines atmospheric processes and the distribution and characteristics of the Earth’s
climatic regions. The second section of the course focuses on processes at or near the Earth’s surface and gives special attention to
volcanic and tectonic landforms; weathering and erosion; fluvial, aeolian and glacial processes; and the landforms they produce. The
main objective of the course is for students to gain a basic understanding of the interaction between climate and the physical and
biological systems at the earth’s surface.