GE 3260 - The Physical Geography of National Parks
Prerequisite(s): GE 2001
A survey of the physical geography of the United States through a sample of our National Parks. These Parks have within them examples of many diverse landforms and demonstrate the tectonic and geomorphic processes responsible for the evolution of landforms throughout the United States. Using the example of the National Parks, examines the tectonics of the Eastern and Western United States, the effects of alpine and continental glaciation and periglacial processes, and the impact of fluvial processes within the context of landscape regions such as the Appalachians, the Great Plains, the Rocky Mountains, and the Sierra-Cascades system. Spring of even years. Prerequisite(s): GE 2001.
*All course information is from the 2012-2013 Catalog.