Aug 18, 2022  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog

Physical Geography Minor


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The Physical Geography Minor is designed for students in the Colleges of Science, Education, Liberal Arts, Engineering, and others, who desire a scientific understanding of the spatial aspects of the Earth System and analysis of spatial data. The minor emphasizes the four spheres of the Earth System: Atmosphere, Lithosphere, Hydrosphere, and Biosphere, and consists of 24 credits of geography and geology classes.

Please see the UNLV College of Sciences Department of Geoscience web page at http://geoscience.unlv.edu/ for information about department programs, faculty and facilities.  Degree worksheets are available at Minor in Physical Geography | Academics | University of Nevada, Las Vegas (unlv.edu)

 

Advising


Please see advising information at the UNLV College of Sciences Advising Center https://www.unlv.edu/sciences/advising

 

 

Accreditation


Institution - Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities www.nwccu.org

 

 

Learning Outcomes

  •  Develop a competent level of ability to read, interpret, and make topographic maps, and understand coordinate systems and scale, and to implement use of Geographic Information Systems.
  •  Communicate verbally and orally the primary climatic zones of Earth, weather and climate, and the energy-atmosphere system. 
  •  Recognize the Earth-Atmosphere system, including tectonics, natural disasters, the rock cycle, rivers, and ocean systems.

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