GEOG 3203: Principles of Physical Geography

Taught 2010-2013 by Dr. Julian

This course explores more rigorously the concepts introduced in introductory physical geography. At the end of the course, students are expected to have a process-based understanding of four interrelated core areas: Geomorphology, Climatology, Biogeography, and Human-Environment Interactions. A large portion of the class is devoted to applied projects where students combine knowledge from lectures and readings with spatial data collection and analysis to demonstrate their grasp on fundamental processes in physical geography.

Students examining weathering processes on top of Mount Scott in the Wichita Mountains, some of the oldest mountains on Earth.


“Alright class, tell me how this little stream carved out this deep canyon?”


“Next question: Why is the grass in this prairie dog town shorter and greener than the surrounding prairie?”