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Physical Geography vs Geology class

by tree-lights
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tree-lights
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Nov14-10, 06:53 PM
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I want to take either a geology or physical geography class; I don't know which one I would enjoy more. If I take geology, it fulfills a prerequisite for another class I would like to take, Speleology; but the likelihood of me taking this class is unlikely.

I have a general idea of the differences in subject matter, but can anyone maybe explain a bit more, such as the specific subjects you will learn and what you will have to do in lab? I am already taking a different geography class next semester (Intro to Sustainability - new fancy name for an ecology and society class).

I don't know, I would just like some opinions on the class before I register, if anyone can help.
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klimatos
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Jan22-11, 08:53 PM
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Quote Quote by tree-lights View Post
I want to take either a geology or physical geography class; I don't know which one I would enjoy more. If I take geology, it fulfills a prerequisite for another class I would like to take, Speleology; but the likelihood of me taking this class is unlikely.

I have a general idea of the differences in subject matter, but can anyone maybe explain a bit more, such as the specific subjects you will learn and what you will have to do in lab? I am already taking a different geography class next semester (Intro to Sustainability - new fancy name for an ecology and society class).

I don't know, I would just like some opinions on the class before I register, if anyone can help.
An awful lot depends upon how the two courses are taught at your school--and who teaches them. I suggest you talk to students who have taken the courses and then browse through the textbooks for the two courses at the bookstore.

When I taught physical geography (back in the Neolithic), I started with earth-sun relationships, progressed to climatology, then introduced geomorphology and oceanography, and finally ended up with plant and animal geography (ecology in today's academia). The physical geography course was an introduction to and prerequisite for more advanced 200 and 300 level courses. However, I have no idea how they do it at your school. I would strongly suggest that the advice you can get from fellow students or your advisor is worth more than any advice you can get online.
barcelona5
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Jan26-11, 02:58 PM
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I agree, I think it the evaluation of a class relies heavily on the instructor and how they teach the course. If your school provides online evaluations of teachers, I suggest checking those out first. When it comes down to it, though, I think that you should take the class that interests you most. In the end, you will succeed in something that you enjoy learning about.


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