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Physical/Life Science Exploration
Urban Environmental Geography takes an Earth systems approach to two questions: (a) how do environmental conditions impact urban development, and (b) how has urbanization impacted local, regional, and global environments. Subsystems of Earth systems are the geosphere, hydrosphere, atmosphere, biosphere, and anthrosphere. Students integrate relevant content of physical, biological, and social science disciplines. Skills, such as interpretation of spatial data, geological cross-sections, hydrologic profiles, weather maps, and census data, are used to evaluate differences among urban settings.