Earth's Physical Environment


This course explores Earth's physical environment, with particular reference to the distribution of landforms and climate and their significance to human populations.

Starting at $845.00
As few as 11 weeks

What you can learn.

  • Identify and comprehend the important concepts in physical geography
  • Explore how environmental systems function at global and regional scales
  • Identify the interrelationships between humans and their environment

About this course:

This course examines the Earth's physical environment, with particular reference to the nature and distribution of landforms and climate and their significance to human populations. Instruction covers the major features of the Earth's four environmental geospheres (atmosphere, hydrosphere, lithosphere, and biosphere) and the interactions between the numerous variables that constitute the geospheres and produce the Earth's exceedingly complex physical environment. Transferrable for UC Credit.

Winter 2024 Schedule

Date & Time
This section has no set meeting times.
Future Offering (Opens November 06, 2023 12:00:00 AM)
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Instructor: Chelsea Stiekman
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Fulfills Physical Sciences General Education requirement of the UCLA College of Letters and Science. Required course in Environmental Studies Certificate.

Enrollment limited. Visitors not permitted. Enrollment deadline: January 12, 2024. Internet access required. Materials required.

Enrollment is typically reserved for adult students 18 years of age and older. Students under 18 years of age may receive consent to enroll based on special academic competence and approval by the instructor. If you are a student under 18 years of age, you must submit a request to enroll in the course 8 weeks before the course start date to for your request to be considered.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after January 12, 2024
Course Requirements
Book: Geosystems Core by Robert Christopherson; Stephen Cunha; Charles E. Thomsen; Ginger H. Birkeland

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Speak to a program representative. Hours: Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm.

This course applies towards the following certificates & specializations…

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