Physical Geography

Faculteit Ruimtelijke Wetenschappen
Jaar 2021/22
Vakcode GEPG
Vaknaam Physical Geography
Niveau(s) bachelor
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester I a
ECTS 5
Rooster rooster.rug.nl

Uitgebreide vaknaam Physical Geography
Leerdoelen 1. knows the globally most important physical geographical phenomena and processes.
2. is able to relate the physical (natural) environment and people.
3. knows the origin and spatial occurrence of natural resources.
4. is able to analyse and solve simple physical-geographical problems and relate to international examples and/or Dutch examples.
Omschrijving The lectures will provide a thematic introduction to physical geographic subjects. A number of themes will be dealt with, such as climate (change), geology, soil science, hydrology, coastal zone processes, ecology and environmental issues. The course focusses on natural processes and their resulting landforms all across the globe. Topics will be linked to relevant issues for human geographers and spatial planners and will include current environmental problems. There will also be a focus on the relationship between the physical condition of the earth and human use of the earth. As a reference, the history of the origin of the Dutch and other international landscapes will be explained and discussed.
Uren per week 6
Onderwijsvorm Guest lectures, Independent study, Lectures
Toetsvorm Examination with multiple choice questions digital, Examination with open questions digital, Interim test with multiple choice questions digital, Interim test with open questions digital
Vaksoort bachelor
Coördinator dr. ir. E.W. Meijles
Docent(en) ir. B.M. Boumans, MSc. ,Dr. G. Mallon ,dr. ir. E.W. Meijles
Verplichte literatuur
Titel Auteur ISBN Prijs
Introduction to Physical Geography and the Environment , 4th edition or later, Pearson Education Ltd. Harlow, UK J. Holden (2017 or later) 9781292083575 ca. €  60,00
Several scientific articles need to be studied and are detailed on Nestor.
Entreevoorwaarden
Opmerkingen Pre-master students of Landschapsgeschiedenis and Kunstgeschiedenis are allowed to follow this course.
Opgenomen in
Opleiding Jaar Periode Type
Pre-master/Fast-track for MSc Astronomy - Physics - EES - Nano - semester I a premaster EES
BSc Human Geography & Planning  (Basic programme Human Geography & Planning) 2 semester I a verplicht
BSc Spatial Planning and Design  (Basic programme BSc Spatial Planning and Design) 2 semester I a verplicht
Pre-master programmes FSS  (Pre-master Cultural Geography) - semester I a verplicht