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Course Description

This course presents a topical approach to landform analysis and process. Map interpretations are used to demonstrate relationships to constructive and destructive processes during landform development. Planning economic and social considerations are examined.

Course Objectives

  • Develop a familiarity with different types of landforms
  • Examine the process of landform development
  • Develop inter-relationships between erosional and depositional features
  • Interpret maps as they view different landform topography
  • Understand the systems approach to landform process and process
  • Comprehend the role of time and climate in landform forma
  • View human impacts upon land and land/human impacts
  • Internalize the role of humans as geomorphologic agents
  • Examine situational vulnerability of humans

Course Expectations

  • Attendance and Participation-Read and Discuss
  • Complete mid-term and final exams at designated times
  • Make up exams are only oral



Required Textbook

Easterbrook, Don J. Geomorphology, 2nd ed, Prentice Hall, Upper Saddle River, N.J, 1999.


Component Percentage
Mid term 40%
Final 40%
Class Activity 20%

Copyright ©2010 John F. Looney Jr., Ed.D