MGEO-4300 Geografía Física

This course gives the student basic knowledge of physical geography as a field of knowledge, looking at the dynamics of the land surface and examining how it interacts with social dynamics in different contexts. To that end, we will examine the basic characteristics of the four subsystems that define the physical dynamics of the planet and the way they are interrelated. The course, then, provides the basis for understanding the functioning of the atmosphere (climatology), the mechanisms by which the earth’s crust evolves (geomorphology and geology), the dynamics of water as modeling the landscape and as a basic human resource (hydrogeography), and the factors that structure the distribution of living organisms on the planet, including the soil (biogeography).




Sanchez Calderon Fabio