Courses taught in interim, May semester, include GY 207: Field Studies in Water & Climate and GY 470: Physical Geography of Bavaria, Bohemia, and the Tyrolean Alps
Classes I teach on regular rotation include:
GY 491/591 - Fluvial Geomorphology (3 hrs, writing credit): an in-depth investigation of the processes that are involved in determining river form, function, and evolution, the course is a mixture of readings, discussion, and fieldwork. GY/GEO 363, Geomorphology, is a pre-req.
GY/GEO 363 - Geomorphology (3 hrs.): covers the processes that form and create major geomorphic systems (rivers, glaciers, coastlines, etc.), provides a more detailed examination of soils and weathering processes, and an introduction to landscape evolution processes. Application of geomorphology to understanding environmental change is also discussed. GY 102 or GEO 101 is a prerequisite.
GY 486/586 - Watershed Dynamics (3 hrs, C-ELO credit*): provides a thorough understanding of watershed processes and how watershed processes determine river system and reach scale function and characteristics (form), with a strong emphasis on understanding network hydrology, sediment processes, fluvial geomorphology, and human impacts, and management tools and approaches to water management. GY 102 is a prerequisite. *This course is a Certified Experential Learning Opportunity (C-ELO) course, meaning that students are expected to use critical thinking to solve "real world problems."
GY 472/572 - Soil Science (4 hrs.): provides a thorough overview of soil formation, classification, soil geography, and the use of soils to understand environmental change through reconstructive efforts, includes a strong field and laboratory work component. GY 102 is a prerequisite, and it is advisable to have taken GY/GEO 363.
GY 102 - Earth Surface Processes (4 hrs.): a survey class for majors and non-majors that provides an introduction to the physical processes operating at or near the Earth’s surface that contribute to landform and landscape development, includes a lab component. Human impacts on the environment, natural hazards, and natural resource management are themes discussed throughout the course.
Other classes I have taught at UA include:
GY 101: Atmospheric Processes and Patterns (4 hrs.)
GY 570: Special Topics - Principles of Research in Physical Geography (3 hrs.)