GGR201H5 Introduction to Geomorphology

GGR201 Course Desciption

Course Description

This course provides an introduction to the principles and concepts of geomorphology, the study of the processes that shape the surface of the earth. The course adopts a process-oriented approach to the study of the variety of landforms found in the natural environment. Topics are mainly taken from a Canadian perspective and include energy flows through the land, weathering and erosion (fluvial, coastal, chemical, aeolian and glacial), hillslope materials, drainage basin morphology, periglacial environments and human modification of the landscape.

Credits: Science

Lecture hours: 24

Practicum hours: 12

Exclusion: GGR201H1

Prerequisite: GGR112H5 or ENV100Y5

Core Skills Developed

  • understanding a range of geomorphic processes and their implications for landform development
  • techniques for the collection, analysis and interpretation of geomorphological data
  • analysis and interpretation
  • communication of scientific results in written reports