This course combines the sciences of geography, geology, and geomorphology to explore physical components of our natural environment as they exist on the landscape and across time.  It focuses on how the earth’s surface changes, a process called geomorphology, including tectonics, volcanism, erosion, sedimentation, physical and chemical weathering, and the impact of humans. Students will learn to how to access and use powerful datasets and tools that will be invaluable for many types of research related to the environment.  Laboratory assignments will be conducted in both field and classroom settings, with some computer- or map-based assignments included.