Discussion/Laboratory—2 hour(s); Term Paper. Prerequisite(s): Introductory course in physical geography. Graduate-level standing in geography or related discipline. Discussion of the physical science tradition in geography, including key concepts and current research in climatology, geomorphology, soils geography, biogeography, climate change, watershed science, and coastal studies. Research paradigms, programs, and methods as used by physical geographers will be discussed. May be repeated up to 3 Time(s). (Letter.) Effective: 2008 Fall Quarter.