Unit Code: GEO502

Unit Title: Introduction to Climatology

The overall objective of the unit is to foster comprehensive understanding of atmospheric phenomena; dynamics and global climates. Its learning outcome include enabling students to be able to illustrate the effects of latitude, longitude, and earth’s rotation and revolution; illustrate how the earth's atmosphere has evolved and detail its relationship to the hydrosphere, the lithosphere, and the biosphere; describe how energy from the sun and from within the earth is distributed and changed by the earth's systems; differentiate between weather, season and climate; able to explain the variation of temperature in the atmosphere; and help them categorize and identify the climate of the region.