PCC / Class Schedule / Summer 2014: Credit / Geography /

GEO210 The Natural Environment

Campus Contacts

Focuses on natural processes that create physical diversity on the earth. Includes weather and climate, vegetation, soils, landforms, ecosystems, their distribution and significance. Prerequisite: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.  (For detailed information, see the Course Content and Outcome Guide ).


Distance Education: Web Course Information

CRN 30524

From the Instructor:

I would like to welcome you all to our summer 2014 course: GEO 210: Natural Environment. Some of you may not be very familiar with the PCC online teaching/learning system, but I assure you that you will learn fast and will do just fine. If this is your first online class I suggest that you go through our Online Learning Orientation and click on New Students on the left side of the page.

If you need technical help dont hesitate to contact the Student Help Desk: 971-722-8222. For questions regarding your textbook availability contact the PCC Bookstore.

Course Specific Requirements:

Below I have listed your textbooks for the course. Please get your books prior to beginning of the term and make sure to get the right books. Your first critical thinking essay is due Sunday, June 29, and I will not accept not having my books on-hand as an excuse for late assignments. Having the wrong books also will not be accepted as an excuse for late assignments. You are responsible only for the required books; the other books are optional and can be used for doing your optional extra credit article/book reviews.


  • Robert Christopherson, Elemental Geosystems (7th edition), Prentice Hall; 2012 (ISBN: 0132698560)


  • Richard Eathorne, Annual Editions: Environment 13/14, McGraw-Hill/Dushkin; 32 Edition, (ISBN: 978-0073515625)

  • Jess C. Porter and Stephen O'Connell, Encounter Physical Geography: Interactive Explorations of Earth Using Google Earth, Prentice Hall, 2013 (ISBN: 978-0321672520)

  • Daniel Quinn, Ishmael: An Adventure of the Mind and Spirit, Bantam, 1995 (ISBN: 0553375407)

See you online!
Masoud Kheirabadi

P.S. There is NO in-person Orientation for this course. The class D2L web site will become available to you on June 23.

Web Technical Requirements:
Please be sure to read the Technical Requirements for this delivery mode.
Students with Disabilities:
Students with disabilities should notify their instructor if accommodations are needed to take this class. For information about technologies that help people with disabilities in taking Web based distance learning classes please visit the Office for Students with Disabilities website.
To register, you need the CRNs (ex. 22398) of your selected classes.
Please note that for many courses, additional fees may apply.
To find textbooks, you need the CRN, Campus, Term & Course Number (ex. BA101).
  CRN Campus / Bldg / Rm Time Days Dates
WEB » 30524 - 23-Jun-2014 thru 16-Aug-2014
Instructor: Masoud Kheirabadi
Tuition: credit Fees: $20.00
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