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GEOG-106: World Regional Geography (3 hours)
Geographic distribution of urban, cultural, economic and demographic phenomena in several contrasting regions of the world. The importance of historical context and the impacts of globalization.
GEOG-300: Elements of Geography (3 hours)
Physical, environmental and cultural elements of the Earth. Introduction to the spatial nature of geography in a variety of different contexts. Recommended geography course selection for elementary education majors.
GEOG-301: Introduction to Urban Geography (3 hours)
The social, political and economic functions of cities and the spatial dynamics that create urban patterns. Residential, commercial, industrial and office sector land uses, location analysis, pragmatic land development issues and the consequences of land use policies that affect development.
GEOG-302: Introduction to Environmental Geography (3 hours)
The physical geography of the Earth and the interface between human activity and the environment. Topics include ecosystems and the bioclimatic environment, resources and energy generation, atmospheric structure and air pollution, the hydrologic environment, land use and pollution.
GEOG-303: Geographic Information Systems I (4 hours)
An introduction to the collection, structure, input, manipulation and display of spatially referenced data. Basic concepts and practical applications involving computerized geographic data. Includes an integrated lab component.
GEOG-304: Human Geography (3 hours)
Study of the Earth's human landscapes and the cultural, economic, political and environmental processes that shaped them with an emphasis on understanding how culture and cultural patterns have developed, particularly under the influence of changing economic and political conditions. May be taken for honors.
GEOG-305: Cartography (3 hours)
An overview of maps, their formats, structures and functions. Students are taught concepts through the use of a computer-based mapping application for optimum representation of geographic phenomena.
GEOG-307: East Asia: China, Japan, and Korea (3 hours)
A systematic and regional analysis of the cultures, economies, environments, and political conditions of China, Japan, North/South Korea, and Taiwan.
GEOG-395: Topics in Geography (____) (1-3 hour)
Intensive study of specific topics in geography or regional geography topics. May be repeated when topic is different.
GEOG-401: Urban and Regional Planning (3 hours)
The nature and components of public planning at the sub-state level in North America. Planning for cities, counties, towns and other units of local government. Prerequisite: GEOG 301 Introduction to Urban Geography or permission of instructor. May be taken for honors.
GEOG-403: Geographic Information Systems II (4 hours)
Applications in geographic information systems with an emphasis on geographic information system analysis techniques, global position system applications, and database design. Includes an integrated lab component. Prerequisite: GEOG 303 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems.
GEOG-502: Global Environmental Change (3 hours)
The physical dimensions and the human causes and consequences of global environmental change, including air pollution and the enhanced Greenhouse Effect, ozone depletion, deforestation and land degradation. May be taken for honors.
GEOG-507: Geography of the Global Economy (3 hours)
Introduction to the location and differentiation of economic activities in today's global society. Globalization and its effects on both developed and developing countries. May be taken for honors.
GEOG-508: Geography of Hazards and Disasters (3 hours)
Geographic aspects of a variety of hazards and disasters throughout the world. Physical processes, social and economic implications of these events, perceptions, impacts, responses and mitigation strategies. May be taken for honors.
GEOG-594: Directed Readings in Geography (1-3 hour)
Intensive individual readings in select topics in geography. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 hours. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.
GEOG-596: Individual Study in Geography (1-3 hour)
Individual study in a selected area of geography culminating in a written research report. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 hours. Prerequisite: Three courses in geography or permission of instructor.
GEOG-600: Service Learning in Community Development Laboratory (1-4 hour)
Supervised work experience in local/regional agencies, and/or public administrative service agencies. A minimum of 20 contact hours are required for each credit hour. May be repeated up to a maximum of four credit hours. Prerequisite: Geography major in senior year or permission of instructor.
GEOG-601: Senior Seminar in Geography (3 hours)
A "capstone" course to assess student's knowledge of basic geographic concepts and to develop further their knowledge and analytical skills in the context of a variety of subfields within geography. Required for all geography majors. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.
GEOG-602: Service Learning in Sustainability Laboratory (1-4 hour)
Supervised work experience related to Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and environmental geography in local/regional agencies, and/or public administrative service agencies. May be repeated up to a maximum of 6 credit hours.
GEOG-603: Service Learning in GIS Laboratory (1-4 hour)
Supervised work experience related to Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and urban geography in local/regional agencies, and/or public administrative service agencies. May be repeated up to a maximum of 6 credit hours.
GEOG-795: Seminar: Special Topics in Geography (____) (1-3 hour)
Intensive study of specific topics in geography. The specific topics will be designated each time the course is offered. May be repeated when the topic is different. Prerequisite: One course in geography or permission of instructor.
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