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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. May be taken for honors.



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 Geographic Information Systems I.



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: Internship in Geography (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: Internship in GIS and Environmental Geography (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: Internship in GIS and Urban Geography (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-604: Senior Honors Project 1 (3 hours)

The Senior Honors Project is an optional way to earn Departmental Academic Honors for students who are members of the Honors College. The course is a two semester sequence where the student undertakes a year-long research project or creative endeavor under the guidance of a faculty member to expand their knowledge in an area integral to their academic growth and development. The Senior Honors Project 1 is the first course in the sequence and will focus on the fundamental development of the project and preliminary scope of work to be completed. Students will receive a grade of A, B, IP (in progress) or NC (no credit) for each enrollment of the Senior Honors Project. A grade of NC voids the process and the student must then complete their Departmental Academic Honors in the traditional way.



GEOG-605: Senior Honors Project 2 (3 hours)

The Senior Honors Project is an optional way to earn Departmental Academic Honors for students who are members of the Honors College. The course is a two semester sequence where the student undertakes a year-long research project or creative endeavor under the guidance of a faculty member to expand their knowledge in an area integral to their academic growth and development. The Senior Honors Project 2 is the culmination of the project started in Senior Honors Project 1 and will result in a public presentation of the work. Students must earn a grade of A or B to receive credit for this course. Failure to complete the course with a grade of A or B will void this option and students will have to satisfy their Departmental Academic Honors requirement in the traditional way. There will be no IP (in progress) or IN (incomplete) grades for this course. Projects must be done by the end of the spring term to count towards Departmental Academic Honors requirements. Prerequisite: Senior Honors Project 1.



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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