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Introduction to Geography
GEOG  0101 3.00 Credit Hours
An introduction to geography, with the goal of increasing geographic literacy and recognizing the importance of geography in everyday life. This course introduces students to the discipline, its basic principles and major concepts, tools, techniques, and methodological approaches. It traces the development of modern geography and surveys its physical and human sub-disciplines.
Physical Geography
GEOG  0201 4.00 Credit Hours
Study of the physical or natural aspects of man's environment with emphasis on landform development, oceanographic features, climate variation, and human impacts on the planet’s geography. Prerequisite: MATH 30 or higher level mathematics. Cross-listed as GEOL 201.
Regions and Nations
GEOG  0211 3.00 Credit Hours
Survey of the peoples of the earth and how their activities are influenced by climate, topography, natural resources, and culture with class time devoted to discussion of important topical areas in each region.
Topics in Geography
GEOG  0298 3.00 Credit Hours
Special geography topics of current interest. Subjects and instructors are changed each semester. Students are encouraged to submit areas of interest to the Social Science Department.
Mapping and Society
GEOG  0301 3.00 Credit Hours
The goal of this course is to introduce students to mapping as it is used to engage the spatial aspects of society, culture, and the human environment. Students will participate in all aspects of a GIS project as part of a directed group assignment. Skills learned will range from GIS project design and data collection to the production of a written deliverable, complete with a series of digital maps. Prerequisite: Junior Standing.
Environment and Society
GEOG  0302 3.00 Credit Hours
An examination of social causes and consequences of environmental problems in different regions of the world with an emphasis on philosophical perspectives and practical solutions to such problems. Prerequisites: students must have completed general education requirements in life and physical sciences. Cross-listed as INTS 302.
Intro Geographic Info Systems
GEOG  0304 3.00 Credit Hours
Geographic Information Systems, GIS, involves the study of spatial (geographic) location of features on the Earth’s surface and the relationships between them. The goal of this course is to introduce students to the principles of cartography and GIS as they are used to analyze spatial aspects of society and the human and physical environments. Particular attention will be focused on ecology, environmental health, and related fields Prerequisites GEOG 101 or GEOG 211 and completion of D1 and D2 area of general education requirements. Cross-listed as BIO 304 and EH 304.
Human Geography (WI)
GEOG  0310 3.00 Credit Hours
This course focuses on spatial approaches to understanding the ongoing organization and reorganization of human cultural, economic, political, and urban activates at various spatial scales, such as the local context, regional context, and the international context. Prerequisite: Junior standing or consent of instructor.
Geopolitics: Power & Conflict
GEOG  0311 3.00 Credit Hours
Geographic factors that have influenced international relations and the policies of states as political units. Emphasis on geopolitics, religion, racial and ethnic groupings, and other factors that may contribute to unity or disunity. Prerequisite: Junior Standing.
App in Geographic Info Systems
GEOG  0404 3.00 Credit Hours
The goal of this course is to allow students to apply skills in spatial analysis to an advanced research problem in the social or physical sciences. Students will engage in all aspects of a GIS project. Skills learned will range from GIS project design and data collection to the production of a written deliverable, complete with a series of digital maps. Particular attention will be focused on advanced applications in ecology, environmental health, and related fields Prerequisites: GEOG 304 or instructor approval. Prerequisite: Junior Standing or GEOG 101 or GEOG 211, completion of D1 and D2 area of general education requirements, and GEOG 304 or content of instructor Cross-listed as BIO 404 and EH 404.
Geography of the United States
GEOG  0422 3.00 Credit Hours
Geographic analysis of the United States with emphasis on regional variations in social, economic, and physical phenomena and how those variations influence the overall national character of the United States. Prerequisite: Junior Standing or GEOG 101 or GEOG 211 or consent of instructor.
Urban Geography
GEOG  0457 3.00 Credit Hours
Analysis of the characteristic pattern of urban space, spatial organization of urban settlement, and urban societies. Prerequisite: Junior standing.
Internship in Geography
GEOG  0491 1.00 Credit Hours
Extensive off-campus experience providing opportunity for students to gain hands-on practice working with local governmental agencies and non-profits assisting in collecting, administering, and presenting a variety of spatial data. Site supervisor(s) will develop a contractual agreement(s) that provides specific learning experiences for the internship. Prerequisites: approval of department chair and/or faculty supervisor and grade of “C” or better in GEOG 101 plus 6 additional hours of Geography, 3 of which may be taken concurrently with the internship.
Advanced Topics in Geography
GEOG  0498 3.00 Credit Hours
Study and analysis of selected topics in advanced regional geography.
Independent Study
GEOG  0499 1.00 Credit Hours
For students who wish to do an in-depth study of some specialized topic or who wish to pursue a topic not considered in the departments course offerings. The individualized project will be directed by an instructor/adviser from the geography faculty in consultation with the student. Repeatable up to six credit hours.