Geography
INTRODUCTION TO GEOGRAPHY
GEOG&100
5 Credits
55 hours of lecture
Survey of our natural environment, earth-sun-moon relationships, cartography, weather and climate, landforms, soils, oceans, and water and biotic resources. Survey of the countries and major features of the world as well as geographic aspects of culture, including the past and present social, political and economic factors that are related to human perception, organization and use of the environment. [SE, SS]
WORLD REGIONAL GEOGRAPHY
GEOG&102
5 Credits
55 hours of lecture
Fundamental geographic concepts and examination of different world regions and the various physical, social, cultural, and political processes that create, shape, and affect them. Survey of several different world regions, such as Sub-Saharan Africa, Europe, the Middle East, Latin America, and Southeast Asia, by examination of the environmental, cultural, historical, and economic processes that make each region unique, as well as its connections and commonalities with other world regions.
HUMAN GEOGRAPHY
GEOG&200
5 Credits
55 hours of lecture
The course provides a foundation for the understanding of fundamental concepts and current ideas in Human Geography. The purpose of the course is to introduce students to the systematic study of patterns and processes that have shaped human understanding, use, and alteration of Earth's surface. Students will gain a broad understanding of the development of cultural, social, political and economic spaces at a variety of scales and the interaction of human societies with the biophysical environment. The significance of spatial and temporal scales will be introduced, and a consideration of ethics and values developed.
PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY
GEOG 205
5 Credits
55 hours of lecture
Foundation for the understanding of fundamental concepts and current ideas in physical geography. The systematic study of patterns and processes that have shaped the Earth's surface by understanding our natural environment, earth-sun-moon relationships, cartography, weather and climate, landforms, soils, oceans, and water and biotic resources. Survey continents, countries, natural resources as well as major physical features of our current global landscape.
ECONOMIC GEOGRAPHY
GEOG&207
5 Credits
55 hours of lecture
Broad patterns, courses, and consequences of interrelationships between economic and geographic forces, processes, and resources. Location of economic activity, population dynamics, strategic resources, global economic flashpoints, patterns/consequences of regional integration. Previously GEOG 107. Credit not allowed for GEOG& 207, ECON 107 and GEOG 107.
THE GEOPOLITICS OF THE MIDDLE EAST
GEOG 220
5 Credits
55 hours of lecture
Geo-political survey of the Middle East, including interrelationships between the physical, economic and political geography of this region, the impact of geography on politics and political issues within the nations of this region, the corresponding impact of politics and political issues on geography and on the lives of the people living in this region, as well as the resulting diversity of cultures, beliefs, perceptions, challenges and issues among the people of this region. This course will also examine the importance and impact of the Middle East on the rest of the world, as well as the impact and influence of the rest of the world on the Middle East. Credit not allowed for both GEOG 220 and POLS 220. [SE]
THE GEOPOLITICS OF AFRICA
GEOG 221
5 Credits
55 hours of lecture
Geo-political survey of Africa, including interrelationships between the physical, economic and political geography of this region, the impact of geography on politics and political issues within the nations of this region, the corresponding impact of politics and political issues on geography and on the lives of the people living in this region, as well as the resulting diversity of cultures, beliefs, perceptions, challenges and issues among the people of this region. This course will also examine the importance and impact of Africa on the rest of the world, as well as examine the impact and influence of the rest of the world on Africa. Credit not allowed for both GEOG 221 and POLS 221. [SE]
THE GEOPOLITICS OF CHINA, JAPAN & EAST ASIA
GEOG 222
5 Credits
55 hours of lecture
Geo-political survey of China, Japan and East Asia, including interrelationships between the physical, economic and political geography of this region, the impact of geography on politics and political issues within the nations of this region, the corresponding impact of politics and political issues on geography and on the lives of the people living in this region, as well as the resulting diversity of cultures, beliefs, perceptions, challenges and issues among the people of this region. This course will also examine the importance and impact of China, Japan and East Asia on the rest of the world, as well as examine the impact and influence of the rest of the world on China, Japan and East Asia. Credit not allowed for both GEOG 222 and POLS 222. [SE]
THE GEOPOLITICS OF SOUTH AND CENTRAL ASIA
GEOG 223
5 Credits
55 hours of lecture
Geo-political survey of South and Central Asia, including interrelationships between the physical, economic and political geography of this region, the impact of geography on politics and political issues within the nations of this region, the corresponding impact of politics and political issues on geography and on the lives of the people living in this region, as well as the resulting diversity of cultures, beliefs, perceptions, challenges and issues among the people of this region. This course will also examine the importance and impact of South and Central Asia on the rest of the world, as well as examine the impact and influence of the rest of the world on South and Central Asia. Credit not allowed for both GEOG 223 and POLS 223. [SE]
SELECTED TOPICS
GEOG 280
1 - 5 Credits
55 hours of lecture
Course focuses on selected topics in Geography. Topics vary, and course theme and content change to reflect new topics. Because the course varies in content, it is repeatable for credit for different topics. [SE]
SPECIAL PROJECTS
GEOG 290
1 - 5 Credits
Opportunity to plan, organize and complete special projects approved by the department. Prerequisite: Consent of Instructional Unit. [GE]