The physical environment with emphasis on processes that influence the distribution and pattern of landforms, water, climate, vegetation, and soil. Every semester.
103 World Geography (3)
Description and analysis of selected world regions, their internal characteristics and problems, and the nature of their interrelationships in a global context. Every semester.
104 Cultural Geography (3)
Systematic study of the distribution and locational processes of population, nutrition and health, disease, religion, agriculture, industry, cities, geopolitics, and other topics in human geography. Every semester.
199r Special Projects ( 1 -4)
Individual or group projects. On demand.
206 Atmosphere, Weather and Climate (3)
The atmosphere about us and its interactions with human society. Atmospheric origin, composition, moisture, temperature, general circulation, and pollution problems. Jet streams and variations of weather and climate over time and space. Every fourth semester.
221 Maps and Mapping (3)
Introduction to types of maps, map construction, aerial photographs, remote sensing, digital image processing, computerized cartography, computerized map applications, and geographic information systems. Every semester.
250 World Resources (3)
Location, utilization, production, consumption, and significance of resources to society. Introduction to the vast, interlocking network of activities that produce and affect the world's use and consumption of resources. Every second semester. May be registered for as Environmental Science 250.Credit not allowed in both Geography 250 and Environmental Science 250.
303 Geography of North America (3)
Introduction to the physical and cultural geography of North America. Every fourth semester. Prerequisite: Geography 103 or approval of instructor.
304 Geography of Latin America (3)
A systematic and regional survey of Latin America and the Caribbean. Topics include Latin American issues, physical environments, aboriginal and colonial geography, agriculture, population growth and migration, the Latin American city, mining and manufacturing. The regional analyses focus on Mexico, Central America, the West indies, Andean America, Brazil, and the Southern Cone. The unique perspective of Latin Americans will be traced from pre-Colombian time to the present. Students are encouraged to immerse themselves in Latin American culture through language, films, music, and food activities. Every third semester. Prerequisite: Geography 103 or 104 or approval of instructor.
305 Geography of Asia (3)
Introduction to the physical and cultural geography of Asia. Every fourth semester. Prerequisite: Geography 103 or approval of instructor.
306 Geography of Southeast United States (3)
Introduction to the physical and human geography of Appalachia and the South. Topics to be emphasized using a geographic perspective include the natural environment, regional definitions, history, population, culture, economics and politics. Prerequisite: Geography 104 or approval of instructor.
307 Geography of Europe (3)
A regional analysis of contemporary Europe. The physical geography, population, the unrolling political map, economic and urban geography are examined prior to an in-depth study of the British Isles, Western Europe, the European North, Southern Europe, West Central Europe and East Central and Southeastern Europe. Prerequisite: Geography 103 or approval of Instructor.
407 Environmental Conservation (3)
Theories, methods, and practices of environmental management and resource utilization. Emphasis on soil, forest, water, mineral, and human resources. Spring semester. May be registered as Environmental Science 407. Credit not allowed in both Geography 407 and Environmental Science 407.
409 Economic Geography (3)
Spatial influences on economic behavior, analysis of the location and spatial structure of world economic activities. Every third semester. Prerequisite: Geography 104.
415 Urban Geography (3)
History of urbanism, study of patterns of cities, spatial distribution of cities, and social and physical structure of cities of the Western world. Every third semester. Prerequisite: Geography 104 or Sociology 151. May be registered for as Sociology415. Credit not allowed in both Geography 415 and Sociology 415.
465 Remote Sensing and Imagery Analysis (3)
Principles of aerial and satellite photography and infra-red, multi-spectral, and microwave sensing. Interpretation of remotely sensed data, including application to problems in a variety of environmental sciences. Every fourth semester. Lecture 2 hours, laboratory 2 hours. Prerequisite: Geography 221.
466 Geographic Information Systems (3)
Introduction to fundamental principles of geographic information systems (GIS). Applications, data structures and basic functions of GIS. GIS computer programs are used to demonstrate basic GIS functions. Every fourth semester. Lecture 2 hours, laboratory 2 hours. Prerequisite: Geography 221.
480 Geography Seminar (1)
Seminar and discussion of topics of current interest in the geography. Student presentations required. On demand.
496r Geography Field Camp (1-6)
A field methods experience (the application of theory and techniques to field problems). On demand. Prerequisite: at least 12 hours of geography courses.
497r Research (1-4); 498r Individual Studies (1-4)
Every semester. Student must submit an Individual Studies/Research Contract to the Records Office at the time of registration.