It is expected that students will spend 2 to 3 hours, minimally, outside of the classroom/laboratory performing course related work such as readings, research, homework assignments, practica, studio work, and other academic work for every hour of instruction spent in the classroom/laboratory.
This course surveys the discipline of Geography, including physical environment, human society, and the use of maps and geographic technology. Students will learn about the interface between climate, landforms, vegetation, human population, culture, economic patterns, and natural resources.
(3 contact hours) (TM) [Catalog Entry]
This course provides an introduction to the field of physical geography, including the spatial study of the Earth systems in relation to weather, climate, landforms, vegetation and plant distribution, soils, and human interaction with these systems. (4 contact hours: 2 lecture, 2 lab) (TM, TAG) [Catalog Entry] ADDITIONAL FEES: $35.00
This course examines world regions and their environmental, cultural, social, geopolitical, and economic processes. It views regions and places within the broader context of world change and the interface between globalization and local places. The course is organized around regional themes and students will study all major regions of the world.
(3 contact hours) (TM, TAG) [Catalog Entry]
This course examines the environmental, cultural, social, geopolitical, and economic processes that characterize North America. Students will study regions and places within the US and Canada from a spatial viewpoint that emphasizes location, distribution, and relationships between society and environment. (3 contact hours) (TM) [Catalog Entry]
Prerequisite: GEOG 1700, ITIS 1005 or permission of instructor or department chair.
This course introduces students to the theory and practice of geographic information science through computer-based processing tools, including geographic information systems (GIS). Students will study fundamentals of GIS components, spatial data models, integration of coordinate systems, digital data sources, spatial database functions, terrain analysis, spatial analysis, thematic mapping, and data quality. Applications include land use planning, landform assessment, environmental management, site analysis, and demographic mapping.
(4 contact hours: 2 lecture, 2 lab) [Catalog Entry] ADDITIONAL FEES: $35.00