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GEO 199 - Supervised Study
Assigns problems for independent study incorporating previous instruction and supervised by the instructor.
May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
GEO 200 - Introduction to Physical Geography
Studies major elements of the natural environment including earth sun relationship, land forms, weather and climate, natural vegetation and soils. Introduces the student to types and uses of maps.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
GEO 208 - Introductory Mapping and Geographic Information Science
Introduces the field of geographic information science, concepts of projections, coordinate systems, scale and direction.Acquires and maps digital spatial data. Introduces earth images and remote sensing data. Provides the fundamental skills, background concepts, and software exposure to mapping and geographic information science. This course is cross-listed with GIS 208. Credit will not be awarded for both.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
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GEO 210 - People and the Land: Intro to Cultural Geography
Focuses on the relationship between culture and geography. Presents a survey of modern demographics, landscape modification, material and non-material culture, language, race and ethnicity, religion, politics, and economic activities. Introduces the student to types and uses of maps.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
GEO 220 - World Regional Geography
Studies physical and cultural characteristics of selected geographical regions of the world. Focuses upon significant problems within each of the regions, and examines the geographical background of those problems. Introduces the student to types and uses of maps.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
GEO 221 - Regions of the World I
Presents an overview of physical and cultural characteristics of selected geographical regions of the world. Focuses upon significant problems within each of the regions. Studies the European cultural sphere including Europe, Soviet Union, the Americas and Australia and the emerging nations in Africa, Southwest Asia and the Orient. Introduces the student to types and uses of maps. Part I of II.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
GEO 222 - Regions of the World II
Presents an overview of physical and cultural characteristics of selected geographical regions of the world. Focuses upon significant problems within each of the regions. Studies the European cultural sphere including Europe, Soviet Union, the Americas and Australia and the emerging nations in Africa, Southwest Asia and the Orient. Introduces the student to types and uses of maps. Part II of II.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
GEO 225 - Economic Geography
Familiarizes the student with the various economic, geographic, political and demographic factors that affect international target markets and trade activity.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
GEO 230 - Political Geography
Emphasizes the influence of geography on political systems and nation states. Discusses historic and current events including campaigns, wars, and treaties as functions of land, resources and energy requirements. Introduces the student to types and uses of maps.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
GEO 295 - Topics In
Provides an opportunity to explore topical areas of interest to or needed by students.
May be used also for special honors courses. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits