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Geography Course Descriptions

GEO 100   Principles of Geography ...   3

Covers the major areas of geographic study, both physical and cultural, and how each is distributed globally. Promotes understanding of a multicultural world and the differing values held by people throughout that world.

GEO 101   Geography: The Eastern World ...   3

Survey of Asia, Africa, the Middle East, Australia, and Pacific World. Emphasis on topographical, physical, human and cultural factors.

GEO 102   Geography: The Western World ...   3

Survey of the continents of Europe, North America, and South America. Emphasis on topographical, physical, human and cultural factors.

GEO 110   Geography for Educators ...   3

Prerequisites: Must be a declared Education major or completed EDU 210

Review of National Geography Standards, the DESE Common Core Standards for geographic studies, and the general education assessment review topics for the geographic area of social sciences, broken into three grade levels (fourth, eighth and 12th).  Review which geographic concepts should be taught at which age and with what level of complexity.  Major geographic areas will be included: maps and mapping techniques; cultural differences; political boundaries; global economic variations; urban design and purpose; population distribution; climate; environmental issues including the relationships between humans and the earth; natural resource distribution; topography; geomorphology; research and presentation methods. 

Corequisites: or enrolled in EDU 210

GEO 115   Geography of North America ...   3

Survey of physical, topographical, economic, and cultural factors of United States and Canada.

GEO 120   Introduction to GIS (Geographic Information Systems) ...   3

Introduction to the concepts and experiences in Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Examines how to manipulate and analyze spatial data with exploration of practical uses of GIS. Includes using GIS technology and software through hands-on exercises and projects to solve real-world problems. Focus on developing skills in the use of visual maps and written communication in GIS.

GEO 220   GIS Internship ...   1-3 hrs

Prerequisites: GEO 120 and permission of instructor.

Application of geographic technique and information learned in GIS class through work force experience.

GEO 221   GIS Internship II ...   1-3 hrs

Prerequisites: GEO 220 and permission of instructor.

Application of advanced geographic techniques and information learned in GIS class through workforce experience.

GEO 222   GIS Internship III ...   1-3 hrs

Prerequisites: GEO 221 and permission of instructor.

Application of advanced geographic techniques and information learned in GIS class through workforce experience.

GEO 225   Advanced GIS ...   3

Prerequisites: GEO 120 or permission of instructor.

Exploration of increasingly complex geographic concepts using computer and analytical methods to solve spatial problems. Sophisticated GIS technology used to find and explain spatial patterns. ESRI products and GPS technology used to create data and maps.

GEO 299   Topics in Geography ...   3

Prerequisites: Instructor's permission.

Exploration of topic selected by department. Introduction to research techniques and seminar approach as integral part of scholarship.