GEOG-100: Introduction to Geography

Credits 3

Is a survey course about the nature of geography as a discipline. Topics covered include cartography, weather, landforms, natural resources, culture, political, economic and urban geography, and human impacts on the environment. Fall, Spring.

GEOG-110: World Regional Geography

Credits 3

Examines cultural, political, and economic relationships among countries, grouped by their region. Regions are designated by the physical location as well as by culture and history. Focus will be primarily on the developing regions of the world. The goal is for students to learn global relationships. The objectives are for students to be able to identify major geographical world regions, the countries that are contained in those regions, and generally how people live in those regions. No pre-requisites. Spring, Fall, even years.

GEOG-120: Int Phy Geog: Planet Earth

Credits 3

This course will focus on the four major components of the natural environmnent (atmosphere, biosphere, hydrosphere, and lithosphere), including their character, distribution, origin, and relationship with humans.

GEOG-211: Intro to Human Geography

Credits 3

In this course, human geography is studied through five culture themes: region, diffusion, ecology, interaction, and landscape. Major content areas include language, ethnic, political, agriculture, transportation, industrial, and urban geography. Fall.

GEOG-300: Environmental Geography

Credits 3

Examines the effects that humans have on different parts of the physical environment (such as air, aceans, fresh water, forests, etc.) as a result of how humans live. Emphasis on how human search for, and use of, natural resources disturbs natural systems and what can be done to minimize the disturbance. Prerequisite: Successful completion of ENGL 210 or its equivalent. Fall, Spring.

GEOG-350: Geography of Religion

Credits 3

Examines the origin and diffusion of the major world religions. Historical and social circumstances that led to main doctrines are explored. Emphasis on current distribution and how religions leave an imprint on the human and physical landscapes. Prerequisite: Successful completion of ENGL 210 or its equivalent. Spring.