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Geography

Professor: Michael McGlade

Associate professors: Shaun Huston, Sriram Khe, Mark Van Steeter

 

Mission

To be recognized for excellence in teaching and scholarship, and graduating students who are critical thinkers with a keen awareness and appreciation of the geographic dimensions of society.

 

Learning Outcomes

  1. Develop a thorough understanding of current trends in geographic thought and practice.
  2. Understand the role of geography in society.
  3. Develop a clear understanding of the nature and significance of human-environment relations.

Geography major (72 credits)

GEOG 105, 106, 107 Introductory Geography (12)

GEOG 240 Map and Air Photo Interpretation (4)

GEOG 440 Geographic Information Systems (GIS) (4)

GEOG 495 History and Philosophy of Geography(4)

Choose one course from each of the following three groups: (12)

Physical Geography (4)

GEOG 391 Biogeography

GEOG 392 Physical Geography

GEOG 393 Soils Geography

GEOG 490 Climatology

Human Geography (4)

GEOG 207 Geography and Film

GEOG 411 Cultural Geography

GEOG 413 Urban Geography

GEOG 425 Urban Planning and Policy

GEOG 433 Political Geography

Regional Geography (4)

GEOG 310 World Regional

GEOG 314 The Pacific Rim

GEOG 370 Human Migration

GEOG 420 The West and the American Imagination

GEOG 421 The Changing American West

GEOG 432 Geography of Africa

GEOG 451 South Asia

GEOG 463 Geography of Mexico and Central America

For the B.S. in Geography:

GEOG 321 Field Geography (4)

GEOG 385 Quantitative Methods in Geography (4)

Electives in Geography (planned with adviser) (12)

Approved electives(planned with adviser) (16)

 

Note: For any B.S. degree, students must complete 12 hours in math, computer science, and/or statistics. For a B.S. degree in geography, students must take the following courses: MTH 111 (or other math course above 111 with consent of instructor), GEOG 385, CS 121 and CS 122.

 

For the B.A. in Geography:

Electives in Geography (20)  Planned with adviser

Approved electives (16)  Planned with adviser

 

Note: For any B.A. degree, students must complete MTH 105 or above and CS 101 or above, and the third term of the second year of a modern language course.

 

Geography minor (27-28 credits)

GEOG 105, 106, 107 Introductory Geography (12)

Choose one: (4)

GEOG 321 Field Geography (4)

GEOG 440 Geog. Info. Systems (GIS) (4) –or– ES 492 GIS: Applcn. in Earth Science (3)

GEOG 495 History and Philosophy of Geography (4)

Any three upper-division Geography courses (12)

 

Planning minor (27-28)

GEOG 105, 106 Introductory Geography (8)

GEOG 413 Urban Geography (4)

GEOG 425 Urban Planning and Policy (4)

Choose one:

GEOG 240 Map and Air Photo Interpretation (4)

GEOG 440 Geog. Info. Systems (GIS) (4) –or– ES 492 GIS: Applcn. in Earth Science (3)

ES 492 GIS: Application in Earth Science (3)

Choose one: (4)

GEOG 370 Human Migration

GEOG 380 Environmental Conservation

GEOG 411 Cultural Geography

Upper-division elective in Geography (4)

 

 

 

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