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Geography (GEOG) 2014-2015

These are 2014-2015 course descriptions.

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Students who enroll in Geography courses must have placed into ENGL 1100 and are encouraged either to have completed ENGL 1100 or be enrolled in that course when scheduling a Geography course.

Online/Distance Learning (DL) versions of several GEOG courses are available. Students taking the Web-based version of these courses must be familiar with computers, have an email address, and access to the Internet. Course content is identical to that presented in a traditional classroom setting. Examinations for online/distance learning courses are administered at the Testing Center.

GEOG 1194 Special Topic: Geography (On Demand)

1-3 credits
GEOG 1194 provides a detailed examination of selected topics of interest in geography.
Lecture: 1-3 hours
Prerequisite:  Placement into ENGL 1100          Lab fee: $3.00

 

GEOG 1900 Introduction to Weather and Climate (A, SP, SU)

4 credits
This course serves as an introduction to the study of weather and climate. Students will become familiar with the basic concepts and processes associated with weather (atmospheric and oceanic circulation, temperature, moisture, pressure, winds, weather systems), as well as become familiar with climate types, climate variability and the impact of human activity on weather and climate found throughout the world today. (Previously numbered as GEOG 1120)
Lecture: 3 hours - Lab: 2 hours
Prerequisite:  Placement into ENGL 1100        Lab fee: $21.00

 

GEOG 2193 Independent Study in Geography (On Demand)      

1-3 credits
This is an individual, student-structured course that examines a selected topic in geography through intensive reading or research. The independent study elective permits a student to pursue his/her interests within the context of a faculty-guided program.
Lecture: 1-3 hours
Prerequisite:  Instructor permission required           Lab fee: $3.00

 

GEOG 2300 Introduction to Physical Geography (A, SP)        

3 credits
This course serves as an introduction to the basic concepts and processes associated with the study of physical geography. Students will become familiar with the primary elements associated with physical geography to include the Earth’s global energy balance, atmospheric and oceanic circulation, weather systems and climates, plate tectonics, landform formation and classification, erosion processes, and soil formation. (Previously numbered as GEOG 2220)
Lecture: 3 hours
Prerequisite:  Placement into ENGL 1100           Lab fee: $3.00

 

GEOG 2400 Economic and Social Geography (A, SP, SU)

3 credits
This course serves as an introduction to the study of economic and social phenomena from a geographic perspective. Students will be introduced to basic concepts in geography, economics, and development, and will explore various elements associated with economic and social phenomena that illustrate the variability of development found throughout the world. (Previously numbered as GEOG 2240)
Lecture: 3 hours
Prerequisite:  Placement into ENGL 1100          Lab fee: $3.00

 

GEOG 2750 World Regional Geography (A, SP, SU)    

3 credits
This course serves as an introduction to the study of regional geography at the global scale. Students will become familiar with the basic concepts in geography, the topic of uneven development, and the factors that affect uneven development within and among all the world’s major regions. (Previously numbered as GEOG 2200)
Lecture: 3 hours
Prerequisite:  Placement into ENGL 1100           Lab fee: $3.00

 

GEOG 2900 Elements of Cartography (A, SP)               

3 credits
This course serves as an introduction to the basic concepts and methods associated with cartography. Students will also become familiar with the basics associated with cartographic design and visualization. (Previously numbered as GEOG 2280)
Lecture: 2 hours - Lab: 2 hours
Prerequisite:  Placement into ENGL 1100          Lab fee: $3.00