Geography (GEOG)

GEOG-1301. Physical Geographyÿ. (3 Credits)

(3-3-0) This course is taken for academic credit. Students will earn an A, B, C, D, F, or W. This course introduces students to the processes that drive Earth's physical systems. Students will explore the relationships among these physical systems, with emphasis on weather and climate, water, ecosystems, geologic processes and landform development, and human interactions with the physical environment.

GEOG-1302. Human Geographyÿ. (3 Credits)

(3-3-0) This course is taken for academic credit. Students will earn an A, B, C, D, F, or W. Introduces students to fundamental concepts, skills and practices of human geography. Place, space, and scale serve as a framework for understanding patterns of human experience. Topics for discussion may include globalization, population and migration, culture, diffusion, political and economic systems, language, religion, gender and ethnicity.

GEOG-1303. World Regional Geography. (3 Credits)

This course is taken for academic credit. Students will earn an A, B, C, D, F, or W. An introduction to the world's major regions seen through their defining physical, social, cultural, political and economic features. These regions are examined in terms of their physical and human characteristics and their interactions. The course emphasizes relationships among regions on issues such as trade, economic development, conflict and the role of regions in the globalization process.