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Undergraduate Catalog

Geography: Program Changes

Revisions to the Geography program have been approved and will become effective in Fall 2020. The following plans of study will apply to students who declare a major in Geography on or after that date.

Major in Geography, leading to a Bachelor of Arts degree (42-45 credits)

Required courses..............................17 credits
GEO201 Human Geography (3)
GEO202 Physical Geography (3)
GEO213 Economic Geography (3)
GEO341 Intro. to Geographic Information Systems (4)
GEO342 Cartography (4)

Required statistics course...............3-4 credits
Choose one:
GEO241 Spatial Statistics (3)
MAT145 Statistics & Public Policy (3)
MAT241 Introduction to Statistics (3)
PSY275 Psychological Statistics (4)

Required science cognate...................4 credits
Choose one:
BIO340 Ecology (4)
GLG201 Physical Geology (3) and GLG211 Physical Geology Lab (1)

Electives........................................18-20 credits
Choose six (6) courses in geography, at least four (4) of which must be systematic courses.

Systematic courses:
GEO203 People-Environments Geography (3)
GEO214 Intro. to Urban & Regional Planning (3)
GEO231 Geography of Hazards (3)
GEO314 Issues in Urban Planning (3)
GEO321 Geography of Soils (3)
GEO322 Geography of Water Resources (3)
GEO331 Gender & Environment (3)
GEO332 Geography, Health & Environment (3)
GEO333 Advanced People-Environments Geography (3)
GEO343 Remote Sensing (4)
GEO411 Political Geography (3)
GEO412 Geography of Socialism (3)
GEO431 Natural Resources: Utilization & Management (3)
GEO480 Internship in Geography (3-9 credits) and GEO481 Internship Seminar (1)

Regional courses:
GEO211 World Geography (3)
GEO212 Cities of the World (3)
GEO351 Geography of the United States & Canada (3)
GEO354 Geography of Asia (3)
GEO355 "Emerging" China & Critical Geopolitics (3)

Majors in Geography, leading to a Bachelor of Science degree

Urban Planning concentration (49-54 credits)

Required courses..............................30 credits
GEO201 Human Geography (3)
GEO202 Physical Geography (3)
GEO213 Economic Geography (3)
GEO214 Intro. to Urban & Regional Planning (3)
GEO241 Spatial Statistics (3)
GEO314 Issues in Urban Planning (3)
GEO341 Intro. to Geographic Information Systems (4)
GEO342 Cartography (4)
GEO441 Geographic Information Systems Applications (4)

Required cognate courses................9-11 credits
Choose one:
CPS104 Visual Programming (3)
CPS110 Web Design (3)
CPS210 Computer Science I: Foundations (4)

Choose one:
ECO206 Microeconomics (3)
ECO207 Macroeconomics (3)

Choose one:
POL216 American Government & Politics (4)
POL316 American Public Policies (3)
POL350 Introduction to Law (3)

Elective.............................................3 credits
Choose one:
GEO212 Cities of the World (3)
GEO231 Geography of Hazards (3)
GEO315 Quantitative Analysis in Urban Planning (3)
GEO332 Geography, Health & Environment (3)
GEO351 Geography of the United States & Canada (3)
GEO431 Natural Resources: Utilization & Management (3)

Required internship.........................7-10 credits
GEO480 Internship in Geography (6-9 credits)
GEO481 Internship Seminar (1)

Environmental Geography concentration (47-48 credits)

Required courses...............................17 credits
GEO201 Human Geography (3)
GEO202 Physical Geography (3)
GEO213 Economic Geography (3)
GEO341 Intro. to Geographic Information Systems (4)
GEO342 Cartography (4)

Required environmental courses........9 credits
GEO203 People-Environments Geography (3)
GEO321 Geography of Soils (3)
GEO431 Natural Resources: Utilization & Management (3)

Required statistics course...................3 credits
Choose one:
GEO241 Spatial Statistics (3)
MAT145 Statistics & Public Policy (3)
MAT241 Introduction to Statistics (3)

Required science cognates...................8 credits
Choose two of the following:
GLG201 Physical Geology (3) and GLG211 Physical Geology Lab (1)
GLG303 Geomorphology (4) - prereqs: GLG201 and GLG211
BIO201 General Biology I (3) and BIO211 General Biology I Lab (1)
BIO202 General Biology II (3) and BIO212 General Biology II Lab (1)

Electives..........................................10-11 credits
Choose three of the following systematic geography courses:
GEO331 Gender & Environment (3)
GEO332 Geography, Health & Environment (3)
GEO343 Remote Sensing (4)
GEO480 Internship in Geography (*) and GEO481 Internship Seminar (1)

*The internship and corequisite seminar may only be taken with the chair's permission and after the major has been completed or nearly so. Students may take GEO480 Internship in Geography for 3, 6 or 9 credits; however, only four (4) credits may count toward the elective requirements.