Geography is the study of the physical environment and its relationship to humanity’s settlements and activities. The goal of the introductory-level course is to familiarize students with the broad spectrum within geographical study. The intermediate-level coursework provides deeper understandings of interrelationships in a spatial framework.
GEO 120 • Introduction to Geography 3 Credits.
Physical environment including weather, world climates, landforms, and natural vegetation. Humankind's response to geographical variations in terms of the use of land and sea, natural resources, population, economic activity, and political and social organization.
GEO 201 • Introduction to Geographic Information Systems 3 Credits.
An introduction to the science, hardware, and software of mapping geographic locations and analyzing information about those locations. Investigating remote sensing, GPS data collection, GIS data types, editing GIS data, and spatial data analysis and display, with emphasis on applications to creation stewardship problems.
Offered: Fall, odd # years. Special Notes: Carries cross-credit in environmental science.
GEO 320K • History and the Human Environment 3 Credits.
Environmental and geographical background of human history. Agriculture, climate, energy resources, transportation, and diseases, especially as they have influenced the historical development of Western Europe and North America. Implications for current and future environmental concerns.
Prerequisites: Laboratory Science (D) course; Mathematics (M) course. Offered: Fall, spring. Special Notes: Carries cross-credit in history.