CCPS Geography Course Descriptions

100 Level Courses
GEOG 109: World Regional Geography I. 3 hours.

Introduction to culture, natural resources, and modern geographical problems facing the realms of the Americas, Europe and Southwest Asia/North Africa.

GEOG 110: World Regional Geography II. 3 hours.

Examination of the characteristics and contemporary issues facing the realms of South Asia, Southeast Asia, sub-Saharan Africa and the Pacific nations.

200 Level Courses
GEOG 223: Introduction to Meteorology. 4 hours.

This course explores the processes that produce weather and climate patterns. Topics of study include earth/sun relationships, global pressure and wind systems, weather forecasting, severe storms, and global climate change.

GEOG 290, 390, 490: Selected Topics. 1-3 hours.

Selected Topics are courses of an experimental nature that provide students a wide variety of study opportunities and experiences. Selected Topics offer both the department and the students the opportunity to explore areas of special interest in a structured classroom setting. Selected Topics courses (course numbers 290, 390, 490) will have variable titles and vary in credit from 1-3 semester hours. Selected Topic courses may not be taken as a Directed Study offering.

GEOG 291, 292, 391, 392, 491, 492: Research. 1-12 hours.

Many academic departments offer special research or investigative projects beyond the regular catalog offering. Significant responsibility lies with the student to work independently to develop a proposal for study that must be approved by a faculty mentor and the appropriate department chair. The faculty member will provide counsel through the study and will evaluate the student’s performance. Sophomores, juniors and seniors are eligible. Students must register for research (291, 292, 391, 392, 491 or 492) to receive credit and are required to fill out a Permission to Register for Special Coursework form. It is recommended that students complete not more than 12 hours of research to apply toward the baccalaureate degree.

300 Level Courses
GEOG 340: Geography of Food. 3 hours.

Humans use more of our planet's surface for food production than for any other use. The oceans also serve as a primary food source. This class explores how crops and food specialties have developed around the world. The primary goal of this course it to examine the environmental problems that result from food production and to explore more sustainable options for agriculture, fisheries and wild lands. The course will include a field trip to a sustainable farm and meetings with federal agricultural professionals. An additional goal is to gain an appreciation of the regional differences in food by sampling examples of world cuisine. Offered spring semester.

GEOG 397, 398, 497, 498: Internship. Varies hours.

Interns must have at least 60 credit hours, completed appropriate coursework and have a minimum GPA of 2.5 prior to registering for academic credit. Also, approval must be obtained from the student's faculty sponsor and required forms must be completed by the deadline. Note: *Architecture, Music Therapy and Education majors do not register internships through Career Planning & Development. These students need to speak with his/her advisor regarding credit requirements and options.