CCPS Geography Course Descriptions

100 Level Courses:
GEOG 109: World Regional Geography I
GEOG 110: World Regional Geography II

200 Level Courses:
GEOG 200: Environmental Geoscience

300 Level Courses:
GEOG 300: GIS and Remote Sensing
GEOG 313: Occupational Health
GEOG 323: Meteorology
GEOG 340: Geography of Food


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.

GEOG 200: Environmental Geoscience. 3-4 hours.
A study of the interrelationship between humans and the physical environment. The course will focus on natural resources, soils, hydrology, and water supplies, erosional processes, karst landscapes, land use planning, and geologic map interpretation. Includes laboratory. Field work required. Same as PHYS 200 , ENVR 200 .

GEOG 300: GIS and Remote Sensing. 3 hours.
Remote sensing concepts and methods including multispectral image analysis and acquisition, radar imaging, satellite and airborne remote sensing systems, digital image analysis, the electromagnetic spectrum and its interaction with matter, use of global positioning system equipment. Geographic Information Systems (GIS) exercises applied throughout the course. Same as ENVR 300 and PHYS 300.

GEOG 313: Occupational Health. 3 hours.
An overview of the principles involved in managing resources for sustainable community, economy, and environment. Topics include global environmental problems and solutions, water quality in the Ozarks, environmental impact assessment, and local field work. Same as ENVR 313.

GEOG 323: Meteorology. 3 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. Same as ENVR 323. Prerequisite: GEOG 200.

GEOG 340: Geography of Food. 3 hours.
Combines the ideas and cultures of cuisine with the physical foundation of agriculture and sustainability. Same as ENVR 340.