Geography Course Descriptions
Introduction to culture, natural resources and modern geographical problems facing the realms of the Americas, Europe and Southwest Asia/North Africa.
Examination of the characteristics and contemporary issues facing the realms of South Asia, Southeast Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa and the Pacific Nations.
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.
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.
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.
This is a seminar and field course that is designed to provide students with a capstone experience to prepare them for a career or for graduate school. This course builds on foundational courses in geography and environmental studies and places students in hands-on planning and environmental projects. Examples of projects include water quality testing and analysis, land use planning, restoration ecology and wildlife conservation. Projects will be completed in coordination with local, state, or federal agencies, private agencies and/or nonprofit agencies. Students will publish and present their findings in a public setting. Offered spring semester.