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Geography Courses

NOTE: All Geography and Earth Science courses are considered Social Science courses.

GEOG 101 Introduction to Physical Geography

3-0-3
Credit Hours: 3

An introduction to the basic concepts of physical geography that will involve the examination of the physical systems and processes which create many types of landforms and shape the earth's environment. In addition to introducing students to the concepts relevant to the physical world patterns, such as those relating to the makeup of the earth, weathering and mass movement, ocean currents and wind interaction, glaciation and periglaciation, this course also helps them understand the creation of the physical world as a systematic rather than a random formation.

GEOG 103 Introduction to Human Geography

3-0-3
Credit Hours: 3

Human Geography examines the relationships among cultural patterns, economic activities and the physical environment. The course focuses on analyzing the ways language, religion, the economy, urbanization, government and other cultural phenomena vary or remain constant from one place to another and on how humans function spatially.

GEOG 180 Urban Geography

3-0-3
Credit Hours: 3

Examines cities and their surrounding regions from the perspective of a geographer, a social scientist searching for order in the way people organize and use the space they inhabit, through an analysis of physical, economic and social patterns within the urban areas of the United States and the world.
Fulfills American/Global Diversity requirement.

GEOG 222 World Regional Geography

3-0-3
Credit Hours: 3

This course examines the numerous physical processes which have shaped the world's landscapes, as well as various historical, political and economic forces which underlie the world's complex social landscapes. The regions covered include North America, Latin America, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, the former Soviet Union, Asia and the Pacific.
Prerequisite: GEOG 101 or GEOG 103.
Fulfills American/Global Diversity requirement.

Unless otherwise noted, all college level courses require English 101 placement.