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Geography (GEOG) Courses

GEOG 1301 Elements of Physical Geography

The Earth's external features; landscape development under the influence of volcanism and mountain-building forces, rivers and their work, underground waters, waves and currents and the wind; the principle soil groups as related to landscape and climate.
Lec 3, Cr 3.
Prerequisite: None

GEOG 1303 General World Geography

Landscapes and peoples of continents, the major culture realms and nations, their resources, land-use and industries.
Lec 3, Cr 3.
Prerequisite: None

GEOG 2301 Economic Geography

Analysis of production at local, regional, and national scales. Agricultural and industrial location and the growth and influence of central places are discussed.
Lec 3, Cr 3.
Prerequisite: None

GEOG 2302 Cultural Geography

Study of human culture hearths, the distribution of language and religion, environmental perception, cultural ecology and human settlement patterns.
Lec 3, Cr 3.
Prerequisite: None

GEOG 3320 Cultural Geography for Educators I

Cultural geography is the study of the interaction between humans and the natural environment. The course will examine this relationship from the historical past to the present time with major emphasis human cultural diversity.
Lec 3, Cr 3.
Prerequisite: None

GEOG 3333 Latin American Geography

A regional study of geography of Mexico, the Caribbean Central and South America. Includes an investigation of the physical, cultural and economic factors of various regions and how these affect present day conditions.
Lec 3, Cr 3.
Prerequisite: None

GEOG 3334 Conservation of Natural Resources

A survey of distribution of natural resources, with special emphasis on new solutions to problems of resource scarcity. Topics include: energy, water, air and food resources, and other selected components of the lithosphere, hydrosphere. Economics, demographic and political issues are considered as they affect resources.
Lec 3, Cr 3.
Prerequisite: ESCI 1301 and 1101 both with a C or better.

GEOG 4310 Earth Science for Educators I

This is the first part of a hands-on Earth Science course designed for education. Course will provide the students with basic theoretical background in Earth Science with hands-on workshops to enable the student to understand the Earth Science processes on the Earth's surface.
Lec 3, Cr 3.
Prerequisite: None

GEOG 4320 Earth Science for Educators II

This is the second part of a hands-on Earth Science course designed for education majors enrolled in the EC-8 program. The course will provide the students with a basic theoretical background in Earth Science with hands-on workshops to enable the student to understand the Earth Science processes on the Earth's surface.
Lec 3, Cr 3.
Prerequisite: GEOL 4310 or GEOG 4310.

GEOG 4440 Geographic Information Systems

This course covers the basics of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) concepts and software such as Arc View and ArcGIS. Special attention will be given to digital data acquisition, processing, data management and generation of base maps for various applications in the field-based sciences.
Lec 3, Lab 3, Cr 4.
Prerequisite: None

GEOG 4441 Principles of Remote Sensing

This course will emphasize the application of remote sensing and image analysis in the earth sciences, qualitative and quantitative satellite image and air photo interpretation. Additional emphasis will be placed on the use of computer processing packages.
Lec 3, Lab 3, Cr 4.
Prerequisite: None

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