Geography 1300, Geography of World Regions [ACTS: GEOG2013]
In this course students will come to better understand the rapidly changing world through analyzing cultural and physical regions using traditional Western as well as non-Western and the evolving Developing World's theories. The course uses primarily electronic sources for current data gathering and various types of geographic analysis, supported by and discussion. This course may be taken to satisfy three hours of the behavioral and social science General Education requirement, but it may not count toward the 36-hour geography major or the 24-hour geography minor. (Not scheduled for Fall 2012).
Geography 1305, Principles of Geography [ACTS: GEOG1103]
This course is an introduction to the basic conceptual and methodological principles of geography as an academic discipline for understanding the patterns of human societies and physical environments on the surface of the earth. This course may be taken to satisfy the behavioral and social science General Education elective, but it may not count toward the 36-hour geography major or the 24-hour geography minor. (Not scheduled for Fall 2102).
Geography 2375, Cartography
Cartography is the science and technology of communicating information spatially by means of maps, as well as understanding the collection and dissemination of geographic data in the age of computer-oriented mapping. Because maps play such a significant role in geography, it is vital that students of geography become familiar with the science and technology of communicating these data in a spaital form. This course is designed to provide online training in map construction with the aid of a computer, as well as an introduction to computer applications, terminology, and methodologies that geographers and other disciplines using maps need to know. The objective of this course is for each student to learn skills that will enable him/her to use data to produce and design maps, primarily thematic maps, that are effective graphic communication devices, as well as to read, explain, and understand the use (and misuse) of maps through exercises that focus on obtaining, creating, classifying, and displaying spatial data. (Not scheduled for Fall 2012)
See Graduate GIS Certificate or Master of GIS Degree for online graduate courses.