Courses

GEOG 120 INTRO TO HUMAN GEOGRAPHY GSS2

A thematic study of cultural landscapes and the processes by which people create and modify them. Topics of discussion range from ancient to modern, rural to urban, local to international, and include themes as diverse as the origins and spread of agriculture, migration and immigration, urban morphologies and social interactions, ethnicity, development and underdevelopment, and environmental concerns.

GEOG 222 MAP AIR PHOTO INTERPRETATION

Acquaints students with the basic principles and techniques of map making and interpretation, and with the features, methods of interpretation, and limitations of aerial photography. Emphasis is on the skilled use of topographic maps, creation and interpretation of thematic maps, and interpretation of rural and urban cultural landscapes from various forms of aerial photography.

GEOG 340 INTRO GEOGRAPHIC INFO SYSTEMS

An introduction to the concepts and techniques of Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Topics covered include fundamentals of mapping, data formats, data acquisition, and quantitative analysis of spatial data. The laboratory component emphasizes practical applications of GIS to contemporary problems including but not limited to watershed analysis, land-use planning, environmental assessment, and market analysis. Prerequisites: GEOG 222 or GEOL 105

GEOG 351 GEOG LATIN AMERICA CARIBBEAN

A thematic study of the physiographic and cultural regions of Latin America and the major historical and contemporary geographic processes that characterize the region. Major topics of discussion include climate and physiography, environmental concerns and human rights, the nature of Latin American cities, pre-Hispanic and modern agriculture, and the nature of contemporary economic processes in the region. Prerequisite: GEOG 120 or sophomore standing.