Geography (GEOG)

 

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1000 LEVEL COURSES


1101. Physical Geography Laboratory (1). Laboratory course for transfer students with previous lecture credit for Physical Geography (TCCN GEOG 1301).

1300. Fundamentals of Geography (3). Survey of world cultures and natural systems with a focus on human/environmental interaction, natural resources, globalization, and the concept of regions.

1401. [GEOG 1301] Physical Geography (4). Study of the atmospheric and terrestrial systems that shape our natural environment, especially the global patterns of climate, landforms, and vegetation. Partially fulfills core Life and Physical Sciences requirement.

 

2000 LEVEL COURSES


2300. [GEOG 1302] Introduction to Human Geography (3). Survey of human geography, including factors affecting location of different aspects of culture, economy, and politics. Fulfills multicultural requirement. Fulfills core Social and Behavioral Sciences requirement.

2351. [GEOG 1303] Regional Geography of the World (3). An introduction to the geography of world regions for students who have had no previous geography courses. Fulfills multicultural requirement. Fulfills core Social and Behavioral Sciences requirement.

 

3000 LEVEL COURSES


3301. Remote Sensing of the Environment (3). Introduction to remote sensing techniques, including air photo interpretation and digital satellite image processing. Emphasis on the use of remote sensing imagery in geographic information systems.

3310. Environmental Change (3). Prerequisite: GEOG 1401 or equivalent natural science courses. Investigates changes in climate, hydrology, soils, biota and landforms since the start of the Ice Age, and the effects of these environmental changes on humans.

3335. Field Seminar in Physical Geography (3). Seminar conducted in field setting to provide students with first-hand opportunity for observing actual physical and human aspects of study area. Specific region and topic may vary. May be repeated for credit with change of subject matter.

3337. Economic Geography (3). Consideration of the characteristics and distribution of production and consumption of goods and services and of variation and interaction of economic activities.

3340. Introduction to Research in Human Geography (3). An introduction to research and research methods in geography. (Writing Intensive) (WS 3342)

3350. Social and Cultural Geography (3). An examination of the spatial dimensions of human social, cultural, economic, and historical interactions.

3351. Geography of Urban Places (3). An analysis of the location, distribution, function, and spread of urban places, including a study of current urban problems, sprawl, city decline, and metropolitan transportation.

3352. Geography of US and Canada (3). Study of the physical and cultural geography of the United States and Canada, including geographical aspects of the development of Texas.

3353. Man, Resources, and Environment (3). Study of the interrelated problems of population growth, efficient use of natural resources, and human disruption of the earth's environment.

3356. Geography of Texas (3). Study of the physical and human geography of Texas.

3360. Technology and the Human Landscape (3). Study of the relationship of technological development and energy use with human use of the earth from pre-humans to the present. Fulfills core Technology and Applied Science requirement.

3363. Geography of South America (3). Study of the physical and human geography of South America, with special emphasis on contemporary issues.

 

4000 LEVEL COURSES


4300. Seminar in Geography (3). Enrollment restricted to geography majors or minors unless approved by course instructor. A capstone course required of all majors, intended to assess knowledge in the discipline. Topics vary. May be repeated for credit. (Writing Intensive.)

4301. Geomorphology in Environmental Management (3). Prerequisite: GEOG 1401, GEOL 1303, or consent of instructor. Evaluation and analysis of earth-forming processes and terrain features in relation to human activities. Course emphasizes analytical techniques.

4310. Internship in Geography (3). Prerequisites: Minimum of 12 hours in geography, minimum 3.0 GPA in geography, and consent of instructor. Supervised activity in a nonacademic setting. Students gain experience in the working world while having the opportunity to utilize accumulated geographic concepts and tools.

4320. Special Topics in Geography (3). Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Seminar-led exploration in current topics and research. May repeat when topics vary.

4321. Biogeography (3). Prerequisite: GEOG 1401 or consent of instructor. Study of plants and animals in their spatial context, functional interaction, and as related to human impacts.

4324. Geography of Health (3). Consideration of the environmental and social factors that affect the distribution of health conditions at local, national, and global scales.

4334. Field Seminar in Human Geography (3). Seminar conducted in field setting. Students will conduct a research project and reflect on human geography of the region. May be repeated when specific region and topic vary.

4357. Geography of Arid Lands (3). Systemic and regional inquiry into the physical nature and the problems of human utilization of the arid and semiarid lands of the earth.

4369. Independent Research in Geography (3). Conference course. May be repeated for credit. (Writing Intensive)

 

5000 LEVEL COURSES


5301. Remote Sensing of the Environment (3). Review of remote sensing techniques, including air photo interpretation and digital satellite image processing. Emphasis on the use of remote sensing imagery in geographic information systems.

5303. Advanced Human Geography (3). Consideration of current research in human geography with special reference to the spatial aspects of natural resource-environmental analysis. May be repeated as topic varies.

5304. Advanced Physical Geography (3). Consideration of current research in physical geography with special reference to the spatial aspects of natural resource-environmental analysis. May be repeated as topic varies.

5306. Seminar in Geography of Arid Lands (3). Systematic and regional review and analysis of the physical nature and problems of human utilization of the arid and semi-arid lands of the earth.

5309. Seminar in Regional Analysis (3). Consideration of the objectives and methods of regional analysis and the application of research techniques to the spatial analysis of selected regions. May be repeated as topic varies.

5310. Readings in Geography (3). Conference course. May be repeated for credit.

5312. Seminar in Geographic Thought (3). Discussions on the history and philosophy of geography and the breadth of geographical research.

5320. Special Topics in Geography (3). Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Seminar-led exploration in current topics and research. Topics may vary.

5334. Field Seminar in Human Geography (3). Seminar conducted in field setting. Primary focus is original research projects by students. May be repeated when region and topic vary.

5340. Research Design and Methodology in Geography (3). Core course in geography designed to develop the student's research design and analysis skills.

 

6000 LEVEL COURSES


6000. Master's Thesis (V1-6).

 

7000 LEVEL COURSES


7000. Research (V1-12).

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