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Geography Courses

The following sample course of study is an example of the sequence of courses you might take in order to receive your degree. Please plan to discuss your actual course of study with your advisor, who can help you stay on track to meet your academic and professional goals.

Semester 1

GEOG 101
Introduction to Human Geography
This course examines the many human and cultural aspects found throughout the world. It focuses on the spatial distribution and interrelationships of language, religion, geopolitics, population, urbanization, health and disease, migration, conservation, and economic development.
3
credits
FYE
First-Year Experience
A unique course designed to provide first-year college students with knowledge, tips and tricks to support their collegiate career.
1
credits
GEN ED
General Education
General education from across the university
9
credits
Total Credits
13

Semester 2

GEOG 202
World Regional Geography
This course is designed to provide a broad overview of the major regions of the world with emphasis on the increasing interconnectedness of people and places due to the influence of globalization on world trade, travel, communication, culture, and the natural environment.
3
credits
GEN ED
General Education
General education from across the university
9
credits
Total Credits
12

Semester 3

GEOG 281
Physical Geography and Geology
Lecture 3, Lab. 2. Introduction to the climactic and physical processes shaping the Earth’s crust and the interrelationship between humans and the natural environment. Students will learn through the interpretation of maps and remotely sensed imagery, laboratory activities, and a multi–day field trip. Same as ESCI 281 and SCI 281. Course Fee.
4
credits
GEN ED
General Education
General education from across the university
6
credits
Total Credits
10

Semester 4

GEOG 385
Global Positioning Systems and Drone Technology
Course provides students with an introduction to the Global Positioning System (GPS). Students will learn the history of GPS, how the system operates, and how it can be used in a variety of disciplines and professions. Students conduct a variety of exercises and research projects utilizing GPS functionality and integrating it with GIS and other Internet-based mapping programs such as Google Earth. Course fee.
3
credits
GEN ED
General Education
General education from across the university
9
credits
Total Credits
12

Semester 5

HIST 313
Religion and Society in the United States
A historical analysis of the interaction between religion and society in the United States from pre-colonial to contemporary times; emphasis on themes such as Puritanism, revivalism, social reform, religious pluralism, civil religion, and on-going theological issues. Attention is given to the development of Lutheranism in the American setting.
3
credits
GEN ED
General Education
General education from across the university
6
credits
Total Credits
9

Semester 6

GEN ED
General Education
General education from across the university
9
credits
Total Credits
9

Semester 7

GEOG 490
Capstone Seminar
The capstone seminar provides students with the opportunity to integrate and apply learning from their entire college experience. Students will develop and complete a project in conjunction with the course instructor or other approved mentor. Approved projects will require students to use skills, methodology and knowledge to address important issues, explore key arguments, and critique common practices germane to their academic discipline. Internships and fieldwork experiences may also be acceptable projects. The course will also prepare students for the transition from college to graduate/professional school.
3
credits
GEN ED
General Education
General education from across the university
6
credits
Total Credits
9

Semester 8

GEOG 461
Advanced Geographic Information Systems
A study of the functionality and application of geographic information systems technology that builds upon the skills learned in Introduction to Geographic Information Systems. Students will learn spatial model building, geodatabase management, geo-referencing, and spatial data collection and analysis.
3
credits
GEN ED
General Education
General education from across the university
9
credits
Total Credits
12