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GEOG 112: CULTURAL GEOGRAPHY

3 hrs. (TC)

Prerequisite: COMPASS reading score of 81 or higher, or equivalent, or department approval.

This course is a study of world cultures and their patterns across the earth's surface from a geographic perspective. Aspects and principles of economic geography, urban geography, demography, political geography and cultural ecology are applied to the cultures of the world. Special topics include human origins and distribution, language, religion, agriculture, natural hazards, urbanization, industry and recreation. [IAI: S4 900N]

GEOG 113: WORLD REGIONAL GEOGRAPHY

3 hrs. (TC)

Prerequisite: COMPASS reading score of 81 or higher, or equivalent, or department approval.

This course is a study of selected world regions from a geographic point of view. Aspects and principles of economic geography, political geography, cultural geography, historical geography, and physical geography are applied to the regions of the world. The major focus of the course is on the non-Western and Third World. [IAI: S4 900N]

GEOG 116: GEOGRAPHY OF THE DEVELOPING WORLD

3 hrs. (TC)

Prerequisite: COMPASS reading score of 81 or higher, or equivalent, or department approval.

This course surveys the developing world stressing the economic, social, political, and environmental characteristics of Latin America, Africa, and Asia. The basic relationship between the physical environment and cultural characteristics of a region will be explored as a primary focus of the course. [IAI: S4 902N]

GEOG 118: GEOGRAPHY OF THE DEVELOPED WORLD

3 hrs. (TC)

Prerequisite: COMPASS reading score of 81 or higher, or equivalent, or department approval.

This course surveys the developed world stressing the economic, social, political, and environmental characteristics of North America, Europe, and other technologically advanced regions of the world. The basic relationship between the physical environment and cultural characteristics of a region will be explored as a primary focus of the course. [IAI: S4 901]

GEOG 200: ECONOMIC GEOGRAPHY

3 hrs. (TC)

Prerequisite: COMPASS reading score of 81 or higher, or equivalent, or department approval.

This course introduces international aspects of industrial raw materials, agricultural commodities, industrial location, transportation and energy supplies. The scientific method is utilized in problem solving. Students develop skills in working with topographic maps, aerial photographs, formulating and testing hypotheses, evaluating locations from a geographic point of view, and analyzing computer generated maps of land use. [IAI: S4 903N]