NOTICE: Course descriptions reflected on this page are for Fall 2020, if you are looking for course information for a prior semester please view our 2019-2020 Catalog

Geography (GEO)

GEO 102 (3)

Human Geography

Thematic approach towards the study of global attributes to provide a bridge between the social and environmental sciences that considers how trends, patterns, and interactions developed within and between countries. Emphasis consists of comparisons and contrasts of the physical, socio-cultural, economic, and political aspects among regions of the world and application of geographical concepts and theories that explain or predict the cause and effect leading to the development of specific aspects for a country or region. General Education Social and Behavioral Sciences, Special Requirement Contemporary Global/International and Historical Awareness. Three lecture.


GEO 131 (4)

Introduction to Physical Geography 

Natural processes of weather, climate, hydrology, ecology, geology and tectonics, diastrophism, volcanism, denudation, soils, glaciations, and coastal processes emphasizing geographic distribution. General Education: Physical and Biological Sciences. Three lecture; three lab.


GEO 133 (3)

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World/Regional Geography 

Physical (climate, vegetation, landform) and cultural (ethnic, religious, political, economic) attributes of the world’s major regions and the interplay between them. Includes a study of world place-name geography. General Education: Social and Behavioral Sciences. Special Requirements: Contemporary Global/International Awareness or Historical Awareness. Three lecture.


GEO 135 (3)

Introduction to GIS

This course will provide an overview of geodesign processes, an understanding of the concepts, principles, and applications of spatial analysis to design problem-solving projects, and provide student preparation for integrating geodesign techniques across disciplines of study and/or applications in the workplace, and/or to issues relating to optimizing the nature and course of human interactions in an environmental, social, or political context. Three lecture. Fall, Spring. 


GEO 198/298 (1–6)

Special Topics 

Designed to meet the needs of an individual(s) who has an interest in pursuing an original topic in an instructional area under faculty supervision. One to six variable credit hours.