GEOG Geography

GEOG   5090G   Selected Topics

1-9 Credit Hours.   0-9 Lecture Hours.   0-9 Lab Hours.

Offered with or without a lab on an experimental basis. Graduate students will complete an individual term project or special report.

Cross Listing(s): GEOG   5090, GEOG   5090S.

GEOG   5130G   Geography of North America

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Systematic regional treatment of Canada and the United States including the physical, cultural, and economic aspects of various subregions. Special attention will be paid to comparative themes such as resource development, trade, and migration. Graduate students will complete an individual term project or special report.

Cross Listing(s): GEOG   5130.

GEOG   5230G   Urban Geography

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

An analysis of site, situation, base, principal functions, distribution, supporting areas and internal structure of urban settlements. Graduate students will complete an individual term project or special report.

Prerequisite(s): GEOG   1101 or GEOG   1130.

Cross Listing(s): GEOG   5230, GEOG   5230S.

GEOG   5330G   Population Geography

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

This course explores issues and themes related to the patterns, processes, and consequences of the spatial distribution of the world’s population. The course is organized around the fundamental components of population change, fertility, mortality, and migration. Current events related to population change and distribution in multiple geographical contexts will constitute a primary focus of the course. Graduate students will be required to complete more detailed, sophisticated assignments and complete longer, more in depth term papers.

Prerequisite(s): GEOG   1101 or GEOG   1130.

Cross Listing(s): GEOG   5330.

GEOG   5430G   Political Geography

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

This course will cover the geography of political behavior from the local to the global scale by examining the relationship of geography and politics. Students will investigate the rapidly changing geopolitics of the era in which they live, with special emphasis on international relations, sovereignty, war, and terrorism. Additionally, the course will focus on redistricting, the Electoral College, and other geographic elements of our American democratic system. Graduate students will learn how to undertake an independent, supervised research project in the field of political geography.

Prerequisite(s): GEOG   1101 or GEOG   1130.

Cross Listing(s): GEOG   5430.

GEOG   5590G   Field Studies-Geography

6-8 Credit Hours.   6-8 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

An intensive course on a specific region of the world conducted in that region combining lecture, observation and travel. Students usually will bear tuition, travel and living expenses during the course. May be repeated for credit in different regions. Graduate students will complete an individual term project or special report.

Cross Listing(s): GEOG   5590.

GEOG   5890G   Directed Study

0-4 Credit Hours.   1-4 Lecture Hours.   1-4 Lab Hours.

Independent study for advanced students. Graduate students will be given an extra assignment determined by the instructor that undergraduates will not be required to do.

Prerequisite(s): Approval of Department Chair is required.

Cross Listing(s): GEOG   5890, GEOG   5890S.