Geography Courses (GEO)

GEO 2210
World Regional Geography (3)
  Physical and cultural features, economy, and populations of the geographic regions of the world.
   
GEO 2299
Basic GIS (3)
  This course is for students who are interested in learning the basics about Geographic Information System (GIS) and use of this powerful technology to create maps, collect data, and perform advanced analysis. This course is designed for a broad audience.
   
GEO 3300
Principles of Physical Geography (3)
  Earth geography including climate, soils, natural vegetation, water resources, rocks, minerals, and surface structures.
   
GEO 3301
Principles of Cultural Geography (3)
  Interrelationship of geographical elements in various world situations.
   
GEO 3307
Geography of Europe (3)
  Selected topic studies in the physical and cultural environment, resource distribution, economy, and population characteristics of the European-Slavic land areas. Special attention will be devoted to the study of the geo-political influence of this area or least developed nations and the U. S.
   
GEO 3309
GIS/Spatial Data Applications in Criminal Justice (3)
  An introduction to the use of spatial data applications in a wide range of real world policing endeavors; i.e., monitoring sexual predators, traffic accident reporting and modeling, crime scene analysis. One field trip to the Department of Public Safety in Montgomery, Ala. is required.
   
GEO 3312
Geography of Latin America (3)
  An analysis of the major physical and cultural aspects of Middle and South America.
   
GEO 3326
Geography of the Russian Realm (3)
  An analysis of the physical and cultural aspects of Russia and the other former republics of the Soviet Union.
   
GEO 3331
Geography of the Middle East and North Africa (3)
  Physical setting, resource distribution, economy, population characteristics, and geopolitical importance of the region.
   
GEO 3350
Weather and Climate (3)
  A study of the physical properties of weather and climate.
   
GEO 4402
Political Geography (3)
  Analysis of the reciprocal effects of geography and political organization on the behavior of states including boundaries and frontiers, national resources, spatial strategy, and maritime power.
   
GEO 4403
Conservation (3)
  The conservation of natural and human resources with emphasis on population expansion as the major element in changing ecology.
   
GEO 4404
GIS/Spatial Data Applications in Economics (3)
  An introduction to the use of spatial data applications in the fields of business and economic development, including site selection and analysis of customer characteristics.
   
GEO 4406
Urbanism (3)
  Historical, physical, economic, and societal evolution of the urban area. American metropolitan problems and implications for policy and planning. Note: One field trip required at student’s expense. This course may be taken for sociology credit.
   
GEO 4408
Rural America: Past and Present (3)
  A study of rural society, its organization, agencies, institutions, population trends and composition, patterns of settlement, social processes, and change in character.
   
GEO 4411
Demography (3)
  Population growth, stabilization, decline, and structures in the context of societal change. This course may be taken for sociology credit.
   
GEO 4415
North American Geography (3)
  Survey of agricultural, industrial, and commercial development of Anglo-America. Covers physical and cultural environment, resource distribution, economy, and population characteristics.
   
GEO 4420
Web Based GIS/Spatial Data Applications (3)
  The student will learn the techniques and protocols needed to develop and transmit spatial databases for use by a variety of interests on the World Wide Web. “Remote” spatial data analysis on existing databases will be an important component of the course.
   
GEO 4435
Historical Geography of North America (3)
  An analysis of the physical and cultural factors in the development of North America from early European settlement to the present.
   
GEO 4485
Practicum in GIS/Spatial Data (3)
  Supervised GIS projects on a topic chosen by the student. Intended to give practical experience for the student seeking GIS employment post-graduation.
   
GEO L485
GIS/Spatial Data Modeling Lab (2)
  The purpose of this lab is to allow the students to demonstrate their ability to collect, formulate, analyze, and draw conclusions based upon a real world modeling exercise.
   
GEO 4491-4492
Guided Independent Research (1 to 3 credit hours per course per semester)
  Undergraduate research with attention to critical evaluation of research techniques, methods and procedures.
Prerequisites: Junior or senior standing with a minimum overall GPA of 3.0, permission of guiding professor, approval of department chair or dean. A written request is to be submitted to the department chair at least two weeks in advance of the term in which the study is to be undertaken. May not be used to repeat a course for which a grade of D or below has been earned. Application forms are available in the office of University Records. Guided independent research may be taken only in the applicant’s major or minor field. Also see index for “Independent Study and Research.”
   
GEO 4493-4494
Guided Independent Study (1 to 3 credit hours per course per semester)
  Supervised study through field and laboratory projects, guided readings, creative endeavors or achievement of specific skills.
Prerequisites: Junior or senior standing, with a minimum overall GPA of 3.0, permission of guiding professor, approval of department chair or dean. A written request is to be submitted to the department chair at least two weeks in advance of the term in which the study is to be undertaken. May not be used to repeat a course for which a grade of D or below has been earned. Application forms are available in the office of University Records. Guided independent research may be taken only in the applicant’s major or minor field. Also see index for “Independent Study and Research.”
   
GEO 4498
Honors Independent Study (1 to 3 credit hours)
  Advanced research and study for outstanding students in their major field. Culminates in report to a department committee which includes invited faculty members in related fields.
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