Geography Courses (GEO) | Troy University

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 geopoliticalvimportance 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

Population and Society (3)

 

This course provides an overview of how to analyze and think about changing population trends in the U.S. as well as around the world. Students will learn how to relate contemporary and pressing problems such as migration, population growth, fertility, death rates, and other population changes to current social and economic policy debates (e.g., funding for Social Security, education, healthcare, etc.).

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 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 postgraduation.

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 4491-92

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 4493-94

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.