GEOG105 Cultural Geography

3 credits  (3 lec hrs/wk) This course examines the nexus of human and environmental interaction. We will consider issues such as the origins of domestication of animals and plants for food, economic development and underdevelopment, environmental racism, and the geographic origins of cultural differences.

GEOG209 Physical Geography: Weather and Climate

4credits  (4 lec hrs/wk) Examines the processes of the atmosphere, the distribution and character of climate types, climate change, and humankind as a modifier of climate.

GEOG265/CS125GI Introduction to Geographic Information Systems

3 credits (2 lec, 3 lab hrs/wk) Course introduces students to principles and practices of GIS, while providing experience using a contemporary GIS software package. Course develops both a theoretical understanding of GIS and experience in accessing GIS data sets. Students are exposed to raster and vector GIS.

GEOG270 Advanced Topics in Geographic Information Systems II

3 credits (2 lec 3 lab hrs/wk) An advanced course in Geographic Information Systems. This class builds upon techniques learned in Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS) course by exposing students to more advanced methods in developing and utilizing GIS data.

GEOG275 Geographic Information Systems III

3 credits (2 lec 3 lab hrs/wk) A general introduction to Cartography as an art and a science. The course teaches fundamental principles of map design and construction. Students will become familiar with the cartographic process, especially as they apply basic mapping concepts such as scale, typography, map projections, generalization, symbols, color schemes, and data visualization. Students will use cartographic tools available in Esri software.

GEOG277 Geographic Information Systems Capstone

1 credit (2 lec/lab hrs/wk)  An independent GIS project carried out in concert with industry professionals.