Geography (GEOG)

GEOG 220. Cultural Geography. (3 Credits)

Cultural Geography, or human geography, studies the interaction and integration of human achievements, needs, and institutions based upon geographic location. Cultural Geography investigates the development of food ways, popular culture, religion, economy, medicine, technology, crime, and human rights. In recent decades, the phenomenon of globalization has increased interconnectedness across borders transforming traditional, local cultures into global ones. Starbucks in Italy, Indian films winning American Oscars, and the increasing speed by which epidemics become pandemics characterize globalization. This course looks at these and other issues of culture and globalization.

Prerequisite: None


GEOG 246. The World's Oceans. (4 Credits)

This course is a study of the chemical, geologic, physical, and biological features of Earth’s oceans. Topics covered include the history of oceanography, the chemistry and physical properties of sea water, waves, global currents & seas, and submarine morphology. The laboratory component gives students hands-on experience learning the topics covered by the course.

Prerequisite: None

GEOG 250. Economic Geography. (3 Credits)

is the spatial study of the world’s economic development and distribution of goods and services as measured by economic indicators such as per capita income and GNP; global demographics; and cultural patterns. The class is structured on a lecture, research, and presentation basis. The primary contributors to the class will be the students using information from the text and other sources. 3 credits.

Prerequisites: GEOG 220 or permission of instructor.


GEOG 262. CHINA: CUL, HIST, ECON. (3 Credits)

GEOG 271. Geography of Israel. (3 Credits)

is a study of the topography, geology, hydrology, climate, forestation, urbanization, land use, transportation and political divisions of ancient Israel. Each region of ancient Israel will be surveyed for its geography. The class will then measure the impact of that geography on biblical events (historical geography) and the impact of that geography upon the narration of those events (narrative geography). 3 credits.

Prerequisites: Rel 100 or equivalent experience.


GEOG 295. Weather & Climate. (3 Credits)

This course is an introduction to the atmosphere and forecasting, and will include the basics of climate to storm structure. Students will learn about how the weather works and be able to understand the complexities of a weather forecast.

Prerequisite: None

GEOG 311. Physical Geography. (4 Credits)

This laboratory course introduces students to materials and processes that form the earth and earth’s features. Mapping is also emphasized. It is open to all students to complete the core science requirement. There are no prerequisites.

Prerequisite: None


GEOG 340. World Regional Geography. (3 Credits)

GEOG 356. Global Environ Issues. (4 Credits)

This course is a study of the effects man has on his surroundings through a basic understanding of ecological, biochemical, and physical systems in nature. Cross‐listed (Global Environmental Issues: GEO 356). Laboratory course.

Prerequisite: None

GEOG 367. The Caribbean. (3 Credits)

is a field study of tropical habitats and organisms as well as their interactions with humans. Requires class travel to the Caribbean or Central America.. Students will experience the influence of Spanish, French, Dutch, British, African, and US cultures on this diverse region. Crosslisted: (Ecology of the Tropics) BIO 367. 3 credits.

Prerequisite: None

GEOG 368. The Carribean-Lab. (1 Credit)

is an optional lab course that explores tropical organisms and ecosystems which complements GEOG 367. GEOG 367 plus GEOG 368 satisfy the core requirement for a laboratory science course. Co-requisite: GEOG 367. 1 credit.

Prerequisite: None