Geography (GEOG)

GEOG 220. Cultural Geography. (3 Credits)

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. Fulfills core cross-cultural requirement. 3 credits.

Prerequisite: None

Offered at: CUAA, CUW


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

is a study of the chemical, geologic, physical, and biological features of Earth’s oceans. Topics covered include the history of oceanography, 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. Cross-listed (Oceanography) SCI 246. 4 credits.

Prerequisite: None

Offered at: CUW

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)

provides a physical description of the weather variables (temperature, wind, moisture, pressure, solar radiation, vorticity, etc.) and the relationships that exist among them. This knowledge will be used to explain weather events such as frontal passages, cloud formation, thunderstorms, and tornadoes. This course will also investigate techniques of forecasting future weather events.Cross-listed (Meterology) SCI 195. 3 credits.

Prerequisite: None

Offered at: CUW

GEOG 311. Physical Geography. (4 Credits)

is an integrated study of the materials & physical features of the earth and the processes that form and shape them. Map skills are also developed. Cross listed (Earth Science) SCI 235. 4 credits.

Prerequisite: None

Offered at: CUW


GEOG 340. World Regional Geography. (3 Credits)

GEOG 356. Global Environ Issues. (4 Credits)

is a study of current concerns, problems, and progress in addressing global environmental issues. Examples from different countries and cultures will be studied to illustrate these concerns and build a global perspective on environmental issues. Crosslisted (Environmental Science) BIO 156. 4 credits.

Prerequisite: None

Offered at: CUW

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

Offered at: CUW

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