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GEOG - Geography

GEOG100 (3 credits)
Introduction to Physical Geography
Builds an understanding of physical geography by examining the Earth’s dimensions, energy balance, atmospheric characteristics (air temperature, moisture, precipitation, circulation, weather patterns, climate types and climate change), internal structure (including plate tectonics, earthquakes and volcanoes), weathering and mass wasting processes, fresh water and hydrology, landforms made by various agents (running water, wind, waves, glaciers), global soils, and biogeographic processes. Prerequisite: WR115 or BT113 or designated placement scores.

GEOG110 (3 credits)
Introduction to Cultural/Human Geography
Surveys world patterns of culture, population, migration, language, religion, identity, and political systems. Examines the geographies of human development, including globalization, urban areas, agriculture, industry and services and includes a focus on environmental sustainability. Emphasizes connections through the five themes of human geography:  Movement, Region, Human-Environment Interaction, Location, and Place. Prerequisites: RD90 and WR90 or WR91 (WR91 substitutes for both RD90 and WR90) or designated placement scores. Recommended prerequisite: WR115.

GEOG120 (3 credits)
World Regional Geography
Examines the eleven regions of the world and their interconnections. Perspectives from physical, political, historical, economic, and cultural geography are used to characterize the individual regions and the ways in which they are knit together into a spatial framework. Prerequisites: RD90 and WR90 or WR91 (WR91 substitutes for both RD90 and WR90) or designated placement scores. Recommended prerequisite: WR115.