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The Geography Department does not have a program leading to a graduate degree in geography; however, the department offers graduate courses appropriate to graduate degrees in other departments.

GEO501. Geography for Teachers. 3 Credits.

Basic concepts about the physical environment and the geographic relationships between the Earth and its human occupants. The National Geography Standards are used in this course to facilitate the implementation of geography in the K-12 curriculum.

GEO506. Contemporary China Alternate year/Spring . 3 Credits.

Examination and analysis of the recent transformation of China's landscape, emphasizing physical, economic, and social changes.

GEO526. Urban Planning. 3 Credits.

An introduction to the history, theory and practice of Urban Planning in the United States. This course includes current issues in land use, natural resources, housing, zoning, transportation and innovative planning techniques. Field research encouraged.

GEO541. Geography of American Cities and Suburbs . 3 Credits.

Among the most dramatic, controversial, and significant trends in the human geography of the United States has been the decline of the central city and expansion of suburbs. The causes and consequences of these trends and some proposed remedies to alleviate those aspects perceived to be detrimental.

GEO551. Environmental Conservation Alternate year/Fall . 3 Credits.

Comparative analysis of the distribution, use, and interrelationships of the natural resources of the world. Efforts at conservation and public policies adopted in various nations are studied.

GEO593. Geography Selected Topic. 3-12 Credits.

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GEO594. Fieldwork In Geography. 0 Credits.

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GEO595. Indep Study Geography. 3-12 Credits.

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GEO693. Geography Selected Topic. 3-12 Credits.

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