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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.

Restrictions:

  • Must have the following level: Graduate

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.

Restrictions:

  • Must have the following level: Graduate

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.

Restrictions:

  • Must have the following level: Graduate

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.

Restrictions:

  • Must have the following level: Graduate

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.

Restrictions:

  • Must have the following level: Graduate

GEO593. Geography Selected Topic. 3-12 Credits.

Selected topics courses are regularly scheduled courses that focus on a particular topic of interest. Descriptions are printed in the Schedule of Classes each semester. Selected topics courses may be used as elective credit and may be repeated for credit, provided that the topic of the course changes.

Restrictions:

  • Must have the following level: Graduate

GEO594. Fieldwork In Geography. 0 Credits.

Restrictions:

  • Must have the following level: Graduate

GEO595. Indep Study Geography. 3-12 Credits.

Restrictions:

  • Must have the following level: Graduate

GEO693. Geography Selected Topic. 3-12 Credits.

Restrictions:

  • Must have the following level: Graduate