Geography

Although USAO does not offer a degree program in geography, courses in this area are offered for interdisciplinary enrichment purposes and as requirements for professional certification.

COURSE LISTINGS in GEOGRAPHY (GEOG)

1103       PRINCIPLES OF HUMAN GEOGRAPHY
              Study of interactions between social humans and their natural environment, with emphasis on human perception
              of and impact upon the environment and the corresponding impact of the environment on human culture. 3 hours

2203       THE NATURE OF GEOGRAPHIC PROBLEMS
              Interdisciplinary approach to geographic concerns:  urbanization, population, resources, perception of the
              environment, and others. 3 hours

3203       THE SPACESHIP EARTH
              Bio-geography as an approach to conservation, ecology, and survival. 3 hours

3303       POLITICAL GEOGRAPHY OF THE MODERN WORLD
              Examines the political, economic, and cultural development of the modern societies throughout all major
              geographic regions of the world (North and South America, Europe, Asia, and Africa). 3 hours

4233       SEMINAR IN GEOGRAPHY
              Student selection of topics and themes for research and discussion; design and emphasis determined by
              needs, interests, and background of students involved.  Prerequisite: GEOG 1103 or equivalent, or
              approval of instructor. 3 hours.

4900       WORKSHOP
              Related topics and problems in geography. 1-3 hours (may be repeated for total of 6 hours with change in
              title and content).

4990       TUTORIAL
              Independent study in geography under faculty supervision.  1-3 hours (may be repeated for total of 6 hours  with
              change in title and content).