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