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

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).