Geography (GEOG)

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GEOG 500 INDEPENDENT STUDY OR RESEARCH1-3 Credits

Study or research in an area of special interest. The number of credits is determined by the topic and the amount of work required. Requirements: Permission of instructor, Dean of Graduate Studies, and Academic Vice President.

GEOG 530 TOPICS IN GEOGRAPHY1-3 Credits

Special topics in geography. May be repeated with a change of emphasis.

GEOG 538 SEMINAR IN CULTURAL GEOGRAPHY1-3 Credits

Examines various aspects of human cultural behavior and environmental space and helps students develop their awareness of the extent to which their feelings, behavior, and thoughts are influenced by their physical surroundings. Topics include environmental attitudes, environmental cognition, mental maps, personal space, territoriality, crowding and psychological landscapes. Note: Field research will be an important part of this course. Requirements: Field Research.

Prerequisites: GEOG 232

GEOG 566 FIELD EXPERIENCE IN GEOGRAPHY1-3 Credits

Field observations concerning the cultural landscape. Noted especially are the spatial phenomena of landforms, soils, natural vegetation, and how different cultures change and adapt to these various natural environments. Study the cultural landscapes involving the synthesis of cultural activity including: land use, urban and rural settlements, and economic, political and social activities. Requirements: May require a tour.

GEOG 655 SCHOLARLY PROJECT1-3 Credits

For students selecting Plan II, as listed under Program Requirements. Scholarly project pertaining to a field of specialization. Designed in consultation with the student's graduate committee and includes an extensive paper summarizing the project. Must complete three (3) course credits.