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Gender, Women's & Sexuality Studies

Geography

GEOG 100. FUNDAMENTALS OF THE PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENT. 5 Credits.

Satisfies: a BACR for natural sciences.
An introduction to the principal components of our Earth’s natural systems of the atmosphere, hydrosphere, and biosphere with emphasis on the dynamic patterns and processes of air, water, soil, vegetation, landforms and habitat, and the interrelated role of humans.

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GEOG 101. FUNDAMENTALS OF HUMAN GEOGRAPHY. 5 Credits.

Satisfies: a BACR for social sciences.
An introduction to the study of spatial variations among human cultures and the patterns of interaction between humans and the natural environment, with special emphasis on topics including language, religion, demography, political systems, technology, agriculture, manufacturing and urbanization.

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GEOG 321. GIS FOR SOCIAL SCIENCES. 3 Credits.

Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS) with an emphasis on its applications in the Social Sciences, including census data, demographic analysis, social justice, and related mapping of social phenomena. Course includes hands-on GIS work in the lab.

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GEOG 323. GIS FOR ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES. 3 Credits.

Cross-listed: ENVS 323.
Notes: includes hands-on GIS work in the lab.
Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS) with an emphasis on its applications in the environmental sciences. Course. This course satisfies an option for the Certificate in GIS.

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GEOG 357. THE GEOGRAPHY OF CHILDHOOD. 3 Credits.

Pre-requisites: ENGL 201.
Examination of the geographic aspects of childhood across space and time. Focus on how cultures in different places and at different times have created, maintained, and controlled spaces for children, including where children are born, who cares for infants, the conditions of schooling, leisure spaces provided, and the 'virtual geographies' of television and the internet.

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GEOG 426. GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS I. 5 Credits.

Notes: may be stacked with GEOG 528.
Introductory survey of geographic information systems. Focus is on 1. computer techniques for the input, storage, manipulation, analysis, and output of spatial data, and 2. the social and administrative creation and dissemination of geographic information. Lecture and laboratory.

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GEOG 427. DESKTOP MAPPING. 3 Credits.

Advanced production of maps and related graphics using computer techniques. Emphasis is placed on the design and creation of thematic maps. Lecture and laboratory.

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GEOG 428. GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS II. 5 Credits.

Pre-requisites: GEOG 426.
Advanced course in geographic informations systems and their applications. Through detailed examination of conceptual issues and in-depth laboratory work, students develop and implement a project that involves the computer analysis of spatial data. Lecture and laboratory.

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GEOG 429. GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS III. 5 Credits.

Pre-requisites: GEOG 428 or permission of the instructor.
Advanced course in geographic information systems and their applications. Each student will be responsible for designing and carrying out a GIS project using real world data. Course required for certification in GIS.

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GEOG 493. GIS PORTFOLIO. 2 Credits.

Pre-requisites: GEOG 429 or permission of the instructor.
Exit synthesis for the certificate in GIS or related GIS studies. Students will produce two versions of a GIS portfolio highlighting their GIS work, one in hard copy and one on the web using appropriate web publishing and map serving software.

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GEOG 497. WORKSHOP, SHORT COURSE, CONFERENCE, SEMINAR. 1-15 Credits.

GEOG 499. DIRECTED STUDY. 1-15 Credits.

Pre-requisites: permission of the instructor, department chair and college dean.

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Geology

GEOL 120. PHYSICAL GEOLOGY - THE SOLID EARTH. 5 Credits.

Notes: required weekly laboratories and one field trip may be required.
Pre-requisites: MTHD 104 or equivalent.
Satisfies: the completion of GEOL 120 counts as one course for the BACR in natural science; the completion of GEOL 120 and GEOL 121 counts as two courses for the BACR for natural science.
Introduction to physical geology for students interested in earth and environmental science. This course covers the origin of the earth, its internal structure and minerals, rocks and volcanoes. Earthquakes, mountains and continental drift are discussed in the context of plate tectonics. The formation of mineral deposits is also covered.

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