Courses

GEOG 102
Introduction to Geography
This course will introduce students to the various methods and disciplines which make up the diverse field of Geography. Topics covered include an introduction to core geographic concepts and maps, physical geography including landforms, weather, climate and natural resources, population geography, economic geography, urban geography, and the human impacts on the environment and the regional concept. Meets Social & Behavioral Science requirement.
Credit Hrs: 3.00  Contact Hrs: 3.00

GEOG 110
Physical Geography
An overview of the physical environment of planet Earth with emphasis on the atmosphere, hydrosphere, and lithosphere. It begins with Earth’s place in the Universe, and continues with characteristics of past nd current atmosphere, weather, water resources, climates and climatic changes, plate tectonics, minerals, rock types, wind processes, soils, rivers and river related landforms, glaciers and glacial landscapes, ocean and coastal processes, and erosion and weathering processes. Students will develop an understanding of Earth’s vast systems and an appreciation of the relationship between human activities and environmental processes. The course includes an online lab. Meets the MACRAO natural Science with lab requirement.
Credit Hrs: 4.00  Contact Hrs: 6.00

GEOG 125
WrldRegionl Geog Developed Wrld
Introduces students to the world’s developed geographic regions as well as useful geographic concepts and tools. Each region will be discussed in terms of its history, culture, demographics, economies, natural resources, religions, climates, environmental issues, governments, plus challenges and prospects for the future. The regions covered include: North America, Europe, Russia and the Newly Independent States, Oceania, and East Asia. Meets the Social & Behavioral Science requirement.
Credit Hrs: 3.00  Contact Hrs: 3.00

GEOG 126
Wrld Regl Geog Developing World
Introduces students to the world’s developing geographic regions as well as useful geographic concepts and tools. Each region will be discussed in terms of its history, culture, demographics, economies, natural resources, religions, climates, environmental issues, governments, plus challenges and prospects for the future. The regions covered include: Latin America, North Africa and Southwest Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia, and Southeast Asia. Meets the Social & Behavioral Science requirement.
Credit Hrs: 3.00  Contact Hrs: 3.00

GEOG 150
Map, Compass, and GPS
This course provides a basic working knowledge in five topics: 1)Public Land Survey System divisions of townships and sections; 2) Interpreting a variety of maps, including types of maps, scales, symbology, legends, and maping unique to timber harvesting; 3) the Global Positioning System (GPS), including the applications for land divisions and forestry with an emphasis on units mounted in the equipment; 4) Using a magnetic compass to traverse and orient a map, including the relationship of a compass to land divisions and GPS; and 5) Emergency electronic communications, including how to communicate emergency messages and requests for aid from the woodland environment. Prerequisites: E, M, R, and acceptance into the Timber Harvesting Equipment Operator Program.
Credit Hrs: 2.00  Contact Hrs: 2.00