Geography is the study of relationships and interactions between humans and the environment. Geography utilizes a spatial approach to examine the patterns and distributions of human activities and natural features on the earth's surface. Geography, by nature, is a holistic, synthesizing and integrating discipline.
|GGR 101.||Human and Environmental Relationships|
|Introduction and overview of the discipline of geography. Central themes include human environment interaction, spatial analysis, and pattern and process. Study of human and natural components of the earth's surface with a focus on relationships between humans and their environments.|
|GGR 102.||World and Regional Cultures|
|Study of various cultural attributes with a focus on the relationships between humans and their environments. Topics examined within a spatial framework that includes population, ecology, religion, politics, economics, agriculture, resources, industry, urbanization, trade, energy use and development.|
|GGR *201.||Contemporary World Geography|
|GGR 101 and 102 or Permission|
|Focus on the relationship between the elements of physical geography and human activity both spatially and through time. Develop critical and analytical skills useful in understanding and explaining the spatial patterns of human distribution and behavior as they are influenced by, and have influence on the physical world. Learn how to understand and interpret patterns of human action, belief systems, institutional structures, and socio-economic practices, and how they impact the environment.|