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Geography (LAGEO) - ARCHIVE

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Begin Date: Summer Session 1997
End Date: Summer Session 2006

Geography - ARCHIVE

University Park, College of the Liberal Arts (LAGEO)

PROFESSOR ROGER M. DOWNS, Head

Geography is simultaneously a social-behavioral and an environmental science. Geographers describe, analyze, and explain the arrangement of the human and physical features on the Earth's surface. The Liberal Arts major stresses the social and behavioral aspects of geography; the Earth and Mineral Sciences major stresses the discipline's environmental perspectives. Both majors provide training in descriptive and analytical skills such as map reading, cartography, and statistics. Substantive course work in the Liberal Arts major focuses on the ways people have arranged themselves and their economic, social, and political activities on the surface of the Earth.

Bachelor's degree program graduates may find employment in federal, state, and local administrative and planning agencies or in private firms that specialize in marketing and environmental research. The Liberal Arts Geography major is especially appropriate for students seeking a deeper understanding of the human experience and for students intending to pursue postgraduate work in geography or related disciplines.

An internship program enables students to obtain work experience in the public or private sector while they are earning academic credit toward their degrees.

For the B.A. degree in Geography, a minimum of 124 credits is required.

Scheduling Recommendation by Semester Standing given like (Sem: 1-2)

GENERAL EDUCATION: 45 credits
(See description of General Education in front of Bulletin.)

FIRST-YEAR SEMINAR:
(Included in ELECTIVES or GENERAL EDUCATION course selection)

UNITED STATES CULTURES AND INTERNATIONAL CULTURES:
(Included in ELECTIVES, GENERAL EDUCATION course selection, or REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)

WRITING ACROSS THE CURRICULUM:
(Included in ELECTIVES, GENERAL EDUCATION course selection, or REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)

ELECTIVES: 22 credits

BACHELOR OF ARTS DEGREE REQUIREMENTS: 24 credits
(3 of these 24 credits are included in the REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR, GENERAL EDUCATION, or ELECTIVES and 0-12 credits are included in ELECTIVES if foreign language proficiency is demonstrated by examination.)
(See description of Bachelor of Arts Degree Requirements in front of Bulletin.)

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR: 33 credits[1]

PRESCRIBED COURSES (15 credits)
GEOG 010 GN(3), GEOG 020 GS(3), GEOG 030 GS(3) (Sem: 1-4)
GEOG 160 GS(3), GEOG 364(3) (Sem: 5-6)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (18 credits)
GEOG 126 GS(3) or GEOG 120 GS(3) (Sem: 3-6)
Select 3 credits from GEOG 105(3), GEOG 110 GN(3), GEOG 115 GN(3) (Sem: 3-6)
Select 3 credits from GEOG 123 GS;IL(3), GEOG 124 GS(3), or GEOG 128 GS;IL(3) (Sem: 3-6)
Select 3 credits from GEOG 122 GH(3), GEOG 401W(3), or GEOG 444(3) (Sem: 5-8)
Select 6 credits from 400-level GEOG courses (Sem: 5-8)

[1] A student enrolled in this major must receive a grade of C or better, as specified in Senate Policy 82-44.

Last Revised by the Department: Summer Session 1997

Blue Sheet Item #: 25-07-023

Review Date: 11/01

LA--(Transferred to the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences--effective FA2006)

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