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Geography (LAGEO) - Archive

ARCHIVED FILE (major and minor separated November 2001)
Begin Date: Summer Session 1997
End Date: program current

Geography (LAGEO) - Archive

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.

GEOGRAPHY MINOR: In consultation with a geography adviser, students must select a minimum of 3 credits in physical geography and a minimum of 3 credits in human geography plus additional courses in geography for a total of 18 credits (at least six credits must be at the 400 level). A grade of C or better is required for all courses in the minor.

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)

INTERCULTURAL AND INTERNATIONAL COMPETENCE:
(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
(See description of Bachelor of Arts Degree Requirement 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 121 GS(3), GEOG 454(3) (Sem: 5-6)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (18 credits)
GEOG 100 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 103 GS;DF(3), GEOG 124 GS(3), or GEOG 128 GS;DF(3) (Sem: 3-6)
Select 3 credits from GEOG 102 GH(3), GEOG 200(3), GEOG 401W(3), GEOG 404W(3), GEOG 427(3), GEOG 440W(3), GEOG 442(3), GEOG 443(3), or GEOG 444(3) (Sem: 5-8)
Select 6 credits from 400-level GEOG courses (Sem: 5-8)

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[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: 01/19/00 (General Education information updated)

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