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GEOG 1210. World Geography: Eurasia and Africa (3). Fall, Spring. Geographical analysis of variations and interrelationships of physical, cultural, economic, political, and population factors across the earth's surface. Focus on Europe, Africa, Middle East, and Asia. Applicable to the BG Perspective (general education) social sciences and international perspective requirements. Approved for Distance Ed.

GEOG 1220. World Geography: Americas and the Pacific (3). Fall, Spring. Geographical analysis of variations and interrelationships of physical, cultural, economic, political, and population factors across the earth's surface. Focus on North America, Latin America, Australia-New Zealand, and the Pacific Islands. Applicable to the BG Perspective (general education) social sciences and international perspective requirements. Approved for Distance Ed.

GEOG 1250. Weather and Climate (3). Fall, Spring. Atmospheric elements and controls; earth-sun relationships, weather components, weather prediction, and climatic types and distribution. Two one-hour lectures, one-hour demonstration-discussion. Applicable to the BG Perspective (general education) natural sciences requirement. Approved for Distance Ed.

GEOG 2130. Meteorology (3). Fall, Spring. Physical processes of atmosphere and relationships to daily weather patterns. Two one-hour lectures, one two-hour laboratory. Extra fee.

GEOG 2250. Geography of the Global Economy (3). Fall. Geographical distribution of resources affecting development; location of economic activities, urbanization, regional growth, trade patterns, and changing global variations in development. Applicable to the BG Perspective (general education) social sciences and international perspective requirements.

GEOG 2300. Cultural Geography (3). Fall, Spring. Geographic influences upon human activities on the earth's surface. Cultural processes and global patterns of religion, language, education, technology, diet, health, resource use, political organization, economic activity, social organization, settlement, and population. Applicable to the BG Perspective (general education) social sciences and international perspective requirements.

GEOG 3000. Topics in Geography (3). Experimental courses considered part of regular offering. May be repeated with different topics.

GEOG 3030. Severe Weather (3). Fall. Occurrence, cause and hazards of blizzards, surface cyclones, hurricanes, severe thunderstorms, tornadoes, lightning, hail, floods, droughts and unusual weather patterns.

GEOG 3120. Marketing Geography (3). Spring. Geographical study of marketing concerned with the spatial nature of commerce. Primary focus on geodemographic analysis, GIS applications, and the location of retailing.

GEOG 3210. Cartography and Map Communication (3). Practical map planning and construction, and production, thematic mapping; basic cartographic theory, and computer application. Two hours of lecture and two hours of lab. Extra fee will not apply to online course. Extra fee. Approved for Distance Ed.

GEOG 3250. Population Geography (3). Fall. Spatial analysis of size, distribution, density, migration, age-sex composition, and dynamic factors of change in major world population regions and sub-regions. Applicable to the BG Perspective (general education) social sciences and international perspective requirements. Approved for Distance Ed.

GEOG 3310. Principles of Conservation Ecology (3). Fall. Principles necessary in considering environmental problems and application to various aspects of conservation; interdisciplinary approach combining social, biological and physical sciences. Applicable to the BG Perspective (general education) social sciences and international perspective requirements.

GEOG 3370. Aboriginal Peoples of the United States and Canada (3). Spring. Past and present spatial aspects of aboriginal groups in the United States and Canada involving regions, diffusion, ecology, integration, and landscapes to enhance a cross-cultural awareness of differences and similarities among these cultures, their physical environments, and their interactions with European peoples. Applicable to the BG Perspective (general education) cultural diversity in the United States requirement.

GEOG 3400. Asia: East, Southeast, and South (3). Topical geographic analysis of the physical, cultural, political, demographic, agricultural, industrial, and international trade features of East, Southeast, and South Asia as they relate to development and change and the global role of this region.

GEOG 3420. United States and Canada (3). Fall every other year. Systematic and regional approach to understanding the interaction of people and the land in the United States and Canada, with an emphasis on economic, social, and political changes and challenges. Applicable to the BG Perspective (general education) cultural diversity in the United States requirement.

GEOG 3470. Africa (3). Analysis of the environmental and human geography of Africa, development opportunities and challenges, as well as contemporary interactions with other parts of the world.

GEOG 3490. Latin America (3). Spring. Topical geographic analysis of the physical, cultural, political, demographic, agricultural, industrial, and international trade features of Mexico, Central America, Caribbean America, and South America as they are related to development of the region. Applicable to the BG Perspective (general education) social sciences and international perspective requirements.

GEOG 3510. Ohio (3). Geographic analysis of the physical, cultural, political, demographic, urban, and economic diversity of Ohio historically and at present. Problems, prospects, and its role in the United States and the world are examined.

GEOG 4000. Special Topics in Geography (3). Experimental courses considered part of regular offering. May be repeated with departmental permission.

GEOG 4020. Regional Economic Geography (3). Problems of regions, including topics such as urban, rural, and regional planning/land use, transportation, urban sprawl, suburbanization, and urban entrepreneurship. Emphasis on individual projects.

GEOG 4040. Climatology (3). Fundamentals and applications; drought, water resources, human comfort, health, architecture; short- and long-term climatic changes.

GEOG 4130. Introduction to Remote Sensing (3). Spring every other year. Principles and procedures used to obtain information about natural and cultural features through imagery derived from photographic, multispectral, thematic mapper and side-looking airborne radar sensor systems.

GEOG 4220. Computer Mapping (3). Fall or Spring. Map construction and display of geographical data using the computer. Prior completion of CS 1000 or GEOG 3210 recommended. Extra fee.

GEOG 4240. Geographic Information Systems (4). Collection, manipulation, integration and automated display of data with emphasis on geographic/spatial analysis. Three hours of lecture and three hours of lab. Prerequisite: GEOG 321 or GEOG 422 or consent of instructor. Credit allowed for no more than one: GEOL 4030, ENVS 4030, GEOG 4240. Extra fee will not apply to online course. Extra fee. Approved for Distance Ed.

GEOG 4250. Applied Geographic Information Systems--Human Dimensions (3). Spring every other year. Application of advanced GIS techniques to spatial analysis of human issues such as geodemographics, socio-economic, urban, and regional planning. Two lectures, one two-hour laboratory. Prerequisite: GEOG 4240 or GEOL 4030/ENVS 4030 or consent of instructor.

GEOG 4260. Urban Geography (3). Spring. Character, distribution, and development of cities in the world, with emphasis on American cities. Topics include locational relationships with respect to land use, areas of poverty, economic bases, urban-rural interactions and delivery of urban services. Applicable to the BG Perspective (general education) social sciences requirement.

GEOG 4550. Global Atmospheric Problems (3). Interrelationships between humans and atmospheric environments; implications of air pollution, acid rain, snow, floods, drought, temperature extremes and global warming. Prior completion of GEOG 1250 or GEOG 2130 or GEOG 3030 recommended.

GEOG 4570. Global Water Resources (3). Analysis of the earth's water resources, surface water systems (drainage basins, rivers, lakes, reservoirs), distribution, supply demand, quality and hydrologic extremes. Prior completion of GEOG 1250 recommended.

GEOG 4890. Internship (3). Fall, Spring. Provides practical experience in applied geography, such as land use planning; urban and rural planning; recreational, regional and environmental planning; and location of industrial, commercial and health service facilities. May be repeated. Only six hours may be applied to GEOG major or minor; additional hours are for general electives. Graded S/U.

GEOG 4900. Special Problems in Geography (1-3). Readings and research on varied topics to suit needs of student. May be repeated up to 6 hours.

GEOG 5020. Regional Economic Geography (3-4). On demand. Problems of subnational areal units in county and regional planning, poverty pockets, delivery of services; emphasis on individual projects.

GEOG 5040. Climatology (3). Fall or Spring. Fundamentals and applications; drought, water resources, human comfort, health, architecture; short- and long-range climatic changes.

GEOG 5130. Introduction to Remote Sensing (3). Spring. Principles and procedures used to obtain information about natural and cultural features through imagery derived from photographic, multispectral, thematic mapper, and side-looking airborne radar sensor systems.

GEOG 5240. Geographic Information Systems (4). Fall or Spring. Collection, manipulation, integration, and automated display of data with emphasis on geographic/spatial analysis. Three hours of lecture and three hours of lab. Prerequisite: GEOG 3210 or GEOG 4220 or consent of instructor.

GEOG 5250. Applied Geographic Information Systems--Human Dimensions (3). On demand. Application of advanced GIS techniques to spatial analysis of human issues such as geodemographic, socio-economic, urban, and regional planning. Two one-hour lectures and one two-hour lab. Prerequisite: GEOG 5240 or GEOL 5030 or consent of instructor.

GEOG 5260. Urban Geography (3). On demand. Character, distribution, and development of cities in the world, with emphasis on American cities. Topics include locational relationships with respect to land use, areas of poverty, economic bases, urban-rural interactions, and delivery of urban services.

GEOG 5360. Topics in Community and Area Development (3). Alternate years. Field analysis of various problems and topics of urban and rural areas. Prerequisite: GEOG 5020 or GEOG 5260 or consent of instructor.

GEOG 6200. Seminar in Cartography (3). On demand. Research-oriented analysis of cartographic problems. Prerequisite: GEOG 3210 or consent of instructor. May be repeated with consent of advisor.

GEOG 6210. Computer Cartography (3). Spring. Analysis and display of spatial data on two- and three-dimensional computer maps. Prerequisite: CS 5000 or consent of instructor.

GEOG 6300. Seminar in Cultural Geography (3). On demand. The nature and distribution of culture traits and geographic interpretation of how they evolved. May be repeated with consent of advisor.

GEOG 6310. Seminar in Population Geography (3). Fall, Spring. Theory, description, and analysis of spatial and temporal relationships between factors of population composition and change and areally-associated social, economic, political, and environmental variables. May be repeated with consent of advisor.

GEOG 6350. Seminar in Geopolitics (3). On demand. Guided research activities in geopolitics. May be repeated with consent of advisor.

GEOG 6400. Seminar in Regional Geography (3). On demand. Guided research activities in geography of selected world regions. Prerequisite: consent of advisor. May be repeated with consent of advisor.

GEOG 6500. Seminar in Physical Geography (3). Fall. Methods used in investigations in physical geography, pursuit of such investigations of assigned problems, and critical discussion of results. May be repeated with consent of advisor.

GEOG 6510. Seminar in Meteorology and Climatology (3). On demand. Guided research activities in meteorology and climatology. Prerequisite: GEOG 2130. May be repeated with consent of advisor.

GEOG 6600. Seminar in Economic Geography (3). Spring. Directed study, investigation, and research in selected problems in economic geography. May be repeated with consent of advisor.

GEOG 6750. Seminar in Urban Geography (3). On demand. Guided research activities in urban geography. Prerequisite: GEOG 5260 or consent of instructor. May be repeated with consent of advisor.

GEOG 6800. Graduate Seminar (3). On demand. Systematic study of selected topics in geography. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. May be repeated with consent of advisor.

GEOG 6850. Readings in Geography (1-3). On demand. Prerequisite: consent of graduate coordinator. Graded S/U.

GEOG 6890. Internship (1-6). Fall, Spring. Practical experience in applied geography, such as land-use planning; urban and rural planning; recreational, regional, and environmental planning; and location of industrial, commercial, and health service facilities. Graded S/U.

GEOG 6910. Directed Research (1-3). On demand. Prerequisite: consent of graduate coordinator. Graded S/U.

GEOG 6950. Workshop (1-3). On demand. Graded S/U.

GEOG 6990. Thesis Research (1-12). Enrollment in excess of six hours is acceptable for a Plan I master's degree, but no more than six hours may be credited towards an M.A. degree. Minimum acceptable total for degree is three hours. Graded S/U.