Courses

GEOG 1210. World Geography: Eurasia and Africa (3). 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). 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). 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). Physical processes of atmosphere and relationships to daily weather patterns. Two one-hour lectures, one two-hour laboratory. Extra fee.

GEOG 2250. The Global Economy (3). An introduction to the spatial organization of the global economy. Its history and the distribution of resources, population, environmental impacts, and economic activities are explored. Theory, urban economies, consumption and global trade patterns are also covered. Approved for Distance Ed.

GEOG 2300. Cultural Geography (3). 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 requirement. Approved for Distance Ed.

GEOG 2420. Geography of Terrorism (3).  A geographical and interdisciplinary examination of the patterns, causes, motivations, actors, and strategies of modern terrorism and counterterrorism at the local, national, and international level.  Approved for Distance Ed.

GEOG 2530. Global Plagues and Pestilence (3). Global infectious disease pandemics will be studied from a geographical (and historical) perspective.  The goal is to answer the following questions: What is the connection between globalization and the spread of infectious disease?  How do diseases spread between places? What geographical tools are used to study and understand the spread of disease?  Infectious disease pandemics will also be studied from a current perspective.  Re-emerging diseases, and the development and spread of new diseases will be explored. Approved for Distance Ed.

GEOG 2630. Geography of China, People, Place and Environment (3). A comprehensive survey of contemporary China. It traces the changes occurring in this nation across both space and time. Beginning with China's diverse natural environments and continuing through its recent past, it presents contemporary China as a product of both past and present internal and external forces. Current and future successes and challenges will be discussed by placing China in context as a massive, yet still-developing, nation that must meet the needs of its 1.3 billion plus citizens while becoming a major regional and global power. Applicable to the BG Perspective (general education) social sciences and international perspective requirements. Approved for Distance Ed.

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

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

GEOG 3120. Spatial Business Analytics (3). Geographical study of marketing concerned with the spatial nature of commerce. Primary focus on geodemographic analysis, location analysis, location of retailing, and GIS business applications.

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). Spatial analysis of size, distribution, density, migration, age-sex composition, and dynamic factors of change in major world population regions and sub-regions. 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.  

GEOG 3370. Aboriginal Peoples of the United States and Canada (3). 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.  

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). 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 Landscapes (3). This course introduces students to the physical and human landscapes of Latin America. We utilize a regional as well as systematic approach to the study of the geography of Latin America. Topics covered include: physical geography/environment; ancient cultures; colonization and its impacts; demographic characteristics; globalization; political considerations and urbanization. Approved for Distance Ed.

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. Advanced Cartographic Techniques (3). Advanced spatial visualization methods such as 3D mapping, spatial-temporal animation, web applications, and other techniques. Prerequisite: GEOG 3210 or SEES 3000. Extra fee.

GEOG 4250. Applied Geographic Information Systems--Human Dimensions (3). 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: SEES 4100 or consent of instructor.

GEOG 4260. Urban Geography (3). 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 4550. Climate Change: Natural and Human Dimensions (3). Impacts of climate change, including global warming, on the natural environment and human activity. Topics include natural and human factors that influence climate change, impacts on temperature and precipitation extremes and human responses to climate variability. Prerequisite: GEOG 1250.

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). On demand. Problems of subnational areal units in county and regional planning, poverty pockets, delivery of services; emphasis on individual projects.  Prerequisite: SEES 5100 or consent of instructor.

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

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: SEES 3000 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.