2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog

Major in Geography (BA/BS)

51-60 credits

Recommended minors for all concentrations include anthropology, history, natural resources, and environmental management.

Core requirements, 15 credits

GEOG 101Earth, Sea, and Sky: A Geographic View

3

GEOG 150Global Geography

3

GEOG 240Maps and Spatial Reasoning

3

GEOG 250Spatial Analytical Methods in Geography

3

GEOG 265Introduction to Geographic Information Systems

3

Total Credit Hours:15

Complete one concentration

Concentration 1: Human Geography, 36 credits

GEOG 120Economic Geographies of Globalization

3

GEOG 121Geography of the Cultural Environment

3

GEOG 270Geography of International Conflict

3

GEOG 320Immigration and Ethnic Geographies of the United States

3

GEOG 321Urban Geography

3

GEOG 340Cartography and Visualization of Spatial Data

3

GEOG 350Geography of the United States and Canada

3

GEOG 423Population Geography

3

6 credits from
GEOG 323Tourism and Geography of Food

3

GEOG 344Advanced Geographic Information Systems Analysis

3

NREM 309Human Dimensions of Global Change

3

6 credits from
GEOG 351Geography of Latin America and the Caribbean

3

GEOG 354Geography of Asia

3

GEOG 356Geography of Russia and Its Neighbors

3

GEOG 357Geography of Europe

3

Total Credit Hours:51

Minors in related fields are recommended.

Concentration 2: Travel and tourism, 45 credits

GEOG 121Geography of the Cultural Environment

3

GEOG 261Introduction to Sustainable Tourism

3

GEOG 262Tourism Regions

3

GEOG 360Tours and Meetings Management

3

 

GEOG 369Professional Experience

3 TO 6

or

GEOG 479Practical Experience

3 TO 6

 

GEOG 460Travel and Tourism Consulting

3

GEOG 491Sustainable Tourism Development

3

12 credits from
GEOG 323Tourism and Geography of Food

3

or

HOSP 395Food and Culture

3

HOSP 250Lodging Management

3

HOSP 376Introduction to Event Management

3

MGT 300Managing Behavior in Organizations

3

or

MKG 300Principles of Marketing

3

NREM 371Outdoor Recreation and Society

3

or

NREM 392Environmental Interpretation

3

or

NREM 473Outdoor Recreation Planning and Administration

3

SOC 312Leisure

3

Total Credit Hours:12
6 credits from
GEOG 350Geography of the United States and Canada

3

GEOG 351Geography of Latin America and the Caribbean

3

GEOG 353Geography of Indiana

3

GEOG 354Geography of Asia

3

GEOG 356Geography of Russia and Its Neighbors

3

GEOG 357Geography of Europe

3

GEOG 480Distant Areas Field Studies

1 TO 6

6 credits from
GEOG 120Economic Geographies of Globalization

3

GEOG 270Geography of International Conflict

3

GEOG 320Immigration and Ethnic Geographies of the United States

3

GEOG 321Urban Geography

3

GEOG 340Cartography and Visualization of Spatial Data

3

GEOG 423Population Geography

3

GEOG 470Political Geography

3

GEOG 480Distant Areas Field Studies

1 TO 6

METC 230Elementary Meteorology

3

METC 331Global Climatology

3

METC 334Atmospheric Hazards

3

Total Credit Hours:60

Recommended minors for concentration 2 include modern languages and classics, hospitality management, natural resources and environmental management, and any business or area studies. Students considering MGT 300 or MKG 300 are advised to take ECON 116 or ECON 201 as the UCC Tier 1 Domain Social Sciences requirement. These two courses are also prerequisites for any business major/minor.

Concentration 3: GIScience, 36-39 credits

GEOG 340Cartography and Visualization of Spatial Data

3

GEOG 341Cartography and Visualization of Spatial Data 2

3

GEOG 342Introduction to Remote Sensing

3

GEOG 343Advanced Remote Sensing

3

GEOG 344Advanced Geographic Information Systems Analysis

3

 

GEOG 369Professional Experience

3 TO 6

or

GEOG 479Practical Experience

3 TO 6

6 credits from
GEOG 443Seminar in Advanced Techniques in Remote Sensing

3

GEOG 444Advanced Cartography and Visualization of Spatial Data

3

GEOG 445Geographic Information Systems Applications Design and Development

3

GEOG 448Geographic Information System Design

3

6 credits from
GEOG 120Economic Geographies of Globalization

3

GEOG 121Geography of the Cultural Environment

3

GEOG 270Geography of International Conflict

3

GEOG 320Immigration and Ethnic Geographies of the United States

3

GEOG 321Urban Geography

3

GEOG 423Population Geography

3

GEOG 470Political Geography

3

METC 230Elementary Meteorology

3

METC 330Weather Analysis

3

METC 331Global Climatology

3

METC 334Atmospheric Hazards

3

6 credits from
GEOG 350Geography of the United States and Canada

3

GEOG 351Geography of Latin America and the Caribbean

3

GEOG 353Geography of Indiana

3

GEOG 354Geography of Asia

3

GEOG 356Geography of Russia and Its Neighbors

3

GEOG 357Geography of Europe

3

Total Credit Hours:51-54

Recommended minors for concentration 3 include computer science, geology, mathematics, urban planning and development, biology, natural resources, and environmental management.

Concentration 4: Meteorological Studies, 36-39 credits

GEOG 344Advanced Geographic Information Systems Analysis

3

GEOG 350Geography of the United States and Canada

3

METC 230Elementary Meteorology

3

METC 330Weather Analysis

3

METC 331Global Climatology

3

METC 332Climate Change and Modification

3

METC 334Atmospheric Hazards

3

METC 450Mesoscale Meteorology

3

6-9 credits from
GEOG 351Geography of Latin America and the Caribbean

3

GEOG 354Geography of Asia

3

GEOG 356Geography of Russia and Its Neighbors

3

GEOG 357Geography of Europe

3

METC 490Field Observation of Severe Local Storms

6

6 credits from
GEOG 340Cartography and Visualization of Spatial Data

3

GEOG 341Cartography and Visualization of Spatial Data 2

3

GEOG 342Introduction to Remote Sensing

3

GEOG 343Advanced Remote Sensing

3

GEOG 443Seminar in Advanced Techniques in Remote Sensing

3

GEOG 445Geographic Information Systems Applications Design and Development

3

GEOG 448Geographic Information System Design

3

METC 410Broadcast Meteorology

3

METC 435Satellite, Radar, and Forecasting

3

Total Credit Hours:51-54

Additional course work in the basic sciences such as mathematics, physics, and computer science is encouraged. Recommended minors for concentration 4 include natural resources, environmental management, and telecommunications.

Total Credit Hours: 51-60