2021 Summer Term
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INTRODUCTION TO METEOROLOGY
This course provides students with a fundamental understanding of the processes that are responsible for the changes in day-to-day weather patterns. The primary focus is on the physical properties of the Earth's system that control those patterns. Topics investigated include Earth's energy and water budgets, cyclone development and evolution, severe weather, and a basic understanding of climate systems.
A study of selected physical aspects of our geographic environment. Emphasis is given to the origin and characteristic features of topographic, climatic, vegetative and soil regions of the earth and to their interrelationships. The ultimate objective is to provide a foundation upon which to build a better understanding of human interrelationships with the physical environment. Field trips are normally taken.
A systematic study of human land relationships highlighting the diversity of the elements that make up the cultural landscape in various regions.
GEOGRAPHY OF RACE AND ETHNICITY IN THE UNITED STATES
The course takes a geographical approach to the study of ethnic and racial groups in the United States. Native American, African American, Latino/a American, and Asian American groups are studied systematically. Major topics include mobility, culture regions, the cultural landscape created by the various ethnic and racial groups, immigration, segregation, and their associated politics.
GIS I: MAPPING OUR WORLD
Time to get "spatial." Geographic. To see the world in terms of relationships between places and things, patterns and processes. Students will learn how use geographic information systems (GIS) to analyze spatial patterns and communicate through maps. Issues, problems, and examples will be used from a variety of natural resources, social science, and business fields.
INTERNSHIP IN GEOGRAPHY
Students will be placed in an outside private or governmental agency where they will utilize geographic techniques in approaching practical problems relevant to the agency's mission. An on-campus seminar with fellow interns and the supervisory instructor is required.