2020-2021 Academic Catalog

Geography (GEO)

GEO 130  Principles of Geography  (3 Credits)  

Survey of the basic factors that explain the interactions and adaptations of human beings with their environments. Critical thinking and writing competencies are introduced and emphasized.

GEO 130H  Honors Principles of Geography  (3 Credits)  

Survey of the basic factors that explain the interactions and adaptations of human beings with their environments. Critical thinking and writing competencies are introduced and emphasized.

GEO 141  World Regional Geography  (3 Credits)  

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GEO 336  Political Geography  (3 Credits)  

Examination of the relationship between politics and territory including how natural environments, distributions of populations and resources, levels of technological developments influence political decisions and the world geographic realms.

GEO 337  Geography of Africa  (3 Credits)  

Study of the natural regions of the continent, the physical and human resources and activities, the urban centers and economic and political problems and potentials. Emphasis on the analysis of problems and situations in regions and countries in the Islamic and Sub-Saharan African Realms.

GEO 338  Caribbean Geography  (3 Credits)  

This course examines Caribbean cultural and, historical landscapes. The course will give an, overview of the cultures, environmental and, social issues, historical geography, geopolitics,, economics and social processes in the Caribbean. , Focus will be on current developments in the, Caribbean islands and the role of this region in, the world.

GEO 360  Introduction to Gis  (3 Credits)  

Students will be introduced to the concepts and theories of geographical information systems. This course and program are not about learning any one piece of software or software training. Course emphasis is on creation, visualization and analysis of geographically referenced data.

GEO 366  Illicit and Illegal Geographies  (3 Credits)  

The concepts of "moral" and "legal" are socially defined and dynamic in nature. This course considers how social values associated with illicitness and illegality have ever-changing spatial expressions including conformity, concealment, resistance and transgression. Students will also consider the roles that cultural landscapes play in this dynamic geography.

GEO 366H  Honors Illicit and Illegal Geographies  (3 Credits)  

The concepts of "moral" and "legal" are socially defined and dynamic in nature. This course considers how social values associated with illicitness and illegality have ever-changing spatial expressions including conformity, concealment, resistance and transgression. Students will also consider the roles that cultural landscapes play in this dynamic geography.

GEO 420  Disability Geographies  (3 Credits)  

This course examines how ability and disability shape each individual's experience in the world, and the spatial dimensions of that experience, issues of mobility, access, identity and citizenships, and how they are affected by discrimination and social marginalization are addressed. The course surveys research in the social sciences and humanities, with a focus on recent academic literature in the discipline of geography.

GEO 430  Geography of Atlantic World Slavery  (3 Credits)  

This course examines the spatial expression of slavery in Africa, Europe and the European New World colonies from 1450 onward. Focal topicswill include 1) the role geographically played in the unique experience of enslaved people throughout the Atlantic World, 2) the role of landscape in slave revolts and other forms ofresistance, 3) the spatial legacies of slavery, and 4) geographic nature of remembering and forgetting slavery throughout the Atlantic Ocean.

GEO 450  Cultural Geography  (3 Credits)  

This seminar considers the sub-filed of cultural geography. There are two foci of this course: 1) to give the student an overview of culutrial geography and its history considering major themes in the last century, and 2) to consider moore deeply theories, themes and concepts associated with the "new" cutural geography of the last four decades and how ideas in cultural geography influence and are influenced by related disciplines. (SI - Sufficient Student Interest)