• Geography


  • Catalog Year 2018-2019

    Courses provide students with general theoretical knowledge of the field of geography, as well as the ability to work as a field researcher or a computer map technician using Geographic Information System (GIS).

    Curricular Outcomes

    At the completion of this curriculum, students should be able to:

    • Explain the dynamics of weather and climate on the planet
    • Demonstrate a working knowledge of the various biomes on the planet
    • Explain the various challenges (such as political, economic and environmental) faced in the various regions of our planet
    • Demonstrate an understanding of the main religious belief systems of the world
    • Explain the various environmental threats facing the planet today
    • Demonstrate the ability to interpret and create maps
    First Quarter
    Course Number Course Title Credits
    ART260 Digital Photography and Imaging 4
    GEOG105 Introduction to Physical Geography 3
    WR121 English Composition 4
    Elective / university requirement 5
    16
    Second Quarter
    Course Number Course Title Credits
    GEOG106 Introduction to World Regional Geography 3
    MTH105 Introduction to Contemporary Mathematics 5
    WR122 English Composition: Critical Thinking 4
    Elective / university requirement 5
    17
    Third Quarter
    Course Number Course Title Credits
    GEOG107 Introduction to Cultural Geography 3
    GS106 Physical Science: Geology 4
    Elective / university requirement 5
    12
    Fourth Quarter
    Course Number Course Title Credits
    Lab science requirement 4
    COMM111 Fundamentals of Public Speaking 4
    GEOG206 Geography of Oregon or GEOG208 The Geography of the U.S. and Canada 3
    SOC204 General Sociology: Principles of Sociology 3
    18
    Fifth Quarter
    Course Number Course Title Credits
    ART205 History of Western Art: Medieval - Renaissance 4
    Lab science requirement 4
    GEOG202 Geography of Europe1 or GEOG209 Geography of the Middle East and North Africa 3
    GEOG265 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems 3
    GEOG290 Environmental Problems and Restoration 3
    Term Credits: 17
    Sixth Quarter
    Course Number Course Title Credits
    Science / Math / Computer Science requirement 4
    GEOG205 The Geography of the Pacific Rim or GEOG214 Geography of Mexico and Central America 3
    HPE295 Health and Fitness for Life 3
    Arts & Letters requirement 3
    Term Credits: 13

    1 Offered winter term in odd years.

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