Course Descriptions

GEOG180 :  Map Reading and Interpretation

Map reading and interpretation is an important aspect of geographic exploration and research. This course is designed to assist the beginning student in developing the skills needed for this type of study. Emphasis is placed on mapping of both the natural and cultural environments. Topics include the history of geographic exploration and mapping, map and aerial photographic interpretation, global coordinate systems, map projections and scale, map types, maps as propaganda, the use of topographic maps and the use of computers for both map creation and data evaluation.
Prerequisite: None. However, GEOG105, GEOG106 and GEOG107 are recommended. Proficiency Recommended: Reading, Writing, Math.
Credit Hours: 3
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