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Option Geography Option  

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This option is offered within the following major(s):
Earth Sciences - College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences





Requirements (Note: Option requirements will change effective fall 2014, see below.)

CH 231, CH 232. *General Chemistry (4,4) and CH 261, CH 262. *Laboratory for Chemistry 231, 232 (1,1)
   or CH 121. General Chemistry (5) and CH 122. *General Chemistry (5)
   OR
   PH 211, PH 212. *General Physics with Calculus (4,4)
      or PH 201, PH 202. *General Physics (5,5)

GEO 105. *Geography of the Non-Western World (3)
GEO 106. *Geography of the Western World (3)
GEO 296. Introduction to Geographic Field Research (3)
GEO 323. ^Climatology (4)
GEO 324. Geography of Life: Species Distributions and Conservation (4)
GEO 330. *^Geography of International Development and Globalization (3)
GEO 360. Cartography (4)
GEO 420. Geography of Resource Use (3)
GEO 423. Land Use in the American West (3)
GEO 444. Remote Sensing (4)
GEO 465. Geographic Information Systems and Science (4)
ST 202. Principles of Statistics (4)
   or ST 352. Introduction to Statistical Methods (4)

Choose one from below:
GEO 325. *Geography of Africa (3)
GEO 326. *Geography of Europe (3)
GEO 327. *Geography of Asia (3)
GEO 328. *Geography of Latin America (3)
GEO 329. *Geography of the United States and Canada (3)

Select One Geography Track:


Human Dimensions of Earth Science Track

This track is appropriate for students who are interested in the geography of sustainable human settlements, including planning and resource evaluation; use of natural resources; land-use and water resources management; and extreme events.

At least 21 credits from the electives below:
AREC 351. *Natural Resource Economics and Policy (3)
AREC 352. *Environmental Economics and Policy (3)
AREC 353. Public Land Statutes and Policy (4)
FOR 251. Recreation Resource Management (4)
FW 340. *Multicultural Perspectives in Natural Resources (3)
GEO 305. *Living With Active Cascade Volcanoes (3)
GEO 308. *Global Change and Earth Sciences (3)
GEO 380. *Earthquakes in the Pacific Northwest (3)
GEO 424. International Water Resources Management (3)
GEO 425. Water Resource Management in U.S. (3)
GEO 426. Third-World Resource Development (3)
GEO 432. Applied Geomorphology (3)
PS 474. Natural Resource Policy and Bureaucratic Politics (4)
PS 475. Environmental Politics and Policy (4)

International Development, Peace, and Security Track

This track is appropriate for students who are interested in the geography of conflict, including regional and international factors. Students in this option select a set of courses focusing on a specific region of the world.

Two courses on geography of population and development (6): 
GEO 330. *^Geography of International Development and Globalization (3)
GEO 350. *Population Geography (3)
GEO 426. Third-World Resource Development (3)

One regional geography course (3 credits):
GEO 325. *Geography of Africa (3)
GEO 326. *Geography of Europe (3)
GEO 327. *Geography of Asia (3)
GEO 328. *Geography of Latin America (3)
GEO 329. *Geography U.S. and Canada (3)
GEO 339. Area Studies (1–3)

Four courses from the same region from the following lists (at least 12 credits)

One Peoples of the World course:
ANTH 311 through ANTH 319 (3)

One culture course:
CHN 331 or CHN 332 or CHN 333. *Chinese Culture (3)
FR 270. *France Today: Cultures Within and Beyond Its Borders (3)
FR 331 or FR 332 or FR 333. *French Culture and Society Since the Revolution (3)
GER 331 or GER 332. *German Culture (3)
JPN 331 or JPN 332 or JPN 333. *Japanese Culture (3)
RUS 231 or RUS 232 or RUS 233. *Russian Culture (3)
SPAN 331 or SPAN 332. *The Cultures of Spain and Portugal (3)
SPAN 337 or SPAN 338. *Latin American Culture (3)

One regional history course:
HST 336. Twentieth-Century Europe (4)
HST 340 or HST 341. History of Russia (4)
HST 350 or HST 351. *Modern Latin America (4)
HST 381 or HST 382. *History of Africa (4)
HST 387 or HST 388. *Islamic Civilization (4)
HST 391 or HST 392. *East Asia (4)

One political science course:
PS 340. Eastern and Central European Politics (4)
PS 341. Politics of Western Europe and the European Union (4)
PS 343. Russian Politics (4)
PS 344. Latin American Politics (4)
PS 345. *The Politics of Developing Nations (4)
PS 348. Chinese Politics (4)
PS 350. Government and Politics of Modern Japan (4)

One global conflict and cooperation course:
COMM 440. Theories of Conflict and Conflict Management (3)
FW 325. *Global Crises in Resource Ecology (3)
HST 317. *Why War: A Historical Perspective (4)
HST 464. American Diplomatic History (4)
PAX 201. Study of Peace and the Causes of Conflict (3)
PS 204. *Intro to Comparative Politics (4)
PS 205. *Intro to International Relations (4)
PS 345. *The Politics of Developing Nations (4)
PS 451. American Foreign Policy (4)

Climate and Water Science Track

This track is appropriate for students who are interested in the geography of weather, climate, and water, including climate change, climate history, effects of climate change on water, snow and ice; vegetation; and other natural resources. Students intending to pursue graduate studies in climate science should also take physics and chemistry.

At least 21 credits from the electives below:
ATS 210. Introduction to the Atmospheric Sciences (3)
GEO 308. *Global Change and Earth Sciences (3)
GEO 323. ^Climatology (3)
GEO 335. *Intro to Water Science and Policy (3)
GEO 424. International Water Resources Management (3)
GEO 425. Water Resources Management in the U.S. (3)
GEO 481. Glacial Geology (4)
GEO 483. Snow Hydrology (3)
GEO 486. Quaternary Paleoclimatology (3)
GEO 487. Hydrogeology (4)
GEO 488. Quaternary Stratigraphy of North America (3)

Option Total=76

 


Geography Option Requirements Effective Fall 2014:

 

Requirements (29–30)

ANTH 110. *Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (3)
   or PS 204. *Introduction to Comparative Politics (3)
   or SOC 204. *Introduction to Sociology (3)
BI 213. Principles of Biology (4)
CS 161. Introduction to Computer Science I (4)
   or EECS 161. Introduction to Programming I (4) [To be terminated spring 2014]
GEO 296. Introduction to Geographic Field Research (3)
GEO 301. Map and Image Interpretation (4)
GEO 323. ^Climatology (4)
   or GEO 330. *^Geography of International Development and Globalization (3)
GEO 360. Cartography (4)
ST 202. Principles of Statistics (4)
   or ST 352. Introduction to Statistical Methods (4)

Electives (32)

Choose from the four lists below, including at least one course in Physical Geography; one course in Geography of Resources, Planning, Hazards; one course in GIScience; and one course in Regional Geography/Globalization:

Physical Geography

GEO 322. Surface Processes (4)
GEO 323. ^Climatology (4)
GEO 324. Geography of Life: Species Distributions and Conservation (4)
GEO 432. Applied Geomorphology (3)
GEO 483. Snow Hydrology (3)
GEO 484. Introduction to Biogeochemistry (3)
GEO 486. Quaternary Paleoclimatology (3)
GEO 487. Hydrogeology (4)

Geography of Resources, Planning, Hazards

GEO 335. *Introduction to Water Science and Policy (3)
GEO 420. Geography of Resource Use (3)
GEO 423. Land Use in the American West (3)
GEO 424. International Water Resources Management (3)
GEO 425. Water Resources Management in the United States (3)
GEO 426. Global Resources and Development (3)
GEO 451. Environmental Site Planning (3)
OC 333. Oceans, Coasts and People (3)

GIScience

FE 208. Forest Surveying (4)
GEO 444. Remote Sensing (4)
GEO 445. Computer-Assisted Cartography (3)
GEO 460. Multimedia Cartography (4)
GEO 465. Geographic Information Systems and Science (4)
GEO 466. Digital Image Processing (3)
GEO 480. Advanced GIS Applications in the Geosciences (4)

Regional Geography/Globalization

GEO 325. *Geography of Africa (3)
GEO 326. *Geography of Europe (3)
GEO 327. *Geography of Asia (3)
GEO 328. *Geography of Latin America (3)
GEO 329. *Geography of the United States and Canada (3)
GEO 330. *^Geography of International Development and Globalization (3)
GEO 350. *Population Geography (3)

Option Total=61–62

 
Footnotes:

* Baccalaureate Core Course
^ Writing Intensive Courses (WIC)


Option Code: 263




 
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