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2012 - 2013

BS in Geography: Urban and Regional Planning Emphasis
(59 hours*)



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  1. Complete the following geography core courses:
  2. Complete the following urban planning core courses:
  3. Complete three elective courses from the following list, at least one of which must be Geog 306, 307, or 423:
      GEOG 306 : Public Land Conservation. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      GEOG 306 : Public Land Conservation. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall
      PREREQUISITE: Geog 100, 101; or instructor's consent.
      DESCRIPTION: Environmental and social geography of public lands; analyzing historical, planning, management, and ecological issues.

      Course Outcomes


      GEOG 307 : Landscape Ecology. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      GEOG 307 : Landscape Ecology. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Winter
      PREREQUISITE: Geog 100, 101; or instructor's consent.
      DESCRIPTION: Interaction between spatial patterns and spatial processes in an ecological context. Methods, theories, and practical applications of landscapes at various scales.

      Course Outcomes


      GEOG 313 : Remote Sensing 1. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      GEOG 313 : Remote Sensing 1. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall
      PREREQUISITE: GEOG 100 & GEOG 211 & GEOG 213
      DESCRIPTION: Introduction to airborne and spaceborne sensors, including characteristics and image acquisition. Emphasizes land cover mapping applications appropriate for environment monitoring.

      Course Outcomes


      GEOG 346 : Population Geography. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      GEOG 346 : Population Geography. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Winter
      PREREQUISITE: Geog 100 or instructor's consent.
      DESCRIPTION: Spatial perspective on wide field of population studies, focusing on distribution, development, structure, and movement of populations, emphasizing basic demographic measures.

      Course Outcomes


      GEOG 412 : Problem Solving with Geographic Information Systems. (3:3:1)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      GEOG 412 : Problem Solving with Geographic Information Systems. (3:3:1)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall Contact Department
      PREREQUISITE: GEOG 100 & GEOG 212 & GEOG 222
      DESCRIPTION: Solving practical geographic problems and performing scientific research using raster and vector analysis tools in GIS.

      Course Outcomes


      GEOG 414 : Applied Urban Environmental Modeling. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      GEOG 414 : Applied Urban Environmental Modeling. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Winter Contact Department
      PREREQUISITE: GEOG 212 & GEOG 213 & GEOG 313
      DESCRIPTION: Complexities of urban environment through use of geographic techniques, including remote sensing, GIS, GPS, aerial photo and map interpretation, and fieldwork. Modeling human impact on the physical environment by examining local case studies and completing group projects. Developing and building technical skills as tools in understanding the urban environment.

      Course Outcomes


      GEOG 423 : Planning for Unique and Sensitive Lands. (2:2:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      GEOG 423 : Planning for Unique and Sensitive Lands. (2:2:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Winter
      PREREQUISITE: GEOG 100 & GEOG 410
      DESCRIPTION: Unique aspects of land affecting land-use planning positively or negatively depending on sensitivity of design. Landscape ecological principles introduced and examined for usefulness in land-use planning.

      Course Outcomes


  4. Complete one professonal experience course (three hours required) from the following:
  5. Complete the exit assessment during the final semester, no later than one month before graduation.

*Hours include courses that may fulfill university core requirements.



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