Geography (GP)

GP 101. Introduction to Geography.3 Credits.

This course examines the general structure and methodology of geographical study. The physical, biotic and cultural environment and people's activities are covered, as are the world's land masses, their surface features and climates, and their relationships to human, social, economic and political organization.

Offered: Every other year, All

GP 299. Independent Study in Geography.1-3 Credits.

Readings and projects by arrangement with the instructor for students with special interests and prior study in geography.

Offered: As needed, All

GP 323. Human and Economic Geography.4 Credits.

The course provides an introduction to human and economic geography through conceptual models and theories, practical application of geographic principles, and the study of the current state of the world. With regard to human geography, the course introduces students to the basic concepts involved in geographic study, including the study of human populations, the connections between human society and the natural world, and the idea of culture as a geographic construct. The course then turns to a consideration of economic aspects of geography, particularly the study of resource industries, manufacturing, and the service sector of the economy.

Offered: As needed

GP 399. Independent Study in Geography.1-3 Credits.

Readings and projects by arrangement with the instructor for students with special interests and prior study in geography.

Offered: As needed, All

GP 499. Independent Study in Geography.1-3 Credits.

Readings and projects by arrangement with the instructor for students with special interests and prior study in geography.

Offered: As needed, All