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ClassID Name Description Credits
GEOG 1000 Introduction to Geography An introduction to the study of geography as spatial analysis. It includes an examination of geographic concepts, characteristics of selected countries and the relationships of natural environments, cultural backgrounds, economic conditions, and world problems. 3
GEOG 1100 World Regional Geography A general survey of the cultural, physical, economic, and political developments in various regions of the world. An analytical study of the resource bases of the nations and the utilization of the resources of people in all parts of the world will be a primary concern. 3
GEOG 1310 Map Reading 3
GEOG 1320 Map Reading and Interpretation An introductory level course that emphasizes a basic understanding of maps and how they are used as a means of communication. Students will complete a series of exercises focusing on the reading, analysis, and interpretation of various types of maps. No background in college geography and/or artistic experience is required. 3
GEOG 2000 Cultural Geography of Afro-America An investigation of the spatial characteristics of African- American culture in the Americas. It reveals through individual research, reports, projects and discussions the role played by African Americans in the transformation of the physical and cultural earth. 3
GEOG 2010 Online Weather An introduction to applications and techniques employed in the study of atmospheric weather phenomenon. This is a meteorology course that uses real time data offered from the federal government data sources via the Internet in partnership with college and university faculty. It also provides students with a comprehensive study of the principles of meteorology while providing classroom and laboratory applications focused on the current weather situations. 3
GEOG 2020 Geographical Information Systems 3
GEOG 2100 Physical Geography An introductory level course dealing with those physical elements that control the earth’s environment and thus in?uence plant, animal, and human life. This course offers a systems approach to understanding the global environment. The systems studied are atmospherical, biological, geological, and hydrological. 3
GEOG 2120 Geology An introduction to the general principles of the processes of nature by which the earth’s surface has been built- up, deformed and torn down, with special emphasis on the geologic history of North Carolina and its rocks and minerals; a study of the several weather elements; and a general study of the composition and distribution of the elements of climate. 3
GEOG 2130 Advanced Physical Geography Prerequisite: GEOG 2100. An analysis of the interior and exterior forces of the earth with major emphasis upon weathering agents and mass wasting. Advanced research in geomorphology is presented along with field research experiences. The use and operation of laboratory and field instruments are of major importance. 3
GEOG 2140 Oceanography An introduction to the physical and social variation caused by the oceans and their impact on man’s future needs and demands. A series of computer analyses and applications will guide exploration and study of this rapidly advancing science. 3
GEOG 2220 Economic Geography A study of the global economy through spatial analysis. The geographical distribution and production of raw materials are examined. Attention is given to the impact of economic activities on the environment. 3
GEOG 2350 Earth Science A survey of the processes that produce volcanoes, earthquakes, hurricanes, and ?oods. The earth’s lithosphere, atmosphere, hydrosphere, and biosphere are studied. Attention is also given to elements of astronomy. 3
GEOG 2600 Geography of North Carolina A study of the human and physical geography of North Carolina. Particular emphasis is placed on physiographic regions in terms of resources and natural environment. 3
GEOG 2991 Cooperative Education Open to sophomores only. A program of vocation education for students who, through written cooperative arrangements between NCCU and one or more employers, receive instruction 3
GEOG 2992 Cooperative Education Open to sophomores only. A program of vocation education for students who, through written cooperative arrangements between NCCU and one or more employers, receive instruction 6
GEOG 2993 Cooperative Education Open to sophomores only. A program of vocation education for students who, through written cooperative arrangements between NCCU and one or more employers, receive instruction 9
GEOG 2994 Cooperative Education Open to sophomores only. A program of vocation education for students who, through written cooperative arrangements between NCCU and one or more employers, receive instruction 12
GEOG 3110 Political Geography An analysis of the organization and distribution of political phenomena in their areal expression. Emphasis is placed on the concept of geopolitics as it relates to power, strategy, and international relationships among the sovereign countries. Some consideration is given to the distribution of local and state political systems of North Carolina. 3
GEOG 3120 Geography of North America A survey of the major geographic regions of North America; an analysis of the economic activities in their relations to the natural environment; and a study of the interactions of selected variables over space. 3
GEOG 3220 Geography of South America An analysis of the natural setting, the distribution of the people, the important occupations, and the problems of future development in each of the several regions of Hispanic America. 3
GEOG 3310 Climatology An analysis of weather and climatic elements with a strong emphasis on energy budget systems and climate regimes of the world. Consideration is given to understanding the variation of climates from region to region and the reciprocal relationship between climates and other primary elements of the natural environment. Particular emphasis is placed on instrumentation and interpretation of weather maps during the laboratory sessions. 3
GEOG 3320 Cartography An introductory course on the nature and use of maps, the use of computers to construction various map projections and their applications, and the preparation and use of maps for various types of analysis. 4
GEOG 3400 Geography of the West Indies and Environs A study of the cultural geography of the West Indies. However, Mexico, Central America, the Bahamas, the islands adjacent to Mexico and Central America, and the Dutch islands of Aruba and Curacao are also given considerable attention. 3
GEOG 3420 Aerial Photo Interpretation An examination of the numerous skills necessary to interpret aerial photos as related to the field of geography. It covers the art and science of recognizing natural and cultural features, subtle as well as obvious, on the earth’s surface. 3
GEOG 3430 Principles of Remote Sensing An analysis of satellite imagery. The principal topics will include data collection, instrumentation, processing, and analysis of digitized information obtained from Landsat and varied platform mounted sensors. Applications in remote sensing will include crop inventory, forest cover mapping, water resources, geology, and other land resource topics. 3
GEOG 3435 Geographic Information Systems A survey of the use of geographic information systems 3
GEOG 3500 Population Geography An analysis of the spatial patterns of population size, density, distribution, and composition. It also examines the causes and consequences that the population explosion has had upon the total cultural landscape for selected developed and underdeveloped countries. 3
GEOG 3510 Urban Public Transportation Systems Analysis of transportation networks in populated regions presented in a clear and technical manner. Principles reviewed in this class are used by the local, regional and national transportation agencies. Thus students gain marketable skills directly transferable to the work force. 3
GEOG 3991 Cooperative Education Open to juniors only. A program of vocation education for students who, through written cooperative arrangements between NCCU and one or more employers, receive instruction (including required academic instruction) by alternation of study and school with a job in an approved occupational field (but only if these two experiences are planned by the University and employer so that each contributes to the student’s education and employability). This course, an elective, may be taken up to four times for credit each time. 3
GEOG 3992 Cooperative Education Open to juniors only. A program of vocation education for students who, through written cooperative arrangements between NCCU and one or more employers, receive instruction (including required academic instruction) by alternation of study and school with a job in an approved occupational field (but only if these two experiences are planned by the University and employer so that each contributes to the student’s education and employability). This course, an elective, may be taken up to four times for credit each time. 6
GEOG 3993 Cooperative Education Open to juniors only. A program of vocation education for students who, through written cooperative arrangements between NCCU and one or more employers, receive instruction (including required academic instruction) by alternation of study and school with a job in an approved occupational field (but only if these two experiences are planned by the University and employer so that each contributes to the student’s education and employability). This course, an elective, may be taken up to four times for credit each time. 9
GEOG 3994 Cooperative Education Open to juniors only. A program of vocation education for students who, through written cooperative arrangements between NCCU and one or more employers, receive instruction (including required academic instruction) by alternation of study and school with a job in an approved occupational field (but only if these two experiences are planned by the University and employer so that each contributes to the student’s education and employability). This course, an elective, may be taken up to four times for credit each time. 12
GEOG 4010 Applied Geographic Information Systems Prerequisite: GEOG 3435. A course that provides instruction in the application of techniques and methods employed in spatial analysis using Geographic Information Systems. Students will plan and execute steps to complete several projects using GIS procedures. The student receives in- depth training in database design and development. 3
GEOG 4020 Computer Cartography Prerequisite: GEOG 3320. A review of the use of computer hardware and software in cartography. Special attention is focused on the digitizing, plotting, and pattern generation of selected data bases which are utilized in the spatial analysis of geographic problems. 3
GEOG 4110 Quantitative Techniques in Geography An introduction to the research process in solving problems in geography through statistical methods. Emphasis is placed on basic techniques used in collecting, analyzing, and presenting research data in the field of geography. Students will be exposed to research tools used in the behavioral and natural sciences. 3
GEOG 4120 Advanced Cartography Prerequisite: GEOG 3320. A focus on the problems of map making, production, and reproduction of non-topographic maps. This computer-based course further develops the methods of presenting spatial information using charts, graphs and tables. Another objective is the representation of cultural features at different scales and for different purposes. 3
GEOG 4220 Conservation of Natural Resources A study of the conservation of soil, water, wildlife, forest, mineral and energy resources in the United States and North Carolina. Emphasis is placed on practices employed in resource conservation and land use planning. Consideration is given to environmental problems derived from the usage of natural resources. The approach is through the interaction between population, power, production, pollution, and places. 3
GEOG 4230 Minerals, Energy and Environment Prerequisite: Sophomore standing or higher. A study of the accessibility of mineral and energy resources to population centers. The impacts of extracting and using mineral and energy resources on natural environments are examined. Conservation methods and planning strategies are analyzed. Particular attention is given to non-traditional energy sources as a means of pollution abatement. 3
GEOG 4310 Geography of Africa A survey of geographical facts and common myths associated with African history and development. Strong emphasis is placed on climates, physiography, natural resources, and social conditions in Africa. Occasionally, a comparative analysis is made between North America and Africa. Selected countries are discussed in detail. 3
GEOG 4320 Seminar in Cartographic Research Prerequisite: GEOG 3320. An investigation and application of speci?c topics in cartography. Some of the topics include map projections, mental mapping, generalization in large and small scale maps, computer graphics three-dimensional mapping, and military mapping systems. 3
GEOG 4500 Social Geography An analysis of the spatial and social processes which act in concert to bring about present-day social structures. In addition, this course will attempt to shed light on many of the social ills of the spatial and social environment. 3
GEOG 4600 Urban Geography A study of the city as a geographic unit. Emphasis is placed on urban functions and structure with particular reference to the growth, arrangement, and planning of commercial, industrial, and residential districts. 3
GEOG 4840 Geography of Asia A survey of the physical and human geography of China, Japan, the USSR, Southeast Asia, South Asia, and Southwest Asia 3
GEOG 4900 Seminar in Geography Prerequisites: Junior or senior standing or permission of the department. Emphasis on research tools on speci?c geographical topics. Students are required to make reports on recent developments in geography. 3
GEOG 4920 Theory and Methodology A survey of the history of the discipline of geography and the wide ranging themes that de?ne geography today. Major topics include: geography in a changing world, land-human relationships, regions, spatial interaction and mapping, and population, resources, and socioeconomic development. 3
GEOG 4980 Independent Study Prerequisite: Departmental approval. An advanced course designed to help students gain depth in selected areas of geography. This is achieved by giving students the opportunity to become familiar with geographical literature, to read selected topics independently, and to give oral and written reports on their readings. The courses will involve the principles of research and scienti?c analysis. 3
GEOG 4990 Independent Study Prerequisite: Departmental approval. An advanced course designed to help students gain depth in selected areas of geography. This is achieved by giving students the opportunity to become familiar with geographical literature, to read selected topics independently, and to give oral and written reports on their readings. The courses will involve the principles of research and scienti?c analysis. 3
GEOG 4991 Cooperative Education Open to seniors only. A program of vocation education for students who, through written cooperative arrangements between NCCU and one or more employers, receive instruction (including required academic instruction) by alternation of study and school with a job in an approved occupational field (but only if these two experiences are planned by the University and employer so that each contributes to the student’s education and employability). This course, an elective, may be taken up to four times for credit each time. 3
GEOG 4992 Cooperative Education Open to juniors only. A program of vocation education for students who, through written cooperative arrangements between NCCU and one or more employers, receive instruction (including required academic instruction) by alternation of study and school with a job in an approved occupational field (but only if these two experiences are planned by the University and employer so that each contributes to the student’s education and employability). This course, an elective, may be taken up to four times for credit each time. 6
GEOG 4993 Cooperative Education Open to juniors only. A program of vocation education for students who, through written cooperative arrangements between NCCU and one or more employers, receive instruction (including required academic instruction) by alternation of study and school with a job in an approved occupational field (but only if these two experiences are planned by the University and employer so that each contributes to the student’s education and employability). This course, an elective, may be taken up to four times for credit each time. 9
GEOG 4994 Cooperative Education Open to juniors only. A program of vocation education for students who, through written cooperative arrangements between NCCU and one or more employers, receive instruction (including required academic instruction) by alternation of study and school with a job in an approved occupational field (but only if these two experiences are planned by the University and employer so that each contributes to the student’s education and employability). This course, an elective, may be taken up to four times for credit each time. 12
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