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Global Studies and Cultural Geography

Global Studies and Cultural Geography is a new major that offers exciting academic and career paths for students seeking knowledge and direct experience in a constantly changing world. Students may choose from two concentrations: Global Studies and Cultural Geography. Global Studies allows students to critically examine, understand, and reflect upon local, regional, and global connections between peoples, places, and events from cross-cultural, interdisciplinary perspectives. Cultural Geography allows students to critically engage a range of issues relating to such topics as human migration, human/environment interactions and changing cultural landscapes. A combination of the disciplinary strengths of Global Studies and Cultural Geography offers students a comprehensive, hands-on education about the world that can skillfully position them for a variety of careers.

Studying Abroad

Study Abroad

Studying abroad, a requirement for all MTSU Global Studies students, soon becomes a life-changing experience. Students live for one month to one year in a foreign country of their choosing and study courses from international business to geography to foreign language.

Anna Yacovone, Fulbright U.S. Student Program Scholarship recipient

Future bright with Fulbright

Anna Yacovone, a 2011 MTSU graduate with degrees in global studies and organizational communication, received a Fulbright U.S. Student Program Scholarship to Laos in 2012. Yacovone is teaching English in Vientiane, mostly at the National University of Laos.

The study of Global Studies and Cultural Geography can open many doors. Below are examples for both concentrations.

A Global Studies degree develops viable, valued employees for the international marketplace. With a broad-based educational background, study abroad, and language skills, the Global Studies student is empowered with tools to pursue graduate work, professional service, and careers in public and private sectors—here and abroad. The majority go to graduate school.

For information on career options available in government, education, media, journalism, business, tourism, non-profit organizations, click here.

Employers of MTSU alumni include

  • SALT International
  • Foreign Service
  • Multinational corporations
  • Peace Corps
  • Nonprofit organizations
  • Service agencies
  • International education



There are numerous career options and possibilities with a degree in Cultural Geography. The nature of the program is built around the diversity and flexibility of geography; therefore, our majors find jobs in many sectors of the economy.

Examples of employment and work places include

  • Area and regional specialists
  • Community development
  • Demographers
  • Location and market analysts
  • Park rangers and interpreters
  • State and federal government agencies such as National and State Parks, Bureau of Census, Department of Agriculture, and Department of State
  • Teaching – domestically and abroad
  • Tourism

 

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The Global Studies and Cultural Geography Program offers an interdisciplinary major in Global Studies and Cultural Geography that leads to a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree. Students choose from two concentrations: 

  • The Global Studies concentration allows students to critically examine, understand, and reflect upon local, regional, and global connections between peoples, places, and events from cross-cultural, interdisciplinary perspectives.Through rigorous academic coursework and an exciting study-abroad component, students have the opportunity to achieve their educational goals and gain skills to effectively pursue and serve in a wide range of careers in the United States and abroad.

  • The Cultural Geography concentration allows students to critically engage a range of issues relating to such topics as human migration, human/environment interactions, and changing cultural landscapes. Cultural geographers are at the forefront of exploring human societies. Students are offered an in-depth study of different cultures, peoples, places, and global processes.  The Cultural Geography concentration seeks to provide students with professional, highly sought-after skill sets to help them analyze and solve problems in a complex, globalized world.

The major, which leads to a Bachelor of Science degree, consists of 33 hours including 12 hours in required classes, 12 hours in the student's field of study, and 9 hours in a region of study, along with a 12-hour foreign language cognate, general education requirements, electives, and a minor area of study.

Teacher Licensure

The Global Studies and Cultural Geography (GSCG) Teacher Licensure Program offers an innovative, interdisciplinary teacher licensure track for those pursing Tennessee secondary education (7-12) Social Studies endorsements. This 120-hour GSCG degree option allows students to pursue a "fast-track" B.S. in Global Studies and Cultural Geography while simultaneously earning credits toward dual teaching endorsements in Geography and one of three additional fields: History, Government (Political Science), and Economics. This program consists of an interdisciplinary, content-driven curriculum with experiential learning courses, education abroad opportunities, and field experiences that makes graduates more attractive to prospective school systems and boosts earning potential. No foreign language requirements make this program the most direct path to the social studies classroom.

Also offered are interdisciplinary minors in Global Studies and in Cultural Geography. The Global Studies minor requires 18 hours and includes 9 hours in required courses and 9 additional hours selected by the student and advisor. The Cultural Geography minor requires  GEOG 2000 Introduction to Regional Geography and GEOG 4360 Cultural Geography; the remaining 12 hours are selected from the cultural geography offerings.

Global Studies Cultural Geography GSCG Teacher Licensure


The sample schedule below is based on the current undergraduate catalog. It is not a substitute for academic advisement. Contact your advisor if you have any questions about scheduling or about your degree requirements or consult the undergraduate catalog (catalog.mtsu.edu) for a complete list of requirements and electives.

You may choose to attend a summer term to reduce your load during fall or spring terms but still stay on track to graduate in four years. (Refer to the scholarships website for information regarding use of the Lottery Scholarship for the summer term.)

NOTE: Learning Support courses will alter the sequences on this map. Missing milestones could delay your program.

Global Studies Academic Map

Global Studies Program
Middle Tennessee State University | Murfreesboro


Suggested Fall/Spring and Summer/Fall/Spring Four-Year Schedule

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FRESHMAN FALL FRESHMAN SPRING
CourseHoursMilestones/Notes CourseHoursMilestones/Notes
ENGL 1010 (Comm)3 Meet with advisor ENGL 1020 (Comm)3 Meet with advisor
MATH (Math)3  COMM 2200 (Comm)3 
GS 20103  Hum/FA (Rubric 2)3
Hum/FA (Rubric 1)3  GEOG 20003 
Foreign Language 10103  Foreign Language 10203 
SUBTOTAL15  SUBTOTAL15 
SOPHOMORE FALL SOPHOMORE SPRING
ENGL 2020, ENGL 2030, or HUM 2610 (Hum/FA)3Meet with advisor HIST 2010, HIST 2020, or HIST 20303 Meet with advisor
HIST 2010, HIST 2020, or HIST 20303  Nat Sci (Rubric 2)4 
Soc/Beh Sci (Rubric 1)3  Major: Field Area3 
Nat Sci (Rubric 1)4  Soc/Beh Sci (Rubric 2)  
Foreign Language 20103  Foreign Language 20203 
SUBTOTAL16  Subtotal16 
JUNIOR FALL JUNIOR SPRING
GS 30003  GS 30103Study Abroad semester
Major: Field area3  Major: Field area3 
Major: Region area3  Major: Region area3 
Minor course3  Minor course3 
Minor course3  Minor course3 
SUBTOTAL15  SUBTOTAL15 
SENIOR FALL SENIOR SPRING
GEOG 43603  GS 49903(POD required)
Major: Field area3GS 3300 - Internship recommended Major: Region area3 
Minor course3  Minor course3 
Elective3  Elective3 
Elective3  Elective1 
SUBTOTAL15  SUBTOTAL13 

TOTAL HOURS IN PROGRAM: 120

FRESHMAN FALL FRESHMAN SPRING
CourseHoursMilestones/Notes CourseHoursMilestones/Notes
ENGL 1010 (Comm)3 Meet with advisor ENGL 1020 (Comm)3 Meet with advisor
MATH (Math)3  COMM 2200 (Comm)3 
GS 20103  GEOG 20003 
Foreign Language 10103  Foreign Language 10203 
SUBTOTAL12  SUBTOTAL12 
FRESHMAN SUMMER
Hum/FA (Rubric 1)3  Hum/FA (Rubric 2)3 
SUBTOTAL3  SUBTOTAL3 
SOPHOMORE FALL SOPHOMORE SPRING
ENGL 2020, ENGL 2030, or HUM 2610 (Hum/FA)3Meet with advisor HIST 2010, HIST 2020, or HIST 20303 Meet with advisor
HIST 2010, HIST 2020, or HIST 20303  Nat Sci (Rubric 2)4 
Nat Sci (Rubric 1)4  Major: Field Area3 
Foreign Language 20103  Foreign Language 20203 
SUBTOTAL13  SUBTOTAL13 
SOPHOMORE SUMMER
Soc/Beh Sci (Rubric 1)3  Soc/Beh Sci (Rubric 2)3 
SUBTOTAL3  SUBTOTAL3 
JUNIOR FALL JUNIOR SPRING
GS 30003  GS 30103Study Abroad Semester
Major: Field area3  Major: Field area3 
Major: Region area3  Major: Region area3 
Minor course3  Minor course3 
SUBTOTAL12  SUBTOTAL12 
JUNIOR SUMMER
Minor course3  Minor course3 
SUBTOTAL3  SUBTOTAL3 
SENIOR FALL SENIOR SPRING
GS 43603  GS 49903(POD required)
Major: Field area3GS 3300 - Internship recommended Major: Region area3 
Minor course3  Minor course3 
Elective3  Elective3 
Elective3  Elective1 
SUBTOTAL15  SUBTOTAL13 

TOTAL HOURS IN PROGRAM: 120

Graduation information may be accessed here.

Cultural Geography Academic Map

Global Studies Program
Middle Tennessee State University | Murfreesboro


Suggested Fall/Spring and Summer/Fall/Spring Four-Year Schedule

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FRESHMAN FALL FRESHMAN SPRING
CourseHoursMilestones/Notes CourseHoursMilestones/Notes
ENGL 1010 (Comm)3 Meet with advisor ENGL 1020 (Comm)3 Meet with advisor
MATH (Math)3  COMM 2200 (Comm)3 
GEOG 20003  Hum/FA (Rubric 2)3
Hum/FA (Rubric 1)3  GS 20103 
Nat Sci (Rubric 1)4  Nat Sci (Rubric 2)4 
SUBTOTAL16  SUBTOTAL16 
SOPHOMORE FALL SOPHOMORE SPRING
ENGL 2020, ENGL 2030, or HUM 2610 (Hum/FA)3Meet with advisor HIST 2010, HIST 2020, or HIST 20303 Meet with advisor
HIST 2010, HIST 2020, or HIST 20303  Soc/Beh Sci (Rubric 2)3 
Soc/Beh Sci (Rubric 1)3  Minor course3 
Minor course3  Minor course3 
Elective3  Elective3 
SUBTOTAL15  Subtotal15 
JUNIOR FALL JUNIOR SPRING
GS 30003  GEOG 34024Submit upper-division and intent to graduate form
Major core course3  Major core course3 
Major core course3  Major core course3 
Minor course3  Minor course3 
Minor course3  Minor course3Recommended study abroad
SUBTOTAL15  SUBTOTAL16 
SENIOR FALL SENIOR SPRING
GEOG 43603  GEOG 49903(POD required)
Major core course3  Major core course3 
Minor course3  Minor course3 
Minor course3  Minor course3 
Minor course3     
SUBTOTAL15  SUBTOTAL12 

TOTAL HOURS IN PROGRAM: 120

FRESHMAN FALL FRESHMAN SPRING
CourseHoursMilestones/Notes CourseHoursMilestones/Notes
ENGL 1010 (Comm)3 Meet with advisor ENGL 1020 (Comm)3 Meet with advisor
MATH (Math)3  COMM 2200 (Comm)3 
GEOG 20003  GS 20103 
Nat Sci (Rubric 1)4  Nat Sci (Rubric 2)4 
SUBTOTAL13  SUBTOTAL13 
FRESHMAN SUMMER
Hum/FA (Rubric 1)3  Hum/FA (Rubric 2)3 
SUBTOTAL3  SUBTOTAL3 
SOPHOMORE FALL SOPHOMORE SPRING
ENGL 2020, ENGL 2030, or HUM 2610 (Hum/FA)3Meet with advisor HIST 2010, HIST 2020, or HIST 20303 Meet with advisor
HIST 2010, HIST 2020, or HIST 20303  Soc/Beh Sci (Rubric 2)3 
Soc/Beh Sci (Rubric 1)3  Minor course3 
Minor course3  Minor course3 
SUBTOTAL12  SUBTOTAL12 
SOPHOMORE SUMMER
Elective3  Elective3 
SUBTOTAL3  SUBTOTAL3 
JUNIOR FALL JUNIOR SPRING
GS 30003  GEOG 34024Submit upper-division and intent to graduate form
Major core course3  Major core course3 
Major core course3  Major core course3 
Minor course3  Minor course3 
SUBTOTAL12  SUBTOTAL13 
JUNIOR SUMMER
Minor course3  Minor course3Recommended study abroad
SUBTOTAL3  SUBTOTAL3 
SENIOR FALL SENIOR SPRING
GEOG 43603  GEOG 49903(POD required)
Major core course3  Major core course3 
Minor course3  Minor course3 
Minor course3  Minor course3 
Minor course3     
SUBTOTAL15  SUBTOTAL12 

TOTAL HOURS IN PROGRAM: 120

Graduation information may be accessed here.

GSCG Teacher Licensure Academic Map

Global Studies Program
Middle Tennessee State University | Murfreesboro


Suggested Fall/Spring and Summer/Fall/Spring Four-Year Schedule

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FRESHMAN FALL FRESHMAN SPRING
CourseHoursMilestones/Notes CourseHoursMilestones/Notes
ENGL 1010 (Comm)3Meet with GS/CG advisor ENGL 1020 (Comm)3Meet with GS/CG advisor
MATH (Math)3  COMM 2200 (Comm)3 
GS 2010 (Soc/Beh Sci)3  GEOG 2000 (Soc/Beh Sci)3
Hum/FA (Rubric 1)3ANTH 2210, HIST 1110, or HIST 1120 rec. Hum/FA (Rubric 2)3ANTH 2210, HIST 1110, or HIST 1120 rec.
Elective3  Endorsement 1 or 2 elective3 
SUBTOTAL15  SUBTOTAL15 
SOPHOMORE FALL SOPHOMORE SPRING
ENGL 2020, ENGL 2030, or HUM 2610 (Hum/FA)3Meet with Education Abroad to select pro. HIST 2010, HIST 2020, or HIST 20303Meet with GS/CG advisor
HIST 2010, HIST 2020, or HIST 20303  Endorsement 1 or 2 elective3 
GS 30003  GEOG (regional elective)3 
Nat Sci (Rubric 1)4GEOL 1030/1031 rec. Nat Sci (Rubric 2)4 
Endorsement 1 or 2 elective3  YOED 25003 
SUBTOTAL16  Subtotal16 
JUNIOR FALL JUNIOR SPRING
GS UD elective3  YOED 33003Submit upper-division and intent to graduate forms
YOED 30003  GS 30103Education Abroad
PGEO 43804  GEOG (regional elective)3 
Endorsement 1 or 2 elective3  Endorsement 1 or 2 elective3 
GEOG 43603  Endorsement 1 or 2 elective3 
SUBTOTAL16  SUBTOTAL15 
SENIOR FALL SENIOR SPRING
YOED 40309Residency I YOED 440012Residency II
GEOG 43403     
GS 49903(POD required)    
       
SUBTOTAL15  SUBTOTAL12 

TOTAL HOURS IN PROGRAM: 120

FRESHMAN FALL FRESHMAN SPRING
CourseHoursMilestones/Notes CourseHoursMilestones/Notes
ENGL 1010 (Comm)3Meet with GS/CG advisor ENGL 1020 (Comm)3Meet with GS/CG advisor
MATH (Math)3  COMM 2200 (Comm)3 
GS 2010 (Soc/Beh Sci)3  GEOG 2000 (Soc/Beh Sci)3 
Hum/FA (Rubric 1)3ANTH 2210, HIST 1110, or HIST 1120 rec. Hum/FA (Rubric 2)3ANTH 2210, HIST 1110, or HIST 1120 rec.
SUBTOTAL12  SUBTOTAL12 
FRESHMAN SUMMER
HIST 2010, HIST 2020, or HIST 20303  HIST 2010, HIST 2020, or HIST 20303 
SUBTOTAL3  SUBTOTAL3 
SOPHOMORE FALL SOPHOMORE SPRING
ENGL 2020, ENGL 2030, or HUM 2610 (Hum/FA)3Meet with Education Abroad to select pro. YOED 25003Meet with GS/CG advisor
Elective3  GEOG (regional elective)3 
GS 30003  Nat Sci (Rubric 2)4 
Nat Sci (Rubric 1)4GEOL 1030/1031 rec. Endorsement 1 or 2 elective3 
SUBTOTAL13  SUBTOTAL13 
SOPHOMORE SUMMER
Endorsement 1 or 2 elective3  Endorsement 1 or 2 elective3 
SUBTOTAL3  SUBTOTAL3 
JUNIOR FALL JUNIOR SPRING
GS UD elective3  YOED 33003Submit upper-division and intent to graduate forms
YOED 30003  Endorsement 1 or 2 elective3 
PGEO 43804  GEOG (regional elective)3 
GEOG 43603  Endorsement 1 or 2 elective3 
SUBTOTAL13  SUBTOTAL12 
JUNIOR SUMMER
GS 30103Education Abroad Endorsement 1 or 2 elective3 
SUBTOTAL3  SUBTOTAL3 
SENIOR FALL SENIOR SPRING
YOED 40309Residency I YOED 440012Residency II
GEOG 43403     
GS 49903(POD required)    
       
       
SUBTOTAL15  SUBTOTAL12 

TOTAL HOURS IN PROGRAM: 120

Graduation information may be accessed here.

Global Studies

GS 2010 - Introduction to Cross-Cultural Experiences
3 credit hours
Required of all Global Studies majors or minors. Establishes a broad-based foundation for understanding varying perspectives and values in a culture other than one's own. Differing global and international views on cultural and environmental issues past, present, and future. The student's cultural background will be used for comparative purposes.

GS 2500 - Understanding US Culture and Education
3 credit hours
Serves as an introduction to U.S. culture and higher education in the U.S. for international students. Emphasis on various topics that beginning students who are new to the U.S. need to know in order to be successful in academic, research, or business programs in the U.S.

GS 2990 - Introduction to Globalization
3 credit hours
Required of all Global Studies majors. Broad-based course that explores concepts and history of globalization including forms and processes. Introduces historical antecedents and contemporary issues of globalization such as globalism versus globalization, globalization and Americanization, migration and cultural diffusion, civil discord, global and regional governance, technology, environment, media, gender and inequality, regionalisms, and the cultural landscapes of globalization/globalism.

GS 3010 - Field Experience and Study Abroad
1 to 12 credit hours
Three credit hours are required of all Global Studies majors or minors. Prerequisite: GS 2010 or approval of program director. Credit given for study abroad and/or extended field experiences in another culture. Pass/Fail.

GS 3200 - Special Problems and Topics in Global Studies
3 to 6 credit hours
Prerequisites: GS 2010 and permission of department. A detailed examination of a problem or topic pertinent to Global Studies. Topics vary and may be taken as an independent study or in a traditional classroom setting. May be taken more than once for credit with different topics. No more than three (3) hours may apply toward the Global Studies major or minor.  

GS 3300 - Global Studies Internship
1 to 6 credit hours
Prerequisites: GS 2010, permission of department, and junior standing. Practical experience in a professional setting relating to Global Studies. Number of credit hours determined by hours interned and is subject to advisor's approval. Six (6) hours can be applied to the major and three (3) to the minor. Pass/Fail.  

GS 4990 - Senior Seminar
3 credit hours
Required of all Global Studies majors or minors. Capstone course requiring projects reflecting integration and demonstration of knowledge and skills used by all successful global citizens. Projects determined by the student with advisement of the program director and may be completed on campus, abroad, or in the field.

Cultural Geography

GEOG 1030 - Physical Geography
4 credit hours
The physical earth as the home of humans. The global earth in space, tools of the discipline, the atmosphere, the hydrosphere, and the biosphere. Field trips may be required. Three hours lecture and two hours laboratory per week.

GEOG 2000 - Introduction to Regional Geography
3 credit hours
Examination of world regions using the geographical perspective, identifying the main physical and cultural features, especially through the use of maps.

GEOG 2105 - Introduction to Latin American Studies
3 credit hours
(Same as SPAN 2105, PS 2105, SOC 2105, ART 2105, ANTH 2105.) A multidisciplinary, team-taught introduction to Latin America. Covers the cultures and societies of the region: pre-history, history, geography, politics, art, languages, and literatures. Required course for all Latin American Studies minors.

GEOG 3120 - Geography of Tennessee
3 credit hours
(Same as HIST 3115.)  Focuses on the diverse physical and human landscapes of the state. Topics include weather and climate, landforms, vegetation and soils, population patterns and trends, economic activities (including agricultural and geographical perspectives on social and environmental issues).

GEOG 3401 - Field Course
4 credit hours
Supervised study in some geographical area, preceded by classroom preview and concluded by a time of evaluation. Emphasis on natural and cultural elements of the environment with special attention directed toward the pattern of human occupancy. For fees and specific credit, consult the instructor.

GEOG 3402 - Field Course
4 credit hours
Supervised study in some geographical area, preceded by classroom preview and concluded by a time of evaluation. Emphasis on natural and cultural elements of the environment with special attention directed toward the pattern of human occupancy. For fees and specific credit, consult the instructor.

GEOG 3410 - Geography of the United States and Canada
3 credit hours
Natural, cultural, and geographic environment of these regions.

GEOG 3420 - Geography of Latin America
3 credit hours
Geographic regions of Mexico, Central America, the West Indies, and South America.

GEOG 3430 - Geography of Europe
3 credit hours
General distribution of natural and cultural features of Europe followed by a detailed study of the regions and countries of the southern, central, and northwestern parts of the continent.

GEOG 3440 - Geography of Asia
3 credit hours
Survey of the entire continent followed by a detailed study of the geographic regions outside the former Soviet Union with special emphasis on the Indian Realm, China, and Japan.

GEOG 3460 - Geography of the Former Soviet Union
3 credit hours
Analysis of the natural, cultural, and human-use regions of the former Soviet Union.

GEOG 3470 - Geography of Africa
3 credit hours
Survey of the physical and cultural features of Africa, followed by a detailed study of the geographic regions of the continent.

GEOG 3720 - Cultural Ecology
3 credit hours
(Same as ANTH 3720; HIST 3720.) Prerequisites: 3 hours anthropology or geography. Comparison of ecological systems utilized by tribal, peasant, and industrialized peoples of the world. Special attention paid to the theoretical approaches examining the interface of the environment and culture, the evolution of modes of subsistence, and contemporary development and indigenous people.

GEOG 4280 - Special Problems and Topics in Geography
1 to 6 credit hours
Prerequisite: Permission of department. Research participation or guided readings in a particular area or topic appropriate to the student's interest and professional objectives.

GEOG 4300 - Military Geography
1 credit hour
An examination of geography as applied to the conduct of military forces in pursuing and securing national objectives.

GEOG 4310 - Resource Management and Conservation
3 credit hours
Current problems related to intelligent use and management of environmental resources.

GEOG 4320 - Economic Geography
3 credit hours
Relationship of the physical factors of the environment to the productive occupations of humans and the distribution of products.

GEOG 4330 - Political Geography
3 credit hours
Significance of geographical factors in understanding political relationships within and among nations; spatial implications of political decision-making processes.

GEOG 4340 - Historical Geography
3 credit hours
(Same as HIST 4341.) Prerequisite: GEOG 2000 or permission of instructor. The changing human geography of the United States during four centuries of settlement and development. Emphasis on changing population patterns as well as patterns of urban and rural settlement.

GEOG 4360 - Cultural Geography
3 credit hours
(Same as HIST 4361.) Prerequisite: GEOG 2000 or permission of instructor. Description and explanation of spatial patterns and ecological relationships in human culture. Emphasis on "reading" the cultural landscapes.

GEOG 4370 - Urban Geography
3 credit hours
An introduction to the development of towns, cities, and associated urban areas. Environmental problems also examined. Classroom analysis of various theories of urban development and data collected by field work.

GEOG 4380 - Cartography
4 credit hours
General knowledge of the field including familiarity with the techniques and tools of professional cartography and graphics. Selected lectures, class discussions, and a series of map construction assignments. Three hours lecture and two hours laboratory per week.

GEOG 4470 - Rural Settlement
3 credit hours
(Same as HIST 4471.) Prerequisite: GEOG 2000 or permission of instructor. A geographical analysis of forms, structures, and distribution of rural settlements in distinctive parts of the earth based upon their origin, function, and development. Special emphasis in analyzing rural settlements of middle Tennessee.

GEOG 4480 - Recreational Geography
3 credit hours
A geographical analysis of natural and cultural factors influencing use of space for recreational purposes. Emphasis given to recreational land use in the United States and contemporary problems and conflicts. Lectures and field problems.

GEOG 4490 - Remote Sensing
4 credit hours
The various aspects of remote sensing such as radar, satellite imagery, and infrared data. Use of data in preparation of maps and application to land use and environmental problems examined. Three hours lecture and two hours laboratory per week.

GEOG 4500 - Geography of the Middle East
3 credit hours
An analysis of the problems, issues, and theories involved in understanding the physical, cultural, and regional geography of the area.

GEOG 4510 - Laboratory Problems in Remote Sensing
4 credit hours
Prerequisite: GEOG 4490. Computer processing of selected satellite imagery. Laboratory will provide practical experience through design, execution, and completion of an applied remote sensing project.

GEOG 4520 - Image Interpretation
4 credit hours
Principles, methods, and techniques of image interpretation, including maps, satellite data, and aerial photos. Three hours lecture and two hours laboratory per week.

GEOG 4530 - Geographic Information Systems
3 credit hours
Lecture and laboratory work relative to computer-manipulated geographic data base. Laboratory work will involve experience in practical application of a geographic information system (GIS) to problem solving.

GEOG 4540 - Geography of Native Americans
3 credit hours
(Same as HIST 4540.) Prerequisite: GEOG 2000 or permission of instructor. Lecture and field exercise format viewing America's native population from a geographic perspective. Native Americans will be examined geoarcheologically using geo-techniques to explore their past, present, and future; cultural ecologically--their symbiotic relationship with their surroundings; and through their economic and resource development--how they utilize natural and cultural resources that are presently on tribal lands.

GEOG 4550 - Global Issues
3 credit hours
An examination of current global issues in the context of their geographic environment. Emphasis on geographic factors impacting those issues. Topics examined vary from year to year.

GEOG 4560 - Intermediate Geographic Information Systems
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: GEOG 4530. Lecture and laboratory work related to the principles and applications of geographic information (GIS). Continued training in GIS analysis including raster analysis, spatial analysis, network analysis, and geocoding. Examines data management including data editing and geodatabase design and creation. Other topics include resource management, demographic, and civic applications.

GEOG 4570 - Advanced Geographic Information Systems
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: GEOG 4560; coursework in statistics and computer programming recommended. Advanced course in spatial analysis. Using spatial statistics, Visual Basic programming, and databases to solve problems involving proximity, density, clustering, the cost of travel paths, etc. Other major topics include environmental modeling and error analysis.

GEOG 4571 - Internship in Geography
3 credit hours
Prerequisites: Permission of department; major or minor in geography. Practical experience for students in a professional setting relating to geographic work. Counted as a free elective, not part of major or minor requirements. After completion of one internship, 4571 or GEOG 4572, the other may be taken (total of 6 credits).

GEOG 4572 - Internship in Geography
3 credit hours
Prerequisites: Permission of department; major or minor in geography. Practical experience for students in a professional setting relating to geographic work. Counted as a free elective, not part of major or minor requirements. After completion of one internship, GEOG 4571 or 4572, the other may be taken (total of 6 credits).

GEOG 4772 - Field Course in Historical Archaeology
3 to 6 credit hours
Prerequisites: HIST 4860; ANTH 3210; or permission of instructor. Archaeological resources and procedures and the interpretation of historical evidence undertaken at a field archaeological site.