Geography

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Course Descriptions

MCC Campus(s): Blue River, Longview, Maple Woods
Contacts:
BR-Ben Wolfe, 604-6622
LV-Patricia Munn, 604-2342
MW-William Young, 604-3332

Geography Courses

GEOG 104 - Principles of Physical Geography - 5.00 credits

Survey of the characteristics and distribution of the components of the Earth's natural environment, using basic geology, meteorology, climatology, vegetation, soil, map studies, geomorphology, surficial processes and the relationship to human activity. Optional field trips.

GEOG 105 - World Geography - 3.00 credits

Introduction and application of geographic principles to the survey of the major world regions: Europe, Asia, Africa, Middle East, North America, and the Pacific World.

GEOG 110 - Meteorology - 4.00 credits

Introduction to the structure, composition, and interaction of the atmosphere with emphasis on atmospheric processes and related phenomena, storm systems, weather information resources, basic forecasting, equipment and techniques of meteorologists, and climate variablity.

GEOG 111 - Geography of the Western World - 3.00 credits

A regional survey of North and South America, Europe, Australia and New Zealand. Emphasis on each region's unique attributes and on how it fits into a larger international context. Current events are highlighted in the development of a geographic perspective.

GEOG 112 - Geography of the Eastern World - 3.00 credits

A regional survey of the Middle East, Africa, and Asia. Emphasis on each region's unique attributes and how it fits into a larger international context. Current events are highlighted in the development of a geographic perspective.

GEOG 113 - Cultural/Human Geography - 3.00 credits

Addresses techniques of geographic interpretation, and cultural and political diversity, the relationship to physical environment, availability of water, food, and other natural resources, language, religion, industry, spatial relationships of cities and settlements, population, ethnic characteristics, migration, folk and popular cultures, and the effects of globalization.

GEOG 114 - Introduction to Geography - 3.00 credits

Presents a dynamic view of the breadth of discipline of geography. Provides a geographic perspective of the interrelationship of earth and atmosphere and their relationship of the earth and atmosphere and their influence on population, culture, and lifestyle. Explores geographic methods of gathering and analyzing information and modern tools for these functions. Also focuses on applied geography in local and international settings in areas such as marketing, urban planning, political relationships, and natural resource assessment.

GEOG 120 - Introduction to Geographic Information Systems - 3.00 credits

Fundamental concepts of Geographic Information Systems (GIS), elements of GIS, analysis of spatial information, real-world applications, map creation and analysis. Primary objective is to investigate interactive GIS application rather than develop expert users.

GEOG 207 - Geography of the United States and Canada - 3.00 credits

A study of the unique physical and cultural aspects of regions within the United States and Canada. Includes map interpretation, land features, climate, settlement patterns, cities, industry, natural and recreational resources, comparison of economic and political systems.

GEOG 210 - Economic Geography - 3.00 credits

Overview of economic geography covering topics such as demographics, population processes, economic development, growth of regional global economy, multinational corporations, economic alliances, transportation, urban economics, manufacturing, energy and agriculture.

GEOG 220 - GIS Database and Design - 3.00 credits

Prerequisites: GEOG 120 and COLL 100. Concepts of Geo-database design and management in Geographic Information Systems (GIS), SQL statements, geographic data types and functions, data entry, techniques of geographic information structure and indexing, querying techniques, searches, and spatial analysis, creation and use of metadata real-world applications.

GEOG 224 - Applications in Geographic Informatin Systems - 3.00 credits

Prerequisites: GEOG 120 & GEOG 220. Applications in Geographic Information Systems. Data collection, incorporation of local and global data, and analysis of spatial information that can be used to investigate major application areas, national GIS policy.

GEOG 228 - Administrative Issues in GIS - 3.00 credits

Prerequisites: GEOG 120. Addresses issues unique to a GIS operation such as implementation issues, decision making procedures, strategies for success, legal issues, involvement of management, NCGIA Guidelines, marking within an organization, strategic planning, and industry outlook.

GEOG 230A - Geographic Information Systems Internship - 1.00 credits

Prerequisites: GEOG 120 & GEOG 220. Internship in a Geographic Information Systems setting. Experience real-workplace requirements, complete assigned tasks by host organization such as GIS data entry, data retrieval, GPS field work, documentation, or general GIS setting duties. Arranged meetings with instructor to discuss work ethics, expectations, challenges, and evaluation.

GEOG 230B - Geographic Information Systems Internship - 2.00 credits

Prerequisites: GEOG 120 & GEOG 220. Internship in a Geographic Information Systems setting. Experience real-workplace requirements, complete assigned tasks by host organization such as GIS data entry, data retrieval, GPS field work, documentation, or general GIS setting duties. Arranged meetings with instructor to discuss work ethics, expectations, challenges, and evaluation.

GEOG 230C - Geographic Information Systems Internship - 3.00 credits

Prerequisites: GEOG 120 & GEOG 220. Internship in a Geographic Information Systems setting. Experience real-workplace requirements, complete assigned tasks by host organization such as GIS data entry, data retrieval, GPS field work, documentation, or general GIS setting duties. Arranged meetings with instructor to discuss work ethics, expectations, challenges, and evaluation.

 

Last Modified: 9/19/11