Geography

 

Following are course descriptions. Check the Annual Schedule to plan your schedule.

 

GEOGRAPHY & 100
Introduction to Geography (5)

An introduction to the diverse field of geography. Introduction to physical and human geography with an emphasis on the nature and complexity of the human imprint on the Earth's surface. Survey of major topical issues studied by geographers including landforms, climate, population, culture, cities and government. Previously GEOG 100. Prerequisite: Placement in ENGL 100 or ESL 100 or successful completion of ENGL 090 or ESL 099. Student option grading.

GEOGRAPHY 123
Introduction to Globalization (5)

This course considers the dynamic processes and consequences of increasing flows of goods, people, ideas, captial and services that cross traditional political, economic, cultural and geographic boundaries andthe challenges that emerge for society, including environmental quality, cultural and political identity and economic opportunity. Dual listed as INTST 123. Prerequisite: Placement into ENGL 100 or ESL 100 or successful completion of ENGL 090. Mandatory decimal grading.

GEOGRAPHY & 200
Introduction to Human Geography (5)

An introduction of the field of human geography. Explores cultural patterns and processes and the geographic expression of society emphasing the relationship between humans and the physical environment. Survey includes issues such as culture, language, resources and economic activity, population, cities and government. Previously GEOG 200. Prerequisite: Placement in ENGL 100 or ESL 100 or successful completion of ENGL 090 or ESL 099. Student option grading.

GEOGRAPHY 203
Cartography and Landforms (5)

An introduction to map use and landform analysis. Examines the dynamic processes behind Earth's surface features. Emphasizes the recognition of these features and their importance to humans. Topics including global, North American and local (Puget Sound) perspectives. A lab science distribution credit. Previously GEOG 205 and GEOG& 203. Prerequisite: Placement in ENGL 100 or ESL 100 or successful completion of ENGL 090 or ESL 099. Student option grading.

GEOGRAPHY 204
Weather/Climate and Ecosystems (5)

An introduction to Earth's atmosphere and ecosystems. Focus on atmospheric and biological patterns and processes and their measurement and representation. Topics include global, North American and local (Northwest and Puget Sound) perspectives including climate change. A lab science distribution credit. Previously GEOG 206 and GEOG& 204. Prerequisite: Placement in ENGL 100 or ESL 100 or successful completion of ENGL 090 or ESL 099. Student option grading.

GEOGRAPHY 277
Introduction to Urban Geography (5)

An introduction to the field of urban geography. Investigates the political and socio-economic forces that have shaped North American cities and the historic and contemporary income, gender and minority group issues around urban inequality. Student option grading.

GEOGRAPHY 295
Special Topics in Geography (5)

Classes focusing on specific issues and/or topics of interest in Geography.

GEOGRAPHY 297
Individual Project in Geography (1)

Individual project in a specific area of geography. By arrangement with instructor. Prerequisite: Instructor permission, based on evaluation of students' educational and work experience. Student option grading.

GEOGRAPHY 298
Individual Project in Geography (2)

Individual project in a specific area of geography. By arrangement with instructor. Prerequisite: Instructor permission, based on evaluation of students' educational and work experience. Student option grading.

GEOGRAPHY 299
Individual Project in Geography (3)

Individual project in a specific area of geography. By arrangement with instructor. Prerequisite: Instructor permission, based on evaluation of students' educational and work experience. Student option grading.