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Geography Program

Humphreys Building, Room 223
Warrensburg, MO 64093
Phone: 660.543.8085





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Student Molly Saunders analyzes soil samples in the field for Dr. Corey Werner's GEOG 2100: Physical Geography Course (Photo Credit: AngelaRose Giglio).

GEOG 1114: Weather and Climate (3)
Principles and theories of weather, climate, and other atmospheric phenomena. Included is the study of energy exchanges, winds cloud types, precipitation forms, servere weather, generation of hurricances, tornadadoes, and mid-latitude storms, pollution, climate change and the cultural implicartions of weather and climate. Due to the quantitative nature of the cource, college level mathematics is recommended.

GEOG 2100: Physical Geography (3)
The areal distribution of the major elements of the physical environment relevant to man’s occupance of the earth’s surface.

GEOG 2101: Introduction to Sustainability (3)
Exlporing concepts and principles of environmental, social, cultural and economic sustainability; analyzing the makeing of sustainable places.

GEOG 2211: Geography of North America (3)
Physical and cultural features of the United States and Canada, based on regional concepts.

GEOG 2212: World Geography (3)
A survey of the world's major regions, examining their unique peoples, cultures, economies, and physical environments.

GEOG 2246: Economic Geography (3)
Influence of geographic factors upon economic life, including such topics as natural resources and the relations of geographic factors to industrial and commercial development.

GEOG 2281: Map Interpretation (3)
A survey of the problems encountered in reading maps. Emphasis is on the kinds of information that can be presented on maps, the kinds of symbols used, and limitations of maps.

GEOG 3101: Practicing Sustainability (3)
A critical evaluation of individual and community practices within local/global frameworks of environmental, social, cultural, and economical sustainability, using ethical reasoning, politival units, cultural diversity, and contemporary issues and problems.

GEOG 3200: Geography of Europe (3)
A systematic and regional approach to Europe involving the description and analysis of its major regions, political units, cultural diversity, and contemporary issues and problems.

GEOG 3201: The Cultural Landscape (3)
A survey of fundamental human needs, beliefs, and activities that have molded the varied human landscapes of the world. Emphasis on the identification, description, and correlation of spatial variations of population, land use, and social and economics activities.

GEOG 3225: Geography of Latin America (3)
South and Central America, including Mexico and the Caribbean, with analysis of the various physical environments, cultures, economies, and contemporary issues.

GEOG 3270: Research Methods in Geography (3)
An overview of and training in methods of geographic data selection, collection, and analysis. Prerequisite: GEOG 212 or GEOG 3201 or permission of instructor.

GEOG 3275: Climatology (3)
Considers on a fundamental basis the physics of the atmosphere, hydrosphere, and lithosphere requisite to an understanding of the cultural implications of climate.

GEOG 3310: Geography of Africa (3)
Historic and modern significance of Africa; description and delimitation of the major natural regions; and the dominant native cultures.

GEOG 3314: Geography of North Africa/Southwest Asia (3)
Regional study of North Africa/Southwest Asia (Middle East) examining the spatial aspects of the realm's physical, cultural, and political geography. Covers countries from Morocco to Iran.

GEOG 4201: Cartography (3)
Techniques and tools of map construction including gathering, manipulation, and representation of geographic data. Emphasis on thematic mapping and maps as communication. Traditional and electronic technologies stressed. Prerequisite: GEOG 212 or EASC 1004 or consent of instructor.

GEOG 4205: Advanced Cartography (3)
Implementation of mapping software, map design, problems and opportunities associated with computer mapping. Content includes obtaining data in a computer context (e.g., Cyberspace). Prerequisite: GEOG 4201or equivalent or consent of instructor.

GEOG 4210: Remote Sensing and Image Interpretation (3)
Use of electromagnetic spectrum to obtain information on our environment. Emphasis includes visabble spectrum (air Photography), thermagrapy, radar, and satellite imqgery. Prerequisite GEOG2212 or EASC 1004 orconsent of instructor.

GEOG 4220: Geographic Information Systems I (3)
Automated procedures for storage, analysis, and display of spatial information. Data bases, procurement of spatial information, data manipulation and display techniques, software systems and management issues.

GEOG 4221: Geographic Information Systems II (3)
Advanced aspects of spatial analysis and modeling and programming. Emphasis on research and planning applications. Prerequisites: GEOG 420 or consent of instructor.

GEOG 4230: Geography of Asia (3)
A systematic and regional approach to the several Asian landscapes. Emphasis is on physical geography and cultural regions.

GEOG 4235: Geography of the Former Soviet Union (3)
A regional geography of the F.S.U. The relationship of rigorous physical environment to national problems.

GEOG 4240: Geography of Missouri (3)
A description and analysis of the topical and regional geography of Missouri.

GEOG 4251: Special Projects in Geography (1‑6)
Study, interpretation, and discussion of special topics and problems in geography. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 semester hours.

GEOG 4252: Internship (1‑6)
Practical prorfessional experience in and employing agency coupled with related assignments intended to integrate theory and practice and build college-level knowledge and skills. Prerequite: Instructor consent.

GEOG 4260: Historical Geography of the United States (3)
Relationship of changing geography to physical environment and developing technology in the United States.

GEOG 4265: Urban Geography (3)
Location of cities as related to other geographic phenomena. Urban units are analyzed with respect to general location theory.

GEOG 4270: World Political Geography (3)
The historical development of the political organization of area. Theoretical aspects of political geography are emphasized.

GEOG 4275: Special Topics in Geography (1‑3)
Directed individual or group research of predetermined problems in geography for more intensive study. May be repeated for a maximum of 3 semester hours.

GEOG 4280: Natural Disasters (3)
This course is designed to examine the geography, natural causes, and human consequences of a variety of natural disasters including a focus on how human behavior exacerbates those consequences.

GEOG 4291: Conservation of Natural Resources (3)
Problems of availability, production, exploitation, appraisal, distribution, and renewability of natural resources.

GEOG 5001: GeoVisualizing Spatial Data (3)
P\Students will use ESRI mase ArcGIS use to geovisualize spatial data in relations to ground. It covers basic principles of letting, spatial display, color manipulation techniques, data exploration andf map animation.

GEOG 5010: Digital Image Processing (3)
Includes the principles of remote sensing, ariel photographic techniques, photogrammerty, multisoectral, hyoerspectal and thermal imaging and RADAR and LIDAR image analysis. More emphasis on the geographical applications of remote sensing. This course will help students integrating raster with vector data.undamentals of geographic techniques such as georelational and objectbased models, spatial features. This course will help students link between aspatial and spatial infomation for statistival analysis. Emphasis will be on vector and data integration and their analyhsis.

GEOG 5020: Principles of Geographic Information Systems (3)
Fundamentals of geographic techniques such as georelational and objectbased models, spatial features. This course will help students link between aspatial and spatial infomation for statistival analysis. Emphasis will be on vector and data integration and their analyhsis.

GEOG 5021: Advanced Geographic Techniques (3)
Advanced aspects of geographical techniques such as transporation network and business network analysis, modeling in geomarketing, spatial modeling, 3D modeling, data integration and analysis using geogspatial statical techniques. This course will help students develop leadership skills. Emphasis on planning, research, and proposal developments.

GEOG 5200: Readings in Geography (1-3)
Selected readings in geography under the guidance of the instructor. Class sessions may be required as part of the program. May be repeated for a maximum of 3 semester hours. Prerequisites: Consent.

GEOG 5210: Problems in Geography (1-3)
An in-depth study of the major problems in regional and systematic geography. May be repeated for a maximum of 3 semester hours. Prerequisites: Consent.

GEOG 5221: Applications of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) (3)
Advanced aspects of GIS including polygon overlay, network analysis, classification of digital data by methods such as Principal Component Analysis, Parallel piped and Minimum Distance to Means Classifiers, Global Positioning Systems (GPS). Introduction to programming in Avenue. Prerequisites: GEOG 4220 or equivalent or consent of instructor.