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Geography

GEO 131 [GEOG 1301] WEATHER AND CLIMATE

4 unit exams, 1 final exam
Credit 3
A systematic introduction to weather and climate as it pertains to mankind. Topics discussed will include components of weather, weather processes and their measurement, climatic elements and control factors, and climate as a factor of physical environments. Be sure to receive confirmation of your course from the Correspondence Course Division office before submitting the first lesson

GEO 111 [GEOG 1101] LAB FOR WEATHER AND CLIMATE

11 lab quizzes, 1 mid-term exam, 1 final exam
Credit 1
See "Required Materials and Supplies" for this lab at http://www.shsu.edu/~geo_jwt/bkonline/AdmMaterials/111Administration/111a_required.htm This class, a companion to Geography 131: Weather and Climate, is designed to give you a better understanding of the day-to-day changes in the conditions of our atmosphere by providing you practical, hands-on experience with the concepts and tools used by weather professionals to track and analyze our weather. Topics include: Maps, Earth-Sun Relations, Temperature, Weather Observation and Weather Instruments, Pressure and Winds, Atmospheric Moisture, Adiabatic Processes and Atmospheric Stability, Air Masses and Air Mass Weather, Weather Map Construction and Analysis, Violent Weather and Global Climates. Be sure to receive confirmation of your course enrollment from the Correspondence Course Division office before submitting the first lesson.

 

GEO 161 [GEOG 1321] PEOPLE, PLACE AND THE ENVIRONMENT

3 unit exams
Credit 3
An introductory course designed to acquaint students with the breadth of Geography. This includes an examination of the physical environment, environmental issues, and the cultural, economic, and political factors that influence human activities and societies. Attention will be focused upon the spatial interrelationships that exist between man and his environment. In addition, selected geographic skills will be covered, including latitude and longitude determination, earth-sun relationships, time, map projections and map scale. Be sure to receive confirmation of our course enrollment from the Correspondence Course Division office before submitting the first lesson.

GEO 265 [GEOG 2355] WORLD REGIONAL GEOGRAPHY:  EUROPE, ASIA, AUSTRALIA

7 quizzes
Credit 3
This is an introductory level course giving a general overview of the land and people. Topics discussed will include the physical environment, cultural characteristics, and the various ways people live and make their living. Attention will be focused upon the relationships which exist between location, the physical environment, and human activity. Examples of countries covered are the former Soviet Union, Germany, France, China, Japan, and United Kingdom. No prerequisites are needed to take this course. Be sure to receive confirmation of your course enrollment from the Correspondence Course Division office before submitting your first lesson.

GEO 266 [GEOG 2356] WORLD REGIONAL GEOGRAPHY: LATIN AMERICA, AFRICA and SOUTH ASIA

7 quizzes and 1 final paper
Credit 3   Writing Enhanced Course.

World Regional Geography is a course whose relevance is on the upswing.  In this era  of increased globalization, it is imperative to have a population that is globally conscientious.  This course is designed to provide students with a survey of global and regional interactions among people, their geographic location and  the utilization of space, and the physical environment.  This course is not just about the memorization of countries and their capital cities, it is about understanding why places are where they are, and the sorts of issue that are important there today.  This is a writing enhanced course that will focus on the geographic realms of Latin America; Africa (including the Middle East); and South Asia. 

GEO 330 [GEOG 3350] CULTURAL GEOGRAPHY

8 lessons, 1 final exam
Credit 3   Writing Enhanced Course.                                        An evolutionary examination of man as an agent of change within the environment. Innovation, development, and diffusion of agriculture, language, religion, music, sport, and other attainments and institutions will be examined for their expression of the landscape.

GEO 369 [GEOG 3359] REGIONAL GEOGRAPHY:  UNITED STATES AND CANADA

4 exams
Credit 3                                                                         
This course provides a general overview of the land and people of the United States and Canada. Topics covered include the physical environment (weather patterns, landforms and water resources), cultural differences, and the various ways people live and make their living. Attention is focused upon the relationships which exist between location, the physical environment and human activity.

 

GEO 471 [GEOG 4358] TEXAS

3 exams
Credit 3
A survey of a regional geography of Texas. Consideration is being given to the significance of primary and secondary activity within the state, urbanization, and potential for development. Be sure to receive confirmation of your course enrollment from the Correspondence Course Division office before submitting the first lesson.


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