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Organization, Regulations, and Courses 2016-17


Examples of Majors

There are three major streams within the Geography curriculum: (1) Physical and Human Dimensions of Global Change, (2) Critical Urban and Identity Studies, and (3) International Development. The following courses within the curriculum correspond to the streams:

 

Physical and Human Dimensions of Global Change:

 

GEOG 3: The Natural Environment

GEOG 4: Landscape and Environments of New England

GEOG 5: Global Climate Change

GEOG 8: Life in the Anthropocene

GEOG 9: Climate Change and the Future of Agriculture

GEOG 12: Wilderness, Culture, and Environmental Conservation

GEOG 13: Population, Culture and the Environment

GEOG 14: Global Water Resources

GEOG 18: Urbanization and the Environment

GEOG 31: The Local and Global Biosphere

GEOG 33: Earth Surface Processes and Landforms

GEOG 35: River Processes and Watershed Science

GEOG 50: Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

GEOG 51: Remote Sensing

GEOG 54: Geovisualization

GEOG 59: Environmental Applications of GIS

GEOG 67: Political Ecology

 

Critical Urban and Identity Studies:

 

GEOG 11: Qualitative Methods and the Research Process in Geography

GEOG 18: Urbanization and the Environment

GEOG 20: Economic Geography and Globalization

GEOG 21: The North American City

GEOG 22: Urban Geography

GEOG 23: Power, Territoriality, and Political Geography

GEOG 24: American Landscapes and Culture

GEOG 25: Social Justice and the City

GEOG 28: Immigration, Race, and Identity

GEOG 45: Exploring Nature and Culture in New England

GEOG 50: Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

GEOG 54: Geovisualization

GEOG 56: Mapping Health and Disease

GEOG 57: Urban Applications of GIS

GEOG 81: Field Research in the Czech Republic

 

International Development:

 

GEOG 2/INTS 18:  Global Health and Society

GEOG 6/INTS 16:  Introduction to International Development

GEOG 11: Qualitative Methods and the Research Process in Geography

GEOG 15: Food and Power

GEOG 16: Moral Economies of Development

GEOG 17: Geopolitics of Third World Development

GEOG 20: Economic Geography and Globalization

GEOG 26: Women, Gender and Development

GEOG 40: Africa: Ecology and Development

GEOG 41: Gender, Space and Islam

GEOG 42: Environment, Development, and Inequality in South Asia

GEOG 43: Latin America

GEOG 44: Environment and Politics in Southeast Asia

GEOG 47: The Czech Republic in the New Europe

GEOG 65: Catastrophe and Human Survival

GEOG 67: Political Ecology

GEOG 82: Independent Study in the Czech Republic

 

Critical Urban and Identity Studies:

GEOG 23Power, Territoriality, and Political Geography

GEOG 24American Landscapes and Cultures

GEOG 25/SOCY 49.22/WGSS 37.03Social Justice and the City

GEOG 28/SOCY 48/LATS 40Immigration, Race, and Ethnicity

GEOG 56The Geographies of Health and Disease

GEOG 57Urban Applications of GIS

GEOG 11Qualitative Methods and the Research Process in Geography

GEOG 20Economic Geography and Globalization

GEOG 21The North American City

GEOG 22Urban Geography

GEOG 45Exploring Nature and Culture in New England

GEOG 81Field Research in the Czech Republic

GEOG 50Geographical Information Systems (GIS)

GEOG 54Geovisualization

The Modified Major

Because of its interdisciplinary nature, Geography lends itself to a wide combination of modified majors, such as Geography/Environmental Studies or Geography/Economics. Students contemplating careers in urban and regional planning, government service, medicine, law, business, or teaching should consult with the Chair in arranging modified major programs designed to best meet their professional objectives. Normally, the modified major program in Geography will include the following:

 

Prerequisite: GEOG 1 or GEOG 3; and any two technique courses from the following: GEOG 11, GEOG 50, GEOG 51, GEOG 56, GEOG 57, or GEOG 59.

GEOG 90

One course each consisting of nature-society, human-social and physical (see above).

One other geography course.

Four courses beyond the other department’s prerequisites, chosen in consultation with the Geography Chair.

The Geography Minor

Prerequisite: GEOG 1 or GEOG 3; and any one techniques courses from GEOG 11, GEOG 50, GEOG 51, GEOG 54, GEOG 56, GEOG 57 or GEOG 59; plus five additional courses. (Note: for those using the Geography FSP towards the minor, only two courses, GEOG 47 and GEOG 81, can be used.)

 

Urban Studies Minor

Prerequisite: GEOG 22 and GEOG 25 plus four other courses, two drawn from Geographic perspectives and two drawn from Interdisciplinary perspectives. Geographic Perspectives: GEOG 18, 28, 29, 32, 57. Multidisciplinary Perspectives: AMES 53, ANTH 58, ARTH 13, ARTH 52, COCO 5/GEOG 80.04, ECON 38, ENGS 44, HIST 32, PBPL 81.03, REL 30, SART 65


Another Department Modified with Geography

Prerequisite: GEOG 1 or GEOG 3; and a coherent set of courses devised in consultation with chair.

Geography Honors Program

Upon application to and approval by the Department, qualified majors will be accepted as members of a special honors group. Requests for admission to the honors group will normally be considered at the close of the spring term of the junior year. No application for participation in the Honors Program will be accepted from students with less than two full terms remaining before their expected graduation. The Honors Program in Geography will consist of the regular major program with the following modifications:

  1. An Honors thesis (GEOG 87) will be submitted.
  2. There will be an oral examination on the research.
  3. A special reading program related to the field of investigation covered by the research will be required.
  4. Honors students will be required to present their research ideas in at least one formal meeting to be determined by the Chair.

Preparation for Graduate Study

The Department encourages able students to continue work in the field of geography. To this end the Department will give special assistance in planning a program and in helping with the arrangements for graduate study to those students wishing to go on to graduate work. Interested students should consult with a member of the faculty.