Undergraduate Catalog 2019-2020

Geography B.A.

Degree Requirements

Areas A-E (See Core section of the Catalog) (42 semester hours)

Area F (18 semester hours)

(Any transfer student who has not completed the courses in Area F, or their equivalents, must take these courses at GC.)

Selection (3-6 hours) from:

GEOG 1101Intro to Human Geography

3

GEOG 1102World Regional Geography

3

GEOG 1101 and GEOG 1102: unless completed in Area E.3

Physical (8 hours) from:

GEOG 1112Intro to Weather & Climate

3

GEOG 1112LIntro to Weather & Climate Lab

1

GEOG 1113Intro to Landforms

3

GEOG 1113LIntro to Landforms Lab

1

GEOG 1112/L and GEOG 1113/L unless completed in Area D.

Selection (1-4 hours) from:

GEOG 2920Honors Seminar

1 - 4

GEOG 2990Geographic Research Seminar

1 - 4

Foreign Language (0-9 hours) from:

Foreign Language requirement:  Students must show competence at the level of the fourth university course (2002, Intermediate Readings) for French, German, Italian, Spanish, or another approved foreign language.  The 1002, 2001, and 2002 level foreign languages courses may be applied in Area F.
FREN 1002Intro French Lang & Culture II

3

FREN 2001Interm Fren Lang & Culture I

3

FREN 2002Interm Fren Lang & Culture II

3

GRMN 1002Intro German Lang & Culture II

3

GRMN 2001Inter German Lang & Culture I

3

GRMN 2002Inter German Lang & Culture II

3

ITAL 1002Intro Ital Lang & Culture II

3

ITAL 2001Interm Ital Lang & Culture I

3

ITAL 2002Interm Ital Lang & Culture II

3

SPAN 1002Intro Span Lang & Culture II

3

SPAN 2001Interm Span Lang & Culture I

3

SPAN 2002Interm Span Lang & Culture II

3

Selection (3-10 hours) from:

AFST 2010Intro to African Studies

3

ANTH 1102Introduction to Anthropology

3

BIOL 1120Biodiversity

3

and

BIOL 1120LBiodiversity Lab

1

BIOL 2800Ecology

4

CSCI 1000Intro to Computer Sci & Appl

3

ECON 2105Principles of Macroeconomics

3

ENSC 1000Intro to Environmental Science

3

and

ENSC 1000LIntro to Environ Science Lab

1

GEOG 2920Honors Seminar

1 - 4

GEOG 2100Intro to Geospatial Science

1

GEOL 1121Physical Geology

3

and

GEOL 1121LPhysical Geology Lab

1

HIST 1132World Civilization & Soc II

3

HIST 2112The United States Since 1877

3

MATH 2600Probability and Statistics

3

POLS 1150Politics & Society

3

POLS 2101Intro to Political Science

3

POLS 2401Intro to Intl Relations

3

SOCI 1121Sociological Perspectives

3

Note:  Additional courses may be selected pending approval by the Geography coordinator. 

 

Major Requirements (27 semester hours)

Physical/Environmental Geography: Selection (3-9 hours) from:

GEOG 4080Environmental History

3

GEOG 4112Advanced Weather & Climate

3

GEOG 4120Natural Hazards

3

GEOG 4710Biogeography

4

GEOG 4740Environmental Conservation

3

GEOG 4400Resource Use

3

GEOG 4450Environment & Society

3

Human Geography: Selection (3-9 hours) from:

GEOG 4205Political Geography

3

GEOG 4210Geography of War

3

GEOG 4215Insurgency and Terrorism

3

GEOG 4220Economic Geography

3

GEOG 4230Geography of Cities

3

GEOG 4250Geography of Health

3

GEOG 4305Cultural Geography

3

GEOG 4310Geography of Race & Ethnicity

3

Regional Geography: Selection (3-9 hours) from:

GEOG 3500Regional Geography:Spec Topics

3

GEOG 3505Geography of North America

3

GEOG 3510Geography of the Southern US

3

GEOG 3515Geography of Latin America

3

GEOG 3520Geography of Europe

3

GEOG 3525Geography of the Middle East

3

GEOG 3530Geography of Africa

3

GEOG 3540Geography of Asia

3

GEOG 4500Comparative Regional Geography

3

Geographic Techniques: Selection (3-9 hours) from:

GEOG 3100Intro Geographic Information

3

GEOG 4100Adv Geographic Information

3

GEOG 4105Geospatial Data Management

3

GEOG 4110Remote Sensing

3

GEOG 4115Computer Cartography

3

Senior Capstone: Selection (3-9 hours) from:

GEOG 4960Internship

1 - 15

GEOG 4970Senior Thesis

1 - 3

GEOG 4980Study Abroad

1 - 15

or other approved academic endeavor

Total Credit Hours: 120

NOTES:
  1. GEOG 4940 (Independent Study) or GEOG 4950 (Special Topics) may be applied to the most appropriate category above for sections 1-4 with permission of the geography coordinator.
  2. At least one geography course must be taken from each of thematic sections 1-4 above. Any other upper-division geography courses may be used to satisfy the remaining hours (0-12) as long as no more than 9 hours are applied from any one section. students may petition for one non-geography course to be used as a substitute for an upper-division geography elective with permission of the geography coordinator.
  3. Any transfer student who has not completed the courses in Area F, or their equivalents, must take these courses at Georgia College.

Additional Degree Requirements (0-9 semester hours)

  1. Students must show competence in a foreign language at the level of the fourth university course (2002). (9-12 hours)
  2. A grade of C or better must be earned in all courses that count toward the major.
  3. A minimum of 39 hours overall must be at the 3000-4000 level.
  4. Complete First-Year Academic Seminar with a passing grade (credit does not count toward minimum credit hour requirement for graduation.)

Electives (24-33 semester hours)