GEOG 368 / 401 / 491
Designed to integrate theory and methodology, quantitative, and cartographic techniques, and field work. Literature review, research design, data collection, and presentation skills are stressed.
This course is a directed or independent studies centered around ground penetrating research. Students attend a GPR workshop that covers everything from what is GPR to how do you process and interpret the data. Students then choose a project and develop a deliverable of their choosing. Examples of deliverable’s students have chosen are: presentation for the class, a scientific research paper, presentations at national conferences (GSA, AAG, etc.), and presentations at the Celebration of Excellence in Research + Creative Activity (CERCA).
GEOG 304 Introduction to Geomorphology
An introduction to physical processes that affect the earth's surface and the landforms that result. The techniques of investigating landforms (field/laboratory) and the fundamentals of communicating the results wil be covered.
GEOG 361 Environmental Hazards
The course focuses on environmental hazards and disasters (including geomorhic, atmospheric, and human): how the normal processes of the earth concentrate their energies and deal destructive blows to humans and their structures.
GEOG 104 The Physical Environment
To familiarize students with Earth systems (including the interrelationships among them) that operate at the surface of the Earth, with particular emphasis on those Earth-system processes that determine the distribution of physical phenomena at global and regional scales. Earth systems to be addressed include the Atmosphere, the Hydrosphere, the Lithosphere, and the Biosphere. Emphasis will be placed on the processes that operate within and between these systems, processes that result in observable patterns of weather and climate, plant communities, soil types, natural hazards, geomorphic processes, and landforms. The overall goal of the course is provide a basic appreciation of the physical features that characterize this unique planet and an understanding of their geographic distribution across the globe.