A systematic introduction to the discipline, designed to give the beginning student exposure to major topics associated with the subfields of geography. Geographic concepts and theories using real world examples will be presented in order to examine spatial information and patterns that exist on the earth. Fall, Spring.
Introduction to the geography of the world's peoples and places. Adopting a regional perspective, the course examines the homogenizing and diversifying forces inherent among the world's countries, peoples, and physical environments. Includes resource materials for teaching geography. Students may not receive credit for both ISGEOG 101 and ISGEOG 201. Fall, Spring.
A combination of world regional geography and its application in the K-12 classroom. Course is based on the six elements of geography and the national geography standards. Appropriate for both elementary and secondary preservice teachers. Not open to students who have completed ISGEOG 101. Fall.
Focuses on a global analysis of cultural systems, spatial patterns, and processes underlying cultural evolution, resource systems, and the impact of humans on the environment. Fall, Spring.
This course examines the dynamic processes that shape the Earth's landscapes. Special attention is given to weather, climate, maps, and landforms. Fall, Spring.
Explores the complex relationships between nature, culture, and place. Emphasis is placed on spatial aspects of human interactions with the environment resulting in serious issues, including pollution, global climate change, and resource depletion. Environmentally sustainable actions will be examined and assessed. Fall.