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GEO 100 - Introduction To Geography
Introduction To Geography
Prerequisite: None

An examination of various habitats of the physical world - mountains, deserts, plains - with particular emphasis on the interrelationship between place and self.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

PoliSci, Philosophy, & Geog Department

Course Attributes:
CSUS Common Course, GER IVB-Eco/PoliSci/Geography, Public Policy Skill Courses, LAC T1SS-Social Science

GEO 101 - Geography for Education Majors
Geography for Education Majors
Prerequisite: Liberal Studies Majors Only

This one credit Geography course is designed to be paired with similar courses in Political Science and Economics and will provide basic content for components of the Praxis II Exam for teacher certification.

1.000 Credit hours
1.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

PoliSci, Philosophy, & Geog Department

GEO 110 - Urban Geography
Urban Geography
Prerequisite: None

The history, nature and functions of urban settlements will be considered, with attention to problems of urban areas which are spatial. Introduction also to practical problems using census data, interpretation of aerial photography and map construction.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

PoliSci, Philosophy, & Geog Department

GEO 1XX - Geography Elective
Geography Elective
Prerequisite: Transfer Credit Evaluation Only



0.500 TO 6.000 Credit hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

GEO 201 - Historical Geog of US Cities
Historical Geography of U.S. Cities
Prerequisites: NONE

A broad overview of the historical geography of cities and suburbs in the United States. Topics include colonial and mercantile cities, industrialization, immigration, urban planning, the Great Migration, race and segregation, suburbanization, urban renewal, public housing, and gentrification. When appropriate, the course will focus on cities and suburbs in Connecticut and New England.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

PoliSci, Philosophy, & Geog Department

Course Attributes:
LAC T1H-Historicl Perspective

GEO 210 - Geography of Canada
Geography Of Canada
Prequisite: None

Studies and evaluates the complex interactions among physical geography and cultural and economic systems that have produced distinctly different regions in Canada.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

PoliSci, Philosophy, & Geog Department

GEO 218 - Regions Of The World
Regions Of The World
Pre-Requisites: None
This course introduces students to the geographical concept of regions. Through examination of the physical, historical, and cultural geographies of each region, students will develop understandings of differences and similarities by region. The course focuses on the plethora of important issues confronting different regions of the globe today with an emphasis on the ways in which processes of globalization are both homogenizing and differentiating regions.



3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

PoliSci, Philosophy, & Geog Department

GEO 228 - Historical Geography Of U.S.
Historical Geography Of The United States
Prerequisite: LAC student with T1SS course or GER student

The influence of geographical factors upon the historical development of our nation and their present impact upon our society.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

PoliSci, Philosophy, & Geog Department

Course Attributes:
LAC T2IS-Individual&Societies

GEO 260 - Introduction Women's Studies
Introduction To Women's Studies
Prerequistes: None

This course, taught from various interdisciplinary perspectives, will address the critical, theoretical and historical construction of women and gender. The course will acquaint students with the key frameworks, approaches, and issues in the field of Women's Studies. Many questions will be considered, such as: How does the concept of gender shape our social experiences and understandings of ourselves? What is "women"? How are "women" produced? What kind of power relations are deployed to construct and maintain gender roles? How do gender, race, ethnicity, class and sexuality intersect? How do gender and sexuality operate in the United States? In a global context?

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

PoliSci, Philosophy, & Geog Department

Course Attributes:
GER IC1-Cultural Traditions 1, LAC T1LT-Literature & Thought

GEO 2XX - Geography Elective
Geography Elective
Prerequisite: Transfer Credit Evaluation Only



0.500 TO 6.000 Credit hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

GEO 306 - Gender, Justice, Environment
Gender, Justice, Environment
Prerequisite:LAC student with T1A, T1LT, T1H or T1SS course or GER student

This course examines the culturally-specific ways in which gender relations interact with notions of sustainable development in different global locations. Readings will examine ideas about gender, environment, and developmental sustainability as social constructions always subject to change and, in conjuction with class, race, global, and cultural location, as potential impediments to attempts to improve women's lives.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

PoliSci, Philosophy, & Geog Department

Course Attributes:
LAC T2CP-Cultural Perspective

GEO 331 - Geography of Food
Geography of Food
Prerequisite:LAC student with T1A, T1LT, T1H or T1SS course or GER student

This course is designed to introduce students to the complex geographies of their own diets. The course introduces students to complex geographies of food production and consumption and the changes that processes of globalization are making at localities across the globe. Those changes, which are strongly influenced by the role of transnational agribusinesses and national and local cultures, affect labor practices, public health, food shopping, cooking, eating and drinking in a myriad of ways.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

PoliSci, Philosophy, & Geog Department

Course Attributes:
LAC T2CP-Cultural Perspective

GEO 332 - Geographies of Tourism
Geographies of Tourism
Prerequisite:LAC student with T1A, T1LT, T1H or T1SS course or GER student

This course introduces students to complex geographies of tourism which have become one of the most important sources of revenue for countries across the globe. Students will examine the geography of tourist sites, the movement of tourists and the changes that tourism as a development strategy creates to the physical landscape and to the cultures of tourist sites.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

PoliSci, Philosophy, & Geog Department

Course Attributes:
LAC T2CP-Cultural Perspective

GEO 336 - Politics of Race and Violence
Politics of Race and Violence
Prerequisites: NONE

This class explores the relationsship between white prosperity and peace and racial war and violence as it played out in the United States during the period between World War II and the present. We will ask how anti-black racism is foundational to white prosperity and how racism has continually shaped the United States. We will examine anti-black racism not as an exceptional or discrete phenomenon, but rather as fundamental to everyday American life.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Seminar

PoliSci, Philosophy, & Geog Department

GEO 337 - Economic Geography
Economic Geography
Prerequisite: None

This course introduces students to the changes currently taking place in the global economic map, changes that are having dramatic effects on people living in both developed and developing nations. We will examine the complexities of globalization through the study of technological changes, the role of the state within this new global economy, the activities of transnational corporations and global production networks. We will conclude with an analysis of the increasing economic inequalities and movement of jobs with developed and developing natios and the environmental effects of these changes.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

PoliSci, Philosophy, & Geog Department

Course Attributes:
LAC T2IS-Individual&Societies

GEO 338 - Geopolitics
Geopolitics
Prerequisite: LAC student with T1A, T1LT, T1H or T1SS course or GER student.

An historical analysis of the ways in which policy makers have divided up the globe into categories such as East/West, colonizer/colonized and developed/undeveloped and the effects of these policies upon people in place.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

PoliSci, Philosophy, & Geog Department

Course Attributes:
LAC T2CP-Cultural Perspective

GEO 365 - Special Topics in Geography
Special Topics In Geography
Prerequisite: None

Special areas of interest in U.S. and world regional geography. Course may be repeated with a change of topic.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

PoliSci, Philosophy, & Geog Department

GEO 3XX - Geography Elective
Geography Elective
Prerequisite: Transfer Credit Evaluation Only



0.500 TO 6.000 Credit hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

GEO 471 - Urban Studies Travel And Study
Urban Studies Travel and Study
Prerequisite: Permission of Instructor

Students will learn about cities and urban studies research methods. Students will travel with the instructor to a city in order to gain firsthand experience and to put urban studies research methods to use.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Seminar

PoliSci, Philosophy, & Geog Department

GEO 480 - Independent Study
Independent Study
Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor



1.000 TO 6.000 Credit hours
1.000 TO 6.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study

PoliSci, Philosophy, & Geog Department

GEO 4XX - Geography Elective
Geography Elective
Prerequisite: Transfer Credit Evaluation Only



0.500 TO 6.000 Credit hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture


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