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Geography

Courses in Geography and Anthropology

Geography Courses (GEOG)

101 Cultural Geography (3) Study of humans and their interrelationship with the environment as well as the development of differing cultures. The diffusion of knowledge and similarities between cultures is stressed.

102 World Regional Geography (3) Study of the regions of the world; their cultures, physical resources, populations, and economies.

105 Physical Geography (3) Study of the development and spatial distribution of land forms, climates, soils, minerals, and water resources. Interrelationships among the elements of the physical environment and regional patterns formed by these elements are analyzed against the background of human exploitation.

201 Economic Geography (3) Study of the elements involved in economic production of agricultural and industrial products throughout the world. Transportation systems and locational theory are also studied.

204 Political Geography (3) (Prerequisite: 101 or 102) (Same as Political Science 204) The physical and cultural factors of various countries and regions have greatly influenced the political relations among these countries. Study of the development of the modern state and the relationships between political blocs in this context.

205 Geography of South Carolina (3) An introductory-level course in the geography of South Carolina. Includes a section on the physical setting of the state (landforms, climate, soils, and vegetation), as well as a study of the contemporary situation with respect to population, urbanization, and industrialization. It should be especially helpful to those planning to teach in the public schools.

210 Geography of North America (3) Geographical study of the United States and Canada. Climate, landforms, soils, vegetation, population, industry, and economic resources are studied, as well as the trade and communications networks of the region.

215 Environmental Geography and GIS (3) Introduction to major environmental issues and sustainability through the application of Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Emphasis is on gaining hands-on knowledge about the collection, manipulation, displaym, and analysis of spatial data via the use of desktop GIS software.

300 Special Topics in Geography (3) (Prerequisite: One 100-level geography course or permission of department) In-depth study of an area of interest in geography. Different areas of study offered on a rotating basis. May be taken twice for academic credit with departmental approval.

302 Geography of Europe (3) (Prerequisite: 101 or 102) A regional survey of the European continent with a later study of the individual countries. The importance of natural resources and the role of cultural diversity in their development is stressed.

303 Geography of Latin America (3) (Prerequisite: 101 or 102) Geographical study of Latin America with emphasis on population, settlement, climate, landforms, agriculture, and industry. The growth of communications, trade and urbanization are also examined.

304 Geography of Asia (3) (Prerequisite: 101 or 102) General survey of the physical and cultural elements of Asia with particular emphasis on agricultural and economic developments of Asian States.

305 Geography of Central America (3) (Prerequisite: 101 or 102) Study of the countries between Mexico and Panama as well as the major Caribbean islands. Considers the differing uses of physical and human resources during the past five centuries.

306 Geography of Subsaharan Africa (3) (Prerequisite: 101 or 102) Introductory analysis of the geography of Africa, with particular emphasis upon cultural diversity and social organization, environmental perception, agricultural systems, economic development, and political instability.

307 Geography of the Middle East and North Africa (3) (Prerequisite: 101 or 102) Geographical study of North Africa and the Middle East which includes physical and cultural factors. Special emphasis is on the Arab and Israeli conflicts of the area and the significance of the petroleum deposits there.

Anthropology Course (ANTH)

200 Introduction to Anthropology (3) The Science of man; a general analysis of biological and cultural systems with an emphasis on social organization and behavior.

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