Geography Courses (all courses are 0-3-3 unless otherwise noted)
203: Physical Geography.
Fundamentals of physical and biogeography. Topics include surface and fluvial geomorphology, weather, climate, and biogeography. Statewide Transfer Agreement Course*.
205: Cultural Geography.
Discussion of the spatial patterns of the human world; people, their culture, their livelihoods, and their imprints of the landscape. Statewide Transfer Agreement Course*. (IER)
210: World Regional Geography.
Introduction to place and spatial relationships around the globe, with an emphasis on the developing world. (IER)
290: Geography of Popular Culture.
Examines the patterns and processes of American popular culture. Topics include the geography of sports, music, television, movies, and popular architecture.
310: Geography of Louisiana.
Open only to junior, senior and graduate students.
The climate, natural regions, and resources of Louisiana; cultural development, sources and distribution of the population; settlements and agriculture.
312: Race and Ethnic Relations.
Preq., SOC 201 or GEOG 205 or 210.
Factors and conditions which underlie disagreement about fundamental values; their relation to social maladjustment; evaluation of theories; group approaches to reintegration. Also listed as SOC 312.
321: American Landscapes.
Folk, vernacular, and popular landscape items are explored. Special attention is given to developing student’s ability to “read” the American landscape as text.
331: Geography of Latin America and the Caribbean.
Preq., GEOG 203 or GEOG 205 or GEOG 210.
Provides a broad introduction of Latin America and the Caribbean, and includes a focus on both the physical and cultural dimensions of the region. (IER)
341: Computer Cartography. (3-2-3)
Preq., GISC 250.
Elements of map interpretation and construction: creation, manipulation, and analysis of spatially defined data. Also listed as GISC 341.
440: Economic Geography.
A spatial perspective is used to examine economic principles. Topics include transportation, retail and industrial site location analysis, and the political/space economy.
470: Urban Geography.
Patterns and processes of large North American cities are examined. Topics covered include urban politics, race, government housing policy, urban revitalization and gentrification.