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History and Social Sciences

Geography Courses

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.