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Geography

205 Carolina Hall, CB #3220
(919) 962-8901

First Session, 2020

GEOG 110 The Blue Planet: An Introduction to Earth’s Environmental Systems (3)

MAYMESTER. Emphasizes geographic patterns and interrelationships in energy, climate, terrain, and life.  Develops integrative view of how atmospheric, hydrologic, geomorphic, and biotic processes create global patterns in the environment.  Incorporates influence of human activities on earth.  This course will help understand the natural environment, both globally and in North Carolina.  This Maymester section of the course will be a hands-on course, and the UNC Campus will be the learning laboratory.

GEOG 111 Weather and Climate (3)

An introduction to the nature and causes of weather variability and climate change and their impact on human activity. No laboratory.

GEOG 121 Geographies of Globalization (3)

This course examines places and the connections between places to build critical understandings of the role of human geographies in global economic, political, social, and cultural systems.

GEOG 370 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (3)

A survey of geographic data sources including maps, photos, digital images, Census information, and others.  Emphasis is on appropriate uses, limitations, and skilled interpretation in physical and human geography applications.

GEOG 477 Introduction to Remote Sensing of the Environment (3)

MAYMESTER. Covers fundamental theory and mechanics of remote sending, related theoretical aspects of radiation and the environment, and remote-sensing applications related to terrestrial, atmospheric, and marine environments.  Hands-on experience for application and information extraction from satellite-based imagery through daily, 1 hour laboratory assignments.

Second Session, 2020

GEOG 120 World Regional Geography (3)

A survey of the geographic structure of human activity in major world regional and nations.  Emphasizes current developments related to population, urbanization, and economic activity.

GEOG 370 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (3)

A survey of geographic data sources including maps, photos, digital images, Census information, and others.  Emphasis is on appropriate uses, limitations, and skilled interpretation in physical and human geography applications.