1101. Physical Geography: Meteorology Laboratory. 1(0-2)
A laboratory experience that focuses on laboratory techniques, data collection and analysis. The experience reinforces and promotes greater understanding of concepts of meteorology presented in GEOG 1301.
Prerequisite or corequisite: GEOG 1301. Laboratory fee, $5.
1102. Physical Geography: Climate and Mankind Laboratory. 1(0-2)
A laboratory experience that focuses on laboratory techniques, data collection and analysis. The experience reinforces and promotes greater understanding of concepts of climatology and its effect on human civilization, as presented in GEOL 1302.
Prerequisite or corequisite: GEOG 1302. Laboratory fee, $5.
1301. Physical Geography: Meteorology. 3(3-0)
Earth motions and their meanings; system of location and time; composition and structure of the earths atmosphere. Meteorology and weather prediction, including storms. Air pollution meteorology. Field trips will be arranged.
1302. Physical Geography: Climate and Mankind. 3(3-0)
Climatic classification, types and world regions. Climatic change, fluctuations and their effects on human ecology (e.g., droughts). Agricultural and urban climatology. Microclimates. The distribution of soils and natural vegetation as related to climate. Field trips will be arranged.
1303. World Geography. 3(3-0)
Major geographic regions of the world. Landscapes and peoples of continents; major culture realms and nations, resources, land-use and industries. Contrasts between developed and emerging nations.
1405. Physical Geography: Science and Environment. 4(3-2)
An introduction to nature, history, philosophy, methods and significance of science generally and environmental sciences in particular, with particular emphasis on spatial aspects: the role of place. Field trips may be arranged. Laboratory fee, $5.
3302. Introduction to Broadcast Meteorology. 3(3-0)
Principles and practice of broadcast meteorology, a joint effort of the Department of Physics and Geosciences and Department of Communication and Theatre Arts. Introduction to television weather broadcasting with emphasis on creating accurate forecasts and on the techniques of communicating weather information to the public.
Prerequisites: GEOG 1301 with GEOG 1302 recommended.
3305. Environmental Geography. 3(3-0)
The nature, geographic distribution, use and misuse of global resources with emphasis on those of North America. Ecosystems, air, water, soil, mineral and energy resources will be considered.
Prerequisites: 3 semester credit hours of Geography or a science course (see General Education Requirements natural sciences component).
3310. The World in Change: Crucial Topics in Contemporary Geography. 3(3-0)
Intensive study of the geography of selected world crisis regions. Examples include the Middle East, Sub-Saharan Africa and the former U.S.S.R. and Eastern Europe.
May be repeated for credit as the topic changes.
Prerequisites: 6 semester hours of geography or 12 semester hours of social sciences.
3331. United States and Canada. 3(3-0)
The regional aspects of landforms, climate, resources and peoples of United States and Canada.
Prerequisite: 6 hours of geography or 12 hours of social science.
3335. Mexico and Middle America. 3(3-0)
A regional study of the physical and cultural geography of Mexico, Central America and the Antillean Island, including adjacent waters.
Prerequisite: 6 hours of geography.
3421. Geomorphology. 4(3-3)
Description, classification and quantitative analysis of landforms and surface processes in relation to human development. Regional physiography of the United States and topographic map interpretation.
May be used as geology credit. Field trip will be arranged.
Prerequisite: GEOL 1302/GEOL 1102 or GEOL 1303/GEOL 1103, MATH 1316. Laboratory fee, $5.
3450. Field Mapping. Cartography and Global Positioning. 4(3-3)
The principles and practice of plane surveying and the global positional system (GPS) and their interface with geographic information systems (GIS). Basic principles of cartography and use of cartographic tools and software. Management of cartographic data and GPS data. Local field trips will be arranged. Prerequisites: MATH 1314 and MATH 1316 or MATH 1324. Laboratory fee, $5.
4315. Elements of Urban and Regional Planning. 3(3-0)
Introduction to the historical development and practice of urban and regional planning in the United States. Particular focus on planning applications to housing, regional economics, transportation, environmental and water problems of South Texas and as appropriate, areas of the border areas of Mexico.
Prerequisites: GEOG 1303 and any 3 additional hours in geography or HIST 1301 and HIST 1302 or POLS 2301 and POLS 2302 or consent of instructor.
4420. Special Topics in Geoscience. V:1-4
Concepts , developments or discoveries in geography.
May be repeated for a maximum of six semester hours credit.
Prerequisite: 12 semester hours of geography and/or geology.
4425. Geographic Information Systems. 4(3-3)
The acquisition, management, processing and interpretation of geographic data. Spatial data structures and the display, manipulation and analysis of geographic information. Application of spatial analysis.
May be used as a geology credit.
Prerequisite: CISA 1301 or CSEN 2304 or GEOG 3450. Laboratory fee, $5.
4435. Remote Sensing. 4(3-3)
The technology and interpretation of aerial photography and satellite imagery, including multi-spectral, thermal and radar images. Digital image processing using a raster geographic information system. Applications of remote sensing and guided projects in areas of student interest.
May be used as a geology credit.
Prerequisite: MATH 1314 and 6 hours of science, engineering or agriculture. Laboratory fee, $5.
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