Geography (GEOG)

151 Introduction to Regional Geography: North America, Europe and Russia (3) An integrated study of the cultural, economic, political, and physical aspects of countries and regions within North America, Europe and Russia.

152 Introduction to Regional Geography: Asia, Africa and Latin America (3) An integrated study of the cultural, economic, political, and physical aspects of countries and regions within Asia, Africa and Latin America. GEOG 151 and 152 do not have to be taken in sequence.

180 Topics in Geography (1-4) Study of special topics or travel-study experiences at an introductory level not requiring extensive prerequisites in the discipline. Prereq: Instructor’s approval.

201 Introduction to Physical Geography (3) An introduction to patterns and processes that shape earth’s natural environments.

202 Introduction to Cultural Geography (3) An introduction to patterns and processes of the world’s cultural systems, landscapes and built environments. GEOG 201 and 202 do not have to be taken in sequence.

205 Introduction to Meteorology (3) An introduction to the elements and processes that shape the weather. Weather observation techniques, weather analysis, and forecasting will be examined. A survey of global climates and atmospheric pollution will also be presented.

280 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (2) An introduction to Geographic Information Systems as a tool with which to construct and conduct computer-based spatial analysis and mapping. Topics related to data acquisition and processing, basic analytic procedures, and cartographic output are emphasized. Prereq: Sophomore standing or permission of instructor.

351 Domestic Tourism (3) An introduction to the domestic travel and tourism industry in the United States. The issues and needs confronting domestic tourism from the perspective of the private sector will be examined. Socio-economic and environmental relationships will be discussed in relationship to the consuming public and government.

352 International Tourism (3) An examination of International Tourism in today's world. The course will examine the role of tourism and the social, economic and environmental impacts of development in host nations. International tourist sites, flow patterns and other evaluative measures to facilitate tourism will be examined.

360 (560) Geographic Information Systems: Development and Applications (3) A systematic study of the development of a Geographic information System (GIS), including data acquisition, database management, manipulation of geographic information, and analysis of spatially-related data. Emphasis will include practical experience in employing the principles and concepts of a GIS in studies of geography, geology, tourism, business, agriculture, and environmental assessment. Prereq: Junior standing; GEOG 280 or permission of instructor.

364 (564) Introduction to Remote Sensing (3) An introduction to the principles and concepts of remote sensing as a tool for geographic inquiry. Emphasis will include the nature of remote sensing images (photographs, satellite imagery, radar) and their analysis and interpretation for applications in geographic inquiry and environmental assessment. Prereq: Junior standing; GEOG 201 or permission of instructor.

380 (580) Geography of North America (3) A region-by-region examination of the United States and Canada. The physical features, settlement histories, agricultural production, industrialization, urbanization, political problems and cultural practices of North America’s regions will be emphasized. Prereq: Junior standing.

381 (581) Geography of Europe (3) A systematic study of the cultural, economic, political, and physical characteristics of Europe. Prereq: Junior standing.

393 Geography of Tennessee (3) An introduction to the physical and cultural patterns in Tennessee with emphasis upon an understanding of the distribution of population, resources, and forms of economic activity. With attention given to relevant current State problems. Prereq: Junior standing.

441-442 (641-642) Travel-Study (2, 2) A faculty-supervised domestic and/or international educational group tour. A maximum of two credit hours can be counted towards a major.

444 Geography/Travel-Tourism Internship (3-9) Provision for an advanced student to benefit by supplementary practical experiences in a particular branch of Geography or Travel-Tourism. Specific assignments are arranged in consultation with an adviser during the semester preceding that in which the student expects to enroll in this course. Course performance is based on specific academic and work assignments. Grades will be based upon academic performance and work evaluation by a job supervisor. The internship may or may not include monetary compensation. This course can be taken only once. Prereq: Geoscience major in Geography or Travel-Tourism concentration and Junior standing.

451 Concepts and Regulations of Tourism (3) This course introduces the methods and data sources for the analysis of Tourism and Travel. Geographic theories related to diffusion and model development will be examined. The effects of inter- and intranational regulations on flow patterns will be studied. Prereq: Junior standing.

452 Geography of Travel and Tourism (3) The study of global environments and transportation systems to analyze tourism and travel trends. An examination of resort areas, frequency patterns to various resorts, cultural and economic opportunities and perception of places are included in the course. Prereq: Junior standing.

461 (661) Economic Geography (3) A study of the spatial patterns, processes, and developmental aspects of production. Concepts, models, and current literature related to the geography of agriculture, mining, manufacturing, retailing, and services are examined. Prereq: Junior standing.

462 (662) Political Geography (3) A study of the spatial forms and processes of political phenomena. Concepts, models, and current literature related to territories such as nation-states and congressional districts, the formation and dissolution of empires, geopolitics, and international conflict are examined. Prereq: Junior standing.

471 (671) Cartography (3) An introduction to map interpretation and design. Concepts and techniques related to map preparation, data management, the use of thematic symbols, and graphic design are presented. Prereq: Junior standing.

472 (672) Climatology (3) A non-mathematical analysis of systematic and regional atmospheric behavior. First part of course deals with basic physical laws affecting the elements of weather. The second part of the course examines the distribution of climates and the impact of climates on human activity. Prereq: Junior standing.

481 Research Practicum (3) A seminar course in which upper-division students undertake a research project under faculty supervision and guidance. The student will be responsible for the project selection, a literature review, research design, analysis, and a final report. Students will be required to submit a formal written paper and to present an overview of their project through an oral presentation to a faculty committee. In addition to the research project requirements, students must also formally submit a Portfolio consisting of original copies of substantive papers, maps, and other work produced through assignments completed in other upper-division geography courses. Prereq: Senior standing and permission of instructor.

491-492 (691-692) Special Topics in Geography (1-3, 1-3) Seminars or guided readings on a selected topic in geography. A maximum of six credit hours can be counted towards a major. Prereq: Permission of instructor.