The theory and application of specific techniques in research; collection and analysis of data; specific topics vary with instructors. Prerequisites: GY101 and GY120.

The natural elements of the environment and the effects of humans.  Topics include: the seasons and other cycles, weather, climate, as well as landforms created by running water, wind, waves and ice, as well as tectonic processes. Three hours lecture, two hours lab each week.

An introduction to human and physical geography by use of the world regional approach. Fundamental geographic concepts and ideas (regional economic development, global systems, spatial diffusion) are presented in different regional contexts.

Cartographic design with emphasis on developing ability to communicate through maps and graphs; some computer graphics.

Fundamental skills in visual interpretation, photogrammetry, and computer processing of digital aerial and satellite imagery.

A course that examines the nature and distribution of the water resources that our society depends upon.  A sizable portion of the course will detail the characteristics of the different sources of water as well as the myriad environmental and legal problems that arise from our usage of this resource.