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Columbus State University

Geography Courses

GEOG 3215. Intermediate Geographic Systems (3-2-4) This course introduces students to more advanced topics in GIS. In the course, students critically examine the art and science of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and related geospatial technologies. Students will engage in geographic analysis that meets the need of a community organization. Students will be expected to apply the geographic analysis process with GIS and related geospatial technologies to a specific geographical problem and create articulated reports and high-quality maps and graphics.

GEOG 3556. Selected Topics in Human Geography (3-0-3) Prerequisite: Completion of GEOG 1101 and sophomore standing. Various topics selected from any of the subfields of human geography. May be taken twice for credit with different topics.

GEOG 5128. Selected Topics in Geography (3-0-3) Prerequisite: GEOG 1101 and HIST 3125 with a grade of "C" or better for undergraduate students. Various topics selected from any of the subfields of geography. May be taken twice for credit with different topics.

GEOG 5215. Advanced Geographic Information Systems (3-2-4) Prerequisite: GEOG 2215 and GEOG 3215. This course is a hybrid seminar/discussion and lab/fieldwork course that allows students to critically examine advanced topics and readings in GIS and related geospatial technologies. Students will work with ArcGIS and related geospatial technologies so they can engage in advanced geographic analysis and geospatial thinking to address their own research interests. The class will emphasize GIS and geospatial technologies as a process in which geographic questions can be answered with spatial thinking and GIS tools.