GEO 199 World Geography: Regions and Concepts 3 hours
Prerequisite: Sophomore standing, Term: 1, General Education option
A geographic study of world regions with a particular
examination of the various geographic factors which contribute
to development and under-development in world regions. Also
examines current geographic issues and problems.
GEO 301 Cultural Geography 3 hours
Prerequisites: GEO 199‚ ENG 108‚ LS 105, online format
A geographic study of world cultures including mapping‚ culture
regions and diffusion‚ cultural ecology, cultural landscapes‚ and cosmology.
GEO 304 Mapping the City: An introduction
to Geographic Information Systems
Prerequisite: ENG 107, Term 2
This course introduces the concepts and components of a
geographic information system (GIS). Through GIS training
and software, students will learn to examine Detroit using
geospatial data analysis. The course will explore the essential
skills of operating a functional GIS through the use of ArcGIS
software package. When completing this course, students
will understand the operational processes of spatial data
acquisition, metadata development, geodatabase design,
spatial query and display, spatial analysis and modeling,
preliminary GIS application development, cartographic mapping
and dynamic visualization, and GIS implementation basics.
GEO 305-OL Urban Geography – online 3 hours
Prerequisite: ENG 108, Term 1
Comparative and analytic study of cities as human expressive
arts: global urban form and function, both ancient and modern.
Case studies highlight Detroit, other contemporary cities,
and emergent forms based on challenges of sustainability,
community-making, class divisions, and new economies.