University of Wisconsin-Whitewater2000-2001 Undergraduate Catalog

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PROGRAM OF GEOGRAPHY

Phone: 262-472-1071
E-Mail: geography@uwwvax.uww.edu

Faculty: Howard Botts, Jayati Ghosh, David Goldblum, Peter Jacobs, John Patterson (Chairperson), Donald Rambadt, Carol Rosen, David Travis.
 
 

GEOGRAPHY

Geography is the discipline that studies where and why physical and human phenomena, such as cities, crime, poverty, pollution, landforms, climate, and various resources, are distributed as they are. Geographers also develop ideas and recommend how different policies and relocations of phenomena, such as health care facilities, political boundaries, waste disposal sites, public service agencies, and business firms might better serve humans and their environment.

 The four traditions in geography suggest the broad range of interests addressed within the discipline and the discipline's bridging role between the natural and social sciences. These traditions are: 1) the earth science tradition or physical geography; 2) the human-land tradition devoted to investigating the interactions between human and physical phenomena; 3) the regional-international tradition which involves the study of world regions and international trends and relationships; and, 4) the spatial analysis tradition which stresses systematic and technical training for analyzing topics, problems and plans at various geographic scales, ranging from global to regional to an individual city or neighborhood.

 Owing to the primary locational concern of the discipline, many geography graduates have found employment in public and private organizations engaged in location analysis, transportation planning, urban and regional planning, real estate development, resource management and local, state and federal government positions, in addition to positions in teaching. Geographic Information Systems (GIS) skills are of growing importance to the discipline and prepare students for various careers and graduate school. Fischer Scholarships are available each semester for students enrolled in a College of Education program and majoring or minoring in geography and selected geography majors actively involved in teaching other students. Interested students should contact the Department of Geography.
 
 

MAJORS/EMPHASES

GEOGRAPHY GENERAL (BA/BS)

MAJOR - 36 CREDITS

            1.   INTRODUCTORY  LEVEL  (100s-200s, excluding HISTRY 200):  SELECT 9-12  UNITS

     2.   METHODS  COURSE:  HISTRY 200
     3.  UPPER  LEVEL  (300s-400s): SELECT 18-21  UNITS
     4.   SENIOR  SEMINAR:  HISTRY  499
     5.  THE  COURSES  CHOSEN  TO  COMPLETE  REQUIREMENTS #1 AND  #3  MUST SATISFY  THE FOLLOWING  BREADTH  AND  DEPTH  REQUIREMENTS.
      A. CHRONOLOGICAL  BREADTH.  SELECT  AT  LEAST  6  UNITS  OF  PRE-MODERN  HISTORY.  HISTRY 124,  HISTRY 130,  HISTRY 154,  HISTRY 300,  HISTRY 301,  HISTRY 302,  HISTRY 304,  HISTRY 313,  HISTRY 316,  HISTRY 324,  HISTRY 333,  HISTRY 342,  HISTRY 351,  HISTRY 355,  HISTRY 360, HISTRY 371,  HISTRY 380, HISTRY 425,  HISTRY 451  AND  HISTRY 452
      B. DEPTH.  SELECT  AT  LEAST  12  UNITS  FROM  ONE  OF  THE  FOLLOWING  GROUPS.
       1. EUROPEAN  HISTORY:  HISTRY 154,  HISTRY 155,  HISTRY 333,  HISTRY 351,  HISTRY 352,  HISTRY 355,  HISTRY 360, HISTRY 367,  HISTRY 371,  HISTRY 372,  HISTRY 375,  HISTRY 380,  HISTRY 381,  HISTRY 451,  HISTRY 452,  OR  HISTRY 460
       2. AFRICAN, ASIAN, LATIN AMERICAN  OR  MIDDLE  EASTERN  HISTORY: HISTRY 130,  HISTRY 131,  HISTRY 340, HISTRY 342,  HISTRY 343,  HISTRY 346,  HISTRY 347,  HISTRY 360, HISTRY 432,  HISTRY  433  AND  HISTRY 434
       3. US  HISTORY:  HISTRY 1124,  HISTRY 125,  HISTRY 141,  HISTRY 190,  HISTRY 300,  HISTRY 301,  HISTRY 302,  HISTRY 304,  HISTRY 305,  HISTRY 306,  HISTRY 307,  HISTRY 311,  HISTRY 313,  HISTRY 314,  HISTRY 316,  HISTRY 317,  HISTRY 324,  HISTRY 362,  HISTRY 390,  HISTRY 394,  HISTRY 401,  HISTRY 403, HISTRY 425 AND CHICANO 310
       4. INDIVIDUALLY DESIGNED THEMATIC CONCENTRATION. REQUIRES HISTORY DEPARTMENT APPROVAL.
      C. GEOGRAPHICAL/THEMATIC BREADTH SELECT AT LEAST 3 UNITS IN EACH OF THE THREE AREAS NOT CHOSEN FOR THE DEPTH REQUIREMENT.
       1. EUROPEAN HISTORY: HISTRY 154, HISTRY 155, HISTRY 333, HISTRY 351, HISTRY 352, HISTRY 355, HISTRY 360, HISTRY 367, HISTRY 371, HISTRY 372, HISTRY 375, HISTRY 380, HISTRY 381, HISTRY 451, HISTRY 452, OR HISTRY 460
       2. AFRICAN, ASIAN, LATIN AMERICAN, OR MIDDLE EASTERN HISTORY: HISTRY 130, HISTRY 131, HISTRY 340, HISTRY 342, HISTRY 343, HISTRY 346, HISTRY 347, HISTRY 360, HISTRY 432, HISTRY 433, AND HISTRY 434
       3. U.S. HISTORY: HISTRY 124, HISTRY 125, HISTRY 141, HISTRY 190, HISTRY 300, HISTRY 301, HISTRY 302, HISTRY 304, HISTRY 305, HISTRY 306, HISTRY 307, HISTRY 311, HISTRY 313, HISTRY 314, HISTRY 316, HISTRY 317, HISTRY 324, HISTRY 362, HISTRY 390, HISTRY 394, HISTRY 401, HISTRY 403, HISTRY 425 AND CHICANO 310
       4. GLOBAL/COMPARATIVE HISTORY: HISTRY 190, HISTRY 326, HISTRY 333, HISTRY 335, HISTRY 360, HISTRY 367, HISTRY 455*, HISTRY 493

    * Depending on the term's offering, this course may fulfill other geographic breadth requirements for the major.

UNIQUE REQUIREMENT (5-6 U)
1. ARTS  OR  LITERATURE:  SELECT 2-3  UNITS  FROM  COURSES:  ARTHIST 201,  ARTHIST 202,  ARTHIST 305,  ARTHIST 311 THRU  319; MUSC 140,  MUSC 143,  MUSC 144,  MUSC 244 THRU  247; THEATRE 100,  THEATRE 110;  ENGLISH 200 THRU 265
2. SOCIAL  SCIENCES:  SELECT  3 UNITS  FROM COURSES: ECON 211,  ECON 212,  ECON 213, GEOGRPHY 230, POLISCI 250,  POLISCI 217,  POLISCI 247, ANTHROPL 110,  ANTHROPL 218
AN APPROVED MINOR IS REQUIRED FOR THIS MAJOR

HONORS  IN  HISTORY:  Students must file an application for Honors in History with the Department Chairperson during the first term of their Senior year. Honors in History can be earned by completing the following:
 a. 3.5 or above GPA in the History major
 b. Minimum of 3 History units at the 400 level (in addition to HISTRY 499)

GEOGRAPHY    GEOLOGY  EMPHASIS (BA/BS)


MAJOR - 34 UNITS
1. GEOGRPY 100
2. GEOGRPY 201 OR GEOLGY 100 OR GEOLGY 101
3. GEOGRPY 230, GEOGRPY 270  AND  GEOGRPY 480
4. GEOLGY 204,  GEOLGY 205,  GEOLGY 315,  GEOLGY 316  AND GEOLGY 318
5. SELECT  AT  LEAST  3  UNITS  FROM  COURSES:
 GEOGRPY 310,  GEOLGY 206,  GEOLGY 300,  GEOLGY 301,  GEOLGY 317,  GEOLGY 319  OR  GEOLGY 492

MAJOR - WRITING REQUIREMENT ( 3 UNITS)
1. ENGLISH 372  OR  ENGLISH 370

AN  APPROVED  MINOR  IS  REQUIRED FOR THIS MAJOR

UNIQUE  TRAINING  RECOMMENDATIONS:
1. Students who plan to become professional geologists MUST  complete the Physical Science minor including the following courses and MATH 254: MATH 253, PHYSCS 170  THRU  175   or  PHYSCS 160  THRU 163,  CHEM 102   AND CHEM 104.
2. Students who plan to become professional geologists should complete a 5 unit or more summer geology field school approved by the geology coordinator after completion of GEOLGY 315,  GEOLGY 316  and  GEOLGY 318.
3 Those students interested in a career in paleontolgy should complete  BIOLOGY 141  AND BIOLOGY 142.
 
 

GEOGRAPHY INTERNATIONAL/REGIONAL (BA/BS)

MAJOR - 34 CREDITS
  1. GEOG 722-100, 722-210, 722-230 AND 722-270
  2. GEOG 722-480
  3. SELECT 9 CRED FROM REGIONAL COURSES GEOG 722-261, 722-362, 722-363, 722-364, 722-365, 722-366, 722-368, 722-485, 722-491 AND 722-492
  4. SELECT 6 ELECTIVE CRED FROM COURSES GEOG 722-332, 722-334, 733-340, 722-452
  5. SELECT 3 ELECTIVE CREDITS FROM GEOGRAPHY COURSES (CAN INCLUDE THOSE LISTED ABOVE)
MAJOR - WRITING REQUIREMENT (3 CR)
  1. ENGL 680-370 OR 680-372
AN APPROVED MINOR IS REQUIRED FOR THIS MAJOR
 
 

GEOGRAPHY PHYSICAL/ENVIRONMENTAL (BS)

MAJOR - 34 CREDITS
  1. GEOG 722-100, 722-210 AND 722-270
  2. GEOG 722-230 OR 722-252
  3. GEOG 722-480
  4. SELECT 6-9 ELECTIVE CRED FROM PHYSICAL SYSTEMS COURSES GEOG 722-300, 722-310, 722-320, 722-330, 722-410
  5. SELECT 6-9 ELECTIVE CREDITS FROM ENVIRONMENTAL SYSTEMS COURSES GEOG 722-323, 722-377, 722-420, 722-452, AN APPROVED 722-496
  6. OPTIONAL COURSES (MAXIMUM 3 CRED) GEOL 616-301 OR BIOL 630-257
  7. SELECT 3-6 CRED FROM TECHNIQUES COURSES GEOG 722-290, 722-370, 722-377, 722-440, 722-450, AND AN APPROVED 722-496
MAJOR - WRITING REQUIREMENT (3 CR)
 
 
  1. ENGL 680-372 PRIOR TO ENROLLING IN GEOG 722-480
AN APPROVED MINOR IS REQUIRED FOR THIS MAJOR
 
 

GEOGRAPHY TECHNIQUES (BA/BS)

MAJOR - 34 CREDITS
  1. GEOG 722-100, 722-210, 722-230 AND 722-270
  2. GEOG 722-480
  3. SELECT 9 CRED FROM COURSES GEOG 722-290, 722-370 AND 722-377
  4. SELECT 6 CRED FROM ADVANCED TECHNIQUES COURSES GEOG 722-440, 722-485, AN APPROVED 722-496
  5. SELECT 3 ELECTIVE CRED FROM ANY 300 OR 400 LEVEL GEOGRAPHY COURSES
MAJOR - WRITING REQUIREMENT (3 CR)
  1. ENGL 680-370 OR 680-372 PRIOR TO ENROLLING IN GEOG 722-480
AN APPROVED MINOR IS REQUIRED FOR THIS MAJOR
 
 

GEOGRAPHY URBAN/AREA DEVELOPMENT (BA/BS)

MAJOR - 34 CREDITS
  1. GEOG 722-100, 722-210, 722-230, 722-270
  2. GEOG 722-480
  3. SELECT 6 CRED FROM URBAN/AREA COURSES GEOG 722-340, 722-344, OR 722 444/666
  4. SELECT 6 CRED FROM TECHNIQUES COURSES GEOG 722-290, 722-370, 722-377, OR 722-440/640
  5. SELECT 3 CRED FROM REGIONAL COURSES GEOG 722-362, 722-363, 722-364, 722-365, 722-368
  6. SELECT 3 CRED FROM GEOGRAPHY COURSES
MAJOR - WRITING REQUIREMENT (3 CR)
 
 
  1. ENGL 680-370 OR 680-372 PRIOR TO ENROLLING IN GEOG 722-480
AN APPROVED MINOR IS REQUIRED FOR THIS MAJOR
 
 

GEOGRAPHY (BSE)

LICENSURE - 42-43 CREDITS
  1. EDFD 423-212, 424-425 AND C&I 437-466
  2. EDFD 420-243 OR 420-445
  3. SELECT 2 CREDITS FROM C&I 439-210
  4. STUDENT TEACHING
    1. SELECT 2 OR 12 CREDITS FROM C&I 439-412
    2. SELECT 2 OR 12 CREDITS FROM C&I 439-414
  5. C&I 437-430
  6. GEOG 722-252 (GS) OR BIOL 630-214 (GM) RLS
  7. ECON 230-213 OR 230-324 RLS
  8. SELECT 3 CREDITS FROM COURSE C&I 439-492
  9. SELECT 3 CREDITS FROM SPED 480-205
MAJOR - 34 CREDITS
 
 
  1. GEOG 722-210, 722-230, 722-250, 722-270 AND 722-340
  2. SELECT 3 CRED FROM COURSES IN REGIONAL GEOGRAPHY 722-362, 722-363, 722-364, 722-365, 722-366, 722-368
  3. GEOG 722-480
  4. SELECT 9 CRED FROM GEOGRAPHY IN CONSULTATION WITH ADVISER
AN APPROVED MINOR IS REQUIRED FOR THIS MAJOR

GENERAL SCIENCE-BROADFIELD EARTH SCIENCE EMPHASIS (BSE)

LICENSURE - 40 CREDITS
  1. EDFD 423-212, 424-425 AND C&I 437-466
  2. EDFD 420-243 OR 420-445
  3. SELECT 2 CREDITS FROM C&I 439-210
  4. STUDENT TEACHING
    1. SELECT 2 OR 12 CREDITS FROM C&I 439-412
    2. SELECT 2 OR 12 CREDITS FROM C&I 439-414
  5. C&I 437-429
  6. GEOG 722-252 (GS) OR BIOL 630-214 (GM) RLS
  7. SELECT 3 CREDITS FROM COURSE C&I 439-492
  8. SELECT 3 CREDITS FROM SPED 480-205
MAJOR - 58 CREDITS
  1. SELECT 24 CRED FROM EARTH SCIENCE COURSES FROM PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY, GEOLOGY AND ASTRONOMY GEOL 616-100, 616-204, 616-205, 616-300, 616-301, 616-314 THRU 616-319, 616-490 THRU 616-498, ASTR 805-112, 805-114, GEOG 722-210, 722-310, 722-320 OR 722-410
  2. SELECT 14 CRED FROM CHEMISTRY OR BIOLOGY OR PHYSICS
  3. CHOOSE 2 GROUPS FROM THOSE LISTED BELOW:
    1. SELECT 10 CRED FROM BIOL DEPT 630
    2. SELECT 10 CRED FROM CHEM DEPT 640
    3. SELECT 10 CRED FROM PHYS DEPT 800

SOCIAL STUDIES-BROADFIELD GEOGRAPHY I EMPHASIS (BSE)

LICENSURE - 42-43 CREDITS
 
 
  1. C&I 437-466
  2. EDFD 420-243 OR 420-445
  3. SELECT 2 CREDITS FROM C&I 439-210
  4. STUDENT TEACHING
    1. SELECT 2 OR 12 CREDITS FROM C&I 439-412
    2. SELECT 2 OR 12 CREDITS FROM C&I 439-414
  5. C&I 437-430
  6. GEOG 722-252 (GS) OR BIOL 630-214 (GM) RLS
  7. ECON 230-213 OR 230-324 RLS
  8. EDFD 423-212 AND 424-425
  9. SELECT 3 CREDITS FROM COURSE C&I 439-492
  10. SELECT 3 CREDITS FROM SPED 480-205
MAJOR - 54 CREDITS
 
 
  1. GEOG 722-210, 722-230, 722-270 AND 722-480
  2. SELECT A 3 CRED REGIONAL COURSE AT THE 300 LEVEL FROM GEOG COURSES GEOG 722-362 THRU 722-368
  3. SELECT 20 CRED FROM DEPTS OF ANTHROPOLOGY, ECONOMICS, HISTORY, POLITICAL SCIENCE, PSYCHOLOGY AND SOCIOLOGY AT LEAST 2 DEPTS ARE REQUIRED
  4. SELECT 15 CRED FROM GEOGRAPHY IN CONSULTATION WITH ADVISER

SOCIAL STUDIES-BROADFIELD GEOGRAPHY II EMPHASIS (BSE)

LICENSURE - 42-43 CREDITS
 
 
  1. C&I 437-466
  2. EDFD 420-243 OR 420-445
  3. SELECT 2 CREDITS FROM C&I 439-210
  4. STUDENT TEACHING
    1. SELECT 2 OR 12 CREDITS FROM C&I 439-412
    2. SELECT 2 OR 12 CREDITS FROM C&I 439-414
  5. C&I 437-430
  6. GEOG 722-252 (GS) OR BIOL 630-214 (GM) RLS
  7. ECON 230-213 OR 230-324 RLS
  8. EDFD 423-212 AND 424-425
  9. SELECT 3 CREDITS FROM COURSE C&I 439-492
  10. SELECT 3 CREDITS FROM SPED 480-205
MAJOR - 54 CREDITS
  1. GEOG 722-210, 722-230 AND 722-270
  2. SELECT A 3 CRED REGIONAL COURSE AT THE 300 LEVEL FROM GEOG COURSES GEOG 722-362 THRU 722-368
  3. SELECT 32 CRED IN 3 OTHER SOCIAL SCIENCES: ANTHROPOLOGY, ECONOMICS, HISTORY, POLITICAL SCIENCE, PSYCHOLOGY AND SOCIOLOGY
  4. SELECT 6 CREDITS FROM GEOGRAPHY COURSES
15 cr. Add-on for Geography Licensure (for Holders of the Broadfield Social Studies License, 701). 15 semester credits of upper level or graduate courses. At least 6 cr. of topical courses: to include 722-332, 722-334, 722-337/537, 722-340, 722-344 and 722 430. At least 3 cr. of regional courses: to include 722-362, 722-363, 722-364, 722-365, 722-366 and 722-368. Courses to be completed within five years of the date when the additional licensure is requested and at least 9 cr. must be earned at Whitewater.

 Writing Proficiency Requirement for each degree: See chairperson for course(s) that satisfy this requirement.
 
 

MINORS/EMPHASIS

ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES

MINOR 24 CREDITS
  1. SELECT 9-12 CRED FROM COURSES BIOL 630-214, GEOL 616-300, 616-301, GEOG 722-323, 722-420, BIOL 630-467, GEOG 722-496, BIOL 630-257, CHEM 640-102 OR 640-102
  2. SELECT 6-9 CRED FROM COURSES GEOG 722-252, 722-337, ECON 230-471, SOC 880-362, SFTY 462-457, 463-420, GEOG 722-452 AND SFTY 462-484
  3. SELECT 6-9 CRED FROM COURSES ENGL 680-372, BIOL 630-303, MATH 760-230, 760-231, 760-342, GEOG 722-377, 722-475, SFTY 462-480 AND XXX-493 (1-3 CR FROM ANY APPROPRIATE DEPT)
This interdisciplinary minor combines information from a wide range of courses, all of which focus on some aspect of environmental studies. Participating departments and programs include Biological Sciences, Economics, Geography and Geology, Safety Studies and Sociology. Upon completion, the student will have gained knowledge about many aspects of present-day environmental issues including 1) the natural processes of environmental systems, 2) the social and economic influences on the environment and the regulatory controls enacted to protect both the environment and human health, and 3) the techniques currently being used to study environmental problems. The minor, in combination with their selected major, is suitable to prepare students for possible careers related to the study of the environment or future graduate study.
 
 

GEOGRAPHY

MINOR - 23 CREDITS
  1. GEOG 722-210, 722-230 AND 722-270
  2. SELECT 3 CRED FROM REGIONAL COURSES GEOG 722-362, 722-363, 722-364, 722-365, 722-366 AND 722-368
  3. SELECT 3 CRED FROM SYSTEMATIC COURSES GEOG 722-320, 722-323, 722-332, 722-334, 722-337, 722-340, 722-344 AND 722-350
  4. SELECT 6 CREDITS FROM GEOGRAPHY COURSES. AT LEAST 3 CREDITS MUST BE 300 OR 400 LEVEL.

GEOGRAPHY ELEMENTARY EDUCATION EMPHASIS

MINOR - 23 CREDITS
 
 
  1. GEOG 722-210, 722-230, 722-250 AND 722-275
  2. SELECT 3 CRED FROM REGIONAL COURSES GEOG 722-261, 722-362, 722-363, 722-364, 722-365, 722-366 AND 722-368
  3. SELECT 3 CRED FROM SYSTEMATIC COURSES GEOG 722-320, 722-323, 722-332, 722-334, 722-337, 722-340, 722-344 AND 722-350
  4. SELECT 3 ELECTIVE CREDITS FROM GEOGRAPHY DEPT

URBAN & AREA DEVELOPMENT

MINOR - 24 CREDITS
  1. ECON 230-438, GEOG 722-344, 722-350, PSCI 820-446 AND SOC 880-352
  2. 9 ELECTIVE CRED MUST BE DETERMINED IN CONSULTATION WITH ADVISER. NO MORE THAN 3 CRED OF ELECTIVES CAN BE FROM MAJOR AREA, EXCLUDING CORE COURSES.
Administered by the Department of Geography and Geology, the minor consists of 24 credits drawn from several departments in the College of Letters and Sciences and College of Business and Economics. A core curriculum of 15 required credits and 9 credits of electives is required. Students interested in this minor should contact the Chair of the Geography Department or Coordinator of the Urban and Area Development Minor Program.

CERTIFICATE

GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS CERTIFICATE

Geographic Information System (GIS) technology is one of the fastest growing areas within the field of Geography. Although geographical by nature, the growth of GIS can be partially attributed to its application by a wide variety of businesses and governmental agencies. As such, the use of GIS is becoming more ubiquitous in careers falling outside the traditional definition of Geography. Employment skills in fields such as criminology, marketing, engineering, and agriculture, as well as more traditional geographic fields such as land use planning, site location, and environmental monitoring rely heavily on GIS in day to day work. Students from other disciplines may wish to have a functional knowledge of GIS, but without majoring in the Geography. The certificate program offered by the Department of Geography and Geology is designed to provide the GIS skills necessary for both Geographers and professionals working outside the traditional bounds of a Geography degree. By completing the GIS certificate program, students will be prepared to enter a highly technical and growing career field.

CERTIFICATE - 12 UNITS

 1. GEOGRPY 270
 2. GEOGRPY 370
 3. GEOGRPY 340, GEOGRPY 377
 4. GEOGRPY 440, GEOGRPY 470
 5. GEOGRPY 485, GEOGRPY 496 OR OTHER UPPER LEVEL TECHNICAL COURSE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ONE OF THE CERTIFICATE PROGRAM COURSES, WITH INSTRUCTOR APPROVAL.
 
 

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