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PROGRAM OF GEOGRAPHY

Phone: 262-472-1071
E-Mail: geography@uww.edu
Faculty: Karen Barton, Howard Botts, Jayati Ghosh, David Goldblum, Peter Jacobs, Thomas Jeffery, John Patterson (Chairperson), Donald Rambadt, Carol Rosen, David Travis.
 
 

Phone: 262-472-1071 E-Mail: geology@mail.uww.edu
 
 

Faculty: Rex Hanger (Coordinator), Frank Luther.

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. Despite the wide-ranging subject matter in the discipline, students can pursue six different tracks in the major that more effectively address their intellectual interests and career plans. These tracks or emphases listed below are: 1) General, 2) Geology, 3) International/Regional, 4) Physical/Environmental, 5) Techniques and 6) Urban/Area Development.
 
 

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 in business, the public sector and graduate school. Fischer Scholarships are available each term 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 - 34 UNITS

 1. GEOGRPY 100, GEOGRPY 210, GEOGRPY 230 AND GEOGRPY 270

 2. GEOGRPY 480

 3. SELECT 3 UNITS FROM REGIONAL COURSES

 GEOGRPY 362, GEOGRPY 363, GEOGRPY 364, GEOGRPY 365, GEOGRPY 366, GEOGRPY 368 AND GEOGRPY 491

 4. SELECT 6 UNITS FROM SYSTEMATIC COURSES

 GEOGRPY 310, GEOGRPY 320, GEOGRPY 323, GEOGRPY 332, GEOGRPY 334, GEOGRPY 337, GEOGRPY 340, GEOGRPY 344, GEOGRPY 350, GEOGRPY 430 AND GEOGRPY 452

 5. SELECT 3 UNITS FROM TECHNICAL COURSES

 GEOGRPY 370, GEOGRPY 377 AND GEOGRPY 440

 6. SELECT 6 UNITS FROM OTHER GEOGRAPHY COURSES

 (AT LEAST 3 UNITS FROM 300-400 LEVEL)
 
 

MAJOR - WRITING REQUIREMENT (3 UNITS)

 1. ENGLISH 370 OR ENGLISH 372 PRIOR TO ENROLLING IN GEOGRPY 480
 
 

AN APPROVED MINOR IS REQUIRED FOR THIS MAJOR
 
 

GEOGRAPHY - GEOLOGY TRACK EMPHASIS (BA/BS)
 
 

MAJOR - 34 UNITS

 1. GEOGRPY 100

 2. GEOGRPY 210 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 PRIOR TO ENROLLING IN GEOGRPY 480
 
 

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 paleontology should complete BIOLOGY 141 AND BIOLOGY 142.
 
 

GEOGRAPHY INTERNATIONAL/REGIONAL (BA/BS)
 
 

MAJOR - 34 UNITS

 1. GEOGRPY 100, GEOGRPY 210, GEOGRPY 230 AND GEOGRPY 270

 2. GEOGRPY 480

 3. SELECT 9 UNITS FROM REGIONAL COURSES

 GEOGRPY 261, GEOGRPY 362, GEOGRPY 363, GEOGRPY 364, GEOGRPY 365, GEOGRPY 366, GEOGRPY 368, GEOGRPY 485, GEOGRPY 491 AND GEOGRPY 492

 4. SELECT 6 ELECTIVE UNITS FROM COURSES

 GEOGRPY 332, GEOGRPY 334, GEOGRPY 340, GEOGRPY 452

 5. SELECT 3 ELECTIVE UNITS FROM GEOGRAPHY

 COURSES (CAN INCLUDE THOSE LISTED ABOVE)
 
 

MAJOR - WRITING REQUIREMENT (3 UNITS)

 1. ENGLISH 370 OR ENGLISH 372 PRIOR TO ENROLLING IN GEOGRPY 480
 
 

AN APPROVED MINOR IS REQUIRED FOR THIS MAJOR
 
 

GEOGRAPHY PHYSICAL/ENVIRONMENTAL (BS)
 
 

MAJOR - 34 UNITS

 1. GEOGRPY 100, GEOGRPY 210 AND GEOGRPY 270

 2. GEOGRPY 230 OR GEOGRPY 252

 3. GEOGRPY 480

 4. SELECT 6-9 ELECTIVE UNITS FROM PHYSICAL SYSTEMS COURSES GEOGRPY 300, GEOGRPY 310, GEOGRPY 320, GEOGRPY 330, GEOGRPY 410

 5. SELECT 6-9 ELECTIVE UNITS FROM ENVIRONMENTAL SYSTEMS COURSES GEOGRPY 323, GEOGRPY 377, GEOGRPY 420, GEOGRPY 452, APPROVED GEOGRPY 496

 6. OPTIONAL COURSES (MAXIMUM 3 UNITS)

 GEOLGY 301 OR BIOLOGY 257

 7. SELECT 3-6 UNITS FROM TECHNIQUES COURSES GEOGRPY 290, GEOGRPY 370, GEOGRPY 377, GEOGRPY 440, GEOGRPY 450, APPROVED GEOGRPY 496
 
 

MAJOR - WRITING REQUIREMENT (3 UNITS)

 1. ENGLISH 372 PRIOR TO ENROLLING IN GEOGRPY 480
 
 

AN APPROVED MINOR IS REQUIRED FOR THIS MAJOR
 
 

GEOGRAPHY TECHNIQUES (BA/BS)
 
 

MAJOR - 34 UNITS

 1. GEOGRPY 100, GEOGRPY 210, GEOGRPY 230 AND GEOGRPY 270

 2. GEOGRPY 480

 3. SELECT 9 UNITS FROM COURSES

 GEOGRPY 290, GEOGRPY 370 AND GEOGRPY 377

 4. SELECT 6 UNITS FROM ADVANCED TECHNIQUES COURSES GEOGRPY 440, GEOGRPY 485, APPROVED GEOGRPY 496

 5. SELECT 3 ELECTIVE UNITS FROM ANY 300 OR 400 LEVEL

 GEOGRAPHY COURSES
 
 

MAJOR - WRITING REQUIREMENT (3 UNITS)

 1. ENGLISH 370 OR ENGLISH 372 PRIOR TO ENROLLING IN GEOGRPY 480
 
 

AN APPROVED MINOR IS REQUIRED FOR THIS MAJOR
 
 

GEOGRAPHY URBAN/AREA DEVELOPMENT (BA/BS)
 
 

MAJOR - 34 UNITS

 1. GEOGRPY 100, GEOGRPY 210, GEOGRPY 230, GEOGRPY 270

2. GEOGRPY 480

 3. SELECT 6 UNITS FROM URBAN/AREA COURSES

 GEOGRPY 340, GEOGRPY 344, OR GEOGRPY 444/644

 4. SELECT 6 UNITS FROM TECHNIQUES COURSES GEOGRPY 290, GEOGRPY 370, GEOGRPY 377, OR GEOGRPY 440/640

 5. SELECT 3 UNITS FROM REGIONAL COURSES GEOGRPY 362, GEOGRPY 363, GEOGRPY 364, GEOGRPY 365, GEOGRPY 368

 6. SELECT 3 UNITS FROM GEOGRAPHY COURSES
 
 

MAJOR - WRITING REQUIREMENT (3 UNITS)

 1. ENGLISH 370 OR ENGLISH 372 PRIOR TO ENROLLING IN GEOGRPY 480
 
 

AN APPROVED MINOR IS REQUIRED FOR THIS MAJOR
 
 

GEOGRAPHY (BSE)
 
 

LICENSURE - 42-43 UNITS

 1. EDFOUND 212, EDFOUND 425 AND C&I SECNDED 466

 2. EDFOUND 243 OR EDFOUND 445

 3. SELECT 2 UNITS FROM C&I CIFLD 210

 4. STUDENT TEACHING

 a. SELECT 2 OR 12 UNITS FROM C&I CIFLD 412

 b. SELECT 2 OR 12 UNITS FROM C&I CIFLD 414

 5. C&I SECNDED 430

 6. GEOGRPY 252 (GS) OR BIOLOGY 214 (GM) RLS

 7. ECON 213 OR ECON 324 RLS

 8. SELECT 3 UNITS FROM COURSE C&I CIFLD 492

 9. SELECT 3 UNITS FROM SPECED 205
 
 

MAJOR - 34 UNITS

 1. GEOGRPY 210, GEOGRPY 230, GEOGRPY 250, GEOGRPY 270 AND GEOGRPY 340

 2. SELECT 3 UNITS FROM REGIONAL COURSES

 GEOGRPY 362, GEOGRPY 363, GEOGRPY 364, GEOGRPY 365, GEOGRPY 366, GEOGRPY 368

 3. GEOGRPY 480

 4. SELECT 9 UNITS FROM GEOGRAPHY IN CONSULTATION WITH ADVISER

 AN APPROVED MINOR IS REQUIRED FOR THIS MAJOR
 
 

GENERAL SCIENCE-BROADFIELD EARTH SCIENCE EMPHASIS (BSE)
 
 

LICENSURE - 40 UNITS

 1. EDFOUND 212, EDFOUND 425 AND C&I SECNDED 466

 2. EDFOUND 243 OR EDFOUND 445

 3. SELECT 2 UNITS FROM C&I CIFLD 210

 4. STUDENT TEACHING

 a. SELECT 2 OR 12 UNITS FROM C&I CIFLD 412

 b. SELECT 2 OR 12 UNITS FROM C&I CIFLD 414

 5. C&I SECNDED 429

 6. GEOGRPY 252 (GS) OR BIOLOGY 214 (GM) RLS

 7. SELECT 3 UNITS FROM COURSE C&I CIFLD 492

 8. SELECT 3 UNITS FROM SPECED 205
 
 

MAJOR - 58 UNITS

 1. SELECT 24 UNITS FROM EARTH SCIENCE COURSES FROM PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY, GEOLOGY AND ASTRONOMY: GEOLGY 100, GEOLGY 204, GEOLGY 205, GEOLGY 300, GEOLGY 301, GEOLGY 314 THRU GEOLGY 319, GEOLGY 490 THRU GEOLGY 498, ASTRONMY 112, ASTRONMY 114, GEOGRPY 210, GEOGRPY 310, GEOGRPY 320 OR GEOGRPY 410

 2. SELECT 14 UNITS FROM CHEMISTRY OR BIOLOGY OR PHYSICS

 3. CHOOSE 2 GROUPS FROM THOSE LISTED BELOW:

 a. SELECT 10 UNITS FROM BIOLOGY DEPT

b. SELECT 10 UNITS FROM CHEMISTRY DEPT

 c. SELECT 10 UNITS FROM PHYSCS DEPT
 
 

SOCIAL STUDIES-BROADFIELD GEOGRAPHY I EMPHASIS (BSE)
 
 

LICENSURE - 42-43 UNITS

 1. C&I SECNDED 466

 2. EDFOUND 243 OR EDFOUND 445

 3. SELECT 2 UNITS FROM C&I CIFLD 210

 4. STUDENT TEACHING

 a. SELECT 2 OR 12 UNITS FROM C&I CIFLD 412

 b. SELECT 2 OR 12 UNITS FROM C&I CIFLD 414

 5. C&I SECNDED 430

 6. GEOGRPY 252 (GS) OR BIOLOGY 214 (GM) RLS

 7. ECON 213 OR ECON 324 RLS

 8. EDFOUND 212 AND EDFOUND 425

 9. SELECT 3 UNITS FROM COURSE C&I CIFLD 492

 10. SELECT 3 UNITS FROM SPECED 205
 
 

MAJOR - 54 UNITS

 1. GEOGRPY 210, GEOGRPY 230, GEOGRPY 270 AND GEOGRPY 480

 2. SELECT 3 UNITS FROM REGIONAL COURSES:

GEOGRPY 362, GEOGRPY 363, GEOGRPY 364, GEOGRPY 365, GEOGRPY 366, GEOGRPY 368

 3. SELECT 20 UNITS FROM DEPTS OF ANTHROPOLOGY, ECONOMICS, HISTORY, POLITICAL SCIENCE, PSYCHOLOGY AND SOCIOLOGY (AT LEAST 2 DEPTS ARE REQUIRED)

 4. SELECT 15 UNITS FROM GEOGRAPHY IN CONSULTATION WITH ADVISER
 
 

SOCIAL STUDIES-BROADFIELD GEOGRAPHY II EMPHASIS (BSE)
 
 

LICENSURE - 42-43 UNITS

 1. C&I SECNDED 466

 2. EDFOUND 243 OR EDFOUND 445

 3. SELECT 2 UNITS FROM C&I CIFLD 210

 4. STUDENT TEACHING

 a. SELECT 2 OR 12 UNITS FROM C&I CIFLD 412

 b. SELECT 2 OR 12 UNITS FROM C&I CIFLD 414

 5. C&I SECNDED 430

 6. GEOGRPY 252 (GS) OR BIOLOGY 214 (GM) RLS

 7. ECON 213 OR ECON 324 RLS

 8. EDFOUND 212 AND EDFOUND 425

 9. SELECT 3 UNITS FROM COURSE C&I CIFLD 492

 10. SELECT 3 UNITS FROM SPECED 205
 
 

MAJOR - 54 UNITS

 1. GEOGRPY 210, GEOGRPY 230 AND GEOGRPY 270

 2. SELECT 3 UNITS FROM REGIONAL COURSES:

GEOGRPY 362, GEOGRPY 363, GEOGRPY 364, GEOGRPY 365, GEOGRPY 366, GEOGRPY 368

 3. SELECT 32 UNITS IN 3 OTHER SOCIAL SCIENCES

 ANTHROPOLOGY, ECONOMICS, HISTORY, POLITICAL SCIENCE, PSYCHOLOGY AND SOCIOLOGY

 4. SELECT 6 UNITS FROM GEOGRAPHY COURSES
 
 

15 units Add-on for Geography Licensure (for Holders of the Broadfield Social Studies License, 701). 15 term units of upper level or graduate courses. At least 6 units of topical courses: to include GEOGRPY 332, GEOGRPY 334, GEOGRPY 337/537, GEOGRPY 340, GEOGRPY 344 and GEOGRPY 430. At least 3 units of regional courses: to include GEOGRPY 362, GEOGRPY 363, GEOGRPY 364, GEOGRPY 365, GEOGRPY 366 and GEOGRPY 368. Courses to be completed within five years of the date when the additional licensure is requested and at least 9 units 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 UNITS

 1. BIOLOGY 214, GEOGRPY 252

2. SELECT 6-9 UNITS FROM COURSES:

 BIOLOGY 257, BIOLOGY 467, CHEM 102 OR CHEM 104, GEOGRPY 323, GEOGRPY 420, GEOGRPY 496, GEOLGY 300 AND GEOLGY 301

3. SELECT 6-9 UNITS FROM COURSES

 ECON 471, GEOGRPY 252, GEOGRPY 337, GEOGRPY 452, SFTYIND 420, SFTYIND 457, SFTYIND 484, AND SOCIOLGY 362

3. SELECT 6-9 UNITS FROM COURSES

 BIOLOGY 303, ENGLISH 372, GEOGRPY 377, GEOGRPY 475, MATH 230, MATH 231, MATH 342, SFTYIND 480 AND INTERNSHIP IN ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES (1-3 UNITS 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, Chemistry, Economics, Geography and Geology, History, Languages and Literatures, Mathematics, 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 UNITS

 1. GEOGRPY 210, GEOGRPY 230 AND GEOGRPY 270

 2. SELECT 3 UNITS FROM REGIONAL COURSES

 GEOGRPY 362, GEOGRPY 363, GEOGRPY 364, GEOGRPY 365, GEOGRPY 366 AND GEOGRPY 368

 3. SELECT 3 UNITS FROM SYSTEMATIC COURSES

 GEOGRPY 320, GEOGRPY 323, GEOGRPY 332, GEOGRPY 334, GEOGRPY 337, GEOGRPY 340, GEOGRPY 344 AND GEOGRPY 350

 4. SELECT 6 UNITS FROM GEOGRAPHY COURSES.

 AT LEAST 3 UNITS MUST BE 300 OR 400 LEVEL.
 
 

GEOGRAPHY ELEMENTARY EDUCATION EMPHASIS
 
 

MINOR - 23 UNITS

 1. GEOGRPY 210, GEOGRPY 230, GEOGRPY 250 AND GEOGRPY 275

 2. SELECT 3 UNITS FROM REGIONAL COURSES

 GEOGRPY 261, GEOGRPY 362, GEOGRPY 363, GEOGRPY 364, GEOGRPY 365, GEOGRPY 366 AND GEOGRPY 368

 3. SELECT 3 UNITS FROM SYSTEMATIC COURSES

 GEOGRPY 320, GEOGRPY 323, GEOGRPY 332, GEOGRPY 334, GEOGRPY 337, GEOGRPY 340, GEOGRPY 344 AND GEOGRPY 350

 4. SELECT 3 ELECTIVE UNITS FROM GEOGRAPHY COURSES
 
 

GEOLOGY
 
 

MINOR - 23 UNITS

 1. GEOLGY 100 OR GEOLGY 101, GEOLGY 204, GEOLGY 205

2. SELECT A MINIMUM 15 UNITS FROM COURSES

 GEOLGY 206, GEOLGY 310 AND ANDY 300 LEVEL OR ABOVE GEOLOGY COURSE
 
 

URBAN & AREA DEVELOPMENT
 
 

MINOR - 24 UNITS

 1. ECON 438, GEOGRPY 344, GEOGRPY 350,

 POLISCI 446 AND SOCIOLGY 352

 2. 9 ELECTIVE UNITS MUST BE DETERMINED IN

 CONSULTATION WITH ADVISER. NO MORE THAN 3

 UNITS OF ELECTIVES CAN BE FROM MAJOR AREA,

 EXCLUDING CORE COURSES.
 
 

Administered by the Department of Geography and Geology, the minor consists of 24 units drawn from several departments in the College of Letters and Sciences and College of Business and Economics. A core curriculum of 15 required units and 9 units 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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