DEPARTMENT OF GEOGRAPHY

Phone: 414-472-1071-----E-Mail: geography@uwwvax.uww.edu

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

Geography is the discipline that studies where and awhy 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 indivudual 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 enroled in a College of Education program and majoring or minoring in geography and selected geography majors actively in teaching other students. Interested students should contact the Department of Geography.

MAJORS/EMPHASES

GEOGRAPHY GENERAL (BA/BS)

MAJOR - 34 CREDITS

  1. GEOG 722-210, 722-230 AND 722-270
  2. GEOG 722-480
  3. SELECT 3 CRED FROM REGIONAL COURSES GEOG 722-362, 722-363, 722-364, 722-365, 722-366 AND 722-368
  4. SELECT 3 CRED FROM SYSTEMATIC COURSES GEOG 722-320, 722-323, 722-332, 722-334, 722-337, 722-340, 722-344 AND 722-350
  5. SELECT 6 CRED FROM 300 AND 400 LEVEL GEOGRAPHY COURSES
  6. SELECT 6 CRED FROM GEOGRAPHY COURSES

AN APPROVED MINOR IS REQUIRED FOR THIS MAJOR

MAJOR - WRITING REQUIREMENT (3 CR)

  1. ENGL 680-370 OR 580-372

GEOGRAPHY QUANTITATIVE/TECHNIQUE (BA/BS)

MAJOR - 34 CREDITS

  1. GEOG 722-210, 722-230 AND 722-270
  2. GEOG 722-480
  3. SELECT 9 CRED FROM REGIONAL COURSES GEOG 722-362, 722-363, 722-364, 722-365, 722-366 AND 722-368
  4. SELECT 6 ELECTIVE CRED FROM COURSES GEOG 722-340, 722-344, 722-475 AND 722-485
  5. SELECT 3 ELECTIVE CRED FROM GEOGRAPHY COURSES

MAJOR - WRITING REQUIREMENT (3 CR)

  1. ENGL 680-370 OR 680-372

AN APPROVED MINOR IS REQUIRED FOR THIS MAJOR

GEOGRAPHY PHYSICAL/ENVIRONMENTAL (BA/BS)

MAJOR - 34 CREDITS

  1. GEOG 722-210, 722-230 AND 722-270
  2. GEOG 722-480
  3. GEOG 722-252 AND 722-320
  4. SELECT 3 CRED FROM REGIONAL COURSES GEOG 722-362, 722-363, 722-364, 722-365, 722-366 AND 722-368
  5. SELECT 6 ELECTIVE CRED FROM COURSES GEOG 722-310, 722-323, 722-337, 722-410 AND (722-375 OR 722-475)
  6. SELECT 3 ELECTIVE CREDITS FROM GEOGRAPHY COURSES

MAJOR - WRITING REQUIREMENT (3 CR)

  1. ENGL 680-370 OR 680-372

AN APPROVED MINOR IS REQUIRED FOR THIS MAJOR

GEOGRAPHY URBAN/AREA DEVELOPMENT (BA/BS)

MAJOR - 34 CREDITS

  1. GEOG 722-210, 722-230, 722-270 AND 722-480
  2. SELECT 12 CRED FROM COURSES GEOG 722-340, 722-344, 722-350 OR (722-323 OR 722-337) OR 722 444, 722-485 OR (722-375 OR 722-377 OR 722-475)
  3. SELECT 1 REGIONAL COURSE FROM GEOG 722-250, 722-261, 722-362, 722-363, 722-364, 722-365, 722-366, 722-368
  4. SELECT 3 ELECTIVE CREDITS FROM GEOGRAPHY IN CONSULTATION WITH AN ADVISER

MAJOR - WRITING REQUIREMENT (3 CR)

  1. ENGL 680-370 OR 680-372

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
  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 EDUC 400-496

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
  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 EDUC 400-496

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:

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
  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 COURSE 400-496

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
  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 EDUC 400-496

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

GEOGRAPHY

MINOR - 24 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, 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.

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