Geography and Geology

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

Faculty: Juk Bhattacharyya, Jonathan Burkham, Eric Compas, John Frye, Rex Hanger, Peter Jacobs (Chairperson), Margo Kleinfeld, Jean Kowal, Jeff Olson, Rocio Duchesne-Onoro, Dale Splinter, Jeffery Zimmerman

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:

  • General
  • Geology
  • International/Regional
  • Physical/Environmental
  • Techniques
  • 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 are 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, GEOGRPY 270 AND  GEOGRPY 400

2. GEOGRPY 420 OR GEOGRPY 423 OR GEOGRPY 440/640 OR GEOGRPY 444/644 OR GEOGRPY 452 OR GEOGRPY 455 OR GEOGRPY 460/660 OR GEOGRPY 470/670 OR GEOGPRY 477 OR GEOGRPY 485 OR GEOGRPY 492 OR GEOGRPY 499 OR GEOLGY 491 OR GEOLGY 492

3. SELECT 3 UNITS FROM REGIONAL COURSES GEOGRPY 361, GEOGRPY 362, GEOGRPY 364, GEOGRPY 365 AND GEOGRPY 491

4. SELECT 6 UNITS FROM SYSTEMATIC COURSES GEOGRPY 300, GEOGRPY 310, GEOGRPY 320, GEOGRPY 323, GEOGRPY 330, GEOGRPY 332, GEOGRPY 333, GEOGRPY 334, GEOGRPY 335, GEOGRPY 340, GEOGRPY 344, GEOGRPY 350, GEOGRPY 423, GEOGRPY 430 AND GEOGRPY 452

5. SELECT 3 UNITS FROM TECHNICAL COURSES GEOGRPY 290, GEOGRPY 370, GEOGPRY 380, GEOGRPY 377, GEOGRPY 440, GEOGRPY 460 GEOGRPY 470 AND GEOGPRY 477

6. SELECT 3 UNITS FROM 300-400 LEVEL GEOGRAPHY COURSES

7. SELECT 3 UNITS FROM THE GEOGRAPHY DEPARTMENT

MAJOR - WRITING REQUIREMENT (3 UNITS)

1. ENGLISH 370 OR ENGLISH 372

 

AN APPROVED MINOR IS REQUIRED FOR THIS MAJOR

GEOGRAPHY GEOLOGY EMPHASIS (BA/BS)

MAJOR - 34 UNITS

1. GEOGRPY 100

2. GEOGRPY 210 OR GEOLGY 100 OR GEOLGY 101

3. GEOGRPY 230, GEOGRPY 270, GEOGRPY 370, GEOGRPY 400 AND GEOGRPY 440/640 OR GEOGRPY 444/644 OR GEOGRPY 452 OR GEOGRPY 455 OR GEOGRPY 460/660 OR GEOGRPY 470/670 OR GEOGRPY 485 OR GEOGRPY 492 OR GEOGRPY 499 OR GEOLGY 491 OR GEOLGY 492

4. GEOLGY 204, GEOLGY 317, GEOLGY 496 (OR GEOLGY 315 AND GEOLGY 316) AND GEOLGY 318

5. SELECT AT LEAST 3 UNITS FROM COURSES GEOGRPY 300, GEOGRPY 310, GEOLGY 205, GEOLGY 300, GEOLGY 301, GEOLGY 307, GEOLGY 319, GEOLGY 492 OR GEOLGY 498

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

GEOGRAPHY CULTURAL (BA/BS)

MAJOR - 34 UNITS

1. GEOGRPY 100, GEOGRPY 210, GEOGRPY 230, GEOGRPY 270  AND GEOGRPY 400

2. GEOGRPY 245 AND GEOGRPY 335 AND ONE OF THE FOLLOWING UPPER LEVEL RESEARCH OR EXPERIENTIAL COURSES IN CONSULTAION WITH ADVISOR: GEOGRPY 455 OR GEOGRPY 485 OR GEOGRPY 492 OR GEOGRPY 491 OR GEOGRPY 498 OR GREOGRPY 498R

3. SELECT 6 UNITS FROM REGIONAL COURSES GEOGRPY 361, GEOGRPY 362, GEOGRPY 364, GEOGRPY 365

4. SELECT 6 UNITS FROM UPPER LEVEL CULTURAL COURSES GEOGRPY 332, GEOGRPY 333, GEOGRPY 334, GEOGRPY 340, GEOGRPY 344, GEOGRPY 430 AND GEOGRPY 452

MAJOR - WRITING REQUIREMENT (3 UNITS)

1. ENGLISH 370 OR ENGLISH 372

 

AN APPROVED MINOR IS REQUIRED FOR THIS MAJOR

GEOGRAPHY PHYSICAL/ENVIRONMENTAL (BS)

MAJOR - 34 UNITS

1. GEOGRPY 100, GEOGRPY 210, GEOGRPY 230, GEOGRPY 270 AND  GEOGRPY 400

2. GEOGRPY 420 OR GEOGRPY 423 OR GEOGRPY 440/640 OR GEOGRPY 444/644 OR GEOGRPY 452 OR GEOGRPY 455 OR GEOGRPY 460/660 OR GEOGRPY 470/670 OR OR GEOGRPY 477 OR GEOGRPY 485 OR GEOGRPY 492 OR GEOGRPY 499 OR GEOLGY 491 OR GEOLGY 492

3. SELECT 6-9 ELECTIVE UNITS FROM PHYSICAL SYSTEMS COURSES GEOGRPY 300, GEOGRPY 310, GEOGRPY 320, GEOGRPY 330, GEOGRPY 423

4. SELECT 6-9 ELECTIVE UNITS FROM ENVIRONMENTAL SYSTEMS COURSES GEOGPRY 252, GEOGRPY 323, GEOGRPY 352, GEOGRPY 420, GEOGRPY 452, OPTIONAL COURSES (MAXIMUM 3 UNITS) GEOLGY 301 AND BIOLOGY 257

5. SELECT 3-6 UNITS FROM TECHNIQUES COURSES GEOGRPY 290, GEOGRPY 370, GEOGRPY 377, GEOGRPY 380, GEOGRPY 450, GEOGRPY 460, GEOGRPY 470 AND GEOGRPY 477

MAJOR - WRITING REQUIREMENT (3 UNITS)

1. ENGLISH 370 OR ENGLISH 372

 

AN APPROVED MINOR IS REQUIRED FOR THIS MAJOR

GEOGRAPHY QUANTITATIVE/TECHNIQUE (BA/BS)

MAJOR - 34 UNITS

1. GEOGRPY 100, GEOGRPY 210, GEOGRPY 230, GEOGRPY 270 AND GEOGRPY 400

2. GEOGRPY 420 OR GEOGPRY 423 OR GEOGPRY 440/640 OR GEOGRPY 444/644 OR GEOGPRY 452 OR GEOGPRY 455 OR GEOGRPY 460/660 OR GEOGRPY 470/670 OR GEOGRPY 477 OR GEOGRPY 485 OR GEOGRPY 492 OR GEOGRPY 499 OR GEOLGY 491 OR GEOLGY 492

3. SELECT 9 UNITS FROM TECHNIQUES COURSES GEOGRPY 290, GEOGRPY 370, GEOGPRY 380 AND GEOGRPY 377

4. SELECT 6 UNITS FROM ADVANCED TECHNIQUES COURSES GEOGRPY 440, GEOGRPY 460, GEOGRPY 470, GEOGRPY 477 AND GEOGRPY 485

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

MAJOR - WRITING REQUIREMENT (3 UNITS)

1. ENGLISH 370 OR ENGLISH 372

 

AN APPROVED MINOR IS REQUIRED FOR THIS MAJOR

GEOGRAPHY URBAN (BA/BS)

MAJOR - 34 UNITS

1. GEOGRPY 100, GEOGRPY 210, GEOGRPY 230, GEOGRPY 270 AND GEOGPRY 400

2. GEOGRPY 420 OR GEOGPRY 423 OR GEOGRPY 440/640 OR GEOGRPY 444/644 OR GEOGRPY 452 OR GEOGRPY 455 OR GEOGRPY 460/660 OR GEOGRPY 470/670 OR GEOGPRY 477 OR GEOGRPY 485 OR GEOGRPY 492 OR GEOGRPY 499 OR GEOLGY 491 OR GEOLGY 492

3. 3 UNITS OF URBAN TRACK CORE: GEOGRPY 344

4. SELECT 6-9 UNITS FROM URBAN ELECTIVES: GEOGRPY 245, GEOGRPY 332, GEOGRPY 334, GEOGRPY 335, GEOGRPY 340,GEOGPRY 346,  GEOGRPY 444

5. SELECT 6-9 UNITS FROM GEOGRAPHY TECHNICAL COURSES GEOGRPY 290, GEOGRPY 370, GEOGRPY 377, GEOGPRY 380, GEOGRPY 440/640, GEOGRPY 470 AND GEOGRPY 477

6. SELECT 0-3 UNITS FROM OF 300 OR 400 LEVEL COURSES FROM THE GEOGRAPHY DEPARTMENT

MAJOR - WRITING REQUIREMENT (3 UNITS)

1. ENGLISH 370 OR ENGLISH 372

 

AN APPROVED MINOR IS REQUIRED FOR THIS MAJOR

GEOGRAPHY (BSE)

LICENSURE - 42-43 UNITS

1. EDFOUND 212, EDFOUND 425 AND SECNDED 466

2. EDFOUND 243 OR EDFOUND 445

3. SELECT 2 UNITS FROM CIFLD 210

4. STUDENT TEACHING SELECT 2 UNITS FROM CIFLD 402 AND 12 UNITS FROM CIFLD 414 OR SELECT 2 UNITS FROM CIFLD 404 AND 12 UNITS FROM CIFLD 412

5. SECNDED 430

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

7. ECON 213

8. SELECT 3 UNITS FROM COURSE CIFLD 492

9. SELECT 3 UNITS FROM SPECED 205

MAJOR - 32 UNITS

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

2. SELECT 6 UNITS FROM REGIONAL COURSES GEOGPRY 361,  GEOGRPY 362, GEOGRPY 364 AND GEOGRPY 365

3. SELECT 6 UNITS FROM SYSTEMATIC COURSES GEOGRPY 300, GEOGRPY 310, GEOGRPY 320, GEOGRPY 323, GEOGRPY 330, GEOGRPY 332, GEOGRPY 333, GEOGRPY 334, GEOGRPY 335, GEOGRPY 340, GEOGRPY 344, GEOGRPY 346 AND GEOGRPY 352

4. SELECT 6 UNITS FROM GEOGRAPHY IN CONSULTATION WITH ADVISOR

 

AN APPROVED MINOR IS REQUIRED FOR THIS MAJOR

SOCIAL STUDIES BROADFIELD MAJOR BSE - GEOGRAPHY EMPHASIS

LICENSURE - 42-43 UNITS

1. SECNDED 466

2. EDFOUND 243 OR EDFOUND 445

3. SELECT 2 UNITS FROM CIFLD 210

4. STUDENT TEACHING SELECT 2 UNITS FROM CIFLD 402 AND 12 UNITS FROM CIFLD 414 OR SELECT 2 UNITS FROM CIFLD 404 AND 12 UNITS FROM CIFLD 412

5. SECNDED 430

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

7. ECON 213

8. EDFOUND 212 AND EDFOUND 425

9. SELECT 3 UNITS FROM COURSE 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 Advisor

SOCIAL STUDIES BROADFIELD - GEOGRAPHY II EMPHASIS (BSE)

LICENSURE - 42-43 UNITS

1. SECNDED 466

2. EDFOUND 243 OR EDFOUND 445

3. SELECT 2 UNITS FROM CIFLD 210

4. STUDENT TEACHING SELECT 2 UNITS FROM CIFLD 402 AND 12 UNITS FROM CIFLD 414 OR SELECT 2 UNITS FROM CIFLD 404 AND 12 UNITS FROM CIFLD 412

5. SECNDED 430

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

7. ECON 213

8. EDFOUND 212 AND EDFOUND 425

9. SELECT 3 UNITS FROM COURSE 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 are 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/EMPHASES

ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES

MINOR 21 UNITS

1. GEOGRPY 252

2. SELECT 3-9 UNITS FROM PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENT COURSES: CHEM 102, GEOGRPY 210 OR GEOLGY 100, GEOGRPY 300, GEOGRPY 323, GEOGRPY 352 OR GEOLGY 352, GEOGRPY 420, GEOGRPY 423, GEOGRPY 435, GEOLGY 300 AND GEOLGY 301

3. SELECT 3-9 UNITS FROM HUMAN ENVIRONMENT COURSES ECON 471, GEOGRPY 335, GEOGRPY 452, HISTRY 190, PHILSPHY 248, SAFETY 420, SOCIOLGY 319, SOCIOLGY 321, SOCIOLGY 362 AND SOCIOLGY 385

4. SELECT 3-9 UNITS FROM TECHNIQUES COURSES BIOLOGY 303, GEOGRPY 270, GEOGRPY 370, GEOGRPY 377,GEOGRPY 380,  MATH 230, GEOGRPY 460, GEOGRPY 470, GEOGRPY 477 AND INTERNSHIP IN ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES (1-3 UNITS FROM ANY APPROPRIATE DEPT.)

UNIQUE REQUIREMENT - 3 UNITS

1. BIOLOGY 214 OR BIOLOGY 257

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 361, GEOGRPY 362, GEOGRPY 364 AND GEOGRPY 365

3. SELECT 3 UNITS FROM SYSTEMATIC COURSES GEOGRPY 300, GEOGRPY 310, GEOGRPY 320, GEOGRPY 323, GEOGRPY 330, GEOGRPY 332, GEOGRPY 333, GEOGRPY 334, GEOGRPY 335, GEOGRPY 340, GEOGRPY 344, GEOGPRY 346 AND GEOGRPY 352

4. SELECT 6 UNITS FROM GEOGRAPHY COURSES.

 

AT LEAST 3 UNITS MUST BE 300 OR 400 LEVEL.

GEOGRAPHY EDUCATION EMPHASIS

MINOR - 23 UNITS

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

2. SELECT 3 UNITS FROM REGIONAL COURSES GEOGRPY 361, GEOGRPY 362, GEOGRPY 364, GEOGRPY 365

3. SELECT 3 UNITS FROM SYSTEMATIC COURSES GEOGRPY 300, GEOGRPY 310, GEOGRPY 320, GEOGRPY 323, GEOGRPY 330, GEOGRPY 332, GEOGRPY 333, GEOGRPY 334, GEOGRPY 335, GEOGRPY 340, GEOGRPY 344, GEOGRPY 346 AND  GEOGRPY 352

4. SELECT 3 ELECTIVE UNITS FROM GEOGRAPHY COURSES

GEOLOGY

MINOR - 23 UNITS

1. GEOLGY 100 OR GEOLGY 101, GEOLGY 204

2. SELECT A MINIMUM 16 UNITS FROM COURSES GEOLGY 205, GEOGRPY 300, GEOLGY 310 AND ANY 300 LEVEL OR ABOVE GEOLOGY COURSE

GIS

MINOR - 24 UNITS

1. GEOGRPY 270, GEOGRPY 290, GEOGRPY 370 AND GEOGRPY 377

2. 12 UNITS REQUIRED FROM 1 EMPHASIS (EITHER A OR B)

A. URBAN-ECONOMIC EMPHASIS

1. SELECT 6 UNITS FROM SYSTEMATIC COURSES: GEOGRPY 332, GEOGRPY 334, GEOGRPY 340, GEOGRPY 344, GEOGRPY 444

2. GEOGRPY 440, GEOGRPY 470

OR

B. PHYSICAL-ENVIRONMENTAL EMPHASIS

1. SELECT 6 UNITS FROM SYSTEMATIC COURSES: GEOGRPY 300, GEOLOGY 301, GEOGRPY 323, GEOGRPY 330, GEOGRPY 352, GEOGRPY 420, GEOGRPY 435

2. GEOGRPY 460, GEOGRPY 470

URBAN & AREA DEVELOPMENT

MINOR - 24 UNITS

1. 12 CORE UNITS FROM AT LEAST THREE DISCIPLINES FROM COURSES: ECON 438, FNBSLW 348, FNBSLW 457, GEOGRPY 340, GEOGRPY 344, GEOGRPY 444, POLISCI 344, POLISCI 446 AND SOCIOLGY 352

2. 12 ELECTIVE UNITS MUST BE DETERMINED IN CONSULTATION WITH Advisor.

3. NO MORE THAN 12 UNITS OF CORE AND ELECTIVES ANY SINGLE DEPARTMENT

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 18 required units and 12 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.

CERTIFICATES

CERTIFICATE - 15 UNITS

1. GEOGRPY 270, GEOGRPY 370 (C OR BETTER REQUIRED FOR COURSES SELECTED IN SECTION 1)

2. SELECT 6 UNITS FROM TECHNIQUES CORE: GEOGRPY 340, GEOGRPY 377, OR GEOGRPY 380 (C OR BETTER REQUIRED IN COURSE SELECTED IN SECTION 2)

3/ SELECT 3 UNITS FROM APPLICATION ELECTIVES: GEOGRPY 440, GEOGRPY 460, GEOGRPY 470, GEOGRPY 477, GEOGRPY 485, GEOGRPY 498 (B OR BETTER REQUIRED FOR COURSES SELECTED IN SECTION 3; APPROVAL NEEDED FOR GEOGRPY 485 OR GEOGRPY 498)



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