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Geography Summer 2018 Courses

The following undergraduate and graduate Geography courses will be offered for the Summer 2018 semester. View the official University of Kansas Schedule of Classes for full information. Not every class is offered every semester. View future course offerings on our Semester Planning page.  Fall 2018 classes are listed here.


Geography 100 - World Regional Geography ( 3 / AE42 SC ) Summer 2018
An introductory survey of the environmental setting, historically formative periods, and present-day issues that distinguish the major culture areas of the world. 
Satisfies: Goal 4 Outcome 2 (AE42) ,  S Social Science (S) ,  SC Culture & Society PC (SC) 


Geography 102 - People, Place, and Society ( 3 / AE42 GE3S SC ) Summer 2018
An examination of the relationships between humans and their environments. The course introduces students to basic concepts in human geography relating to economic activities, landscapes, languages, migrations, nations, regions, and religions. Serves as the basis for further course work in cultural, economic, political, population, and urban geography. 
Satisfies: Goal 4 Outcome 2 (AE42) ,  Goal 3 Social Sciences (GE3S) ,  S Social Science (S) ,  SC Culture & Society PC (SC) 


Geography 104 - Principl of Physical Geography ( 3 / GE3N NE ) Summer 2018
The components of the physical environment are discussed in order to familiarize the student with their distributions and dynamic nature. Major topics include the atmosphere, landforms, soils, and vegetation together with their interrelationships and their relevance to human activity. This course and GEOG 105 together satisfy the laboratory science requirement. Both courses are required for geography majors. 
Satisfies: Goal 3 Natural Sciences (GE3N) ,  N Natural Science (N) ,  NE Earth Sciences PC (NE) 


Geography 148 - Scientfc Princpls Envrnmt Stds ( 3 / GE3N NB ) Summer 2018
This course provides the scientific knowledge necessary to understand the changing relationships between humans and the natural environment, with an emphasis on the assessment of current environmental problems and critical evaluation of potential solutions. Major topics include fundamental scientific concepts and principles, interactions among the biological and physical components of the environment, implications of a growing human population, water resources, the atmosphere, climate, and energy sources. (Same as EVRN 148.) 
Satisfies: Goal 3 Natural Sciences (GE3N) ,  N Natural Science (N) ,  NB Biological Sciences PC (NB)


Geography 150 - Environment, Culture & Society ( 3 / GE3N SC ) Summer 2018
An introduction to geographic approaches to the study of the environment, emphasizing societal and cultural factors that influence human interaction with the biosphere, hydrosphere, lithosphere, and atmosphere. The course involves analysis of a broad range of contemporary environmental issues from the local to global scales. (Same as EVRN 150.) 
Satisfies: Goal 3 Natural Sciences (GE3N) ,  S Social Science (S) ,  SC Culture & Society PC (SC)


Geography 304 - Environmental Conservation ( 3 / GE3N NE ) Summer 2018
A survey of current methods of describing and modeling the function, structure, and productivity of natural and anthropogenically modified earth resource systems, along with a discussion of contemporary views of what constitutes a natural landscape. Fundamental natural science principles about the interplay among lithospheric, atmospheric, hydrospheric, and biospheric components of earth systems are emphasized. Uses of natural resources, including fossil fuels, minerals, and water are described with attention to the earth's total energy budget. Human activities that affect preservation, conservation, and multiple uses of earth regions receive attention. Systems under stress through population and other contemporary forces serve as examples. (Same as EVRN 304.) 
Satisfies: Goal 3 Natural Sciences (GE3N) ,  N Natural Science (N) ,  NE Earth Sciences PC (NE) 


Geography 321 - Climate and Climate Change ( 3 / ) Summer 2018
This course is designed to introduce students to the nature of the Earth's physical climate. It introduces the basic scientific concepts underlying our understanding of our climate system. Particular emphasis is placed on energy and water balances and their roles in evaluating climate change. The course also evaluates the impact of climate on living organisms and the human environment. Finally, past climates are discussed and potential future climate change and its impact on humans is evaluated. (Same as ATMO 321.) Prerequisite: ATMO 105 or GEOG 104. 
Satisfies: N Natural Science (N) 


Geography 490 - Geographic Internship ( 1-6 / AE61 ) Summer 2018
Supervised practical experience. The student submits a proposal describing the internship prior to enrollment. Upon acceptance, regularly scheduled meetings with the advisor provide assistance, guidance and evaluation of progress in the professional experience. A written summary of the experience or outcomes of the research project are prepared independently by the student, a representative of the host agency, and the advisor. Total credit not to exceed six hours. Prerequisite: Fifteen hours of geography and permission of instructor. 
Satisfies: Goal 6 Outcome 1 (AE61) ,  N Natural Science (N) 


Geography 498 - Special Topics in Geography: ( 1-5 / ) Summer 2018
Prerequisite: Fifteen hours of geography. 
Satisfies: U Undesignated elective (U) 



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