Spring 2015 Courses
Students must complete a minimum of 21 s.h. in geography above 2999. Minimum degree requirement is of credit as follows:
1. Foundations curriculum - 42 s.h.
(For information about courses that carry foundations curriculum credit see .)
2. Foreign language through level 1004 - 12 s.h.
3. Common core - 13 s.h.
- GEOG 2400 - Spatial Data Analysis
- GEOG 4999 - Geography Professional Seminar
- GEOG 2410 - Fundamentals of GIS
- GEOG 3420 - Remote Sensing of the Environment I
- GEOG 3430 - Geographic Information Systems I
- GEOG 3450 - Introduction to the Global Positioning System
- GEOG 3460 - GIS Applications Programming
- GEOG 4150 - Advanced Spatial Analysis
- GEOG 4410 - Advanced Cartographic Design and Production
- GEOG 4420 - Remote Sensing II
- GEOG 4430 - Geographic Information Systems II
- GEOG 4440 - Coastal Applications of GIS
- GEOG 4450 - GIScience, Society and Technology
- GEOG 4460 - Digital Terrain Analysis
- GEOG 4491 - Supervised Study in Geographic Techniques
- GEOG 4492 - Supervised Study in Geographic Techniques
- GEOG 4493. - Supervised Study in Geographic Techniques
- GEOG 4801 - Geographic Internship
- GEOG 4802 - Geographic Internship
- GEOG 4803 - Geographic Internship
- GEOG 4901 - Senior Honors Thesis
Choose 9 s.h. electives from:
4. Concentration area - 21 s.h.
(Choose 15 s.h. in one area, 6 s.h. in the other area.)
- GEOG 2003 - Geography in the Global Economy
- GEOG 2019 - Geography of Recreation
- GEOG 2100 - World Geography: Developed Regions
- GEOG 2110 - World Geography: Less Developed Regions
- GEOG 2300 - Geography of Environmental Resources
- GEOG 2350 - Climate Change: Science and Society
- GEOG 3001 - Historical Geography of the United States
- GEOG 3003 - Political Geography
- GEOG 3004 - Urban Geography
- GEOG 3049 - Latin America
- GEOG 3050 - Africa
- GEOG 3051 - Asia
- GEOG 3055 - North Carolina
- GEOG 3056 - Middle America
- GEOG 3250 - Environmental Hazards
- GEOG 4140 - Research Methods in Human Geography
- GEOG 4191 - Supervised Study in Regional Geography
- GEOG 4192 - Supervised Study in Regional Geography
- GEOG 4193 - Supervised Study in Regional Geography
- GEOG 4270 - Water Resources Management and Planning
- GEOG 4310 - Geography of Transportation and Trade
- GEOG 4315 - Geographic Images
- GEOG 4320 - Gender, Economy, and Development
- GEOG 4325 - Resources, Population, and Development
- GEOG 4330 - Agricultural Geography
- GEOG 4335 - Geography of Tourism
- GEOG 4340 - Introduction to Medical Geography
- GEOG 4345 - Human Migration and Global Restructuring
- GEOG 4391 - Supervised Study in Human Geography
- GEOG 4392 - Supervised Study in Human Geography
- GEOG 4393 - Supervised Study in Human Geography
- GEOG 4900 - Honors Research
- GEOG 5393 - Seminar in Human Geography
*May only count in one area.
5. Minor and general electives to complete requirements for graduation.
The master of arts in the geography thesis option requires a minimum of 30 s.h. of 5000- and 6000-level courses, with 18 s.h. at the 6000 level. The non-thesis/internship option requires 36 s.h., with 21 s.h. at the 6000 level. The master of arts in geography with a planning concentration offers only the non thesis/internship option and requires a minimum of 36 s.h. at the 5000 and 6000 levels with a minimum of 21 s.h. at the 6000 level.
1. Core courses - 6 s.h.:
- GEOG 6100 - History and Philosophy of Geography
- GEOG 6110 - Research Design in Geography
2. Research skills course - 3 s.h.
Choose a research skills/methods course related to the area of specialty and intended research:
- ANTH 5015 - Advanced Ethnographic Methods and Theory
- GEOG 6150 - Quantitative Methods in Geography
- GEOG 6160 - Field Geography
- HIST 5960 - Introduction to Oral History
3. Concentration - 6-15 s.h.
(Choose one area.)
Geography - 6-15 s.h.:
Choose a minimum of 6 s.h. electives at the 5000 and 6000 levels in the major field areas (physical, human, techniques). Students are encouraged to take at least one course outside their selected major area of study. Courses in other departments may be selected in consultation with student’s advisor.
Choose 12-15 s.h. electives at the 5000 and 6000 levels in the major field areas (physical, human, techniques). Students are encouraged to take at least one course outside their selected major area of study. Courses in other departments may be selected in consultation with student’s advisor.
4. Electives - 9 s.h.
Choose a minimum of 9 s.h. electives at the 5000 or 6000 level in the area of specialization (human, physical, techniques).
5. Thesis or non-thesis/internship option - 3-6 s.h.
- GEOG 7000 - Thesis
Geography 3-6 s.h.:
Students must pass the thesis defense.