** Required courses in the Geography Major at Wayne State
EAS 120 Introduction to Geology (4)**
A study of the solid Earth in terms of its internal structure and surface landforms.
GEO 120 World Regional Geography (3)** Bertolas
A global survey of the geographic interrelationships between people and their environments.
300 Human Geography
A geographic examination of the social and cultural activities of humans.
305 Political Geography
A study of geographic factors as they pertain to national and international political problems.
GEO 315 World Economic Geography (3)** Rawlings
A study of resource use, locational choices and regional specialization in a global economy.
GEO 320 Urban Geography (3)
A theoretical and comparative study of the city stressing the consequences of urbanization.
325 Geography of
Recreation, Tourism and Sports (3) Bertolas
A geographic survey of gaming, leisure travel, wilderness, ecotourism and national parks.
410/510 Geography of Hazards and
Disasters (3) Bertolas
A geographic look at hazards that occur in nature and disasters caused by humankind.
425/525 Urban GIS (3)
Application of ArcGIS software to gain mastery of GIS techniques.
Information Systems (3)**
Learning to use ArcGIS software to visualize and query geographically referenced data.
GEO 435/535 Computer Mapping (3) Rawlings
Studying the science of cartography and using ArcGIS software to create maps.
490 Geography and History of
Nebraska (3) Bertolas
Examining the geographic and historic qualities of Nebraska in the context of the Great Plains.
Plus a wide range of Geography electives focusing on specific regions:
340 Geography of the
United States and Canada (3) Bertolas
GEO 350 Geography of Europe (3) Rawlings
GEO 370 Geography of Latin America (3) Rawlings
GEO 380 Geography of Asia (3) Rawlings
Earth Science electives, too:
EAS 350 Climate Change (3) Dilliard
EAS 396 Historical Geology (3) Dilliard
EAS 401 Astronomy (4) Young
EAS 430 Oceanography (3) Dilliard