Course Descriptions

Physical Geography Courses

GPH113

Introduction to Physical Geography

Learn about tornadoes, river systems, earthquakes, volcanoes, and more. 4 credit hours. Prerequisites: None. General Education: SQ

GPH210

Society and Environment

Understand and speak effectively about the environmental challenges we face today. 3 credit hours. Prerequisites: ENG 101 or 107. General Education: G

GPH211

Landform Processes

Geographic characteristics of landforms and earth-surface processes, emphasizing erosion, transportation, deposition, and implications for human management of the environment. 4 credit hours. Prerequisites: ENG 101 or 107  General Education: SQ

GPH212

Introduction to Meteorology

Investigate the processes that control weather. Lecture: 3 credit hours. Lab: 1 credit hour. Prerequisites: None. General Education: SQ (if credit also earned in Lab GPH 214)

GPH213

Climate and Weather

Gain an important perspective in understanding long-term atmospheric conditions. Lecture: 3 credit hours. Lab: 1 credit hour. Prerequisites: None. General Education: SG (if credit also earned in Lab GPH 215)

GPH267

Extreme Weather and Climate

Dive into details about extreme weather events, like derechoes and tornado outbreaks. 3 credit hours. Prerequisites: ENG101 or ENG107  General Education: L

Human Geography Courses

GCU102

Introduction to Human Geography

Systematic study of human use of the earth. Spatial organization of economic, social, political, and perceptual environments. 3 credit hours. Prerequisites: None. General Education: G, SB

GCU121

World Geography: Eastern

Description and analysis of areal variations in social, economic, and political phenomena in major world regions. Emphasis on Europe, Russia, North Africa, and the Asian world. 3 credit hours. Prerequisites: None. General Education: G, SB

GCU122

World Geography: Western

Description and analysis of variations in social, economic, and political phenomena in major world regions. Emphasis on Sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America, and Anglo America. 3 credit hours. Prerequisites: None. General Education: G, SB

GCU221

Arizona Geography

The historical to modern development of Arizona. The interplay between the physical, cultural and economic factors affecting Arizona today. 3 credit hours. Prerequisites: None. General Education: C, H, SB

Geospatial Technologies

GIS205

Geographic Information Technologies

Introduces modern geographic information technologies, including cartography, Geographic Information System (GIS), remote sensing, global positioning systems, and statistical analyses. 3 credit hours. Prerequisites: None. General Education: CS

GIS211

Geographic Information Science I

Introduces students to digital map creation including vector and raster data, map elements, and design, symbology, and the geo database using Esri (Environmental Systems Research Institute) desktop and online mapping environments. 4 credit hours. Prerequisites: CIS105, or CSC180, or permission of Instructor. General Education: CS

GIS220

Introduction to ArcPy Scripting

Students will learn how to automate geoprocessing tasks and apply scripting fundamentals using the ArcGIS Python-based scripting language ArcPy. The course emphasizes problem solving using geoprocessing analysis, identifying system integration and data management tasks, determining programming tools and order based upon workflow analysis.

GIS222

Geographic Information Science II

Geographic Information Science (GIS) as a basis for microcomputer spatial analysis and synthesis. Includes digitizing, database organization, spatial retrieval and graphics. 4 credit hours. Prerequisites: GIS211 or permission of Instructor. General Education: CS

GIS223

Introduction to Digital Image Processing

Uses and application of remote sensing and imagery in Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Uses and application of Global Positioning Systems to GIS and remote sensing. 4 credit hours. Prerequisites: None.