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Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

GEOG 1101 -- Geography of the United States,   3 credits Search Current Course Schedule
Common Course Outline
(Meets MnTC Goal 5 and 7)

Recommended Skills, Abilities, or Coursework: College-level reading and writing

Topical and regional presentation of physical and human geographic patterns of the United States.


GEOG 1102 -- Introduction to Human Geography,   3 credits Search Current Course Schedule
Common Course Outline
(Meets MnTC Goals 5 and 8)

Recommended Skills, Abilities, or Coursework: College-level reading and writing

Human geography integrates the components of society such as population growth, distribution and demographics, culture (language and religion), urban contexts, political organization of the world, and global economics and development. These elements are interpreted spatially and related to the environment in which these societies operate. Case studies will be researched, analyzed and evaluated in laboratory sessions.


GEOG 1103 -- Physical Geography,   3 credits Search Current Course Schedule
Common Course Outline
(Meets MnTC Goal 5 and 10)

Recommended Skills, Abilities, or Coursework: College-level reading and writing

Topical study noting the major physical processes that cause the earth's surface features and that influence human habitation on this planet.


GEOG 1106 -- World Regional Geography,   3 credits Search Current Course Schedule
Common Course Outline
(Meets MnTC Goal 5 and 8)

Recommended Skills, Abilities, or Coursework: College-level reading and writing

Regional examination of the physical and human characteristics of the countries of Asia, Africa, and the Americas.


GEOG 1108 -- Minnesota Geography,   3 credits Search Current Course Schedule
Common Course Outline
(Meets MnTC Goal 5 and 10)

Examination of the geographic patterns of physical and human resources of Minnesota and its development in a regional setting.


GEOG 1189 -- Topics:,   Search Current Course Schedule
Common Course Outline
This course has been developed as a potential permanent course. The course must follow all the same policies and procedures related to curriculum outlined by the college. It does not duplicate existing course offerings. Refer to course notes for specific course description.


GEOG 2299 -- Independent Study,   Search Current Course Schedule
Common Course Outline
Independent Study allows a student to earn credit while participating in a supervised learning experience in a community-based or work setting. Students must have successfully completed two courses in the discipline in which they want to undertake independent study. Forms are available in the Educational Services Office. All arrangements must be made prior to registration for the semester in which the project is scheduled and must be approved by the appropriate Dean of Educational Services. In addition, a project outline must be approved by the instructor who will supervise the student's work.


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