Course Catalog
Department of Cartography & Geography  




 

GEOG 1113 Elements of Human Geography
Offered each Fall, Spring, and Summer
Three credit hours (3 hours of lecture)

Course Description: The major organizing concepts of social, economic, population, and cultural geography. People's geographic behavior in terms of their spatial organization of the earth's surface and their development of regional and political systems.


GEOG 1214 Earth Science
Offered each Fall, Spring, and Summer
Four credit hours (3 hours of lecture; 2 hours of lab)

Course Description: Surface features of the earth; landforms, water, rocks, minerals, weather, climate, and soils.


CARTO 2253 Elements of Cartography
Offered each Fall
Three credit hours (2 hours of lecture and 2 hours of lab)

Course Description: Principles, tools, and techniques of map construction.


GEOG 2513 World Regional Geography
Offered each Fall, Spring, and Summer
Internet Web Course
Three credit hours (3 hours of lecture)

Course Description: The world's major cultural regions, with emphasis on geographic aspects of contemporary economic, social and political relationships with the physical environment.


CARTO 2713 Data Collection & Field Studies
Offered each Spring
Three credit hours (2 hours of lecture and 2 hours of lab)

Course Description: Introduction to general geography data collection techniques. Students will present written and oral reports based on lectures, observations, field notes, interviews and library research. Proper use of GPS, compass, topographic maps, etc., will be taught.


GEOG 2883 Special Studies in Geography
Offered Periodically
One to Four credit hours
Prerequisites: Departmental approval

Course Description: Directed group study on a special subject or problem.


GEOG 3213 Conservation of Natural Resources
Offered every other Spring
Three credit hours (3 hours of lecture)
Prerequisites: GEOG 1113 and GEOG 1214

Course Description: A study of current problems in conservation of natural resources with an emphasis on solutions.  Topics include population, deforestation, water issues, and climate change.


GEOG 3223 Geography of Oklahoma
Offered each Fall
Three credit hours (3 hours of lecture)

Course Description: A study of the physical regions, culture, population, distribution, economic development, and recreational resources of Oklahoma.


GECAR 3233 Geospatial Research Design & Analysis
Offered each Fall
Three credit hours (3 hours of lecture)
Prerequisites: CARTO 2253, either MATH 2213 or SOC 3833, or departmental approval.

Course Description: Basic techniques and methods of investigation and presentation of data related to spatial research.


GEOG 3323 Principles of Economic Geography
Offered every other Spring
Three credit hours (3 hours of lecture)

Course Description: Processes significant to the spatial structure of economic systems. Production, consumption and exchange activities examined in regard to location, distribution, area differentiation and spatial interaction patterns. Attention given to processes of change as well as to steady states.


GEOG 3413 Weather and Climate
Offered Periodically
Three credit hours (3 hours of lecture)

Course Description: The elements of weather and climate with daily meteorological observations; weather regions and origins. Weather conditions as they affect man, animal life, and vegetation. Climate regions.


CARTO 3613 Advanced Cartography
Offered each Spring
Three credit hours (2 hours of lecture and 2 hours of lab)
Prerequisite: CARTO 2253

Course Description: Application of cartographic principles for complex mapping tasks. Subjects include atlas production, Internet maps, interactive cartography, animated mapping, terrain mapping, and perspective graphics.


GEOG 3613/5613 Regional Geography Field Study
Offered each May Intersession
Three credit hours (6-Day Field Excursion)

Course Description: Intensive study of the geographic features of a region or regions through direct observations and travel using appropriate field study methods. Course is repeatable, provided the trip differs substantially from the prior ones taken. Course is often cross-listed for History credit.


CARTO 3753 Aerial Photography & Remote Sensing
Offered each Fall
Three credit hours (3 hours of lecture)
Prerequisite: CARTO 2253, GEOG 1214, or departmental approval.

Course Description: Interpretation of maps, aerial photographs, and remotely sensed images for geographic research.


CARTO 3953 Geographic Information Systems
Offered each Fall
Three credit hours (2 hours of lecture and two hours of lab)
Prerequisites: CARTO 2253, CARTO 3613 or departmental approval.

Course Description: An introduction to the use of GIS as a spatial analysis tool. This introduction is presented with an emphasis placed on the use of a fully functional system for performing spatial analysis.


GECAR 4653 Senior Capstone Projects
Offered each Fall and Spring
Three credit hours (Weekly directed study)
Prerequisites: CARTO 3953, senior standing.

Course Description: This class is designed as a capstone course for students to implement a major project in geography or geotechniques.


CARTO 4753 Advanced Remote Sensing
Offered each Spring
Three credit hours (3 hours of lecture)
Prerequisite: CARTO 3753 or departmental approval.

Course Description: Advanced theory and techniques for digital image processing (preprocessing, enhancement, classification, post classification analysis, special transformations, multi-temporal data analysis for change detection) of satellite imagery related to earth resources and incorporation into geographic information systems.


GESOC 4853 Comparative Cultures
Offered Periodically
Three credit hours (3 hours of lecture)
Prerequisites: One course each in Geography and in Sociology.

Course Description: A comparison of the cultures, social organizations, behavior patterns, and geographical environments of selected societies. In this course the reciprocal relationship between humans and their natural environment is stressed.


CARTO 4943 Internship
Offered each Summer
One to Ten credit hours
Prerequistites: Sophomore standing or higher and departmental approval.

Course Description: A supervised work experience in cartography, GIS, and/or remote sensing that provides for practical experience in the profession. (All or part of the internship can be a paid position.)


CARTO 4953 Advanced GIS
Offered each Spring
Three credit hours (2 hours of lecture and 2 hours of lab)
Prerequisite: CARTO 3953

Course Description: Presentation on advanced digital data structures and the use of software applications for maintaining and utilizing geographic information.


GEOG 4981/5981 Seminar in Geography
Offered Periodically
One to Four credit hours (1 to 4 hours of lecture)
Prerequisite: Departmental approval.

Course Description: Directed group study on a special subject or problems.


CARTO 4983 Seminar in Cartography
Offered Periodically
One to Four credit hours (1 to 4 hours of lecture)
Prerequisite: Departmental approval.

Course Description: Directed group study on a special subject or problem.


GEOG 4993/5993 Individual Study in Geography
Offered each Semester
One to Four credit hours
Prerequisite: Departmental approval.

Course Description: Directed individual study on a special subject or problem.


CARTO 4993 Individual Study in Cartography
Offered each Semester
One to Four credit hours
Prerequisite: Departmental approval.

Course Description:   Directed individual study on a special subject or problem.