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GE 102 Human GeographyLASC—Global Perspectives; Human Behavior and Social ProcessesIntroduction to human geography, emphasizing globalization, human-environment relations and spatial patterns of population, development, economics, politics, urbanization and culture.Offered every year. 3 credits. GE 110 World Regional Geography ILASC—Global Perspectives; Human Behavior and Social ProcessesAnalysis of the physical, cultural and economic regions of Eurasia.Offered every year. 3 credits. GE 111 World Regional Geography IILASC—Global Perspectives; Human Behavior and Social ProcessesAnalysis of the physical, cultural and economic regions of Africa, Oceania and the Americas.Offered every year. 3 credits. GE 130 Introduction to Energy StudiesFoundation concepts in energy studies. Overview of environmental and societal implications of energy systems –past, present and future.Offered every year. 3 credits. GE 193 Special Topics in Geography or Earth Science for First-Year StudentsAll "193" courses are approved for LASC but may vary by section. See current course listing for specific LASC area approval.Introductory level course covering topics of special interest to first-year students. Offered only as a First-Year Seminar.Offered every year. 3 credits. GE 195 Special TopicsIntroductory course to be offered on a trial basis. Topic to be announced in advance1-6 credits. GE 210 Geography of North AmericaPrerequisite: ONE of the following: GE/GL 102, GE/GL 111, HI 111, HI 112, SO 100, UR 101 or permission of instructorAnalysis of the physical and human geography of North America.Offered every 3 years. 3 credits. GE 240 Energy ConservationConcepts, technologies and policies for energy conservation. Inefficiencies of current systems; technical and social changes for energy efficiency.Offered every year. 3 credits. GE 250 Urban GeographyLASC—Human Behavior and Social ProcessesPrerequisite: GE/GL 102 or UR 101 or permission of instructorWorld urbanization; location and central place concepts; economy of cities; land use patterns; urban environmental problems.Offered every year. 3 credits. GE 255 Geography of AfricaPrerequisite: ONE of the following: GE/GL 102, GE/GL 111, GL 150, SO 100, SO 110, UR 101 or permission of instructorLASC— Global Perspectives; Diversity Across the CurriculumAnalysis of the physical and human geography of Africa.Offered every year. 3 credits. GE 258 Global Environmental ChangePrerequisite: ONE of the following: GE/GL 102, GS 101, GL 150, EV 150, UR 101, CH 106 or permission of instructorIntroduction to the science, political economy and ethics of global environmental change.Offered every year. 3 credits. GE 285 Sustainable CommunitiesLASC—Human Behavior and Social Processes; United States and Its Role in the WorldPrerequisite: ONE of the following: GE/GL 102, GL 150, EC 110, EC 120 or permission of instructorExploration of changes in U.S. and global economic landscape, 1970 to present. Approaches to sustainable economic development.Offered every year. 3 credits. GE 299 Special TopicsPrerequisite: Permission of instructorIntermediate level course to be offered on a trial basis. Topic to be announced in advance.1-6 credits. GE 307 American Public Lands: Environmental IssuesPrerequisite: GE 258 or permission of instructorExploration of environmental management issues on U.S. public lands such as national parks, national forests, BLM lands.Offered every 3 years. 3 credits. GE 308 Environment and DevelopmentPrerequisite: GE 258 or permission of instructorThe global ecology of rich and poor. Environmental implications of poverty, economic development, mass consumption, globalization and demographic change.Offered every 3 years. 3 credits. GE 312 Sustainable Food SystemsPrerequisite: GE 102 and any 200 level GE, GS, SO or UR course or permission of instructorOverview of the structure, evolution, costs and benefits of the global food system. Exploration of local and global alternatives.Offered every 3 years. 3 credits. GE 315 Geographic Research MethodsPrerequisites: GE 102, GS 101, GS 140, GS 165Overview of the research process; research design in human, physical and environmental geography; quantitative, qualitative and cartographic methods.Offered every year. 3 credits. GE 341 Fundamentals of Renewable EnergyPrerequisite: GE 130 or GE 240 or permission of instructorAnalysis of renewable energy concepts, policy and politics. Technologies and methods for renewable energy capture, storage and distribution.Offered every year. 3 credits. GE 342 Sustainable HousingPrerequisite: GE 130 or GE 240 or permission of instructorPrinciples of green design with an emphasis on building construction. Material and energy flows, choice of materials, designing for sustainability.Offered every year. 3 credits. GE 400 Geography SeminarPrerequisites: GE 102, GS 101, GS 140, GS 165, GE 315 and senior standing (or permission of department chair)Capstone course for geography majors. Students conduct independent research projects and present their findings.Offered every year. 3 credits. GE 408 Directed StudyDirected study offers students, who because of unusual circumstances may be unable to register for a course when offered, the opportunity to complete an existing course with an established syllabus under the direction and with agreement from a faculty member. GE 410 Independent Study in GeographyOpportunity for advanced students to pursue a topic of special interest involving extensive reading, experimentation, and research.1-6 credits. GE 450 Readings and Directed ResearchPrerequisites: All department requirements for major fulfilled.Directed study on selected topics; open to senior majors.3 credits. GE 460 Geography InternshipPrerequisites: All department requirements for major fulfilled.Students assigned to various government and private agencies under joint supervision of agency and faculty.1-6 credits. GE 470 Selected Topics in GeographyTopic or subject to be announced in advance; topic to be relevant to student needs and interests and subject to availability of professor.1-6 credits.