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Type Legend: DD Diversity–Domestic; DG Diversity–Global; ELR Experiential Learning; KAD Kent Core Additional; KBS Kent Core Basic Sciences; KCM Kent Core Composition; KFA Kent Core Fine Arts: KHU Kent Core Humanities; KMC Kent Core Mathematics and Critical Reasoning; KSS Kent Core Social Sciences; WIC Writing Intensive

Please read the sections in the University Catalog on Kent Core, diversity, writing-intensive and the experiential learning requirements.

I. DESTINATION KENT STATE: FIRST YEAR EXPERIENCE  (1 credit)
Type Course Title Credits
  US 10097 Destination Kent State: First Year Experience 1
II. MAJOR PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS (26 credits)  Courses count in major GPA 
Type Course Title Credits
  Choose from the following: 3
KSS
DG
GEOG 17063 World Geography (3)  
KAD
DD
  17064 Geography of the United States and Canada (3)  
KBS   21062 Physical Geography 3
KBS   21063 Physical Geography Laboratory 1
KAD
DG
  22061 Human Geography 3
    29160 Mapping Our World 1 3
    39002 Statistical Methods in Geography 3
    49070 Geographic Information Science 1 4
WIC   40191 Seminar in Geography 2 3
  Regional Geography elective 3
  GEOG 37010 Geography of Ohio (3)  
DG   37040 Geography of Africa (3)  
DG   37050 Geography of Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States (3)  
DG   37066 Geography of Europe (3)  
DG   37070 Geography of East and Southeast Asia (3)  
    37072 Geography of China (3)  
DG   37079 Geography of South Asia (3)  
DG   37084 Geography of South America (3)  
DG   37085 Geography of Central America and Mexico (3)  
    37095 Special Topics in Regional Geography (3)  
III. ADDITIONAL PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS (75 credits)  
Type Course Title Credits
  Foreign Language 3 14-20
  Kent Core Composition 6
  Kent Core Mathematics and Critical Reasoning 3-5
  Kent Core Humanities and Fine Arts (minimum one course from each) 9
  Kent Core Social Sciences (must be from two disciplines) 3
  Kent Core Basic Sciences 2-3
  Kent Core Additional 3
  College General Requirement (must be from Kent Core Basic Sciences) 4 3
  College General Requirement (must be from Kent Core Social Sciences) 5 3
  General Electives
Credits required depends on meeting minimum 120 credit hours and minimum 42 upper-division credit hours
28
IV. CONCENTRATION REQUIREMENTS (18 credits) 
  Environmental Geography (18)
  Geographic Information (18)
  Social Geography (18)
MINIMUM TOTAL 
120

 

1 All students should take GEOG 29160 before taking GEOG 49070.

2 A minimum C (2.000) grade must be earned to fulfill the writing-intensive requirement.

3 Fulfills College General Requirement

4 One additional course taken from the Kent Core Basic Science courses in the following Arts and Sciences disciplines: Anthropology (ANTH), Biological Sciences (BSCI), Chemistry (CHEM), Geography (GEOG), Geology (GEOL) or Physics (PHY). Students may take the courses listed in the "introductory" sequences with the restrictions noted above in the Kent Core Basic Science section. The course may not be from the student's major.

5 One additional course taken from the Kent Core Social Sciences courses in the following Arts and Sciences disciplines: Anthropology (ANTH), Applied Conflict Management (CACM), Geography (GEOG), Criminology and Justice Studies (JUS), Political Science (POL), Psychology (PSYC) or Sociology (SOC). The course may not be from the student's major.

Foreign Language Note: Students pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree in the College of Arts and Sciences must have the equivalent of Elementary I and II in any language, plus one of the following options:

a. Intermediate I and II of the same language
b. Elementary I and II of a second language
c. Any combination of two courses from the following list:
    -Intermediate I of the same language
    -MCLS 10001 Introduction to Structural Concepts for Language Students
    -MCLS 20000 Global Literacy and Cultural Awareness
    -MCLS 20091 Seminar: Global Literacy Case Studies

All students with prior foreign language experience should take the foreign language placement test to determine the appropriate level at which to start. Some students may begin their university foreign language experience beyond the Elementary I level and will complete the requirement with fewer credit hours and fewer courses. This may be accomplished by: (1) passing a course beyond Elementary I through Intermediate II level or (2) receiving credit through Credit by Exam (CBE), the College Level Examination Program (CLEP), the Advanced Placement (AP) exam or credit through the International Baccalaureate (IB) program; or (3) being designated a "native speaker" of a non-English language (consult with the College of Arts and Sciences Advising Office for additional information). When students complete the requirement with fewer than 14 credit hours and four courses, they will complete remaining hours with general electives.

 

Environmental Geography Concentration

For semester-by-semester sequencing for this program, view the 2014-2015 Roadmap.

I. CONCENTRATION REQUIREMENTS  (18 credit) Courses count in major GPA
Type Course Title Credits
  Choose from the following: Environmental Geography Elective 12
  GEOG 31062 Fundamentals of Meteorology (3)  
    31064 Principles of Climatology (3)  
    31080 Geography of Wine (3)  
    41050 Polar and Alpine Environments (3)  
    41051 Natural Disasters and Society (3)  
    41052 Glaciers and Glaciation (3)  
    41062 Advanced Physical Geography (3)  
    41065 Applied Climatology (3)  
    41066 Climate Change and Its Impact (3)  
    41073 Conservation of Natural Resources (3)  
    41074 Resource Geography (3)  
    41082 Geography of Soils (3)  
    41195 Special Topics in Environmental Geography (1-3)  
  Choose from the following: Geographic Information Electives 3
  GEOG 44070 Spatial Analysis and Location Theory (3)  
    49072 Geographic Information Science and Health (3)  
    49075 Geographic Information Science: Urban and Economic Applications (3)  
    49076 Spatial Programming (3)  
    49078 Geographic Information Science and Hazards (3)  
    49080 Advanced Geographic Information Science (3)  
    49082 CyberGIS (3)  
    49085 Web and Mobile Geographic Information Science (3)  
    49162 Cartography and Geovisualization (3)  
    49163 Cartography and Geovisualization Laboratory (1)  
    49165 GeoMapping (3)  
    49195 Special Topics in Geographic Information Science (1-3)  
    49210 Earth Imagery (3)  
    49211 Earth Imagery Laboratory (1)  
    49230 Remote Sensing (3)  
  Choose from the following: Social Geography 3
  GEOG 31070 Population and Environment (3)  
    32080 Politics and Place (3)  
    34070 Economic Geography (3)  
    35065 Geography of Transportation/Spatial Interaction (3)  
    36065 Cities and Urbanization (3)  
    42040 Tourism Development and Recreational Travel (3)  
    42052 Medical Geography (3)  
    42053 Geographies of Memory and Heritage (3)  
    42064 Historical Geography of the United States and Canada (3)  
    42195 Special Topics in Social Geography (1-3)  
    44010 Geography of the Global Economy (3)  
    45085 Urban Transportation (3)  
    46065 Advanced Urban Geography (3)  
    46070 Urban and Regional Planning (3)  
MINIMUM SUBTOTAL 
18

 

 

Geographic Information Concentration

For semester-by-semester sequencing for this program, view the 2014-2015 Roadmap.

I. CONCENTRATION REQUIREMENTS  (18 credit) Courses count in major GPA
Type Course Title Credits
  Choose from the following: Environmental Geography Elective 2 3
  GEOG 31062 Fundamentals of Meteorology (3)  
    31064 Principles of Climatology (3)  
    31080 Geography of Wine (3)  
    41050 Polar and Alpine Environments (3)  
    41051 Natural Disasters and Society (3)  
    41052 Glaciers and Glaciation (3)  
    41062 Advanced Physical Geography (3)  
    41065 Applied Climatology (3)  
    41066 Climate Change and Its Impact (3)  
    41073 Conservation of Natural Resources (3)  
    41074 Resource Geography (3)  
    41082 Geography of Soils (3)  
    41195 Special Topics in Environmental Geography (1-3)  
  Choose from the following: Geographic Information Electives 12
  GEOG 44070 Spatial Analysis and Location Theory (3)  
    49072 Geographic Information Science and Health (3)  
    49075 Geographic Information Science: Urban and Economic Applications (3)  
    49076 Spatial Programming (3)  
    49078 Geographic Information Science and Hazards (3)  
    49080 Advanced Geographic Information Science (3)  
    49082 CyberGIS (3)  
    49085 Web and Mobile Geographic Information Science (3)  
    49162 Cartography and Geovisualization (3)  
    49163 Cartography and Geovisualization Laboratory (1)  
    49165 GeoMapping (3)  
    49195 Special Topics in Geographic Information Science (1-3)  
    49210 Earth Imagery (3)  
    49211 Earth Imagery Laboratory (1)  
    49230 Remote Sensing (3)  
  Choose from the following: Social Geography 3
  GEOG 31070 Population and Environment (3)  
    32080 Politics and Place (3)  
    34070 Economic Geography (3)  
    35065 Geography of Transportation/Spatial Interaction (3)  
    36065 Cities and Urbanization (3)  
    42040 Tourism Development and Recreational Travel (3)  
    42052 Medical Geography (3)  
    42053 Geographies of Memory and Heritage (3)  
    42064 Historical Geography of the United States and Canada (3)  
    42195 Special Topics in Social Geography (1-3)  
    44010 Geography of the Global Economy (3)  
    45085 Urban Transportation (3)  
    46065 Advanced Urban Geography (3)  
    46070 Urban and Regional Planning (3)  
MINIMUM SUBTOTAL 
18


 

 

 

 

Social Geography Concentration

For semester-by-semester sequencing for this program, view the 2014-2015 Roadmap.

I. CONCENTRATION REQUIREMENTS  (18 credit) Courses count in major GPA
Type Course Title Credits
  Choose from the following: Environmental Geography Elective 3
  GEOG 31062 Fundamentals of Meteorology (3)  
    31064 Principles of Climatology (3)  
    31080 Geography of Wine (3)  
    41050 Polar and Alpine Environments (3)  
    41051 Natural Disasters and Society (3)  
    41052 Glaciers and Glaciation (3)  
    41062 Advanced Physical Geography (3)  
    41065 Applied Climatology (3)  
    41066 Climate Change and Its Impact (3)  
    41073 Conservation of Natural Resources (3)  
    41074 Resource Geography (3)  
    41082 Geography of Soils (3)  
    41195 Special Topics in Environmental Geography (1-3)  
  Choose from the following: Geographic Information Electives 3
  GEOG 44070 Spatial Analysis and Location Theory (3)  
    49072 Geographic Information Science and Health (3)  
    49075 Geographic Information Science: Urban and Economic Applications (3)  
    49076 Spatial Programming (3)  
    49078 Geographic Information Science and Hazards (3)  
    49080 Advanced Geographic Information Science (3)  
    49082 CyberGIS (3)  
    49085 Web and Mobile Geographic Information Science (3)  
    49162 Cartography and Geovisualization (3)  
    49163 Cartography and Geovisualization Laboratory (1)  
    49165 GeoMapping (3)  
    49195 Special Topics in Geographic Information Science (1-3)  
    49210 Earth Imagery (3)  
    49211 Earth Imagery Laboratory (1)  
    49230 Remote Sensing (3)  
  Choose from the following: Social Geography 12
  GEOG 31070 Population and Environment (3)  
    32080 Politics and Place (3)  
    34070 Economic Geography (3)  
    35065 Geography of Transportation/Spatial Interaction (3)  
    36065 Cities and Urbanization (3)  
    42040 Tourism Development and Recreational Travel (3)  
    42052 Medical Geography (3)  
    42053 Geographies of Memory and Heritage (3)  
    42064 Historical Geography of the United States and Canada (3)  
    42195 Special Topics in Social Geography (1-3)  
    44010 Geography of the Global Economy (3)  
    45085 Urban Transportation (3)  
    46065 Advanced Urban Geography (3)  
    46070 Urban and Regional Planning (3)  
MINIMUM SUBTOTAL 
18