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The Physical Geography Concentration prepares students for the efficient utilization and conservation of these precious resources. The hydrological cycle is examined in the atmosphere, surface, and groundwater systems. The study of landforms, climate, and natural resources are emphasized to offer the student a greater understanding the earth's processes and environment.

Curriculum

In addition to the General Requirements for Undergraduate Degrees at IU Southeast and the Bachelor of Arts Degree Requirements, the candidate for the BA in Geoscience - Physical Geography Concentration must complete the following courses with a grade of C or higher in each course:

Geoscience Core Courses - 11 Credits
Dept. Course Number Title Credit Hours Minimum Grade Co-Reqs or Pre-Reqs
GEOL-G 100 General Geology 5 C None
GEOG-G 107 Physical Systems of the Environment 3 C None
GEOG-G 338 Geographic Information Science 3 C None
Required Geography Courses - 11 Credits
Dept. Course Number Title Credit Hours Minimum Grade Co-Reqs or Pre-Reqs
GEOG-G 108 Physical Systems of the Environment - Lab 2 C P: GEOG-G107
GEOG-G 110 Introduction to Human Geography 3 C None
GEOG-G 201 World Regional Geography 3 C None
GEOG-G 333 Introductory Cartography 3 C None
Upper Level Courses - Select One - 3 Credits
Dept. Course Number Title Credit Hours Minimum Grade Co-Reqs or Pre-Reqs
GEOG-G 304 Physical Meteorology & Climatology 3 C P: GEOG-G 107
GEOG-G 308 Disasters 3 C P: 6 credits in science
GEOG-G 404 Geography of Soils 3 C P: GEOG-G107 or GEOL-G100
GEOL-G 415 Geomorphology 3 C P: GEOL-G 100 or GEOG-G 107
Concentration Courses - Selecte one - 3 Credits (must be different from Upper-Level Course)
Dept. Course Number Title Credit Hours Minimum Grade Co-Reqs or Pre-Reqs
GEOL-G 304 Physical Meteorology & Climatology 3 C P: GEOG-G 107
GEOL-G 308 Disasters: Natural/Human Induced 3 C P: 6 credits in science
GEOL-G 404 Geography of Soils 3 C P: GEOG-G107 or GEOL-G100
GEOL-G 415 Geomorphology 3 C P: GEOL-G 100 or GEOG-G 107
GEOL-G 451 Principles of Hydrogeology 3 C P: GEOL-G 100 or GEOG-G 107
Electives - two courses
Electives should be chosen from 300-400 level GEOG/GEOL courses that relate to concentration area, with approval of advisor.
Capstone - 3 Credits
Dept. Course Number Title Credit Hours Minimum Grade Co-Reqs or Pre-Reqs
GEOG-G 450 Undergrad Research in Geography 3 C Junior/Senior, Permission
GEOG-G 460 Geography Internship 3 C Junior/Senior, Permission
GEOL-G 490 Senior Seminar in Geography 3 C Junior/Senior, Permission
Required Mathematics - 3 Credits
Dept. Course Number Title Credit Hours Minimum Grade Co-Reqs or Pre-Reqs
MATH-M 118 Finite Mathematics 3 C R: MATH-M101 or placement
Science Elective w/Lab - Select one course from the list below - 5 Credits
Dept. Course Number Title Credit Hours Minimum Grade Co-Reqs or Pre-Reqs
BIOL-L 100 Humans and the Biological World 5 C None
BIOL-L 101 Introduction to Biological Sciences I 5 C None
BIOL-L 102 Introduction to Biological Sciences II 5 C None
CHEM-C
CHEM-C
101
121
Elementary Chemistry I and
Elementary Chemistry Laboratory I
3
2
C
C
P: None
CHEM-C
CHEM-C
102
122
Elementary Chemistry II and
Elementary Chemistry Laboratory II
3
2
C
C
P: None
CHEM-C
CHEM-C
105
125
Principles of Chemistry I and
Experimental Chemistry I
3
2
C
C
None
CHEM-C
CHEM-C
106
126
Principles of Chemistry II and
Experimental Chemistry II
3
2
C
C
P: CHEM-C 105
P: CHEM-C 125
PHYS-P 100 Physics in the Modern World 5 C None
PHYS-P 201 General Physics: Mechanics, Heat, and Sound 5 C R: MATH-M 125 & MATH-M 126
PHYS-P 202 General Physics: Electricity, Magnetism, Light, and Nuclear Physics 5 C P: PHYS-P 201
PHYS-P 221 Physics I 5 C C: MATH-M 215
PHYS-P 222 Physics II 5 C P: PHYS-P 221

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