GEO-Geography Courses


GEO 101. Intro to Geography. 3 Hours.

This course examines the heuristics employed by geographers to analyze social, cultural, environmental, political, economic, and regional factors that give locations unique identities. Students will also learn about the Five Themes of Geography and apply these concepts to articulate the unique dynamics and identities of cities in Alabama. Finally, students will learn about factors that make a location within the Birmingham metropolitan area a food desert as well as causes for a food desert in a local community through independent research. This course satisfies the Blazer Core City as a Classroom requirement and Civic engagement and Undergraduate Research flags.

GEO 109. Intro to Urban Geography. 3 Hours.

External and internal spatial processes of cities and city systems with emphasis on contemporary urban problems.

GEO 121. World Regional Geography. 3 Hours.

Modern worlds great culture realms using basic ideas and concepts in field of geography.

GEO 221. Geography of North America. 3 Hours.

Nature and character of places, especially as caused by relationship between human beings and environment.

GEO 491. Environmental Policy. 3 Hours.

Institutions,processes, actors and key issues in environmental policy.