Geography Course Offerings

GE 132 - Physical Geography

Climate, water resources, soils, landforms, vegetation, and wildlife, are discussed with regard to their interrelationships as well as the ways in which they influence people and places. Moreover, human impact on the natural environment also is investigated. Essentially, through an exploration of physical geography, students learn what makes the world tick.
Course Fee: None (Tuition Rates & Fees)


GE 135 - World Regional Geography

World Regional Geography is devoted to an examination of the worlds various regions within the context of globalization. Cultural, political, and environmental phenomena are examined among other traits, which characterize both More Developed Countries and Less Developed Countries. Students are encouraged to view their own culture in a world perspective.
Course Fee: None (Tuition Rates & Fees)


GE 140 - Geography of Michigan

The regional geography of Michigan is examined with special reference to its natural environment, as well as economic, political, and cultural phenomena that characterize the state. Case studies pertaining to urbanization, social injustice, and environmental despoliation are addressed in detail.
Course Fee: None (Tuition Rates & Fees)


GE 210 - Cultural Geography

Cultural geography is devoted to the description and explanation of spatial patterns and ecological relationships in human culture. Various cultural phenomena, both material and non-material in nature, will be examined within the context of the cultural landscape. Some emphasis is placed upon the origin, diffusion, and spatial distribution of religion, language, folk and popular customs, and ethnic groups. Population patterns, particularly in terms of development and global resources, are explored, as are issues pertaining to migration, gender, political geography, agriculture, industry, and settlement. Environmental perception also is examined.
Course Fee: None (Tuition Rates & Fees)


GE 235 Introduction to Globalization and Inequality (3 credits/3 contact hours)

Introduction to Globalization and Inequality is offered online. The impact of globalization upon cultures, societies, and environments across the globe has been considerable, having an especially marked influence on the development of individual countries, frequently contributing to prosperity for some, while furthering poverty and injustice for others. In this course, current global issues and problems are examined, which include sustainability, population and migration, human trafficking, environmental degradation, natural hazards, geopolitical conflict, epidemic disease, and food insecurity.


GE 253 - Geography of the U.S. and Canada

The U.S. and Canada are examined within the context of its physical environment and cultural landscape. Emphasis is placed upon immigration and ethnicity, folk and popular culture, and human impact on the environment.
Course Fee: None (Tuition Rates & Fees)


GE 281 - Immigration and Ethnicity in America

Immigration and ethnicity in the United States is examined from a historical geographical perspective. Case studies of various ethnic groups are discussed in detail.
Course Fee: None (Tuition Rates & Fees)


GE 296 - Sustainability in the Face of Globalization: Southern Africa

This course provides an in-depth study of southern Africa, with special focus placed on South Africa. Social characteristics, as well as the regions history and economic development are examined in addition to its natural environment and cultural geography. Of special importance are matters associated with natural resources, migration, changing indigenous lifeways, political geography, zoogeography, and wildlife conservation, as political, cultural, and economic conflicts emerge during an era marked by globalization.
Course Fee: $7 (Tuition Rates & Fees)