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Undergraduate Catalog 2011-12 
Undergraduate Catalog 2011-12 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


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Benjamin Ofori-Amoah, Chair
Main Office: 3219 Wood Hall
Telephone: (269) 387-3410
Fax: (269) 387-3442

David S. Lemberg, Undergraduate Director
Kathleen Baker
Lisa M. DeChano-Cook
David G. Dickason
Charles Emerson
Lucius Hallett
Chansheng He
Joseph P. Stoltman
Gregory Veeck
Li Yang
Jordan Yin

Modern geography provides understanding of the physical and socio-cultural systems of planet earth. Specialized majors prepare students for careers in urban and regional planning, environmental analysis and resource management, geographic information science, tourism, and geographic education. Geographic information science is a new and rapidly growing field that uses computerized databases linked to maps (cartography) and aerospace images (from satellite scans and aerial photography) to monitor, analyze, and manage government, business, and environmental issues.

Students should complete at least 14 hours of geography courses and have junior or senior standing before enrolling in 5000-level courses. Students should consult with a geography advisor early in their major to plan their program of study. Additional information is also available from the geography website, brochures, and department bulletin boards. All majors in the Department of Geography satisfy the baccalaureate-level writing requirement by completing successfully GEOG 3030.

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