Title Body
Introduction to Human Geography
GEO-102
An introduction to the systematic study of patterns and processes that have shaped human understanding, use, and alteration of Earth’s surface. This course uses spatial concepts and landscape analysis to examine human socioeconomic organization and its environmental consequences.
World Regional Geography/GE
GEO-105
A study and analysis of the geographical regions known as The Americas, Eurasia, Africa, and the Middle East with emphasis on location, resources, and development; economic, political, and social institutions; similarities and differences; and problems and potentialities.
Beginning Conversational German 1
GER-095
Basic communication skills are taught with emphasis on oral communication and pronunciation. Grammar is taught only as it will facilitate conversation. Total Physical Response and Natural Approach methods are stressed with an intensive use of visual aids. Language tape practice may be available.
Beginning Conversational German 2
GER-096
A continuation of GER 95. Basic communication skills are taught with emphasis on oral communication. Grammar is taught only as it will facilitate conversation.
Elementary German 1/GE
GER-101
Grammar and other technical aspects of the language will be emphasized and basic conversational skills will be developed. Reading and writing skills will also be emphasized. The course is taught in a cultural and natural context with intensive use of visual aids and faculty designed instructional material. Fulfills the first semester foreign language requirement at most four-year institutions.
Elementary German 2/GE
GER-102
A continuation of GER 101. Basic communication skills are taught with emphasis on oral communication and elementary grammar. Fulfills the second semester foreign language requirement at most four-year institutions.
Intermediate German 1/GE
GER-201
A continuation of GER 102, with an emphasis on oral communication and reading for comprehension. Writing and oral grammar exercises are integrated to develop and reinforce intermediate speaking skills. The traditions and cultures of German- speaking countries and modern day topics provide a conversational approach to learning German. Fulfills the third semester foreign language requirements at most four-year institutions.
Intermediate German 2/GE
GER-202
A continuation of GER 201 with an intensive review of grammar fundamentals and continued practice in speaking, reading, and writing. Fulfills the fourth semester foreign language requirements at most four-year institutions.
Introduction to Geology 1 (Physical)/GE
GLG-101
Fundamental physical principles of the earth: the structure of its interior and crust, its rocks and minerals, and the processes affecting these features such as volcanoes, earthquakes, mountain formation, and erosion.
Introduction to Geology 2 (Historical)/GE
GLG-102
The chronological account of the physical changes of the earth and the evolution of life upon it. Includes an introduction to basic stratigraphic and paleontological principles, the origin of the earth and its geological development through time.
Environmental Geology/GE
GLG-110
Introduction to geologic studies and their application to current environmental problems like waste disposal, land use, and shrinking resources, their causes and possible solutions. Focuses on surface geologic processes and geohazards, natural resources, and global systems. Several local field trips will be included.
Introduction to Paleontology
GLG-225
Basic paleontological principles; clasification of fossils, their occurrence, geologic distribution, and evolution.
Introduction to Field Methods and Report Writing
GLG-240
Introduction to geological field methods;including the use of topographic maps, cross-sections, and aerial photos. Equipment such as the Brunton Geological Transit, Plane Table, and Alidade and Global Positioning Systems (GPS) will be used in the field on mapping projects. Collection and presentation of field data in a report format will be emphasized.
Physical Geography/GE
GPH-110
An introduction to geography emphasizing the interrelationships between humans and their physical surroundings: land, climate, soil, vegetation, and natural resources.
Introduction to Meteorology/GE
GPH-171
Online Weather Studies covers the composition and structure of the atmosphere, the flows of energy to, from, and through the atmosphere, and the resulting weather phenomena ranging in scale from local to regional to global. The physical principles of atmospheric phenomena are stressed in the understanding of weather's impact on humans, particularly with regard to severe weather. Methods of analysis are developed through the study of current weather as meteorological data are delivered via the Internet.
Introduction to ArcGIS
GPH-187
Introduction to ArcGIS, ESRI's full-featured GIS software for visualizing, creating, managing, and analyzing geographic data. This course provides the foundation for becoming a successful user.
Introduction to Climate Science/GE
GPH-213
Introduction to climate science covers all aspects of the climate system. It introduces the different components of the climate system, feedback loops, short-term and long term forecasting, planetary energy budget, detail analysis of greenhouse gases, global atmospheric and oceanic circulation patterns, and natural and anthropogenic influences on the climate balance.
Introduction to Geographic Information Systems
GPH-239
Introduction to the basic concepts, theory, and multidisciplinary applications in GIS.
Graphic Communications I
GRA-101
This course will provide an overview of tradition- al commercial graphics technologies and theory which the students will need for commercial graphics employment. Subjects include basic design theory (gestalt, compositional techniques such as contrast, repetition alignment, proximity, etc.), simple drawing skills, illustration techniques, pigment and light color theory and physics, pro- duction processes and technologies, printing issues, typography, researching a graphic design project, preparing thumbnail sketches, preparing roughs and comps, encouraging productive client communications, and more.
Graphic Communications II
GRA-102
This course (the second semester continuation of GRA 101) will provide an overview of traditional commercial graphics technologies and theory which the students will need for commercial graphics employment. Subjects include basic design theory (gestalt, compositional techniques such as con- trast, repetion alignment, proximity, etc.), simple drawing skills, illustration techniques, pigment and light color theory and physics, pro- duction processes and technologies, printing issuses, typography, researching a graphic design project, preparing thumbnail sketches, preparing roughs and comps, encouraging productive client communications, and more.
Computer Illustration
GRA-103
This course focuses on basic comprehension of the computer graphics application interface and principles of vector graphic manipulation and creation. Design standards will be discussed in relation to professional work examples.
Digital Imaging I
GRA-104
This course guides students to a beginning level of image editing using digital imaging software. The course will focus on understanding issues of image manipulation and compositing, raster file format qualities and limitations, and the aplica- tion interface components.
Digital Imaging II
GRA-105
This course guides students to an intermediate level of image editing using digital imaging software. The course will focus on understanding issues of more complex image manipulation and compositing using filters, calculations, actions, channels, layers, and advanced topics.
Page Composition
GRA-106
This course focuses on the elements of page composition and visual design incorporating both graphics and text in a computer desktop publishing environment. Design standards will be discussed in relation to professional work examples.
Web Page Graphics Design
GRA-120
Introduction to software and hardware tools used in web page construction. Emphasis is placed on visual design techniques, ease of use, the plan- ning process, and interactivity.
Interactivity & Graphics
GRA-201
This course focuses on utilizing multimedia authoring software to create onscreen interactive graphic content presentations for diverse delivery systems such as interactive kiosks, games, internet sites, or educational CD-Roms.
Advanced Interactivity and Graphics
GRA-202
Utilizing multimedia authoring and web page design software to create onscreen interactive graphic content presentations especially for the web.
3D Modeling & Surfacing
GRA-203
This course focuses on basic concepts of three dimensional graphics grounded in Cartesian geometry. Special emphasis will be on modeling, texturing, lighting, and still rendering.
Advanced 3D Graphics
GRA-204
This course focuses on intermediate concepts of three dimensional graphics. Special emphasis will be on animation of the 3D objects and environment.
Principles of Animation
GRA-205
This course focuses on the historically developed principles of animation used in both traditional, hand drawn techniques and film, as well as in modern computer generated presentations.
Portfolio & Career Management
GRA-206
This course focuses on preparing the student for one of two outcomes: continuation in a four year graphics program or securing entry level employ- ment. Special emphasis will be placed on preparing a professional level portfolio and researching the job market.
Introduction to Geospatial Technology
GST-101
Introduction to the fundamentals of Geospatial Technology.
Spatial Analysis
GST-102
This course introduces students to problem-solving and decision making using geospatial analysis techniques.
Data Acquisition and Management
GST-103
This course addresses the interpretation and understanding of a variety of data formats available in Geographic Information Systems (GIS).
Cartographic Design
GST-104
This course introduces fundamental cartographic concepts.
Introduction to Remote Sensing
GST-105
This course is an introduction to remote sensing of the Earth.

Pages