BS Course Description

BS Curriculum

Revitalized General Education Program


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MS Curriculum

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Bachelor of Science, Major in Geography

The undergraduate program consists of general education courses in the freshman and sophomore years including basic geography subjects. The junior and senior years are devoted to advanced and specialized training in the different sub-fields of Geography. A field geography course highlights the program by offering the students a venue for applying the theoretical foundations learned in the previous years.

BS Geography Course Description

The following are the courses under the BS Geography program:

GEOG 1. Places and Landscapes in a Changing World. Overview of the diversity of interconnections of peoples and places in a globalizing world as mediated by cultures, politics and historical developments 3 units

GEOG 31. Economic Geography of the Philippines. Distribution, variety and significance of natural resources and how the physical environment affects their use. 3 units

GEOG 100. Physical Geography. Systematic study of land forms, climate, natural vegetation and soils. 3 units

GEOG 101. Climatology. Climate elements, types and regions. 3 units

GEOG 105. Economic Geography. The major human adjustments to the natural environment which result from the effort to make a living. The leading commercial products of farm, range, forest, mine, sea, factory, trade routes and centers. The course aims (1) to give the students a comprehensive survey of the principal industries of the world in their environmental setting; (2) to establish by concrete illustrations the principles set forth in Geography 1; and (3) to construct a framework of geographic adjustments throughout the world. 3 units

GEOG 109. Quantitative Methods in Geographic Analysis. Elements and applications of quantitative techniques in geography. 3 units

GEOG 111. Resource Management and Conservation. Planning, management and conservation in the exploitation & development of natural resources. 3 units

GEOG 119. Geography of Movement. Causes of movements, concepts and measures of distance & transport development. 3 units

GEOG 121. Landform Analysis. Landform evaluation & analysis, map reading & photo interpretation, & applications of Geographic Information System (GIS) in terrain evaluation. Prereq: COI for non-majors. 4 units

GEOG 131. Geography of the Philippines. The role of human & natural resources in the economic growth & development of the Philippines. 3 units

GEOG 133. Geography of the Tropics. Physical environment & resource potential of the tropics. Problems of human use & occupance. 3 units

GEOG 135. Rural & Urban Geography. Concepts of rural & urban land use. 3 units

GEOG 143. Geography of Asia. The lands and peoples, climate, resources & economic activities of the countries of Southwest Asia; South Asia; Southeast Asia; East Asia; Central Asia; & Russian Siberia & Russian Far East, & their interrelations. 3 units

GEOG 145. Geography of the Pacific. The physical environment, natural & human resources, & economic development of Australia, New Zealand, New Guinea, Melanesia, Micronesia & Polynesia. 3 units

GEOG 151. Geography of Europe. Patterns of landforms, climate, resources & economic activities of the countries of Western Europe, Eastern Europe & Tanscaucasia, & their interrelations. 3 units

GEOG 155. Geography of North America. The physical environment, natural resources, & economic development of the countries of North America. 3 units

GEOG 157. Geography of South America. The physical environment, natural resources, & economic development of the countries of South America. 3 units

GEOG 159. Geography of Africa. The physical environment, natural resources, & economic development of the countries of Africa. 3 units

GEOG 161. Concepts & Principle of Land Use. Utilization & evaluation of land resources & land use allocation, development & causes of land misuse; land management & the application of Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) principles to land use change. Prereq: COI for non-geog.3 units

GEOG 171. Political Geography. The relation between man's political activities &his natural environment. The political development of type states in the light of their location, size, climate, landforms, & natural resources. The political organization of the world today in terms of contrasted environmental conditions. Current political issues & changing adjustments to natural environment. 3 units

GEOG 173. Cultural Geography. The complex interconnection of culture, spaces, places & landscape. 3 units

GEOG 183. Transport Geography. Study of transport systems and their spatial impacts. Prereq: Consent of Instructor. 3 units

GEOG 185. Medical Geography. Ecological spatial and social approaches in understanding the geographic aspects of health and health care systems. Prereq: COI for non-geog. 3 units

GEOG 190. Map & Air Photo interpretation. Elements, principles & techniques of map & air photo interpretation for spatial analysis & planning. Prereq: COI for non-geog. 5 h. (2 lec, 3 lab) 3 units

GEOG 192. Field Methods of Geography. Methods & techniques of observing geographic features, recording geographic data, & writing geographic reports. 6 wk. (field) 6 units

GEOG 197. Digital Cartography. Introduction to the concepts, principles, theories and applied components of Digital Cartography and Geographic Information Systems (GIS). 5 units

GEOG 199. Seminar. Methods, techniques, & problems of research. 3 units

GEOG 200. Thesis. Prereq: Senior Standing. 3 units

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