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Online Core Courses for Summer 2020

For all Texas A&M undergraduate students: Register for the core classes that you need and learn about fascinating Earth sciences that impact your world every day. Classes are available online in the summer of 2020 through the College of Geosciences.

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Core-Curriculum Courses

Are you looking for cool classes that satisfy core-curriculum requirements? Geography offers several interesting courses that are more than just maps. You can explore Earth's ecosystems, the effects of climate change, human-environment interaction, geopolitics, and global cultures.

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GEOG 201 - 3 Lecture Hours

Introduction to Human Geography. A survey of the major systems of man-land relations of the world and their dissimilar developments; the processes of innovation, diffusion, and adaptation stressed with regard to changing relationships between people and their environment.


GEOG 202 - 3 Lecture Hours

Geography of the Global Village. Survey of world regions; globalization; environmental problems at multiple scales; human-environment interactions; cultural coherence and diversity; population and settlement; geopolitics; social and economic development; place identification.


GEOG 203 - 3 Lecture Hours

Planet Earth. Earth’s physical environment including climate, water, landforms, and ecosystems; processes that control these systems and their global distributions; human effects on these processes.


GEOG 205 - 3 Lecture Hours

Environmental Change. Systems perspective on important attributes, elements, and connections within earth's physical environment; dynamic nature of environment at multiple spatial and temporal scales.


GEOG 213 - 3 Lab Hours

Planet Earth Lab. Exercises and maps to illustrate principles of physical geography.


GEOG 301 - 3 Lecture Hours

Geography of the United States. Geographic personality (physical and cultural) of the United States.


GEOG 305 - 3 Lecture Hours

Geography of Texas. Exploration into the geographic personality of Texas: past and current physical and biotic environments; cultural pluralism, including ethnic origins and distinctive human ecologies; and the social, economic and political sources of environmental problems.