Office of the Registrar
Faculty of Arts (2014/2015)
12.12 Geography

In accordance with Senate's Policy Regarding Inactive Courses, the course descriptions for courses which have not been offered in the previous three academic years and which are not scheduled to be offered in the current academic year have been removed from the following listing. For information about any of these inactive courses, please contact the Head of the Department.

It is strongly recommended that all 2000-level core courses be completed before registration in 3000-level courses. All 2000-level core courses must normally be completed prior to registration in a 4000-level course.

Specific prerequisites for courses may be waived only with permission of the instructor and the Head of Department.

Geography courses are designated by GEOG.

1050

Geographies of Global Change

provides perspectives on the major geographical challenges and changes facing the contemporary globe, including: climate and environmental change, sustainability, human development, economic globalization, cultural change, and population and migration. Using the integrative skills of geographical analysis, the course prepares students for advanced study in geography and citizenship in the modern world.

CR: credit may not be obtained for GEOG 1050 and any one of the former GEOG 1000, the former GEOG 1001, the former GEOG 1010, the former GEOG 1011

2001

Cultural Geography

is an introduction to the study of culture in geography, emphasizing both the history of the field from classic studies of landscapes to contemporary scholarship and themes of recent importance. These include the relationship between nature and culture: imperialism and colonialism; place, identity, and power; and global cultures of commodities, media, and tourism.

PR: GEOG 1050, or the former GEOG 1001, or the former GEOG 1011

2102

Physical Geography: The Global Perspective

is a study of form, process, and change in natural systems at and near the surface of Earth, viewed as human environment. Emphasis is on global and regional scales in the systematic study of climate, water, landforms and vegetation.

CR: the former GEOG 2100, the former GEOG 2101

LH: 3

PR: GEOG 1050, or the former GEOG 1001, or the former GEOG 1011

2105

Canada's Natural Environments and Landscapes

examines the characteristics and development of the natural environments and landscapes of each of the major regions of Canada. The diversity of natural environments is illustrated through discussion of the climatic, hydrological, biogeographical, and geomorphic processes responsible for shaping the land. The impact of both gradual and rapid (catastrophic) changes on local, national, and global scales will be emphasized. This course is complementary to GEOG 3405; students are encouraged to take both.

CR: the former GEOG 3100

2195

Introduction to Geographic Information Sciences

is an introduction to the fields of cartography, remote sensing, and geographic information systems (GIS). Geographic information collection, representation and analysis methods are the topics for the course. An emphasis is given to applications of maps and satellite images.

2226

Field Methods I

is designed to introduce students to the practice of geography in the field. Field techniques will focus on the observation, identification, and collection of primary data. This course provides a basis for further study in advanced geography courses.

CH: 1

PR: GEOG 1050 or permission of the instructor

2290

Historical Geography of Newfoundland

- inactive course.

2302

Issues in Economic Geography

covers basic issues and ideas in economic geography. The development of a regional economy will be related to underlying economic, cultural and physical factors.

PR: GEOG 1050, or the former GEOG 1001, or the former GEOG 1011

2425

Natural Resources

is an introduction to the concepts of natural resources, environment and conservation: the nature and distribution of natural resources; methods of use, allocation and development of natural resources and the role of various physical, social, economic, political and technological factors influencing decision-making about resources.

CR: the former GEOG 3325

PR: GEOG 1050, or the former GEOG 1001, or the former GEOG 1011

2495

Regional Geography of Labrador

is a holistic study of the Geography of Labrador, including the terrain, geology, Quaternary history, climate, vegetation, and fauna; the cultural geography of Labrador, including Innu, Inuit, Métis, and Settler people and communities; economic activities in Labrador, and the interaction of the Labrador economy within Newfoundland, Canada, and globally; the management of physical and human resources; and the geographic techniques used to investigate and understand Labrador's unique Geography.

CR: the former GEOG 3495

3110

Physical Geography of the Watershed

- inactive course.

3120

Climatology

is an analysis of the energy and moisture budgets and circulation of the atmosphere at the macro-scale, together with an examination of resulting climate characteristics for selected world regions.

LH: 3

PR: GEOG 2102, Mathematics 1000

3140

Biogeography

is the application of ecological concepts to the study of the spatial variations in the distribution of plants and vegetation. Laboratory work emphasizes terrestrial flora of Newfoundland.

LH: 3

PR: GEOG 2102, Mathematics 1000

3150

Geomorphology

(same as Earth Sciences 3700) is a study of the relationships between geomorphic processes and landforms. Practical work will involve collection of data and samples in the field and analytical laboratory techniques. a study of the relationships between geomorphic processes and landforms. Practical work will involve collection of data and samples in the field and analytical laboratory techniques.

CR: Earth Sciences 3700

LH: 3

PR: GEOG 2102 or Earth Sciences 2905; Mathematics 1000

3202

Introduction to Cartography

is an introduction to the field of cartography and its different components, including: projections, generalization, cartographic design, data classification, topographic and thematic mapping.

CR: the former GEOG 2200

LH: 3. Laboratory exercises will utilize Geographic Information Systems software.

PR: 6 credit hours at the 2000-level

3210

History of Map Making

- inactive course.

3222

Research Design and Quantitative Methods in Geography

is an introduction to principles of research design, and to the use of quantitative techniques. This course provides students with a basic understanding of data collection, entry, and analysis and presentation skills most commonly used by geographers. Practical, computer-based exercises are an essential part of the course. It is strongly recommended that this course be completed before registration in a 4000-level geography course.

CR: the former GEOG 2220

LH: 3

PR: GEOG 1050, or the former GEOG 1011, or the former GEOG 1001 and at least 9 credit hours from GEOG 2001, 2102, 2195, 2302, 2425

3226

Field Methods II

is designed to provide students with field experience at a more advanced level, building on GEOG 2226. In this course, the students will experience the field research process from the initial observation of a site through research and analysis to completion of a written report.

CH: 2

PR: GEOG 2226

3230

Field Course

will normally be taken by Geography Majors just prior to the Fall Semester of their third year. The course will be held off campus and is designed to provide experience in instrument and field techniques in physical, economic and cultural Geography.

3250

Introduction to Remote Sensing

is an introduction to digital image analysis. Will include many aspects of pre-processing and processing of airborne and satellite imagery.

LH: 3

PR: GEOG 2195, Mathematics 1000

3260

Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

introduces the principles of GIS as they relate to spatial data input, structures, management, integration, analysis and output. Laboratory exercises permit students to use GIS software and explore how it can be applied to a wide variety of disciplines and real world issues.

CR: the former GEOG 4251

LH: 3

PR: GEOG 2195, Mathematics 1000

3303

Location Theory

- inactive course.

3320

Fisheries Geography

- inactive course.

3340

Techniques of Regional Analysis

- inactive course.

3350

Community and Regional Planning and Development

introduces students to regional planning and development theories, techniques and approaches. Understanding of networks of development actors at community and regional scales, methods of delineating regions, links between theory and practice in planning and development. Focus on Canadian experiences and a sustainable development perspective.

PR: GEOG 2302 or permission of the instructor

3405

Canada

is a study of the regional geography of Canada, with emphasis on social, economic and political characteristics. This course is complementary to GEOG 2105; students are encouraged to take both.

CR: the former GEOG 2400

PR: GEOG 2001, 2102 and 2302; or 6 credit hours in courses for the Major in Canadian Studies; or permission of the instructor and the Head of the Department

3425

Geographical Analysis of Resources

is the geographic study of contemporary North American issues in resources and their management. Emphasis will be placed on air and water quality issues, lands and forest resources, energy resources, and coastal zone resources. A number of substantive areas in resource analysis will be considered, including resource appraisal, landscape evaluation, and environmental impact assessment.

CR: the former GEOG 4400

PR: GEOG 2425 or equivalent

3510

Geography of the Seas

is an introductory course in marine science and management treating the world’s oceans as a geographic unit. The course covers basic physical, geological and biological marine science and applications of basic science to management issues facing the oceans today.

PR: GEOG 2102, 2425, or permission of instructor

3610

Cultural Landscape

is an investigation of a principal subject of study in cultural geography; the human imprint on the land. The course will include a detailed consideration of the origin of landscape studies in geography; newer approaches emphasizing visual and representational aspects of landscapes; and several diverse case studies, historical and contemporary, concerned with struggles over their definition.

PR: GEOG 2001

3620

Migration and Colonization

is a study of population movements associated with colonization and frontier development.

PR: GEOG 2001

3701

Urban Geography

is an examination of the evolution, structure and dynamics of cities and urban systems.

PR: GEOG 2302

3710-3729

Special Topics in Geography

will have topics to be studied announced by the Department.

PR: available only as part of the Harlow Campus Semester

3800

Political Geography

is a geographic study of political ideas and processes. The course will consist of a historical discussion of the origins and trajectory of geopolitics, from the beginning of the 20th century to contemporary uses. Key themes in political geography, including strategy and statecraft, decolonization and nationalism, global technologies, and environmental security will be discussed.

PR: GEOG 2001

3900-3909

Special Topics in Geography

will have topics to be studied announced by the Department.

PR: permission of the instructor and the Head of the Department

3990-3999

Special Topics in Geography

will have topics to be studied announced by the Department.

PR: permission of the instructor and the Head of the Department.

4010

Cultural Geography

is concepts and methods in the study of cultural geography.

PR: GEOG 2001 and at least one of GEOG 2290, 3610, 3620, 3800. It is strongly recommended that GEOG 3222 and 3226 be completed before registration in 4000-level courses.

4015

Cultural Resource Management

(same as Archaeology 4015 and Folklore 4015) is a study of cultural resource management: the definition and recognition of cultural resources, the application of policy in managing cultural resources, and the identification and consideration of contemporary issues in cultural resource management.

CR: Archaeology 4015, Folklore 4015

OR: three hours of seminar per week

PR: it is strongly recommended that GEOG 3222 and 3226 be completed before registration in 4000-level courses

4120

Applied Climatology

is analysis of the impact of climatic environments and meteorological conditions upon agriculture, forestry, the hydro industry and the marine sector. Climatological considerations in the planning and design of urban areas and buildings.

LH: 3

PR: GEOG 3120

4141

Glacial Environments

is an examination of the landforms, processes and sediments of past and present glacial environments. Course work will stress broad applications to environmental science.

CR: the former Earth Sciences 4701

LH: 3 hours of laboratory/field work per week

PR: 6 credit hours in physical geography courses at the 3000- level; or permission of Head of Department. It is strongly recommended that GEOG 3222 and 3226 be completed before registration in 4000-level courses.

4150

Environmental Change and Quaternary Geography

(same as Archaeology 4150 and Earth Sciences 4703) covers methods of reconstructing Quaternary environments; effects of Quaternary environmental change on landforms, with special reference to North America; development and characteristics of glacial and non-glacial climates.

CR: Archaeology 4150, Earth Sciences 4703

LH: 3

PR: 6 credit hours in physical geography courses at the 3000- level; or permission of Head of Department. It is strongly recommended that GEOG 3222 and 3226 be completed before registration in 4000-level courses.

4190

Coastal Geomorphology

is an advanced course in geomorphology of coastal regions in all climate zones. Covers reflective and dissipative beaches, barrier systems, coastal sand dunes, deltas, tidal flats, estuaries, reefs, bedrock and karst shorelines, ice-dominated shorelines, and influence of climate change and sea level change on coastal environments.

CR: the former GEOG 4180

LH: 3

PR: GEOG 3150 or permission of instructor. It is strongly recommended that GEOG 3222 and 3226 be completed before registration in 4000-level courses.

4202

Advanced Cartography

will provide students with advanced knowledge in computer-based cartography required to produce final geographic datasets and maps.

LH: 3. Laboratory exercises will utilize Geographic Information Systems software.

PR: GEOG 3202 or permission of instructor. It is strongly recommended that GEOG 3222 and 3226 be completed before registration in 4000-level courses.

4220

Advanced Quantitative Methods

- inactive course.

4250

Environmental Image Analysis

is remote sensing techniques applied to various environmental problems. Techniques include selection of the system for data acquisition (airborne or satellite imagery), planning of a ground truth survey, and of data processing. Applications to high and low density urban areas, agricultural, forestry, coastal zone, oceanic, and environmental monitoring.

LH: 3

PR: GEOG 3250. It is strongly recommended that GEOG 3222 and 3226 be completed before registration in 4000-level courses.

4261

Advanced Methods in Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

explores the nature and use of advanced GIS algorithms, discrete and continuous data structures, computational methods and analysis of error for the purpose of analysing and modelling spatial patterns and processes. Laboratory exercises permit students to use GIS software to explore as well as develop problem solving and modelling skills for a wide variety of real world applications.

LH: 3

PR: GEOG 3260; Mathematics 2050; Computer Science 1710; (or equivalent, with permission of instructor and the Head of Department). It is strongly recommended that GEOG 3222 and 3226 be completed before registration in 4000-level courses.

4290

Geographic Information Sciences Practicum

is practical experience with the geographic information sciences fields of cartography, remote sensing or geographical information systems. Students will serve as interns in governmental, institutional or private agencies, or in non-profit organizations.

CO: GEOG 4202, 4250, 4261, and be enrolled in the Diploma in Geographic Information Sciences

LH: six hours per week or a total of 72 hours of research or laboratory work

OR: six hours per week or a total of 72 hours of research or laboratory work

PR: GEOG 4202, 4250, 4261, and be enrolled in the Diploma in Geographic Information Sciences. It is strongly recommended that GEOG 3222 and 3226 be completed before registration in 4000-level courses.

4300

World Fisheries: Current Discourse and Future Directions

is a seminar course on the key concepts, principles and challenges in fisheries resources worldwide. Topics of discussion include the state of world fisheries, analysis of various management approaches and tools, and future scenarios for world fisheries.

PR: 6 credit hours in Geography at the 3000-level or permission of Head of Department. It is strongly recommended that GEOG 3222 and 3226 be completed before registration in 4000-level courses.

4320

Regional Development Seminar

is focussed on understanding the region and regional development in theoretical terms and in a policy context. The central question of the course is: how do we understand the region and regional development in a globalizing world? What are the policy options for people interested in making regional development work in a global economy? The case studies will cover both the developing and the developed world.

PR: GEOG 2302 or permission of Head of Department. It is strongly recommended that GEOG 3222 and 3226 be completed before registration in 4000-level courses.

4405

Outdoor Recreational Resources and Planning

is an introduction to the major themes and techniques in the study of outdoor recreation. A theoretical framework will provide a base for the evaluation of the complex issues involved in managing a physical resource for recreational purposes. North American examples will be emphasized.

CR: GEOG 4909

LH: 3

PR: GEOG 2425 or the former GEOG 3325. It is strongly recommended that GEOG 3222 and 3226 be completed before registration in 4000-level courses.

4410

Research Seminar in Resources

offers the opportunity to undertake advanced work in a number of resource sectors such as energy, fisheries, forests, lands, air and water. The emphasis will be on learning through experience. Students will be expected to initiate and complete suitable research projects in close consultation with faculty involved.

PR: GEOG 2425 or the former GEOG 3325. It is strongly recommended that GEOG 3222 and 3226 be completed before registration in 4000-level courses.

4600

Historical Geography

is a study of concepts and methods in historical geography. The field concerned with geographies of the past and their relation to the present. Themes will include the history of geography as a discipline, particularly its relevance to imperialism and state power; changing relationships between humans and the natural environment; and histories of the spaces of social life and human identity.

PR: GEOG 2001 and at least one of GEOG 2290, 3610, 3620, 3800. It is strongly recommended that GEOG 3222 and 3226 be completed before registration in 4000-level courses.

4640

Historical Geography of Canada

(formerly GEOG 3240) explains the geographical dimensions of Canada, past and present, in terms of spatial origins and processes of geographical change in the population, economy and landscape of the country. Themes will include: changing perceptions of the environment; the historical demography of immigration and initial settlement; the reconstruction of past regional geographies; the sequent occupance of particular regions; the human alteration of the natural landscape.

CR: the former GEOG 3240

PR: GEOG 2001 and at least one of GEOG 2290, 3610, 3620, 3800; or 12 credit hours in core courses for the Major in Canadian Studies. It is strongly recommended that GEOG 3222 and 3226 be completed before registration in 4000-level courses.

4650

Conservation in Biology and Geography

(same as Biology 4650) is an examination of how biological and geographical principles can be applied to conserving biological diversity in the natural world under conditions of exploitation and habitat loss. Special emphasis will be given to relevant provincial examples.

CR: Biology 4650

OR: 3 hours of seminar/discussion group per week

PR: 30 credit hours in either Biology or Geography and permission of the course co-ordinator. It is strongly recommended that GEOG 3222 and 3226 be completed before registration in 4000-level courses.

4700

Seminar in Advanced Urban Geography

will provide senior students with the opportunity to immerse themselves in the analysis of a small number of problems related to contemporary urban structure and growth.

PR: GEOG 3701. It is strongly recommended that GEOG 3222 and 3226 be completed before registration in 4000-level courses.

4900-4918

Special Topics in Geography

will have topics to be offered announced by the Department of Geography.

PR: permission of the instructor and the Head of the Department of Geography. It is strongly recommended that GEOG 3222 and 3226 be completed before registration in 4000-level courses.

4919

Integrative Practicum in Geographic Information Sciences

is an applied or research project integrating aspects of cartography, geographical information systems and remote sensing. Students will have access to the GISciences Research Laboratory to complete their project. This is the capstone course for the students registered in the Diploma in Geographic Information Sciences program. It will involve the knowledge and experiences acquired over the years in the program.

CO: GEOG 4202, 4250, 4261, and be enrolled in the Diploma in Geographic Information Sciences

LH: six hours per week or a total of 72 hours of individual research or laboratory work

OR: six hours per week or a total of 72 hours of individual research or laboratory work

PR: GEOG 4202, 4250, 4261, and be enrolled in the Diploma in Geographic Information Sciences. It is strongly recommended that GEOG 3222 and 3226 be completed before registration in 4000-level courses.

4990

Nature of Geography

is an examination of the major philosophical issues in the nature of geography and recent changes in geographical method. Particular emphasis will be placed on the implications of the quantitative, systems, behavioural and ecological approaches in geography, the use of models, the place of theory and the study of process in geography.

PR: primarily intended for Honours students. It is strongly recommended that GEOG 3222 and 3226 be completed before registration in 4000-level courses.

4999

Dissertation Honours Degree

is required of the Honours degree.

PR: It is strongly recommended that GEOG 3222 and 3226 be completed before registration in 4000-level courses. Admission to the Honours program.

AR = Attendance requirement; CH = Credit hours are 3 unless otherwise noted; CO = Co-requisite(s); CR = Credit can be retained for only one course from the set(s) consisting of the course being described and the course(s) listed; LC = Lecture hours per week are 3 unless otherwise noted; LH = Laboratory hours per week; OR = Other requirements of the course such as tutorials, practical sessions, or seminars; PR = Prerequisite(s); UL = Usage limitation(s).