Geography Major, Urban Studies Concentration (B.A.) - Undergraduate - 2013 University Catalog

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A minimum of 120 semester hours of coursework is required for the baccalaureate degree with a minimum 2.0 overall GPA, and a minimum 2.0 major GPA. However, more than 120 semester hours may be required depending upon the major field of study. In addition to the major requirement outlined below, all university students must fulfill the set of General Education requirements applicable to their degree.

URBAN STUDIES CONCENTRATION

Complete the following 3 requirement(s):

  1. REQUIRED COURSES

    Complete the following 3 courses: .

    EAES 100 Principles of Geography (3 hours lecture) 3
    EAES 281 Introduction to American Urban Studies (3 hours lecture) 3
    EAES 390 Research Methods (3 hours lecture) 3
  2. SELECTED COURSE

    Complete 1 course from the following:

    EAES 161 Human Geography (3 hours lecture) 3
    EAES 170 World Geography (3 hours lecture) 3
  3. MAJOR ELECTIVES

    Complete 21 semester hours from the following:

    EAES 161 Human Geography (3 hours lecture) 3
    EAES 170 World Geography (3 hours lecture) 3
    EAES 230 Hydrology (3 hours lecture) 3
    EAES 280 Principles of Land Use (3 hours lecture) 3
    EAES 282 Urban Design and Architecture: American Cityscape (3 hours lecture) 3
    EAES 283 Urban Georgraphy (3 hours lecture) 3
    EAES 301 Climatology (3 hours lecture) 3
    EAES 310 Geographic Information Systems (GIS) (3 hours lab) 3
    EAES 331 Geohydrology (3 hours lecture) 3
    EAES 362 Environmental Gerontology (3 hours lecture) 3
    EAES 370 World Resources and Industries (3 hours lecture) 3
    EAES 373 Historical Geography of the United States (3 hours lecture) 3
    EAES 384 Managing the Urban Environment (3 hours lecture) 3
    EAES 385 Urbanization and Environment (3 hours lecture) 3
    EAES 386 People and Cities: Comparative Urban Studies (3 hours lecture) 3
    EAES 401 Geo-Ecology (3 hours lecture) 3
    EAES 412 Computer Mapping (3 hours lecture) 3
    EAES 471 Urban Studies: London and the British New Towns Movement (3 hours lecture) 3
    EAES 480 Urbanization in World Perspective (3 hours lecture) 3
    EAES 482 Real Estate Principles (3 hours lecture) 3
    EAES 483 Advanced Real Estate (3 hours lecture) 3
    EAES 484 Urban Planning (3 hours lecture) 3
    EAES 486 Village to Metropolis: Urbanization in Latin America (3 hours lecture) 3
    EAES 487 Senior Seminar in Urban Study (Urban Studies Internship) (3 hours semester) 3
    EAES 491 Internship 3-12

Course Descriptions:

EAES100: Principles of Geography (3 hours lecture)

The course studies the major elements of the natural environment and their interrelation. The principles and processes essential to the understanding of the natural environmental system and their significance are stressed. The elements studied include: atmosphere, weather and climate, continents, landforms, river systems, ocean currents and tides, soils, vegetation, animal and marine life. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Interdisciplinary Core, Scientific Issues. Previous course EUGS 100 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

EAES161: Human Geography (3 hours lecture)

Human Geography presents the interaction of culture and environment. Variations in environment and culture result in great differences how culture is imprinted upon the environment. The role of politics, language, religion, economics, urban systems, and technology reveal the relative intensity with which culture roots in nature. Emphasis is upon culture as a force that shapes the human use of the earth. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Social Science, Social Science. Previous course EUGS 101 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

EAES170: World Geography (3 hours lecture)

World geography aims to present essential facts and concepts about the natural and human environment of major regions and countries. The course presents a picture of regions as developed through the interactions of natural, cultural, economic and political forces. Geopolitical, social and economic relationships between and among countries are studied. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Social Science. Previous course EUGS 102 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

EAES230: Hydrology (3 hours lecture)

Water, its availability, distribution and usefulness. Hydrologic cycle examined in detail. Interaction with man and his usage. Applications to models and systematic processes. Previous courses ENVR 252 and GEOS 252 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: EAES 100, EAES 101, EAES 105 or EAES 107.

EAES280: Principles of Land Use (3 hours lecture)

Geographical analysis of rural and urban land use patterns in the United States. Field work stresses mapping techniques and socio-economic aspects of urban land use in the New York-New Jersey metropolitan area. Previous course EUGS 204 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: GNED 199, ENWR 105 or HONP 100 may be taken as prerequisite or corequisite.

EAES281: Introduction to American Urban Studies (3 hours lecture)

An interdisciplinary introduction to the development of American cities and their suburbs, with an emphasis on current patterns of urbanism and urbanization. The growth and evolution of metropolitan systems, urban-suburban ecology, and planning responses to critical metropolitan issues. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Social Science, Social Science. Meets the World Languages and Cultures Requirement - World Cultures. Previous course EUGS 206 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: GNED 199, ENWR 105 or HONP 100 may be taken as prerequisite or corequisite.

EAES282: Urban Design and Architecture: American Cityscape (3 hours lecture)

The evolution of American urban form and architecture from the colonial town to the contemporary metropolitan region; city plans and the emergence of professional planning; the architect and the urban environment cultural values and changing urban forms and new town design. Previous course EUGS 209 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: GNED 199, ENWR 105 or HONP 100 may be taken as prerequisite or corequisite.

EAES283: Urban Georgraphy (3 hours lecture)

Principles of location, interaction in the socioeconomic spheres, and the increasing importance of sustainable environmental management are dominant themes. Close attention to socio-spatial conditions, especially the housing sector, are addressed, as well as the suburbanization process and the urban sprawl challenge to a viable long-term urban system. Assignments are structured to introduce students to professional presentations, both maps and graphics, and written analysis. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Social Science, Social Science. Meets the Human and Intercultural Relations Requirement (HIRR). Meets the World Languages and Cultures Requirement - World Cultures. Previous course EUGS 213 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: GNED 199, ENWR 105 or HONP 100 may be taken as prerequisite or corequisite.

EAES301: Climatology (3 hours lecture)

Basic climate elements examined in terms of their influence on habitats and various aspects of human activities. The energy flux between atmosphere and biosphere affords a fundamental understanding of limitations in ecosystems development. Knowledge and climatic influences on health, clothing, human comfort, architecture, commerce and industry encourages the student to investigate new ways of living rationally within a climatic environment. Previous course GEOS 201 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: EAES 201.

EAES310: Geographic Information Systems (GIS) (3 hours lab)

This course deals with fundamental principles and applications of GIS. Various ways in which GIS can be used in planning and management analysis and research will be discussed. Students will learn the issues which need to be considered when planning and implementing GIS. One or two widely used software packages will be employed as a tool to study GIS applications. Previous courses GEOS 470 and EUGS 470 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: EAES 210.

EAES331: Geohydrology (3 hours lecture)

The study of ground water with particular emphasis given to its mode of migration, chemistry and relation to the geographic environment. Particular attention is given to Darcy's law, soil porosity, soil permeability and the ability to withdraw water for human consumption. Water pollutants and salt water incursions are investigated. Spatial distributions are analyzed and the processes examined. Previous course GEOS 452 and ENVR 452 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: EAES 200, EAES 230 or EAES 240.

EAES362: Environmental Gerontology (3 hours lecture)

This course examines the social, political, economic and spatial impacts of the older adult on the environment. Topics discussed are: demographic characteristics and environmental design of senior leisure and housing environments; migration patterns; mobility, and location of older adults; and the planning, site location, design, and financing of independent and assisted adult living environments. Previous course EUGS 360 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: EAES 202, EAES 210, EAES 281, EAES 283 or departmental approval.

EAES370: World Resources and Industries (3 hours lecture)

Distribution, flow and consumption of mineral resources. Political, economic and social implications of the geography of resources. Basic studies in industrial location, agricultural land use, problems of economic development and population-resource ratios. Examines world trend in production controls and market allocations. Previous course EUGS 300 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ECON 207, ECON 208, EAES 202, EAES 210, EAES 281 or EAES 283 or departmental approval.

EAES373: Historical Geography of the United States (3 hours lecture)

The slow pace of settlement of the Eastern Seaboard and the development of distinctive culture hearths prior to 1800; the rapid settlement and diffusion of culture traits in the area beyond the Appalachians since 1800. Previous course EUGS 312 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: EAES 202, EAES 210, EAES 281, EAES 283 or departmental approval.

EAES384: Managing the Urban Environment (3 hours lecture)

An advanced interdisciplinary investigation of the modern city and its suburbs, emphasizing the impact of selected social, political and economic issues. Previous course EUGS 317 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: EAES 202, EAES 210, EAES 281, EAES 283 or departmental approval.

EAES385: Urbanization and Environment (3 hours lecture)

Examines interaction between man and the physical urban environment. Studies dynamic and physical processes as related to air, water and noise pollution, and hydrologic and geologic hazards. Previous course EUGS 331 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: EAES 202, EAES 210, EAES 281, EAES 283 or departmental approval.

EAES386: People and Cities: Comparative Urban Studies (3 hours lecture)

Introduction and cross-cultural investigation of the processes of urbanism and urbanization: formation, structure and functioning of cities throughout the world. Previous course EUGS 462 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ANTH 210, EAES 202, EAES 210, EAES 281, EAES 283 or departmental approval.

EAES390: Research Methods (3 hours lecture)

The course introduces a widely used statistical package to analyze data. The application and interpretation of results of frequently used statistical techniques remains the primary focus. Survey research techniques are stressed. All the steps in the completion of a research project are emphasized. Meets the University Writing Requirement for majors in Geography. Previous course EUGS 309 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: MATH 109 and EAES 210.

EAES401: Geo-Ecology (3 hours lecture)

Spatial relations of the living environment. A systems approach to functional processes, characteristics and relationships of the ecological elements, i.e. soil, water, air, vegetation, etc. Both natural succession and human-induced changes including pollution, within the ecosystem. Previous course GEOS 404 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: EAES 322, EAES 332, EAES 341, BIOL 370 or departmental approval.

EAES412: Computer Mapping (3 hours lecture)

The course introduces a widely used computer mapping software to make thematic customized maps. Presentation of data in the form of a graph and a chart is also stressed. General cartographic principles are emphasized. Previous courses GEOS 405 and EUGS 405 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: EAES 310.

EAES471: Urban Studies: London and the British New Towns Movement (3 hours lecture)

An "in-the-field" study of London and the new towns movement in the greater London metropolitan region. Students will meet with officials and planners in such agencies as the department at environment, new towns association, and borough government and study: planning and design of new towns and greenbelts; contrasting social, political, economic, cultural and life styles of central city London and surrounding new towns; and urban re-development in central London. Previous course EUGS 428 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: EAES 380, EAES 385, EAES 386 or departmental approval.

EAES480: Urbanization in World Perspective (3 hours lecture)

Analysis of characteristics and patterns of urbanism and urbanization in world perspective. Studies multi-faceted problems created by rapid urbanization. Examines role of cities in regional development and modernization of rural sector in Third World. Previous course EUGS 409 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: EAES 363, EAES 380, EAES 385, EAES 386, EAES 390 or departmental approval.

EAES482: Real Estate Principles (3 hours lecture)

In this course the student is introduced to the principles of real estate from a historical, social, economic, legal, and spatial perspective. The topics explored are: urban-suburban development and the real estate product; the changing nature of real estate through planning, zoning, environmental and social considerations; real estate economics and demographics from a national, local and individual parcel level; and a detailed study of the legal instruments and concepts involved in residential, commercial and industrial real estate transactions. Previous course EUGS 417 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: EAES 363, EAES 373, EAES 380, EAES 385, EAES 386, EAES 390 or departmental approval.

EAES483: Advanced Real Estate (3 hours lecture)

This course builds on the fundamental principles introduced in EAES 482 and explores the following new topics: mortgage finance; market demand analysis for residential, retail commercial, office and industrial land use; location and site planning theory and analysis; real estate investment analysis and appraisal techniques; real estate research sources and methods; and public policy impacts on real estate. Previous course EUGS 418 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: EAES 482.

EAES484: Urban Planning (3 hours lecture)

The course focuses on the principles, processes, and practices of urban planning. The formulation of policies and the management roles of the planning agencies are emphasized. Previous course EUGS 460 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: EAES 373, EAES 380, EAES 385, EAES 386 or departmental approval.

EAES486: Village to Metropolis: Urbanization in Latin America (3 hours lecture)

Examines urbanization in Latin America from Columbian times to the present. Portugese and Spanish town planning practices and their evolution into modern times, including their impacts upon evolving urban morphology and subsequent metropolitanization. Previous course EUGS 444 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: EAES 363, EAES 380, EAES 385, EAES 386 or departmental approval.

EAES487: Senior Seminar in Urban Study (Urban Studies Internship) (3 hours semester)

A seminar to be taken in conjunction with the urban studies semester internship, and designed as a synthesis of the various approaches in urban studies which the student has acquired in previous urban-related courses. Each semester the seminar focuses upon a specific in-the-field research project, and an analysis and evaluation of the student's internship experience. Previous course EUGS 464 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: EAES 390 or departmental approval.

EAES491: Internship

A full semester internship in an urban or environmental agency. Students will be expected to carry out agency assignments, observe and participate in decision making processes and engage in middle management activities. Previous course EUGS 463 effective through Spring 2012. 3 - 12 sh.

Prerequisites: EAES 390 or departmental approval.