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emeriti Forbes, Gault. Miller. Shirey, repper, Weber

1 he Department of Geography and Regional Planning oilers three separate
degree programs tor the geographer, planner, and teacher.

Geography has several traditions of study. Two of the more important
traditions are the study ol relationships between humans and environment,
or the ecological tradition, and the study of spatial organization, which
involves the way people use space on the earth's surface. In both traditions
the focus is on understanding regions of the world and the interactions
within and between them. Geographers make important contributions to
the understanding of all aspects of humankind's use of and impact on the
earth's surface.

The focus of the Bachelor of Science in Regional Planning is to prepare
students for eventual leadership positions as professional planners. A broad
range of technical skills, land use. and environmental training prepare our
students for public or private service as spatial and physical planners.

The geography track in social studies education offers a geography major
equivalent for the student interested in teaching at the junior or senior high
levels. The Pennsylvania certification will be in citizenship. New education
requirements instituted for the commonwealth specify that geography be
taught at all levels in Pennsylvania. Nationally, geography is one of the
core subject areas named in the National Education Goals program.

Geography and Regional Planning are in the same department, because
"Planning is the art of which geography is the science." Employment op-
portunities for geographers and regional planners are excellent. Geography
and planning occupations have been identified among the fastest-growing
job fields bv I S Vew s aiul II, irld Report. Alumni occupy a wide variety of
positions in government, business, industry, planning, and education. Envi-
ronmental, locational, and spatial knowledge gained in the department's
programs provides skills desperately needed in today's job market. Students
interested in additional career information should visit the departmental
office in Room 10, Leonard Hall or our website at www.iup.edu/geograpby.

Three degree programs arc offered by the department: Bachelor of Arts
degree with a major in Geography. Bachelor of Science degree with a major
in Regional Planning, and Bachelor of Science in Education degree w ith a
major in Social Studies Education/Geography Track.

In addition to the geography core (GEOG). there are four tracks for specific
geographic competencies: GIS Cartographer. Environmental Geographer,
Economic Geographer, and General Geographer. The regional planning
(RGPL) major offers specific career opportunities in four somewhat parallel
tracks: GIS/Cartographer, Environmental Planner. Economic Developer,
and Town Manager.

A minor in geography or regional planning is appropriate for majors in all
other fields of the natural and social sciences. Students in marketing and
information systems will find a minor in either field relevant A minor
consists of I 5 credits in GEOG or RGPL courses I he department suggests
students take the core m cither program if graduate Studj is anticipated

Department resources, which include the James E. Payne ( ils ( 'arlography
Laboratory and the new Spatial Environmental Analysis laboratory, oiler
access to advanced geographic analysis equipment and resources I he fully
equipped laboratories house fifty workstations, large-format plotters. Global
Positioning System units, and water and atmospheric monitoring devices.
The most heavil} used software includes ARC INFO. Arc View. Maplnfo. \t-
las*GIS. IDRISI. AutoCad, and MiniCad ( leographic Information Systems,
image processing, and computer-aided drafting software includes the \rc GIS
software suite. Maplnfo. IDRISI. MicroMSI. as well as MiniCad and
YectorWorks.



The department also houses the Census Documents and Data Library,
coordinated by departmental faculty. In conjunction with Stapleton Library,
holdings include population housing socioeconomic mapping database CDs
and other publications used for leaching, research, and planning in com-
munity service and local and county governments I he department is also
an affiliate of the Bureau of Economic Analysis at the ( ensus Bureau and a
repository for USGS digital data

\ strong internship program directed by Dr. Brian < Ikev offers placement in
industry, engineering, conservation, land management, and planning
agencies at the local, state, and federal levels

Specific core requirements in Geography and Regional Planning offer a
Structured approach for majors. Appropriate suhliclds or tracks are available
in both programs to prepare students for graduate H ork and to support
different career options for majors. There are four tracks for the geography
major and four tracks for the regional planning major.

Geography-General G eography Track

The General Geography Track encourages the major to sample courses
from different subfields of the discipline. This track prepares the major lor
graduate work in geography and related fields of employment. Job options
include report writing, research analysis, and data gathering. In government
employment, the State Department. Department of Commerce, and the
Census Bureau are significant places for geography skills.

Geography-Geographic Information Systems and

Cartographer Track
Regional Planning-Land Use Planning and Geographic

Information Systems Track

The Land Use Planning and Geographic Information Systems programs
prepare students for employment as Land Use Analysts. Count) or ( itv
Planners, Geographic Information Specialists, Facilities Managers. Cartog-
raphers, and Remote Sensing Specialists. Coursework includes methods lor
identifying, modeling, and analyzing the spatial organization of human and
environmental systems from both practical and theoretical perspectives
Students in planning graduate with a working know ledge of subdiv ision. land
use. and zoning regulation. They are familiar with strategies of economic
development and both the theory and ethics of planning. Data collection,
spatial information management, and graphic presentation are integral
skills taught in the program. Such skills could be and arc used in coursework
for the analysis of wildlife habitat, facilities management, land use planning
and site design, transportation systems design, and maintenance.

Geography-Economic Geographer Track

The Economic Track provides a broad framework of ideas and theories in
addition to a lask-oiiciilcd approach to location analysis. I conomic

iphers analyze community and regional requirements foi economic
space, the demands for convenient transport, and the role of private
enterprise. This interrelated group of courses is useful to students, because
economic geographers are expected to analyze the interactions of concepts
and variables. Market analysis for the location ol new shopping centers, for
example, requires understanding of economic principles, population
characteristics, and the local political milieu, all in a spatial context

Geography-Environmental Geographer Track

R egional Planning-Environmental Planner Track

I he I nvironmental Track is designed to prepare majors in geography or
regional planning for careers in environmental fields oi graduate siudv that
leads to a vaneiv of environmental positions Students who elect this track
acquire knowledge of the physical and human processes ih.it shape the
environment. Strategies lor analyzing environmcnl.il issues, and concepts
thai underlie strategics for ameliorating environmental problems Students
in planning graduate with a working knowledge ofsubdiv ision, land use. and
zoning regulation I hey are familiar with strategics of flood plain and wet-
land regulation, the management of waste and storm water, and environ-
mental impact assessment Ihcv understand both the theory and ethics ol

planning I he skills acquired in this track enable students to assess the
causes, consequences, and solutions to a wide variety of environmental is-
sues such as water pollution, acid ram. watershed planning, or deforestation



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Geography and Regional Planning Honors Programs

l Ik- honors program ia open by ili-p.uiiiK-ni.il permission to Geography and

Regional Planning majors with al least .i < 25 GPA in total university

counework and a ; 25 GPA in Geography 01 Regional Planning courses
\itci completing N ' credits, .ill qualified majors mil be invited to join the
iphy .'i Regional Planning Honors ["rack Social Studies I iIik.iii.mi

Geography ["rack majors are encouraged to participate with the realization

thai participation will require more than 120 credits

Students complete ( 1 iss 489 .i multidisciplinary colloquium emphasizing
problem-solving, discussion, reading, and writing on .i topic oi then
GEOG in ; ,,i RGPl 183; and HNR< 199, which fulfills the I iberal Studies
Synthesis requirement Students must maintain .i J GPA in the track lo
determine Mow Honors ["rack courses will be integrated intoexi
requirements foi the Geography oi Regional Planning major, students
should consult theii academic advisors

K> apply, students must submit .i lettei ol intent thai includes .i two-page
telf-statemenl describing the student's academic and careei goals Pwo
i.ipln and Regional Planning faculty members mn^t endorse the
student's application

Bachelor of Arts-Geography/General Geography Track

I Iberal Studies: \s outlined in Liberal Studies section s ; 56

with tho Following specifications

Mathematics: MATH 217 m (ki ol MATH courses

I Iberal Studies Electives: 9cr, UN in OS( li MG 101

recommended; no courses with GEOG prefix

( allege:

I oreign I anguage Intermediate I evel ( 1 1 ()-(>

Major: 42

Required Courses:



GEOG 213 Cartography I

i il i X 1 2 10 Cultural Geography

til ( K i 2 1 1 Economic < ieography

GEOG 341 Climatology

ill ( K i 142 Physiography

GEOG 41 1 History of Geography

til i h i 412 Research Seminal

RGPL 350 Introduction to Planning
Controlled Electives:

One course I'romCil (Hi 251-257

Five courses { I5cr) from any GEOG courses

(only one GI OG 100-level course permuted)



3cr
3cr
3cr
3cr

3cr
3cr
3cr

Jcr
Id

1 5cr
16-25



I ree Electives:

GEOG 493 Internship (strongly recommended) )ci

Total Degree Requirements: 120

1 1 1 fntermediate-level Foreign 1 anguage may be included in Liberal Studies
electives.



Bachelor of Arts-Geography/GIS and Cartographer Track



liberal Studies: As outlined in Liberal Studies section
with the following specifications:

Mathematics: \l\lll 21" 01 6a of MATH courses
Liberal Studies Electives: 9cr, Hll D/( OS( H MG101

recommended, no courses u nil ( ill >( i prefix

College:

I oreign Language Intermediate Level 1 1 >

Major:

Required Courses:

GEOG 213 Cartography 1
GEOG 230 Cultural Geography
GEOG 21 1 Economic Geography






0-6

42



GEOG34I i Inn. ii

GEOG 142 I'lis liography

GEOG4I I History of ( ieography

GEOG ii ' Research Sen u

RGPl 150 Introduction to Planning
< nun oiled Electives:

• ine course from Ol

hack ( nurses: I i\c ionises from the following

GEOG 313 ( artography II

id i»i 114 Map and Photograph Interpretation

GEOG 116 Introduction to Geographic Information

Systems

1 1 1 (Kills Remote Sen

GEOG 41 7 technical Issues in GIS

GEOG42I I nterprise < ds Management

GEOG 125 GPS( onceptsand Techniques

Free Electives:

GEOG 493 Internship (strongly recommended)
RGPl 4s"> Planning Design I (recommended)
RGPl l s 4 Planning Design D (recommended)

total Degree Requirements:



Id
?ci

lei

ki

icr
Jci
lei
lei
lei

l
Jci

(CI

Jci



16-25



120



I I I Intermediate-level Foreign I anguage may he included in Liberal Studies

electives



Bachelor of Arts-Geography/Economic Geographer Track



Liberal Studies: \s outlined in Liberal Sludics section

with the following specifications:

Mathematics: \l\ll| 21" oi 6ci ol MATH courses

Social Science: ECON 121

Liberal Studies Electives: 9cr, BTED ( < IS< II MG 101

recommended; no courses with GE( )G prefix

College:

Foreign Language Intermediate Level I 1 I

Major:

Required Courses:

GEOG 213 Cartography I



53-56



0-6

42



GEOG 230 Cultural (ieography

(d OG231 Economic (ieography

GEOG J41 ( limatology

GEOG 342 Physiography

GEOCi 4 1 1 History of Geography

( 1 1 i >( i 4 1 2 Research Seminar

RGPL 350 Introduction to Planning

Controlled Electives:

one course from GEOG 251-257

Track Courses: Five courses from the following

( 1 1 OG 131 Population ( ieography

GEOG J32 I Irban Geography
GEOG 333 hade and Transportation

(d ( >( i $34 Political Geography

GEOG ; ; <> Social Geography

GEOG 464 I and Ise Policy

Free Electives:

I ( ON 383 Urban Regional Economics (recommended)
GEOG 493 Internship (strongly recommended)
RGPl 4ss Land Use Law (recommended)

Total Degree Requirements: 120

( I l Intermediate-level Foreign Language may be included in Liberal Studies
electives



Jcr
3cr
3cr
3cr
3cr
3cr
3cr
Jci

3cr

Jci

3cr
3cr
3cr
Jci
Jci

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3cr
Jci



l(>-25



3cr
3cr
3cr



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Bachelor of Arts-Geography/Environmental Geographer Track



53-56



Liberal Studies: As outlined in Liberal Studies section

with the following specifications:

Mathematics: MATH 217 or 6cr of MATH courses

Natural Science: BIOL 103-104 or GEOS 101-102 and

GEOS 103-104 recommended

Liberal Studies Electives: 9cr. BTED COSC/IFMG 101

recommended: no courses « ith ( IEOG prefix

College:

Foreign Language Intermediate Level ( I )

Major:

Required Courses:

GEOG213 Cartography!

GEOG 230 Cultural Geography

GEOG 23 1 Economic Geography

GEOG 341 Climatology

GEOG 342 Physiography

GEOG 4 1 1 History of Geography

GEOG 41 2 Research Seminar

RGI'L 350 Introduction to Planning

Controlled Electives:

One course from GEOG 251-257

Track Courses: Five courses from the following:

GEOG 3 14 Map and Photograph Interpretation

GEOG 316 Introduction to Geographic Information

Systems
GEOG 335 Geography of Energy
GEOG 343 Geography of Fresh Water Resources
GEOG 345 Biogeography for Environmental Managers
GEOG 41 5 Remote Sensing
GEOG 425 GPS Concepts and Techniques
GEOG 440 Conservation: Environmental Analysis

Free Electives:

BIOL 210 Botany (recommended)

BIOL 362 Ecology (recommended)

GEOG 493 Internship (strongly recommended)

GEOS 201 Foundations of Geology (recommended)

GEOS 202 Quantitative Methods in the Geosciences (recommended)

RGPL 458 Land Use Law (recommended )

RGPL 464 Land Use Policy (recommended)



Total Degree Requirements:



120



( 1 ) Intermediate-level Foreign Language may be included in Liberal Studies
electnes



Geography Honors Track



12



Prerequisites: Declared major in GeogTaphy. completion of at least 57cr,

and endorsement of two Geography faculty members

Required Courses:

CHSS489/H Honors Colloquium 3cr

HNRC 499 Honors Senior Synthesis *cr ( 1 )

GEOG 483/H Honors Thesis in Geography 6cr 1 2 1

( 1 ) Credits for HNRC 499 are counted in the Liberal Studies Synthesis

requirement.
l2l Credits for GEOG 483 are counted in the appropriate Departmental

Track requirement.



Bachelor of Science-Regional Planning/Land Use Planning
and GIS Track

Liberal Studies: As outlined in Liberal Studies section

with the following specifications:

Mathematics: MAI 1 1 217 recommended

Liberal Studies Electives: 9cr, BT1 D/( OS< II MG 101

recommended, no courses with RGPL prefix

College:

Foreign Language Intermediate Level 1 1 1 0-6





0-6


Major:






48




42


Required Courses in Planning:










RGPL 213


Cartography 1




3cr


3cr




RGPL 316


Introduction to Geographic-


Information


Systems 3cr


3cr




RGPL 332


Urban Geography




3cr


3cr




RGPL 350


Introduction to Planning




3cr


3cr




RGPL 352


Planning Methods




3cr


3cr




RGI'L 412


Research Seminar




3cr


3cr




RGPL 453


Planning Design I




3cr


3cr




RGPL 454


Plannine Design II




3cr


3cr




RGPL 458


Land Use Law




3cr






RGPL 464


Land Use Policy




3cr


3cr




RGPL 468


Planning Theory




3cr






RGPL 493


Internship




3cr


3cr




Track Courses:










RGPL 313


Cartography II




3cr


3cr




RGPL 314


Map and Photograph Interpretation


3cr


3cr




RGPL 415


Remote Sensing




3ci


3cr




RGPL 417


Technical Issues in GIS




Jcr


3cr
3cr




Free Electives:




13-19


3cr




Total Degree


Requirements:




120


3cr




( 1 ) Intermediate-le\ ell oreign Language maj be included in Liberal Studies


11


>-25


electives.



















Bachelor of Science-Regional Planning/Environmental
Planner Track

Liberal Studies: As outlined in Liberal Studies section

with the following specifications:

Mathematics: MATH 217 recommended

Liberal Studies Electives: 9cr. BTEDCOSC IFMGI01

recommended, no courses with RGPL prefix

College:

Foreign Language Intermediate Level (1)



53



Major:

Required Courses in Planning:

RGPI 213 ( artography I 3cr

RGPL 316 Introduction to Geographic Information

Systems Jcr

RGPL 332 Urban Geography Jcr

RGPL 350 Introduction to Planning Jci

RGPL352 Planning Methods Jcr

RGPI 412 Research Seminar 3cr

RGPL 453 Planning Design I 3cr

RGPI 454 Planning Design II 3cr

RGPL 458 Land Use Law 3cr

RGPI 464 Land Use Policy JCT

RGPL 468 Planning Theory Jcr

RGPI 493 Internship Jcr

Track Courses: four courses from the following: I2cr

GEOG 335 Geograph) of I nergy

GEOG 341 Climatolog)

GEOG 342 Physiograph)

GEOG 343 ( reography ^\' Fresh Water Resources



0-6

4*



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til 1 1(, tin Conservation liniuMiiiifin.il tnal

ROPI in Map and Photograph Interpretai

RGPI 145 Biogcography foi Environmental Manag

RGPI 415 Remoti

1 1,, i lectives: 13-19

i - > i .• i Degrei RequlremenU: I 20

ill Intermediate-level I ;e may be included in Liberal Studies

electivcs



Regional Planning Honors Track 12

Prerequisites: Declared majoi in Regional Planning completion ol al

leasi 57cr, and endorsement ol two Regional Planning faculty members
Required ( eurses:

< HSS489 II Honors < olloquhnn let

HNRC499 Honors Senior Synthesis *ci 1 1 1

RGPI 483/H Honors rhesis in Regional Planning 'hi <2i

ill Credits foi HNRt 499 are counted in the I iberal Studies Synthesis

requiremenl
i2i i redits foi RGPI i^ ! are counted in die appropriate Departmental

Track requirement



Bachelor of Science in Education-Social Studies Education/
Geography Track (*)



Liberal Studies: ^s outlined in Liberal Studies section
with the following specifications:

Humanities-History: fulfilled by required courses in major
Mathematics: 6ci

Social Science: ICON I2l. GEOG 102, PSYC 101

I Iberal studies Electives: $cr, I ( t >N 122, no courses
with GEOG prefix

College:

Preprofessional Kducation Sequence:

COMM 103 Digital Instructional Technology

I DSP 102 Educational Psychology

Professional Kducation Sequence:

CHSS 342 Soc ial Studies Teaching Lab

I I'l \ 301 Education of Students with Disabilities in

Inclusive Secondary Settings
EDEX 323 Instruction of English Language Learners

with Special Needs
EDSP 477 Assessment of Student Learning: Design and

Interpretation v\ Educational Measures
I 1)1 (' 242 I're-Student leaching Clinical Experience I
EDUC 342 Pre-Student Teaching Clinical Experience II
EDUC 441 Student Teaching
EDUC 442 School Law
I Dl ( 455 reaching of Social Studies in Secondary Schools

Major:

Required Courses:
GEOG 213 Cartography I
GEOG 23(1 Cultural Geography
GEOCi 4 1 1 History of Geography
Controlled Electives:

At least two courses from each of the following two groups:
Environmental Geography GEOG J41, $42 $43, $45 440
Regional Geography GEOG 251, 252, 253, 254, 255,
256, 25" 1 1 1

social Science Distribution Requirements:

HIST 201 Western Civilization Before 16 I)

HIS! 202 Western t ivilizatiorj Since 1600(1)

HIST 204 I nited States History to 1877

HIST 205 I nited States History Since 1877



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I'l st .'so Comparative Government I Western Pol
i'l li ,./ i omparativc < iovemmem II

in Political Systems
SOI 231 t .niicinp.il. us Social Problems

I in I li i list-: |

l.ii.il Degree Requirements: \l\

i * i Sec requirements leading t.> teachet certification, titled "

i'l... ess foi [eachei I ducation " in the < ollcgc ol I ducation and

I diu.ili.ni.il technology section ol this .al

1 1 1 < .1 1 k i 104 may count as a regional course il a student took th.

before entering the ii



Department of History

Website: nun iup.edu/historj

R. Scott Moore. ( hail person: \tp.iia. Bailey U.umilci BodlC Botelho,

I inegan, I ranklin-Rahkonen, I ippert, I u, Mannard, Mazak-Kahne,
Ricketta, S< hroedet Winy \\ hited; and professors emeriti ( ashdollar,
< ord, I ricke, Gallanai Goodrich Hatfield, I andon, Lamer. Lehman.
Marcus, Mastro, McDonough, Miller. Oliver. Rife, Smith. VogeL, Wiley

Programs in history are designed to give students an opportunity to study in
some depth the past story ol peoples and their world Degrees offered by
the llislnis Department are the Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in

History and the Bacheloi of Science in Education with a majoi in Social

Studies, concentrating in history ["he social studies education program

prepares students to teach at the junior- and senior-high school levels.

I he history student will llnd that the program is excellent preparation for
government service, foi prc-law training, foi broad business opportunities.
for work in varied fields of journalism, lor public history positions, and for
teaching. Not only the story of the people of the I nited States but also
that of other peoples is covered, in the belief that global historical under-
standing is essential for the future of civilization.

Requirements for the degree of Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in
History are 36 credits in history. Requirements lor the degree of Bachelor
of Science ID I ducation with a majoi in Social Studies, concentrating on
history, are a minimum of 27 credits in history within the 54 credits
required for social studies certification. To minor in history. 15 credits of

tes with an HIST prefix are required, with at least 3 credits taken at the
300 or higher level. No more than 6 credits may be transferred to II I'
from another university 1 or majors in history programs, courses in history
in Liberal Studies .ire applicable only if numbered 300 or higher All
programs should be planned with an advisor Every major and concentrate
in history will be advised by History department faculty members

Admission to HIST 4S2 and 4N3, initiation in the local chapters of Phi
Alpha Theta and Pi Gamma Mu. participation in study tours and study
abroad programs, and Other activities should be investigated by every
history student The department is committed to the ideal of a broad liberal
arts education.

Bachelor of Arts-History

Liberal Studies: As outlined in Liberal Studies section 50

with the following specifications

Humanities-History: fulfilled hv required courses in major

Mathematics: 3cr

Liberal Studies Electives: 9cr, no courses with I IIS I prefix

College: 0-6

ign Language Intermediate Level ( 1 )

Major: 36

Required C nurse:

HIST 200 Introduction to History 3cr



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( nun oiled Electives:

At leasi three foundation courses from the following: (2)



9cr



HIST 201
HIST 202
HIST 204
HIST 205
HIST 206
I IIS f 208



Western Civilization Before 1600
Western Civilization Since 1600
United States History to IS?" 1
United States History Since 1877
History of Hast Asia
Survey of Latin American History
Two courses from HIST 401-404 (Topics) (3 1
One Nun-Western HIST course: Latin America. Africa,

Asia, Middle Last, or Russia, 300 or 400 level
Five additional history courses (4)

Free Electives:

Total Degree Requirements:

(1)



6cr
3cr

1 5cr
28-34
120



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