ARCHIVE: Spring 2002
Cultural Geography (GCU)

GCU 102 Introduction to Human Geography. (3)
fall and spring
Systematic study of human use of the earth. Spatial organization of economic, social, political, and perceptual environments.
General Studies: SB

GCU 121 World Geography. (4)
fall and spring
Description and analysis of areal variations in social, economic, and political phenomena in major world regions.
General Studies: SB, G

GCU 141 Introduction to Economic Geography. (3)
fall
Production, distribution, and consumption of various types of commodities of the world and relationships to the activities of humans.
General Studies: SB, G

GCU 200 Orientation to Geography. (1)
fall
Basic introduction to the Department of Geography faculty, undergraduate graduation requirements, and possible jobs and skills in geography. Cross-listed as GPH 200. Credit is allowed for only GCU 200 or GPH 200.

GCU 240 Introduction to Southeast Asia. (3)
fall
Interdisciplinary introduction to the cultures, religions, political systems, geography, and history of Southeast Asia. Cross-listed as ASB 240/HST 240/POS 240/REL 240. Credit is allowed for only ASB 240 or GCU 240 or HST 240 or POS 240 or REL 240.
General Studies: G

GCU 253 Introduction to Cultural and Historical Geography. (3)
not regularly offered
Cultural patterns, including such phenomena as language, religion, and various aspects of material culture. Origins and diffusion and division of the world into cultural areas.
General Studies: SB, G.

GCU 294 Special Topics. (4)
once a year
Topics include global awareness.

GCU 322 Geography of U.S. and Canada. (3)
fall
Spatial distribution of relevant physical, economic, and cultural phenomena in the United States and Canada.
General Studies: SB, C

GCU 323 Geography of Latin America. (3)
fall
Spatial distribution of relevant physical, economic, and cultural phenomena in South, Middle, and Caribbean America.
General Studies: SB, G

GCU 325 Geography of Europe. (3)
once a year
Broad and systematic overview of Europe, emphasizing physical, economic, and cultural phenomena.
General Studies: SB, G

GCU 326 Geography of Asia. (3)
fall
Spatial distribution of relevant physical, economic, and cultural phenomena in Asia, excluding the former Soviet Union.
General Studies: SB, G

GCU 327 Geography of Africa. (3)
not regularly offered
Spatial distribution of relevant physical, economic, and cultural phenomena in Africa.
General Studies: SB, G

GCU 328 Geography of Middle East and North Africa. (3)
not regularly offered
Spatial distribution of relevant physical, economic, and cultural phenomena in the Middle East and North Africa. Prerequisite: GCU 121 or instructor approval.
General Studies: SB, G

GCU 332 Geography of Australia and Oceania. (3)
once a year
Spatial distribution of relevant physical, economic, and cultural phenomena in Australia, New Zealand, and Pacific Islands.
General Studies: SB, G

GCU 344 Geography of Hispanic Americans. (3)
spring
Examines the homelands, migrations, settlements, landscapes, roles, and selected cultural traditions of Hispanic Americans.
General Studies: SB, C

GCU 350 The Geography of World Crises. (3)
fall and spring
Contemporary world crises viewed from a perspective of geographic concepts and techniques.
General Studies: SB, G

GCU 351 Population Geography. (3)
fall
Demographic patterns; spatial, temporal, and structural investigation of the relationship of demographic variables to cultural, economic, and environmental factors.
General Studies: SB, G

GCU 352 Political Geography. (3)
not regularly offered
Relationship between the sociophysical environment and the state.
General Studies: SB, G

GCU 357 Social Geography. (3)
once a year
Environmental perception of individuals and groups. Stresses the spatial aspect of social and physical environments.
General Studies: SB

GCU 359 Cities of the World I. (3)
fall
Historical evolution of urban patterns and structures in the Middle East, India, Southeast Asia, China, Japan, and Europe.
General Studies: SB, G, H

GCU 360 Cities of the World II. (3)
not regularly offered
Historical evolution of urban patterns and structures in Latin America, North America, Sub-Saharan Africa, and Australasia.
General Studies: SB, G

GCU 361 Urban Geography. (3)
fall and spring
External spatial relations of cities, internal city structure, and spatial aspects of urban problems in various parts of the world, particularly in the United States.
General Studies: SB

GCU 364 Energy in the Global Arena. (3)
spring
Production, transportation, and consumption of energy, emphasizing the electric power industry and its environmental problems.
General Studies: SB, G

GCU 394 Special Topics. (1 – 4)
fall and spring

GCU 421 Geography of Arizona and Southwestern United States. (3)
fall and spring
Geography of the Southwest with an emphasis on Arizona. Divided into physical geography, history, people, and economy.
General Studies: SB, C

GCU 423 Geography of South America. (3)
not regularly offered
Prerequisite: GCU 323 or instructor approval.
General Studies: SB, G

GCU 424 Geography of Mexico and Middle America. (3)
once a year
Central America and Mexico. Prerequisite: GCU 323 or instructor approval.
General Studies: SB, G

GCU 425 Geography of the Mexican American Borderland. (3)
spring
Geography of a binational and bicultural region. Examines settlement, boundary issues, ethnic subregions, population change, industrial development, and urban growth. Fee.
General Studies: L/SB, G

GCU 426 Geography of Russia and Surroundings. (3)
not regularly offered
Examines the geography of Russia and other post-Soviet states. Prerequisite: GCU 121 or instructor approval.
General Studies: SB, G

GCU 433 Geography of Southeast Asia. (3)
spring
Examines the biophysical and social features of Southeast Asian nations and peoples. Prerequisite: GCU 326 or instructor approval.

GCU 441 Economic Geography. (3)
once a year
Spatial distribution of primary, secondary, and tertiary economic and production activities. Prerequisite: GCU 141 or instructor approval.
General Studies: SB

GCU 442 Geographical Analysis of Transportation. (3)
fall
Networks, modes, economics, and flows at the urban, national, and international scales. Prerequisite: GCU 141 or 441.
General Studies: SB

GCU 444 Geographic Studies in Urban Transportation. (3)
spring
Current urban transportation issues in metropolitan Phoenix. Lecture, team project. Prerequisite: GCU 361.
General Studies: SB

GCU 453 Recreational Geography. (3)
not regularly offered
Examines problems surrounding the organization and use of space for recreation. Introduces geographic field survey methods of data collection and analysis. Possible Saturday field trips.

GCU 455 Historical Geography of U.S. and Canada. (3)
not regularly offered
Geographical perspective on the evolution of the United States and Canada from pre-Columbian times to early 20th century.
General Studies: SB, H

GCU 474 Public Land Policy. (3)
not regularly offered
Geographic aspects of federal public lands, policy, management, and issues. Emphasizes western wilderness and resource development problems.
General Studies: SB

GCU 484 Internship. (3)
fall and spring

GCU 494 Special Topics. (1 – 4)
once a year
Possible topics:

(a)Geography of Phoenix. (3)

GCU 495 Quantitative Methods in Geography. (3)
fall and spring
Statistical techniques applied to the analysis of spatial distributions and relationships. Introduction to models and theory in geography. Prerequisite: MAT 119.
General Studies: CS

GCU 496 Geographic Research Methods. (3)
fall and spring
Scientific techniques used in geographic research. Prerequisites: GCU 495; GPH 371, 491.
General Studies: L

GCU 515 Human Migration. (3)
fall
Economic, political, social, and geographic factors underlying population movements. Migration selectivity, streams and counter-streams, labor migration, and migration decision making. Lecture, seminar. Prerequisite: GCU 351 or instructor approval.

GCU 526 Spatial Land-Use Analysis. (3)
not regularly offered
Determination, classification, and analysis of spatial variations in land-use patterns. Examines the processes affecting land-use change. Prerequisite: 15 hours in geography or instructor approval.

GCU 529 Contemporary Geographic Thought. (3)
fall
Comparative evaluation of current philosophy concerning the nature and trends of geography. Prerequisites: 15 hours in geography; instructor approval.

GCU 585 Advanced Research Methods in Geography. (3)
spring
Specialized research techniques and methodologies in economic, political, or cultural geography.

GCU 591 Seminar. (1 – 3)
fall, spring, summer
Selected topics in economic, political, or cultural geography. Possible field trips. Possible topics:

(a)Transportation Systems Pro-Seminar
(b)Urban Geographic Information Systems

GCU 596 History of Geographic Thought. (3)
not regularly offered
Historical development of geographic thought from pre-Greek days to the early 20th century.

GCU 598 Special Topics. (1 – 4)
not regularly offered Possible topics:

(a)Geography of the Mexican American Borderland. (3)
Fee.

GCU 599 Thesis. (6)
fall and spring

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