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Course Equivalents

Course Equivalents for GEOG 201 at Metropolitan State University in Fall 2017 (Aug - Dec)

While all courses listed as equivalents below are transferable, they are not necessarily equivalent in both directions. The courses below transfer TO the college or university shown above. To see how courses from your home college or university transfer to other participating colleges or universities, you can search Transferology.

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Anoka-Ramsey Community College
GEOG 1102 - Introduction to Human Geography - 3 credits
Hist/Soc/Behav Sci (05)
Global Perspective (08)
(MnTC Goals 5 and 8) Recommended Skills, Abilities, or Coursework: College-level reading and writing Human geography integrates the components of society such as population growth, distribution and demographics, culture (language and religion), urban contexts, political organization of the world and global economics and development. These elements are interpreted spatially and related to the environment in which these societies operate. Case studies will be researched, analyzed and evaluated.
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GEOG 1103 - Physical Geography - 3 credits
Hist/Soc/Behav Sci (05)
People/Environment (10)
(MnTC Goals 5 and 10) Recommended Skills, Abilities, or Coursework: College-level reading and writing Topical study noting the major physical processes that cause the earth's surface features and that influence human habitation on this planet.
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Bemidji State University
GEOG 2100 - Introduction to Physical Geography - 3 credits
Natural Science (03)
This course is designed for the liberal education program and provides an introduction to spatial patterns derived from earth system processes. The course provides a systematic survey of land forms, weather and climate, soils and vegetation. This course utilizes a combination of in class discussion and laboratory-like exercises to investigate these topics. Liberal Education Goal Area 3.
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COMBINED WITH
GEOG 2200 - Introduction to Human Geography - 3 credits
Human Diversity (07)
Global Perspective (08)
Emphasizes the study of geographical relationships and interactions of cultural, social, economic, ethnic, and political phenomena. Topical approach to population subgroups, religions, languages, urban and rural settlements, and other attributes of the cultural landscape. Liberal Education Goal Areas 7 & 8.
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Central Lakes College
GEOG 1459 - Cultural Geography - 3 credits
Hist/Soc/Behav Sci (05)
Global Perspective (08)
This course examines cultural phenomena as they relate to the worlds peoples and places. Cultural Geography studies world population and immigration, folk and popular cultures, the worlds great religions, agriculture, political space, economic development and urban and industrial patterns. Connecting these phenomena to the landscapes they create is one of the key features of cultural geography.
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GEOG 1400 - Physical Geography - 3 credits
Hist/Soc/Behav Sci (05)
People/Environment (10)
In this course students will examine the earth as a set of subsystems working together to sustain life. Included are studies of the earth as a planet, weather patterns, climates and the resulting distribution of vegetation and soils, as well as plate tectonics, landforms, weathering, and glaciers.
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Century College
GEOG 1021 - Physical Geography - 3 credits
Natural Science (03)
People/Environment (10)
Students are introduced to the physical and environmental systems of the Earth, the dynamic processes that shape and characterize our planet, and to the geography of the natural world. Hands-on activities are used throughout the course to help students learn and apply concepts. Processes of and scientific terminology related to the Earth's atmosphere (weather and climate), hydrosphere (water on Earth), biosphere (geography of ecological systems), and lithosphere (materials and processes of the Earth's crust) are studied. This course also examines the powerful influences people and the environment have upon each other (e.g. storms and other natural disasters; human modification of the Earth). Prerequisite: Assessment score placement in RDNG 1000 or completion of RDNG 0900 or RDNG 0950 with a grade of "C" or higher.
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GEOG 1023 - Human Geography - 3 credits
Hist/Soc/Behav Sci (05)
Global Perspective (08)
In this course students study and compare characteristics of human populations and societies. The processes underlying and explaining the geographic patterns of human activities are also examined, as are real world examples from many disciplines and diverse world regions. Study areas include human population dynamics (population growth and distribution, migrations, settlement patterns, urbanization), cultural geography (world languages and religions, folk and popular cultures), political and economic geography (political organization of the world, territorial issues, the global economy, and comparing more and less developed world regions), and land use (agriculture and industry). Prerequisite(s): Assessment score placement in RDNG 1000 or completion of RDNG 0900 or RDNG 0950 with a grade of "C" or higher.
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Minneapolis Community and Technical College
GEOG 1102 - The Physical Environment - 3 credits
Hist/Soc/Behav Sci (05)
People/Environment (10)
This course offers an introduction to geographic facts, theories and methods as they relate to the Earth's physical environment. This course uses a general-systems perspective and a thematic approach to understanding the natural environment and how it is impacted by human occupation. Various themes covered include the solar system, atmosphere, climate, ozone depletion, greenhouse effect, hydrosphere, waste disposal, fresh water, lithosphere, soil, natural disasters, biosphere and biodiversity.
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GEOG 1101 - Human Geography - 3 credits
Hist/Soc/Behav Sci (05)
Global Perspective (08)
This course offers an introduction to geographic facts, theories and methods as they relate to humans and their occupation of the Earth. It uses a general systems perspective and a thematic approach to understanding where, why and how humans live. Various themes covered are the human-Earth relationship, population, migration, cultural systems, language, religion, social customs, social systems,development, politics, urbanization, agriculture, industrialization and natural resource use.
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Minnesota State University, Mankato
GEOG 103 - Introductory Cultural Geography - 3 credits
Hist/Soc/Behav Sci (05)
Global Perspective (08)
Cultural aspects of interactions between people and their environment focusing on spatial patterns of population, agriculture, politics, language, religion, industrialization, and urbanization. Emphasis is placed on the processes that create the cultural landscape and on management of land and natural resources.
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GEOG 101 - Introductory Physical Geography - 3 credits
Natural Science (03)
People/Environment (10)
Survey of the processes and features of the earth's physical environment, earth-sun relationships, weather, climate, natural vegetation, soil, and landforms. Examines their interrelations and spatial distribution using North America and world-wide examples. Some coverage of human-environmental relations.
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Normandale Community College
GEOG 1102 - Human Geography - 3 credits
Hist/Soc/Behav Sci (05)
Global Perspective (08)
Human populations, their cultures and their landscapes, emphasizing cultural diversity and interaction with the physical environment.
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GEOG 1101 - Physical Geography - 4 credits
Natural Science (03)
People/Environment (10)
The earth's physical environment, its systems and the physical processes that drive them. Interactions of the atmosphere, hydrosphere, lithosphere and biosphere with human activity. Laboratory assignments provide application of concepts.
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North Hennepin Community College
GEOG 1010 - Physical Geography - 3 credits
Natural Science (03)
People/Environment (10)
This course will provide an introduction to the physical processes that are at work at all times on the surface of the earth. This course provides an introduction to the processes that influence the lithosphere, atmosphere, hydrosphere and biosphere. Topics covered include earthquakes, volcanoes, tornadoes, blizzards, winds, precipitation, the Hydrological Cycle, vegetation and soil. This course includes a basic understanding of how these systems interact and how the physical landscape interacts with the human landscape. Included in this will be discussions about environmental concerns such as acid precipitation, ozone depletion, soil degradation, desertification and rainforest destruction. This course includes lab-like coursework/exams that will enhance a student's ability to make observations, form questions, pose hypotheses, make predictions and critically evaluate scientific data and results.
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COMBINED WITH
GEOG 1040 - Human Geography - 3 credits
Human Diversity (07)
Global Perspective (08)
This course surveys occupancy and use of the earth. The great diversity of this human experience as well as the nature of the people/land relationship are examined in terms of distinctive culture realms which have manifested varying degrees of technological and sociological development in time and space. Essential to this examination is a comparative review of the contemporary geographies of race, language, religion, political ideologies, economic activity, settlement, and population.
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Ridgewater College
GEOG 0140 - Introduction to Geography - 3 credits
Hist/Soc/Behav Sci (05)
Global Perspective (08)
An introduction to the discipline of geography. Interaction of both the physical and human concepts. Including all of the traditions of geography; spatial distribution, spatial diffusion, and spatial interaction. Emphasis on analysis of maps, graphs, and tables. MnTC Goal: 5, 8
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Winona State University
GEOG 212 - Physical Geography - 3 credits
Hist/Soc/Behav Sci (05)
People/Environment (10)
An introduction to the significance and areal distribution of various physical elements of our environment with emphasis on climate, landforms, gradational work of streams and glaciation. Grade only. Offered yearly. Meets GOAL 5 and GOAL 10.
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GEOG 213 - Cultural Geography - 3 credits
Hist/Soc/Behav Sci (05)
Global Perspective (08)
An introduction to the significance and areal distribution of various cultural elements of our environment with emphasis on population, cultural origins, language, religion and agriculture. Grade only. Offered yearly. Meets GOAL 5 and GOAL 8.
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