Foundations of Geographic Research
This course introduces students to their major in Geography. Throughout the semester we explore basic interests in geography with any eye toward helping students refine their interests and skills in preparation for upper division courses in the major.
During the first several weeks, students consider their interests within geography and the various options for degrees, concentrations, certificates, and courses that relate to their interests. The course makes a gradual turn by mid-semester toward understanding how geographic knowledge is produced. In addition to refining reading of geographic texts, study habits, time management, and key skills for succeeding in the upper division, students also learn and review key skills, such as the basics of spreadsheet use, fundamental GIS, and interpretation of graphs and charts.
In the last part of the semester, the emphasis of the class turns toward a group project in which students collect, manage, and employ geographic data to answer a question that falls within their interests.
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GEOG 3100 Next Offerings: Fall 2022 and Spring 2023
Click here to download the current GEOG 2110 Syllabus. More course resources can be found at the course's pages on UNT's online Canvas platform.
Booth, W.C., Colomb, G.G., & Williams, J.M. (2016). The Craft of Research (4th Ed.). University of Chicago Press.
Murphy, A.B. (2018). Geography: Why It Matters. Polity Press.
This Esri profile of GIS use by Denton County's electrical utility providers Coserv gives a great example of the kinds of skills we teach at UNT Geography being used by a wide range of organizations across the country
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