Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University

Second Year Geography Courses

GEOG 2020-3 Weather, Climate and Global Environmental Change (3,0,2)(L)
GEOG 2050-3 Introduction to Hydrology (3,0,2)(L)
GEOG 2110-3 Geography of the Economic Landscape (2,1,0)
GEOG 2120-3 Geography of Urban and Regional Planning (2,1,0)
GEOG 2220-3 The Regional Geography of Canada (2,1,0)
GEOG 2230-3 The Regional Geography of British Columbia and Yukon (2,1,0)
GEOG 2400-3 Geographic Thought (3,0,0)
GEOG 2700-3 Introduction to Geographical Analysis (3,0,2)(L)
GEOG 2740-3 Geodesy and the Visualization of Geographic Data (2,1,2)(L)
GEOG 2750-4 Geographic Information Systems (2,3,3) (L)


GEOG 2020
GEOG 2020
Weather, Climate and Global Environmental Change (3,0,2)(L)
Credits: 3
Campus
AR
GEOG
A science laboratory course providing an introduction to the basic principles and processes of meteorology and climatology, the study of weather and climate, respectively. Topics include the composition and structure of the atmosphere, solar radiation and the seasons, energy balances and temperature, atmospheric pressure and wind, atmospheric moisture and cloud development, precipitation, atmospheric circulation, air masses and fronts, thunderstorms and tornadoes, and cyclonic storms. In addition, the course will cover climate classification systems as well as examine the potential causes of past and predicted future global climates. Required Lab: GEOG 2020L
GEOG 2050
GEOG 2050
Introduction to Hydrology (3,0,2)(L)
Credits: 3
Campus
AR
GEOG
This physical geography course introduces students to hydrologic systems and processes, with an emphasis on: the global hydrologic cycle; hydrologic processes in river basins and related measurement techniques; and elementary hydrologic modelling. The course also examines the potential impact that land use (such as irrigation and urbanization), climate change and politics may have on water resources.
Prerequisite: GEOG 1000 or GEOL 1110 Required Lab: GEOG 2050L
GEOG 2110
GEOG 2110
Geography of the Economic Landscape (2,1,0)
Credits: 3
Campus
AR
GEOG
A geographic view of economic activity is offered in this course. Students examine economic interrelationships, the character of various economic regions, and general spatial organization, on a local, regional and global scale. Required Seminar: GEOG 2110S
GEOG 2120
GEOG 2120
Geography of Urban and Regional Planning (2,1,0)
Credits: 3
Campus
AR
GEOG
An introduction to themes and problems in the field of Urban and Regional Planning, recognizing the increasing interdisciplinary nature of this area of study. The course will study urbanization as an historic and rapidly continuing process; the growth of functional regions and patterns of urban settlement; the dynamics of urban structure and land use; critical planning problems that face both the developed and developing countries. Required Seminar: GEOG 2120S
GEOG 2220
GEOG 2220
The Regional Geography of Canada (2,1,0)
Credits: 3
Campus
AR
GEOG
The physical environment and cultural setting of Canada, with a particular focus on human use of the land as determined by its physical nature, is the basis for study of the regional geography of Canada. Emphasis is placed on a study of Canada east of the Rocky Mountains.
Note: GEOG 2230 deals exclusively with the geography of British Columbia Required Seminar: GEOG 2220S
GEOG 2230
GEOG 2230
The Regional Geography of British Columbia and Yukon (2,1,0)
Credits: 3
Campus
AR
GEOG
Students are introduced to the physical and human geography of British Columbia and examine settlement, resource development and transportation in the Western Cordillera. Topics involving the changing perception of rural British Columbia's landscape and environment are discussed. Required Seminar: GEOG 2230S
GEOG 2400
GEOG 2400
Geographic Thought (3,0,0)
Credits: 3
Campus
AR
GEOG
This introductory geographic theory course provides students with a critical perspective on the nature and development of geographic knowledge and its application in the key subdisciplines of human geography, physical geography, and environmental studies.
Prerequisite: GEOG 1000 and one of GEOG 1010 or GEOG 1110
GEOG 2700
GEOG 2700
Introduction to Geographical Analysis (3,0,2)
Credits: 3
Campus
AR
GEOG
This computer-based laboratory course introduces students to quantitative methods used for geographic analysis. Students learn the fundamentals of statistical analysis of quantitative and qualitative variables and how to use computer software to perform these analyses. At the end of the course, students understand how to apply quantitative methods to answer questions of geographic interest, and have developed a working knowledge of the most commonly used statistical software in quantitative geography. Required Lab: GEOG 2700L
GEOG 2750
GEOG 2750
Geographic Information Systems (3,0,2)(L)
Credits: 3
Campus
AR
GEOG
This course introduces students to geodesy and geoinformatics, topics of study commonly referred to collectively as geomatics. Course topics include: common geographic coordinate systems; common map projections; geospatial data models; setting coordinate systems; loading geospatial data; visualization of geospatial data; manipulating feature and coverage values; and basic geoprocessing procedures. Labs will provide hands-on experience with ArcGIS, the leading GIS software in the industry, towards the goal of developing marketable skills geographic information management. Required Lab: GEOG 2750L
Note: This course is identical to NRSC 2230