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 Weather, Climate and Global Environmental Change (3,0,2)(L)

Credits: 3 credits
Delivery: Campus

Students will be introduced to the basic principles and processes of meteorology and climatology, the study of weather and climate, respectively. Possible 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. Additionally, students will learn climate classification systems as well as examine the potential causes of past and predicted future global climates. This course qualifies as a science laboratory course
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GEOG 2050 Introduction to Hydrology (3,0,2)(L)

Credits: 3 credits
Delivery: Campus

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.
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GEOG 2110 Geography of the Economic Landscape (2,1,0)

Credits: 3 credits
Delivery: Campus

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.
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GEOG 2120 Geography of Urban and Regional Planning (2,1,0)

Credits: 3 credits
Delivery: Campus

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.
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GEOG 2220 The Regional Geography of Canada (3,0,0)

Credits: 3 credits
Delivery: Campus

Students explore the emergence of Canada as a distinct space through the organising concept of the region, which inherently integrates physical geography, human-nature interactions, and cross cultural interactions. The emergence of new cultural, political, economic, and ecological environments is introduced through survey lectures and further analysed through region-specific case studies. Note that students cannot receive credit for both GEOG 2220 and GEOG 2221
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GEOG 2230 The Regional Geography of British Columbia and Yukon (3,0,0)

Credits: 3 credits
Delivery: Campus

Students explore the emergence of British Columbia in the context of Indigenous history, colonial interactions, the modern nation-state, and emerging concerns about social and economic sustainability in a global economy. British Columbia's physical geography, its evolving human-nature adaptations, and the emergence of new cultural, political, and economic organisation are introduced through survey lectures and analysed through explorations of case studies of distinct sub-regional processes and concerns. Note that students cannot receive credit for both GEOG 2230 and GEOG 2231
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GEOG 2400 Geographic Thought (3,0,0)

Credits: 3 credits
Delivery: Campus

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.
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GEOG 2700 Introduction to Geographical Analysis (3,0,2)

Credits: 3 credits
Delivery: Campus

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.
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GEOG 2750 Geographic Information Systems (3,0,2)(L)

Credits: 3 credits
Delivery: Campus

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.
Note: This course is identical to NRSC 2230
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