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Accounting 010
African Area Studies 016
African, Middle Eastern, and South Asian Languages and Literatures 013
Africana Studies 014
Aging 018
American History 512
American Literature
American Studies 050
Anthropology 070
Armenian 078
Art 081
Art History 082
Arts and Sciences 090
Asian Studies 098
Astrophysics 105
Biological Sciences
Biomedical Sciences
Business Analytics and Information Technology 623
Business Law 140
Cell Biology
Chemistry 160
Chinese 165
Chinese Studies 170
Cinema Studies 175
Cognitive Science 185
Communication 192
Community Development
Comparative Literature 195
Computer Science 198
Criminal Justice 202
Criminology 204
Critical Sexualities Studies 888
Dance 203, 206
East Asian Languages and Area Studies 214
Economics 220
Education 300
Environmental Certificates
European Studies 360
Exercise Science and Sport Studies 377
Film Studies
Finance 390
Food Science 400
Foreign Language Proficiency Certificates
French 420
Geography 450
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Departmental Honors Program
Andrew Hill Clark Prize
Cartography Certificate
International Studies Certificate
Geological Sciences 460
German 470
Greek 490
Greek, Modern Greek Studies 489
History/French Joint Major 513
History/Political Science Joint Major 514
Human Resource Management 533
Hungarian 535
Individualized Major 555
Information Technology and Informatics 547
Interdisciplinary Studies, SAS 556
Italian 560
Japanese 565
Jewish Studies 563
Journalism and Media Studies 567
Junior Year Abroad
Korean 574
Labor Studies and Employment Relations 575
Landscape Architecture 550
Latin 580
Latin American Studies 590
Latino and Hispanic Caribbean Studies 595
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Linguistics 615
Management 620
Marine Sciences 628
Marketing 630
Mathematics 640
Medical Technology 660
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Medieval Studies 667
Middle Eastern Studies 685
Military Education, Air Force 690
Military Education, Army 691
Military Education, Naval 692
Molecular Biology
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Operations Research 711
Organizational Leadership 713
Philosophy 730
Physics 750
Physiology and Neurobiology
Planning and Public Policy 762
Polish 787
Political Science 790
Portuguese 810
Psychology 830
Public Health 832
Public Policy 833
Religion 840
Russian 860
Russian, Central and East European Studies 861
Science, Technology, and Society 880
Social Justice 904
Social Work 910
Sociology 920
South Asian Studies 925
Spanish 940
Statistics and Biostatistics 960
Study Abroad 959
Supply Chain Management and Marketing Science 799
Theater 965, 966
Ukrainian 967
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Women's and Gender Studies 988
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Mason Gross School of the Arts
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New Brunswick Undergraduate Catalog 2013–2015 Programs of Study and Courses for Liberal Arts Students Programs, Faculty, and Courses Geography 450 Learning Goals  

Learning Goals

The undergraduate geography curriculum for majors consists of 36 credits. There are 21 credits of required courses and the remaining 15 credits are selected from three tracks: Global Culture, Economics, and Society; Environment; and Geographical Techniques. There are three key learning goals for each of the tracks, as listed below. These goals are also applicable to those required courses that are thematically connected.

Global Culture, Economics, and Society

  1. Demonstrate the ability to synthesize and examine critically a range of contemporary cultural, economic, and societal issues, particularly those connected with globalization and geopolitics.
  2. To understand and evaluate connections and disconnections between places and peoples within the context of development and unequal power relationships.
  3. To be able to identify and apply analytic tools and geographic models appropriate to the study of cultural, societal, and economic issues.
  1. To become literate in the terminology and frames of reference used in environmental research and to apply terminology and frames of reference appropriately.
  2. Demonstrate the ability to identify and explain aspects of key environmental issues, including global climate change and land-surface transformation.
  3. To be able to identify and apply analytic tools and geographic models appropriate to the study of environmental and natural-resource issues.

Geographical Techniques

  1. To demonstrate an understanding of fundamental principles, concepts, and knowledge of geographic technologies used in the acquisition, processing, and analysis of spatial geographic data.
  2. To be able to locate, access, manipulate, display, and communicate spatial geographic data on selected topics.
  3. To become fluent in specific applications that support career prospects.
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