Geographic Techniques, Middle Tennessee State University
Middle Tennessee State University is a public four-year institution, primarily undergraduate .
Overview and Context
Goals and Assessment
In addition to the standard quizzes and lab exams, students complete a project each semester which requires them to apply the principles learned in the course and demonstrate their skills to an audience. Frequently, outside guests provide data to the class which becomes the class project. When students complete the project and present their work, the outside guest provides feedback to them from his/her professional perspective.
Furthermore, we contact our students after graduation to gain informaion on their jobs: are they working in the field, what additional skills (if any) were they required to know for their current position, etc.
Courses and Sequencing
Entry into the program
Geoscience majors must all complete the following introductory courses:
- Intro to Earth Science
- Intro to Earth Science Lab
- Intro to Regional Geography
All geography majors must also complete Cartography.
- Physical Geography
- Remote Sensing
- Lab Problems in Remote Sensing
- Image Interpretation
- Geographic Information Systems
- Advanced Geographic Information Systems
- Geomorphic Regions of the US
ElectivesStudents are required to take 18 hours (generally 6 courses) of electives, selected from the following list:
- Inorganic Chemistry
- Earth Geophysics
- Environmental Applications of Hydrology
- Geologic Remote Sensing
- Regional courses:
- Geography of Tennessee
- Geography of US and Canada
- Geography of Asia
- Geography of Latin America
- Geography of Africa
- Topical courses:
- Economic Geography
- Historical Geography
- Urban Geography
- Geography of Native Americans
2 additional minors are required as well.