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GEOG 390. Geographic Research Design

Credits: 3
Department: Geography
Description: Geographic research methods; contemporary techniques for data collection, analysis, and presentation. Topical.
Prerequisites: GEOG 106 OR GEOG 111; GEOG 216, GEOG 270 OR GEOG 271; GEOG 272
Semester Offered: Fall
Grading Method: ABCDF

Student Learning Outcomes

1. Identify and critically assess key concepts in geography.
2. Assess commonly used techniques and field methods for research in geography.
3. Identify and describe an original topic of interest for an undergraduate research project in one of the following areas of geography: i) physical geography; ii) techniques; iii) human-environment interaction; iv) human geography.
4. Locate, summarize, critically appraise, and synthesize appropriate scholarly materials in the preparation of a literature review for an undergraduate research project proposal in their chosen area of study.
5. Identify, describe, justify choice of, execute, and evaluate a relevant method to research questions developed for chosen topic of study.
6. Effectively present overall undergraduate research project proposal orally and in written form.

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