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The course offerings at Clarion University of PA go through an extensive review process by the Committee on Courses and Programs of Study (CCPS).  This course offerings list is a comprehensive list of courses that could be offered; it does not mean they are currently being offered.

For a complete list of courses offered on the current or upcoming schedules, see the Registrar's page Schedule of Classes.

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Course Id (currently sorted in Ascending order) Course TitleCourse Description
FR 358
French Thinkers
Study of major French thinkers from the Middle Ages to the 20th century. Course conducted in French. Prerequisite: FR 252 or permission of instructor.|
FR 360
Canadian Writers
Study of the major trends in French Canadian theatre, prose, and poetry. Course conducted in French. Prerequisite: FR 252 or permission of instructor.|
FR 361
Black Writers French Lit
Study of the major trends in Francophone African literature. Includes selections from among the works of Jacques Roumain, Sembene Ousmane, Amadou Kourouma, Francis Bebey, Ferdinand Oyono, Leopold Sedar Senghor, Ame Cesaire, Leo Damas, Bernard DadiÄ,, and others. Lectures conducted in English; assignments in French for French majors or minors, in English for other students. Prerequisite: FR 252 or permission of instructor. Spring, annually.|
FR 400
Sr Sem in Lit, Ling & Cult Stu
Explores in a seminar setting a comparative literary, cultural, linguistic or pedagogical topic, including primary sources and relevant theory and criticism. The course teaches analytical and writing skills relevant to cultural, linguistic and liter,ary analysis. A major paper or unit plan is required of all participants. Required of senior majors in World Languages and Cultures. Prerequisite: Senior status during semester of enrollment, at least one 300-level course in the Department of Mod,ern Languages and Cultures.|
FR 451
Readings: French Lit
Selected readings determined in relation to the needs and interests of the individual student. Prerequisite: FR 252 or permission of instructor.|
FR 501
Spec Topics French Lit & Cult
In-depth examination of contemporary French and Francophone literary and cultural issues. May be taken up to three times for credit, provided that different topics are offered. Course taught in French.|
FR 551
Adv Supr Readings In Fren Lit
Selected readings determined by the needs and interests of the individual student.|
FR 557
Adv Fren Ling & Cult Immersion
This course consists of two weeks of intensive online instruction on French culture and civilzation, prior to a two week trip to France. During this immersion period, students will visit places of historical and cultural interest in the country, rec,eive lectures on the historical, cultural, artistic and literary importance of the sites visited, and conduct as much of their daily routines in French as possible. Courses offered to graduate students.|
GEOG 100
Intro World Geography
Provides an overview of important human and physical characteristics of the world's cultural realms. Examines issues of economic and social development, and religions and cultures found around the world in a regional or systematic context. Explores c,ontemporary environmental, political, and ethnic/racial problems.|
GEOG 115
Integrates the social and natural sciences by examining the concepts, methodologies and history of the Conservation of Natural Resources. Includes soil, water, land, forest, wildlife, energy, clean air, and historic resources. Explores the many contr,oversial issues surrounding the management of public lands and regulation of private land. Examines the rational and logic of federal and state environmental laws. Every fall or spring. (Values Flag.)|
GEOG 210
Fund of Digital Mapping
Introduces the basic knowledge required to work with digital maps. General and specialized online and desktop mapping options are discussed, and an introduction to the geo-spatial technologies, including Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Global P,ositioning Systems (GPS) and Remote Sensing is emphasized. The potential uses of those technologies in the areas such as environmental studies, forestry, marketing, demographics, and utilities are also presented.|
GEOG 225
Cartography I With Lab
Systematic study of basic concepts and components of thematic map-making. Emphasizes familiarization with and utilization of drafting instruments and equipment essential to map design and construction. Presents techniques of photographic reproduction, of student map projects. Two lectures and three hours of laboratory weekly. Prerequisite: GEOG 125 or consent of instructor. Offered annually.|
GEOG 244
Planning the Human Environment
The course introduces students to the theory and practice of urban and regional planning. Examines the means and ways of managing land resources with respect to enhancing the use of land for residential, commercial, industrial and agricultural purpos,es. The course focuses on comprehensive planning, planning strategies, planning analysis, regulatory systems and the preservation and conservation of land resources for future generations and for aesthetic purposes. The ecological implications of dev,elopment on natural resources is pivotal in the course in order to explain and analyze growth management practices in urban and rural communities. Offered occasionally.|
GEOG 257
U.S. & Canada
Analyzes geographic problems, natural and cultural, of the United States and Canada; the synthesis of physical, biotic, economic, and social patterns and problems of geographic regions of North America; the interrelationship of North American politic,al structures and their ties with the rest of the world. Each semester.|
GEOG 260
Economic Geog
Explores the production, exchange, and use of the basic commodities of the world; the relationship between the physical factors and economic conditions and the patterns of major economic activities, world trade, and trade routes; economic landscapes;, problems of economic development. Recommended for majors in economics, history, and political science. Every other year.|
GEOG 300
Special Topics
Topics of special interest in various areas of physical, human, or regional geography. Professor selects format most suitable to the study. Enrollment by consent of the instructor. Offered occasionally.|
GEOG 310
Sustainable Development
Examines the commonalities developing countries have faced and continue to face in their push toward development, particularly as they relate to the spatial aspects affecting the conditions of the development process. Analyzes theories of growth and,social and economic development, as well as the historical and contemporary relationship between the developed and the developing world. Discusses issues such as population growth and human settlement patterns, the rural/urban dichotomy, industrializ,ation and urbanization, regional trading blocks, transportation and development, and the socio-economic development planning. Examines the impact of cultural elements such as religion and the role of women in development. Writing intensive course. Pr|
GEOG 315
Human Geog:Race,Class,Ge
Focuses on methods and theories geographers have used to explore how social relations of race, class, and gender have been structured, influenced, and expressed spatially. Exposes students to social/spatial construction theories (the social construct,ion of race and gender, the social production of space, and the role of space in the construction of gender and race), and postmodern economic restructuring and its impact on the location and (race, class, and gender component of the) employment stru,cture of flexible industries. Explores contemporary theories on the role of race/gender and class intersection in the reproduction process, and the colonial and postcolonial geographies of gender and race. Writing intensive course. Prerequisite: None|
GEOG 325
Cartography II With Lab
A systematic study of the new dimensions of cartography in use today. Emphasizes the techniques used in the construction of three-dimensional maps and models of statistical surfaces, diagrams, cartograms, negative scribing, and color separation. Two,lectures and three hours of laboratory weekly. Prerequisites: Cartography I and consent of instructor. Every other year.|
GEOG 345
Computer Cartog w/Lab
Systematic study of the newest dimension of cartography in use today. Designing and constructing computer maps is an integral part of the course. Students create computer maps with a number of programs, including Atlas Graphics, Atlas Draw, Microam,,Map Info. PC Globe, PS USA, Systate, etc. Introduces the use of the digitizer. Prerequisite CIS 110 or equivalent course, or consent of the instructor. Every other spring.|
GEOG 358
Geography Of The Caribbean
Study of the Caribbean, with a special tour on the geography and the cultural and socio-economic aspects of the Caribbean. Emphasizes socio-economic history of slavery and the plantation economy, including issues of race relations and their spatial d,imensions. Traces the economic transition away from the plantation economy, the rise of an active black leadership, urbanization and urban planning in the region, attempts at economic and political regional integration, economic development strategie,s of small Caribbean islands, and the impact of tourism as the new mono culture of the region. Offered occasionally.|
GEOG 385
Examines the major components of climate and climate change. Analyzes physical aspects of the atmosphere as a series of long-term weather phenomena. Studies regional characteristics of climate on the basis of worldwide weather patterns. Emphasizes, how applied aspects of climate demonstrate the interrelationships and importance of both physical and regional climatology to humankind. Also examines the causes of long-term climate change and variability. Acceptable for social science or natural, science credits. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing or higher.|
GEOG 400
Intro Remote Sensing/Lab
Explores aerial photographs for geographic investigation of physical and cultural features of the landscape; the application of remote sensing to topographic and planimetric map construction, agricultural and land use identification, landform study,,and forestry. Each Fall Semester.|
GEOG 404
Soils With Lab
Comprehensively examines the classification, formation, and interpretation of soils. Students examine the processes of soil classification (both the zonal classification and the soil taxonomy classification), soil formation (parent material, climate,, slope, time and organic activity), and the interpretation of pedogenic sequences (as it relates to deposition, diagenesis, and climate change). Laboratory (one credit, two hours) complements lecture portion of the course. Emphasizes the field interp,retation of soils as well as the geochemistry and textual classification of soils. Prerequisites: ES 150 and 255 or permission of the instructor.|
GEOG 425
Adv Remote Sensing w/Lab
Examines satellite-based earth imaging instruments, data sources, and products, and their applications to land use management, geologic assessments, agriculture, forestry, soil resources, archeology, meteorology, and oceanography. Utilizes visual and, digital data. Prerequisite: GEOG 400 (can be waived by permission of instructor). Every Spring.|
GEOG 450
Field Geography w/Lab
Explores techniques essential to geographic field investigation. Emphasizes practical, first-hand experiences in the field where students learn the techniques and procedures of rural and urban land use, surveying, and field research. Prerequisites: c,onsent of instructor. Summer on demand.|
GEOG 460
Geospatial Data Handle & Integ
This course concentrates on how geographic data can be compiled from different sources into a GIS project. This includes geo-referencing scanned paper maps, translating the real-world into a geographic database, digitization of vector features, edit,ing attribute data, working with and integrating GIS data available from different online sources, and manipulating metadata.|
GEOG 470
Intro Geog Info Systems
Addresses basic concepts and principles of geographic information systems, data models, data structures, applications, and technical issues. Lab focuses on how these basic principles are implemented in a GIS. These include an entire sequence of build,ing spatial database: data capturing, editing, adding attributes, building topography, registering layers to real-world coordinates, making map compositions, data conversion, and basic analysis. Prerequisite: GEOG/ES 345 (can be waived by instructor),. Fall, annually.|
GEOG 481
Spatial Analysis & Modeling
This course builds upon previous knowledge of GIS vector and raster data model handling. It concentrates on the use of those spatial data in analyzing different environmental phenomenon. It emphasizes how to derive new information from existing dat,a, and handling them through interpolation methods and raster calculations. It will also involve the extraction of new knowledge in support of a decision making process through cell-based operations in an automated fashion using scripting and modeli,ng techniques.|
GEOG 490
Adv Geog Info Sys w/Lab
Provides students with the ability to apply GIS for spatial problem solving in applied settings. Lecture and application-/project-based. Lecture covers spatial modeling and analysis based on a raster data structure. Laboratory sessions introduce stud,ents to three-dimensional surface modeling, cost-distance analysis, runoff modeling, and diffusion analysis. Prerequisite: GEOG/ES 470. Each Spring Semester.|