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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
GEOG 499
Sem: Meth In Geog Resear
Presents the opportunity for students with considerable interest and background in geography to utilize the various methods of analysis of the discipline to examine a concrete issue or research problem. Emphasizes analysis, synthesis, and communicati,on. Students produce a written report and give an oral presentation of their project. Prerequisites: Junior or senior status in geography or permission of instructor. Every other spring.|
GEOG 500
Intro Arphoto Int Rem Sens
Study and assessment of the physical and cultural features of the earth using satellite images and aerial photographs. Uses black and white photos, color infrared photos, and digital satellite images for planimetric map construction, agricultural and, vegetation studies, landform identification, land use assessment, and forestry. Laboratory activities include analysis of imagery in different zones of the electromagnetic spectrum, geometric correction of satellite images, and computer-assisted lan,d cover classification. Prerequisite: GEOG 125 or permission of instructor. Fall semester.|
GEOG 525
Adv Remote Sensing w/Lab
Builds on the content of Introduction to Air Photo Interpretation and Remote Sensing. Uses Earth imaging satellites, such as Lansat, SPOT, and Ikonos, and introduces new instruments, including Radarsat, Space Shuttle, and Space Station earth imagine,instruments. Examines various digital data sets including digital elevation models (DEMS), digital orthophotos and digital topographic maps. Students will work together on a drainage basin study to assess the sources of acid pollution using computer-,assisted land cover classification, manual photo interpretation, and field reconnaissance to identify trip mine areas and acid discharging oil/gas wells. Prerequisite: GEOG/ES 500. Spring, annually.|
GEOG 550
Field Geography w/Lab
Systematic study of techniques essential to geographic field investigation. Emphasizes practical, first-hand experiences in the field where students learn techniques and procedures of compass traversing, plane tabling, rural and urban land use survey,ing, and field research. Prerequisite: Cartography I and consent of instructor. Offered occasionally.|
GEOG 560
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 570
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. Lab includes an entire sequence of buildi,ng 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 or permission of instructor. F,all, annually.|
GEOG 581
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 590
Adv Geog Info Sys w/Lab
Provides students with the ability to apply GIS for spatial problem-solving in applied setting. Lecture- and application/project-based course. Lecture covers spatial modeling and analysis based on a raster data structure. Laboratory sessions introduc,e students to three-dimensional surface modeling, cost-distance analysis, runoff modeling, and diffusion analysis. Prerequisite: GEOG/ES 570. Spring, annually.|
German Elective I
German Elective II
German Elective III
German Elective IV
GER 100
Intro Germ German
GER 101
Special Topics
Experts on individual countries cover historical and contemporary developments on the European intellectual scene with regard to their relevance for the present American student generation. The special subject is announced at pre-registration. Open,to all students, and may be taken up to three times for credit, provided that different topics are offered. Course conducted in English. No prerequisite.|
GER 103
Ger Civilization & Cult
Introduces the geography, history, government, literature, and arts of German-speaking countries (Germany, Switzerland and Austria). Emphasizes comparison of the cultures and values of German societies to those of Anglo-American society. Conducted in, English. No prerequisite.|
GER 109
Germ Lit In Trans
Examines representative German literary works, emphasizing the characters and ideas that have influenced both German literature and the literature of other countries. Conducted in English. No prerequisite.|
GER 140
German Film
Surveys major German films with English subtitles. Through film, students learn about cultural and social changes in 20th-century German-speaking countries and become aware of differences between German and Anglo-American cultures. Conducted in Engli,sh. No prerequisite.|
GER 150
Intensive Elem Ger I
Equivalent to GER 151 and GER 152.|
GER 151
Elementary German I
Introduces the German language, emphasizing all language skills--listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Fall, annually.|
GER 152
Elementary German II
Continuation of GER 151. Prerequisite: GER 151 or equivalent. Spring, annually.|
GER 250
Intensive Inter Ger II
Equivalent to GER 251 and 252 combined. Prerequisite: GER 250 or 252, or equivalent.|
GER 251
Intermed German I (German III)
Continuation of GER 152, with greater emphasis on reading and writing. Prerequisite: GER 150 or 152, or equivalent. Fall, annually.|
GER 252
Interm German II (German IV)
Continuation of GER 251. Prerequisite: GER 251 or equivalent. Spring, annually.|
GER 254
Business German
A study of the language needed to conduct common business transactions, and discuss financial and technological matters in German. Requires writing of business letters and reports in German. Emphasizes cultural differences between German and American, business practices. Prerequisite: GER 250 or 252, or equivalent.|
GER 255
German Civ I
Introduces German society, enlightened by glimpses at Germany's rich history. A study of German geography, politics, family life, immigration, art, education, music, literature, and media helps students define and understand the multiple aspects of G,erman identity. Conducted in German. Prerequisite: GER 250 or 252, or equivalent.|
GER 256
Germanic Civ II
A complement to German 255, with greater emphasis on Germany's past.|
GER 257
German Immersion
This course, offered in Germany, will introduce students to German culture, including aspects of everyday life in Germany, as well as facilitate understanding of Germany's history and civilization through study of important monuments and urban design,. Prerequisite: GER 252 or permission of instructor. Pre-session, annually.|
GER 260
The German Short Story
Study of German short stories from the turn of the 19th century to the present. All readings, discussions, and assignments in German. Prerequisite: GER 250 or 252, or equivalent.|
GER 265
Inter Conversation
Practice creative language use in conversation to develop oral proficiency. May be substituted for GER 252 with permission of instructor. Prerequisite: GER 251 or equivalent.|
GER 270
Intro To German Phoe & Pronun
Introduces the German phonetic system, including the study of phonemes, intonation, stress, and rhythm. Intensive aural/oral training through phonetic dictation with transcription in the International Phonetic Alphabet and practice in diction. Introd,uces corrective phonetics. Prerequisite: GER 252 or equivalent.|