Uses the landscape approach to study the 10-county area of Northwestern South Carolina. Spatial, economic, social, cultural, demographic and natural traits of the contemporary urban, suburban and rural landscapes are examined after an introduction to the landscape approach.
Principles and methods of geographical inquiry.
Description of the regional method and an analysis of the region forming processes. Emphasis is on the distinctive features of large areas of the world.
The spatial significance of land forms, water bodies, and soils. Emphasis is placed on both the man-land relationship and the concept of location.
The interrelationship of weather elements and controls and the spatial distribution of climate and vegetation.
Factors in location and production of commodities, commerce and manufacturing.
Births, deaths, migration and the distribution of human populations, and the analytical methods used in the study of each of these topics.
Geographic dynamics and characteristics at the local, regional or global level. May be taken twice if the topic is different.
Physical and cultural geography of North America with emphasis on the United States.