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  Sep 21, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Graduate Course Catalog

Geography, MA


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Student Learning Outcomes


1. Design and conduct independent research in their chosen field in the discipline

2. Communicate the results and significance of their research in both written and oral form

3. Examine social and environmental processes, with a particular focus on space and place, critical theory, practical application, analysis and intervention

4. Examine social and environmental processes, with a particular focus on space and place, critical theory, practical application, analysis and intervention in chosen field within the discipline of Geography

5. Follow established ethical guidelines for research and teaching

Program Requirements


The M.A. program in geography gives the student a perspective on the nature of contemporary trends in geography, develops research skills, and provides a beginning to advanced training in the discipline.

The program consists of 30 graduate credits, at least half of which must be at the 600 level or above. Students may write a master’s thesis or two master’s papers, and may count either option as six thesis credits toward their required total. The M.A. program assumes a basic foundation in geography, including work in human, environmental, and physical geography, as well as in relevant methods. Students without such a background must do additional work, such as attending courses, auditing, or reading.

The student’s advisor and committee approve the topic for and supervise research and the writing of the master’s thesis or two-paper option, the final drafts of which must be defended in a formal defense involving the students’ committee.

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