Western Kentucky University

Independent Learning

Independent Learning Courses

Geography

GEOG 100 (D-I) Introduction to Physical Environment (3 hours) Web
This course introduces the student to the major aspects of the physical environment.
 14 lessons, 5 video essays and 1 final exam

GEOG 110 World Regional Geography (3 hours) Web
A general survey of the political, social, and ecological systems of the world. The course is concerned with the complexity and diversity of world peoples and cultures.
11 modules, and 1 final exam

GEOG 471 (C) Conservation of Natural Resources (3 hours) Web
Natural resources of the United States are studied and recommendations for their more efficient utilization are presented.
18 modules and 4 exams
 

GEOG 474 Environmental Planning (3 hours) Web
Prerequisite: GEOG 100, 280, or instructor’s permission
An advanced integrative course in environmental science and planning dealing with urban and rural areas. Emphasis on ecological planning strategies for improving climatic conditions, conserving water, and optimizing vegetative and aquatic habitats, while allowing for sustainable economic development and reduced cost.

12 assignments, and 1 final exam

GEOG 487 Environmental Law (3 hours) Web
Prerequisite: Senior-level standing
An introduction to major environmental legislation for air, water, toxic and hazardous pollutants; and related legislative, administrative, and judicial developments.

12 assignments, and 1 final exam

GEOS 587 Environmental Law, Regulations, and Policy (3 hours) Web
Prerequisite: GEOG 280 or Equivalent Course
An introduction to major environmental legislation for air, water, toxic, and hazardous pollutants; and related legislative, administrative, and judicial developments. The course provides a broad overview of legal practice and focuses on specific regulatory programs.
 

8 assignments, and 1 final exam
MUST BE ADMITTED TO WKU GRADUATE STUDIES PROGRAM TO ENROLL IN THIS COURSE.

 Last Modified 7/22/13