Earth, Environmental and Geographical Sciences Department Advising Notes
October 2007

"Although not mandatory, advising is recommended for your success."

The Earth, Environmental and Geographical Sciences Department strongly believes it is important to meet with your academic adviser and to take personal responsibility for understanding your major plan of study.

Does my adviser/Earth, Environmental and Geographical Sciences Department office only assist me with my semester schedule?

No, Geography faculty and staff also do the following:

  • Keep an updated program planning sheet on file with completed coursework and grades for your reference;
  • Familiarize you with the concepts of course sequence, course pre-requisites, major, minor, and liberal studies requirements, double-counting, etc.;
  • Review your degree audit and help to resolve any discrepancies;
  • Discuss internship, graduate school, and career opportunities. (Source sites: http://www.nmu.edu/Careers and /geography/node/56).

Advising Party: pizza and soda will be served!!

In an effort to promote more faculty-student advising, please join us at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 30 in West Science 3710.  Department advisers will be on hand to review your program planning sheet and to answer any questions you may have.  We strongly encourage your attendance at this event but if your schedule does not permit, faculty members will post advising sign-up sheets outside their office door for the upcoming weeks.

Dates of Importance:

  • Audits will be e-mailed to eligible students .......... Week of Oct. 15
  • Registrar’s Office:  Student must have completed 87 hours
  • Earth, Environmental and Geographical Sciences Department Advising Party............ Tues. 10/30 6 p.m. West Science 3710; pizza and soda will be served.
  • Winter 2008 Registration begins *.......................... Fri. 11/2 Find link at http://webb.nmu.edu/Records/
  • Last day to drop a Fall 2007 course with a “W”grade  ............. Fri. 11/2.
  • Exam week...................................... Mon. 12/10 – Fri. 12/14
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  • Grades due from faculty for Fall 2007    Tues. 12/18

Have you taken the necessary course pre-requisites for Winter 2008 courses?

The Department has prepared the following summary table of course pre-requisites, along with a tentative list of courses to be offered in Fall 2008.  If you have not completed the stated pre-requisite(s) for a course, you will receive an error message while trying to enroll.  Therefore, you will need to register for the appropriate pre-requisite instead of the major course. 

Course                                                       Pre-requisite(s)

  • GC 205 Intro to Geog Research ....... AIS 101, EN 211,   and GC 100 or 164
  • GC 225, Intro to Maps...................... MA >=100
  • GC 235, Quant Methods................... CIS 110 & MA >=103
  • GC 300, Regional Studies................. EN 211 & SO
  • GC 310, Urban Geography............... GC 164 or GC 220 & GC 205
  • GC 320, Env Policy & Reg............... 8 GC credit,
                                                              ENV 101 & JR
  • GC 335, GIS.................................... CIS 110 & GC 225
  • GC 360, Population Geography......... EN 211 or GC 205
  • GC 365, Historical Geology.............. GC 255
  • GC 385, Weather & Climate............. GC 100
  • GC 425, Remote Sensing.................. CIS 110, GC 225, a  course in statistics & JR
  • GC 428, Spatial Analysis.................. GC 335 or 425
  • GC 489, Human Impact on Env........ GC 205, 235 &
                                                             24 GC credits

Fall 2008 Tentative Course Schedule:

  • GC 100 – Physical Geography
  • GC 164 – Human Geography
  • GC 200 – North America
  • GC 202 – Soils
  • GC 205 – Intro. to Geographic Research
  • GC 225 – Intro. to Maps
  • GC 235 – Quantitative Methods
  • GC 255 – Physical Geology
  • GC 300 – Regional Studies – Latin America
  • GC 335 – GIS
  • GC 337 – Cartography
  • GC 360 – Population Geography
  • GC 370 – Geomorphology
  • GC 401 – Biogeography
  • GC 465 – Hydrology
  • GC 475 – Environment Regulation & Impact Assess
  • GC 489 – Human Impact on the Env.
  • ENV 101 – Environmental Science