210 Course Descriptions
2018-2019 USC Upstate Catalog
the beginning of the French novel through the present. Prerequisite: FREN
U202 or consent of instructor.
FREN U499. Internship (1-3) Supervised professional experience or
research outside of the classroom, involving a meaningful project or
activity for the employing firm or organization and a scholarly project for
the student. For three credit hours, a student is to work 135 hours with
an approved agency; for two credit hours, 90 hours; for one credit hour,
45 hours. A contractual agreement signed by the student, the instructor
of record, and other designated faculty and administrators is required. A
student may repeat FREN U499 once with a different internship contract
description for a total of no more than six hours of undergraduate credit.
Prerequisite: Junior or senior standing; a minimum of six hours in major
courses numbered U300 and above; GPA 2.0 overall, 2.5 in French courses;
and consent of the faculty supervisor and advisor.
GEOG U101. The Upstate (3) 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
GEOG U103. Introduction to Geography (3) Principles and methods
of geographical inquiry.
GEOG U121. Principles of Regional Geography (3) 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.
GEOG U201. Introduction to Physical Geography (3) The spatial significance
of land forms, water bodies, and soils. Emphasis is placed on both
the man-land relationship and the concept of location.
GEOG U202. Introduction to Weather and Climate (3) The interrelationship
of weather elements and controls and the spatial distribution of
climate and vegetation.
GEOG U212. Introduction to Economic Geography (3) Factors in location
and production of commodities, commerce and manufacturing.
GEOG U340. Geography of Population, Settlement and Migration
(3) (=SOCY U327) Births, deaths, migration and the distribution of human
populations, and the analytical methods used in the study of each
of these topics.
GEOG U398. Special Topics (3) Geographic dynamics and characteristics at
the local, regional or global level. May be taken twice if the topic is different.
Prerequisite: Any lower division geography course or consent of instructor.
GEOG U424. Geography of North America (3) Physical and cultural
geography of North America with emphasis on the United States.
GEOL U101. Physical Geology (4) Methods and procedures of science for
interpretation of the earth. The natural processes and their products — the
minerals, rocks, fossils, structure and surface forms of the earth are considered.
Emphasis is placed on the interplay between hypothesis, experiment, and
observable fact which characterize productive physical science. Three class
and three laboratory hours per week.
GEOL U102. Historical Geology (4) The practice of geology as an historical
science with emphasis on the methods of analysis, nature of the record, and
guiding principles that have allowed geologists to decipher the history of
the earth. Three class and three laboratory hours per week.
GEOL U103. Environmental Geology (4). Introduction to the science
of geology and the major earth cycles with emphasis on the application
of geology to environmental issues and earth processes, such as energy
resources, water pollution, and geological hazards. Three class and three
laboratory hours per week.
GEOL U104. Natural Disasters (3) Investigates the geologic aspects of
several types of natural disasters (earthquakes, volcanoes, floods, etc.) and
emphasizes both impacts of natural hazards and ways of mitigating risk
from the hazards. Case studies of specific events are used to highlight the
social, economic, environmental and human impacts of natural disasters.
GEOL U120. Geology of the Southeast (3) Investigation of the geological
processes responsible for the land forms and natural resources
of the southeastern United States. Three class hours per week and field
trips are required.
GEOL U121. Geology of North America (3) Analysis of the geological
history and development of the North American landmass, regions and
resources. Comparison of similarities among regions, though formed at
widely separated periods in earth history, will be emphasized. Three class
hours per week and field trips are required.
GEOL U123L. Geology of National Parks - Field Study (1) Developing field
techniques in a national park setting. Principles of geology are reinforced in
the classroom component followed by travel to a national park for geological
research and the development of appropriate field notes. Prerequisite: GEOL
U121 or consent of instructor.
GEOL U131. Earth Resources (3) Mineral, earth and water resources, with
particular attention to their occurrence and use, and the interaction between
geology and economics as limiting factors on resource development. Three
class hours per week and field trips are required.
GEOL U241. Environmental Geology of South Carolina (3) An investigation
for the environmental geology of South Carolina focusing on
specific case studies including water issues, beach management, waste
disposal, energy production and use. Prerequisites: Sophomore standing
or consent of the instructor.
GEOL U310. Paleobiology (4) Taxonomy and morphology of fossil organisms.
Three class and three laboratory hours per week. Prerequisite: GEOL