Geography and Planning

General Education/SWS

The Geography and Planning courses listed below are part of the GVSU General Education program. Descriptions of General Education requirements can be found on the GVSU home page or on the General Education web page at


  • Mathematical Sciences Foundations:
    • GPY200 Computer Cartography.
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences Foundations:
    • GPY220 Cultural Geography.
    • GPY235 World Regional Geography.


  • U.S. Diversity:
    • GPY353 Geography of U.S. and Canada.
  • World Perspectives:
    • GPY235 World Regional Geography.
    • GPY351 Geography of Africa.
    • GPY355 Geography of the Middle East (Southwest Asia).
    • GPY 362 Geography of World Agriculture.


  • Cities (Theme 17):
    • GPY309 Introduction to City and Regional Planning.
    • GPY385 Economic Geography of the United States.
    • GPY324 (formerly SS324) Urbanization.
  • Earth and Environment (Theme 11):
    • GPY361 Historical Geography of the Amazon.
    • GPY410 Landscape Analysis.
    • GPY412 Global Environmental Change.
    • GPY356 Geography of Europe.
  • Global Integration and Fragmentation (Theme 15):
    • GPY335 Geographic Patterns of Global Development.
    • GPY350 Geography of Russia and its Neighbors.

Supplemental Writing Skills (SWS)

  • GPY495 Capstone in Geography and Planning.

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