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  • Careers — Geography and Earth Science — Carthage College
    majors for a wide variety of career opportunities in business government and education Geography enriches the knowledge and career opportunities for those majoring in other disciplines as well Career opportunities for geography majors are growing as the field becomes more widely recognized by people outside the discipline Opportunities are also highly varied For that reason students majoring in geography and earth science are urged to achieve competency in mathematics statistics and or computer science The desired level of competency within these disciplines varies with each student s career goals Prospective geography and earth science students are urged to discuss career goals and opportunities with department faculty Possible career paths include Aerial Photo Interpreter Air Pollution Specialist Airlines Researcher Avalanche Specialist Budget Planning for Major Metropolis Business Analyst Cartographer City Land Use Planner Civil Engineer Community Development Analyst Computer Mapping Specialist Demographer Director of Industrial Development Ecologist Economic Development Analyst Energy Analyst Geographer GIS Analyst Programmer Hydrologist Insurance Analyst Intelligence Officer Map Curator Librarian Mapping Designer Market Location Researcher Medical Geography Meteorologist Park Ranger Real Estate Appraiser Real Estate Research Director Site Researcher Surveying Technician Teacher Transportation Planner Urban Planner Water Conservation Planner Zoning Inspector The Association of American Geographers has

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  • Resources — Geography and Earth Science — Carthage College
    geographers and find out about jobs and careers in geography Council on Undergraduate Research The Council on Undergraduate Research CUR and its affiliated colleges universities and individuals share a focus on providing undergraduate research opportunities for faculty and students The CUR s goal is to support and promote high quality undergraduate student faculty collaborative research and scholarship Keep Exploring Areas of Study Recognized for Excellence Photo Gallery Meet Our Faculty

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  • Geography J-Term — Geography & Earth Science — Geography and Earth Science — Carthage College
    professor Matt Zorn teamed up with political science professor Jerald C Mast for this Carthage Symposium J Term course offered in summer 2010 Students explored the Colorado Plateau including the San Francisco Peaks and cinder cones of Sunset Crater and went rafting down the Colorado River through Grand Canyon National Park They studied the geology biology ecology politics and philosophy of wilderness generally and of the southwestern United States in particular The Ecology of Belize Geography professors Joy Nystrom Mast and Tracy Gartner joined biology professor Deanna Byrnes for this J Term trip Students went canoeing hiking and snorkeling They also saw a baboon sanctuary Hummingbird Highway and a Blue Creek Mennonite Community Ometepe Nicaragua and Carthage This annual J Term course is so popular it s now offered in January and June Students travel to the island of Ometepe in Nicaragua where they study the geography of the area and also volunteer in the Nicaraguan community usually as medical assistants in Ometepe medical clinics Students are required to engage in significant research about the varied landscape and history of Nicaragua before leaving the campus Other service projects have included the construction of simple freshwater facilities or building and repair

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  • Carthaginians Study Evolution of Forest Land — Geography and Earth Science — Carthage College
    08 graduates worked with Prof Mast in New Mexico Four lived in New Mexico for a month Joel Brunner 09 Alexandra Matzinger 11 Rachel Messenger 09 and 2008 graduate Matt Oskielunas Prof Mast s New Mexico project looked at whether previously forested land regenerates with new trees or whether the land is overtaken by shrubs and or grassland It was the first year of a two year project in New Mexico The research took place in areas hit decades ago by forest fires followed by severe droughts in the 1950s The drought was the worst in the area since Europeans first came to the area more than 400 years ago Prof Mast says the New Mexico study seeks to find how much if any of the land was reforested and why some areas revegetated to grasslands or shrublands We re doing climate reconstruction with tree rings sampling soils for habitat analysis and studying topography to determine impacts on tree recovery she says Arizona Guiding the Forest Service Students also worked with Prof Mast in Arizona Participants who spent all summer in Arizona were Amanda Eigner 10 Brian Jeske 09 and 2008 graduates Brad Breslow and Bethany Stoelting They mapped tree locations measured the height and width of trees and determined their ages Bethany Stoelting 08 cores a tree as part of a group research project in Arizona It s too late for these trees Prof Mast says The question is how much they should allow logging and how many of those dead trees should be left to provide wildlife habitat We want to see wildlife use those trees We re providing guidance for the Forest Service According to Prof Mast beetle infestation is a recurring problem in the Arizona forests The current outbreak began in 2002 after another drought The

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  • What Is Geography? — Geography and Earth Science — Carthage College
    the factors that make places spaces and regions unique as well as what causes their characteristics to change Geography has a long history as an environmental science examining the relationship of humans and their environment Geographers seek to Understand why things happen in particular locations places spaces and regions Identify the physical social and natural factors that make particular locations places spaces and regions unique Explain how space influences human behavior and the distributions of activities Investigate how and why humans create particular kinds of places and spaces and why human physical and natural phenomena are unevenly distributed Demonstrate how and understand why materials phenomena and resources move across the surface of the Earth Represent three dimensional space i e reality through two dimensional representations i e maps and images in order to demonstrate the locations patterns and distributions of phenomena Reveal the spatial dimensions idiosyncrasies and characteristics i e the boundaries distributions patterns flows and connections of the physical natural and human world Keep Exploring Areas of Study Recognized for Excellence Photo Gallery Meet Our Faculty Academic Calendar Take the Next Steps Request Information Schedule a Visit Apply Now Current Students Faculty The Bridge My Carthage For Faculty Research

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  • Why Study German? — German — Carthage College
    pass the course they test into with a C or better up to 12 free credits To increase your marketability After English German is the most widely spoken language in Europe Studying German can complement a major in business economics geography mathematics biology chemistry physics education philosophy history religion political science English music or art To gain a global perspective You recognize the value of a deeper understanding of another language and culture in the context of your other interests You want to apply this understanding to your pursuit of both personal and professional goals To gain multidisciplinary perspectives You re not someone who simply checks off requirements You want to actively pursue the ideals of a liberal arts education To keep your options open Perhaps you re considering majoring or minoring in German Taking German courses early in your college career means you won t fall behind in the sequence of courses that would be required of you To learn more about your heritage Your ancestors were German and you want to learn more about the language and culture To see the world You want to study train work travel or live in a German speaking country or in

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  • Careers — German — Carthage College
    of many students Those who desire a broad liberal arts education with a multi cultural dimension those interested in government service or careers in international commerce and industry those who wish to teach German and those who intend to continue their language studies in graduate school German courses integrate many other subjects politics economics art literature media film and geography Students can easily combine German with other majors including religion international political economy business art marketing physics or history Here is a look at how some Carthage German students have gone on to successful careers incorporating their German studies Teaching Sarah Sprenger Teaches second grade at the German Immersion School in Milwaukee Melissa Haines Teaches German at a high school in Illinois Orsi Kiss Completing her Ph D in German at Indiana University and plans to become a German professor Business Leah Stuhlmacher Major German and Marketing Works in international marketing for Harley Davidson where she had an internship while she was a student Alyson Kuttruff Major German and International Political Economy Worked for the German Parliament in Berlin Plans to attend graduate school in politics Adam Mademann Major German and History Works for Egetrans International where he helps companies

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  • A Word From the Program — Great Ideas — Carthage College
    provide the platform and first steps towards encountering and grappling with issues such as justice love freedom and nature The critical mind of the Great Ideas major and minor is always curious processing complex material with effectiveness and speed and ready to take and innovate the ideas of any era into whatever future career presents itself Please speak with any faculty member for more information Joseph McAlhany Director Great Ideas

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