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  • Environmental Science — Carthage College
    Science Divisions As a result they learn how to approach complex problems using methodologies and philosophies from multiple disciplines The program graduates students who are well versed in both the science and politics of environmental issues Choose Your Focus Students majoring in environmental science at Carthage may specialize in one of four tracks Conservation and Ecology Environmental Policy Analysis Water and Life Environmental Data Analysis Because of the program s interdisciplinary nature it is easy to combine a major in environmental science with a second major in one of the core disciplines of the program such as biology or geography Hands on Learning Students in all tracks have many opportunities to conduct research both independently and guided by faculty The program emphasizes hands on learning and community service Students work in regional study sites that include prairies forests bogs and wetlands The Carthage campus is itself an arboretum and wildlife sanctuary divided by the Pike River Carthage s Invasive Species Working Group gives students an opportunity to monitor invasive species in southeast Wisconsin led by professors Tracy Gartner and Scott Hegrenes Students also serve the community through programs like the Prairie Restoration course in which students work with a local

    Original URL path: http://community.carthage.edu/environmental-science/ (2013-06-13)
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  • Finance — Carthage College
    and contribute to the global community To achieve these broad objectives graduates of the Department of Business Administration will Demonstrate knowledge of business terminology and theories both in general business and specific to their subject specialties Be able to select and apply appropriate technology for analysis research and presentation Work as effective members of a team Demonstrate critical thinking skills in decision making and problem solving Demonstrate appropriate oral and

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  • French — Carthage College
    Language Experts known as TLEs forge strong connections with their students greatly advancing a student s conversational skills and understanding of the French culture TLEs also teach an advanced Conversation course Further language acquisition courses at Carthage French 201 202 and 301 allow students to develop their language skills by using French in structured communicative settings replacing grammar drills with role plays skits and games that are carefully structured to strengthen and increase students language skills In upper level content courses required for the major and the minor even more emphasis is placed on culture past and present Students develop their proficiency in spoken and written French by reading writing and talking about everyday life politics history media film literature art and architecture in France and in other countries where French is the official language Students take an active role in classroom activities which are centered on group discussions and student presentations The French major is structured around a semester or more spent in a French speaking country Study abroad is required for the major and many French minors also elect to study abroad Students spend a semester or a year living and learning in a French speaking country putting

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  • Geography and Earth Science — Carthage College
    spatial patterns to discover underlying natural and human processes at work in the hydrosphere atmosphere lithosphere and biosphere They are concerned with the physical characteristics and processes of the earth s surface and atmosphere the activities of people that have modified the natural landscape and the origins of and changes in cultural landscapes Studying geography and earth science prepares majors for real world problem solving as many societal problems have geographic dimensions including water management agricultural productivity environmental quality hunger crime urban housing and transportation Related What is the study of geography and earth science Undergraduate Research Opportunities Giving students opportunities to do real research guided by faculty is a priority in the Natural Sciences Division at Carthage The Geography and Earth Science Department continues this emphasis in and out of the classroom Programs like the Summer Undergraduate Research Experience give students significant research experiences that go beyond textbook projects At Carthage students really get an opportunity to work with faculty individually and that s just not found other places said Dr Julio Rivera Provost of Carthage and a professor of Geography and Earth Science Career Advancement Carthage sees geography as a modern applied science that retains its ancient traditional role in the liberal arts Students are prepared for productive and rewarding careers while developing the thought processes qualities and habits that are the hallmark of a liberally educated person Students learn to apply their science to a wide variety of fields from business and government to health care and education Prof Julio Rivera leads a class on the Carthage campus 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 Carthage announces new science

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  • Geographic Information Science — Geography and Earth Science — Carthage College
    the GIS minor the core material highlights the theory and application of Geographic Information Science The remaining courses offer background in programming statistics and other areas of information and computer science Students completing the minor will be awarded a certificate in Geographic Information Science Courses in GIS At Carthage GIS courses include GEO 1610 Mapping Your World An Introduction to Geographic Information Science Students are introduced to making data maps exploring computer mapping techniques cartographic design data selection and other topics GEO 2610 Advanced Geographic Information Science Students explore scientific visualization of problems layer overlays data management creation and analysis statistical surfaces geographic pattern analysis and more GEO 2700 Satellite Image and Air Photo Analysis Students use analyze and interpret aerial photographs and imagery from satellites to evaluate the environment vegetation climate hydrology etc and land use analysis urbanization agriculture forestry etc GEO 2900 Population Geography and Statistical Analysis Students examine population change fertility mortality sustainability migration immigration food health and environmental concerns generating and testing hypotheses about population data at different spatial scales GEO 3100 Business GeoGraphics Students will examine retail location from several perspectives including location theory and strategy modeling techniques current trends and research on specific retail companies and industries GEO 400T Topics in Geography Cartography Students study communication and exploration of geographic information through maps and other graphics Students will use software to edit and create maps and will become critical consumers of mapped information GEO 4600 Applied Projects in GIS Students create a significant GIS application using available data to address an actual geographic problem Careers in GIS GIS careers exist in many different fields GIS students have gone on to jobs in urban planning marketing commercial business ventures environmental science and more Possible career paths include Analyst Applications developer Business real estate Cartographer Consultant

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  • German — Carthage College
    helping students achieve a wide range of personal and professional goals A group of German students and TLEs on a field trip to Chicago s Christkindlmarkt Christmas Market in December 2009 From language to literature students are immersed in German culture At Carthage students are exposed to German culture from the first day of their first German course Introductory courses focus on the spoken language and are usually taught by native German speakers As students progress more emphasis is placed on culture both past and present Students will be immersed in German literature film architecture art and everyday life Carthage s location also offers opportunities to German students Carthage is located in Kenosha Wis an area settled by German speaking immigrants Many vestiges of the area s German Austrian and Swiss heritage remain Kenosha s sister city is Wolfenbüttel Germany home to the world famous Herzog August Library In the nearby cities of Milwaukee and Chicago students can enjoy German plays art exhibits films lectures ethnic neighborhoods and architectural tours Enriching environment offers options and opens doors On campus students hone their language skills and cultural literacy through German Club conversations and courses with Target Language Experts concerts featuring music in German and by German composers and weekly German tables Students meet in the Carthage cafeteria to converse with each other and faculty in German over lunch A major or minor in German will satisfy the needs 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 Related Links Why study German at Carthage What can you do with a major in German Keep

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  • Great Ideas — Carthage College
    to a broad range of texts from history s greatest thinkers Homer Plato Virgil Augustine Aquinas Machiavelli Shakespeare and Austen Through intense study of some of the richest texts ever written students become proficient at analyzing complex ideas and arguments comparing texts and writing and speaking about them clearly and effectively The Great Conversation Nearly 3 000 years ago in the heart of the Mediterranean world Greek thinkers began to produce works of art and literature that set the stage for what we call the Great Conversation By tracing this conversation and participating in it themselves students discover how our world of ideas began to take shape Fundamental Questions Through careful reading of great literary philosophical scientific and religious texts students come to grips with the fundamental and immediately relevant questions these texts raise What is love What is justice What is the best way of life What is knowledge and how do we come to know things What is faith and what does faith demand What is happiness Versatile Degree Any professional needs to understand the world and the workings of society in order to be a contributing member The versatile Great Ideas degree gives students extensive skills in

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  • Greek — Carthage College
    the Middle East Modern Greek is a direct descendent of ancient Greek Many words in Latin actually derive from Greek and are have found their way into English The study of Greek opens a window onto some greatest works of western literature philosophy history rhetoric math science and theology ever written and offers a special insight into the minds that produced them an ability to enter into unmediated conversation with Plato or Sophocles or Thucydides or the Greek New Testament Educated Romans were bilingual they spoke both Latin and Greek Greek allows us to understand the language and culture of a different world and thus our own The discipline and analytical skills acquired in the study of Greek as well as the knowledge of the roots of words help students to excel on tests such as the GRE LSAT and MCAT And students of Greek and the Classics have been successful in a variety of fields such as Ted Turner founder of CNN and TBS Toni Morrison winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1993 James Baker former Secretary of State J K Rowling author of the Harry Potter novels Teller of Penn Teller Keep Exploring Areas of Study

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