Courses Offered

GEOG 400 - Population, Environment, Development (3 units; U/G)
Population processes and policies in different geographical contexts: fertility, mortality, migration, and policies affecting these; population-environment relations; interactions of population and economic development. Prereq: jr st; Geog 105(P), 110(P), 114(P), or 140(P).
GEOG 403 - Remote Sensing: Environmental and Land Use Analysis (4 units; U/G)
Use of aerial photographs and digital imagery in environmental and land use analysis, including urban areas. 3 hrs lec; 2 hrs lab PC/Windows familiarity recom. Prereq: jr st & Geog 215(P); or grad st.
GEOG 405 - Cartography (4 units; U/G)
Thematic cartography; map communication, design principles, illustration and mapping software. 3 hrs lec, 2 hrs lab. Prereq: jr st & Geog 215(P); or grad st.
GEOG 410 - Gendered Geographies (3 units; U/G)
Various ways feminist geographers have analyzed gender in relation to phenomena such as the body, home, work, the nation, colonization, and globalization. Prereq: jr st & one of Geog 105(P) or 110(P) or Wmns 200(P) or 201(P) or equiv; or grad st.
GEOG 411 - Physical Climatology (3 units; U/G)
Analyzing climatic processes at the microclimate scale. Budgets of radiation, energy, water, and momentum at the earth's surface, sensible-latent heat, and soil-plant-atmosphere interactions. Prereq: jr st, Geog 120(P) or Atm Sci 100(P) or 240(P), & Geog 310(R); or grad st.
GEOG 415 - Hydrogeography (3 units; U/G)
Role of water in geographic systems. Interaction of water with physical and human systems, key hydrological processes, spatial and temporal variations of water, data collection, modeling. Prereq: jr st, Geog 120(P) or 125(P), & Geog 215(P); or grad st.
GEOG 420 - Methods and Principles in Land Form Geography (3 units; U/G)
Geographic qualitative and quantitative methods in land form analysis and principles of landscape evolution. Prereq: jr st & Geog 120(P) or 121(P) or Geo Sci 100(P).
GEOG 421 - Geography of Latin America (3 units; U/G)
Topical and regional analysis of physical features, discovery and exploration, processes of settlement, evolution of the landscape, and problems of development through modern times. Prereq: jr st & Geog 110(P) or 120(P) or 125(P); or grad st.
GEOG 424 - Karst Geomorphology (3 units; U/G)
Description and analysis of karst (limestone) processes and landforms. Prereq: jr st; Geog 004(P), 120(P) or cons instr.
GEOG 430 - Geography of Transportation (3 units; U/G)
Geographic analysis of transportation, with emphasis on commodity flows and traffic patterns. Prereq: jr st; Geog 115(P).
GEOG 441 - Geography of Cities and Metropolitan Areas (3 units; U/G)
Extent, localization, and geographic relations of land uses, facilities, and internal circulation, with particular reference to large North American cities. Prereq: jr st & intro course in geog or acceptable course in an urban related field, e.g. Econ, UrbPlan, Urb Std; or grad st.
GEOG 443 - Cities of the World: Comparative Urban Geography (3 units; U/G)
Geographic analysis of world urban systems with emphasis on the cultural traditions, form, function and socio-economic development of cities. Prereq: jr st & Geog 110(P), 115(P), or 140(P).
GEOG 450 - Climates of the Past and Climate Change (3 units; U/G)
Climatic history of the earth and climate models. Milankovitch theory, quaternary climates, temporal-spatial scales of change, general circulation, and earth system models. Prereq: jr st, Geog 120(P) or Atm Sci 100(P) or 240(P), & Geog 310(R); or grad st.
GEOG 455 - Applied Climatology (3 units; U/G)
Applications of climate processes and data. Solar energy, wind energy, food production, water usage, building design, urban environments, ecological assessment, and land form development. Prereq: jr st, Geog 120(P) or Atm Sci 100(P) or 240(P), & Geog 310(R); or grad st.
GEOG 462 - Cultural Geography of Latin America (3 units; U/G)
Development of cultural landscapes, with emphasis on land use and environmental change resulting from European introductions; historical explanation of modern landscapes and environmental problems. Prereq: jr st; one of Geog 105(P), 110(P), 421(P), 422(P), Hist 180(P), 388(P), 389(P), or 390(P).
GEOG 464 - Environmental Problems (3 units; U/G)
General discussion and case studies of geographical contexts and historical roots of modern environmental problems. History of human concern over adverse environmental impacts. Prereq: jr st & an intro course in a life science or environmental science.
GEOG 470 - Geography of South Asia (3 units; U/G)
Survey of the historical, cultural and economic geography of South Asia, including India and adjacent countries. Prereq: jr st; intro Geog, Anthro, or Econ course.
GEOG 475 - Geography of Soils (3 units; U/G)
Systematic and regional study of soils, interrelationships of soils with the physical and cultural landscape. 2 hrs lec, 2 hrs lab. Prereq: jr st; Geog 120(P), 121(P), or 125(P) or equiv.
GEOG 497 - Study Abroad: (1-12 units; U/G)
Designed to enroll students in UWM sponsored program before course work levels, content, and credits are determined and/or in specially prepared program course work. Retakable w/chg in topic. Prereq: jr st; acceptance for Study Abroad Prog.
GEOG 515 - Watershed Analysis and Modeling (3 units; U/G)
Theories and applications of analytical and modeling techniques for watershed processes, including geographic information systems (GIS), statistics, and computer simulations. Prereq: jr st; working knowledge of GIS; Geog 415(R) or Geo Sci 463(R) or 562(R); or grad st.
GEOG 520 - Physical Geography of the City (3 units; U/G)
Spatial aspects and interactions of plants, animals, climate, soils, and water resources relevant to human activities in the urban environment. Prereq: jr st & Geog 120(P) or 125(P); or grad st.
GEOG 525 - Geographic Information Science (4 units; U/G)
Geographic and information theoretical foundations of geographic information science (GIS). Use of macro languages in a software project to expand GIS functionality. 3 hrs lec, 2 hrs lab. Prereq: jr st, & Geog 215(P); or grad st.
GEOG 540 - Globalization and the City (3 units; U/G)
Spatial aspects of globalization and their impact on the city. Topics include emergence of global cities, impacts on urban development, and global era urban strategies. Prereq: jr st.
GEOG 547 - Spatial Analysis (4 units; U/G)
Advanced analysis techniques, including multivariate relationships and spatial modeling. Prereq: jr st; Geog 247(P) or dept-approved equiv.
GEOG 564 - Urban Environmental Change and Social Justice (3 units; U/G)
Spatial aspects of contributors to urban environmental change affecting social justice. Inequitable distribution of environmental risks and benefits; challenge of developing policies. Prereq: jr st.
GEOG 625 - Intermediate Geographic Information Science (4 units; U/G)
Concepts and techniques of geographic information science (GIS), with emphasis on GIS-based spatial analysis, associated applications, and technology. 3 hrs lec, 2 hrs lab. Prereq: jr st: Geog 525(P) or UrbPlan 591(P) or 791(P); or cons instr.
GEOG 647 - ArcGIS Programming with Python (4 units; U/G)
Fundamentals of Python programming language; focus on programming designed to automate ArcGIS geoprocessing tasks, manipulate spatial data (including geometries and rasters), and create customized tools. Prereq: jr st; C+ or better in Geog 525(P) or cons instr or grad st.
GEOG 650 - Geography Field Work (3 units; U/G)
Geographic field techniques and field problems; classroom preparations and field projects. Students will pay fieldwork expenses. Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: jr st; writ cons instr.
GEOG 654 - Tropical Field Course: (3 units; U/G)
Study of geographic field problems and techniques in the tropics. Classroom preparations, field projects and field trip to the tropics. Students will pay field trip expenses. Retakable for cr w/chg of field topic & site to 9 cr max. Prereq: jr st; writ cons instr.
GEOG 698 - GIS/Cartography Internship (1-6 units; U/G)
Practical GIS/cartography experience with government agency or private firm under supervision of working expert and faculty member. Intern's contract specifies duties and duration. Retakable to 6 cr max. Prereq: jr st; Geog 215(P); writ cons instr & dept chair.
GEOG 703 - Advanced Remote Sensing (3 units; G)
Advanced techniques of image processing and analysis, including classification, georegistration, and spatial modeling. Prereq: grad st; Geog 403(P).
GEOG 725 - Advanced Geographic Information Science: Geographic Modeling (3 units; G)
Advanced spatial modeling with both GIS and other tools of geo-computation, including examination of conceptual models aimed at an analysis of their possible implementation. Prereq: grad st; Geog 625(P).
GEOG 727 - Qualitative Research (3 units; G)
Qualitative research as applied in geography, including the relationship between quantitative and qualitative approaches, issues of interpretation, and ethics of field work. Prereq: grad st.
GEOG 734 - GIS and Society (3 units; G)
Interconnected relationship between Geographic Information Science (GIS) and society, including hidden impacts and implications of such a relationship. Prereq: grad st.
GEOG 742 - Urban and Regional Dimensions of Globalization (3 units; G)
Geographic perspectives on urban and regional change as 'developed' and 'less developed' parts of the world become more interconnected by wider international processes of change. Prereq: grad st.
GEOG 744 - Cities, Regions, and Globalization (3 units; G)
Globalization process and impact on cities and regions, including emergence of global cities and regions, impact on uneven development, and global era urban strategies. Prereq: grad st
GEOG 750 - Remote Sensing and Urban Analysis (3 units; G)
Seminar in remote sensing technologies and applications in urban analyses, including land use/land cover analysis, socio-economic information estimation, heat-island effect, sprawl monitoring, and growth modeling. Prereq: grad st; Geog 403(P); Geog 525(P) or UrbPlan 591(P) or 791(P).
GEOG 810 - Introduction to Techniques of Research and Presentation (3 units; G)
Proseminar on the scholarly use of materials in all aspects of geography; training for effective presentation in both written and oral form. Prereq: grad st.
GEOG 870 - Contemporary Geographic Approaches: (3 units; G)
Foundations of geographic inquiry, with emphasis on the roles of sub-disciplines, and generalist/specialist approaches in the development of geographic science. Retakable w/chg in topic to 6 cr max. Prereq: grad st.
GEOG 880 - Urban Sustainability (3 units; G)
Urban sustainable challenges and opportunities that impact the built environment. Includes review of traditional and innovative sustainable practices and regulations Jointly-offered w/& counts as repeat of UrbPlan 880. Prereq: grad st.
GEOG 888 - Candidate for Degree (0 units; G)
Available for graduate students who must meet minimum credit load requirements. Fee assessed for 1 cr. Prereq: grad st.
GEOG 889 - Internship in Geography (1-6 units; G)
Application of advanced principles of geography in a business, organizational, educational, political, or other appropriate setting. Intern's contract specifies duties and duration. Retakable to 6 cr max. Prereq: grad st; Geog 810(P); writ cons instr & dept chair.
GEOG 890 - Research and Master Thesis (1-6 units; G)
Research connected with master thesis. Retakable to 6 cr max. Prereq: grad st.
GEOG 905 - Seminar: Selected Topics in Geography: (3 units; G)
Retakable w/topic chg to 9 cr max. Prereq: grad st.
GEOG 910 - Techniques of Research and Presentation (3 units; G)
Seminar on theoretical and practical aspects of geographic research, funding, presentation, and publication. Prereq: grad st in Geog Ph.D. program.
GEOG 932 - Seminar: Economic Geography: (3 units; G)
Analysis in depth of significant topics in advanced economic geography specializations: agricultural geography, geography of manufacturing, and geography of transportation. Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: grad st.
GEOG 934 - Seminar: Urban Geography: (3 units; G)
Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: grad st.
GEOG 940 - Seminar: Physical Geography: (3 units; G)
Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: grad st.
GEOG 941 - Seminar: Climatology: (3 units; G)
Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: grad st.
GEOG 942 - Seminar: Geography of Land Form: (3 units; G)
Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: grad st.
GEOG 945 - The Internal Structure of the City (3 units; G)
The interaction of forces responsible for the evolution of the city as a spatial form and the allocation of economic and social activity within the spatial configuration. Geog 945 & Urb Std 945 are jointly-offered; they count as repeats of one another. Prereq: grad st.
GEOG 960 - Seminar: Geographic Techniques: (3 units; G)
Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: grad st.
GEOG 990 - Research and Doctoral Dissertation (1-12 units; G)
Research projects connected with dissertation. Retakable to 12 cr max. Prereq: grad st.
GEOG 999 - Independent Work (1-6 units; G)
Independent reading or project. Retakable w/chg in topic to 12 cr max. Prereq: grad st.