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. May be retaken 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. May be retaken 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. May be retaken 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. May be retaken 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 731 - Insurgent Cities - Theorizing geographies of social movements (3 units; G)
Investigation into how social movements use and produce various spatialities, in relation to state forms, other social movements and forces, media assemblages, the built environment 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.