Courses Offered

GEOG 400 Population, Environment, Development
3 cr. Undergraduate/Graduate.
Population processes and policies in different geographical contexts: fertility, mortality, migration, and policies affecting these; population-environment relations; interactions of population and economic development.
Prerequisites: jr st; Geog 105(P), 110(P), 114(P), or 140(P).
Last Taught: Spring 2014, Spring 2013, Spring 2011, Spring 2009.
GEOG 410 Gendered Geographies
3 cr. Undergraduate/Graduate.
Various ways feminist geographers have analyzed gender in relation to phenomena such as the body, home, work, the nation, colonization, and globalization.
Prerequisites: jr st & one of Geog 105(P) or 110(P) or Wmns 200(P) or 201(P) or equiv; or grad st.
Last Taught: Spring 2011, Spring 2008, Spring 2007.
GEOG 411 Physical Climatology
3 cr. Undergraduate/Graduate.
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.
Prerequisites: jr st, Geog 120(P) or Atm Sci 100(P) or 240(P), & Geog 310(R); or grad st.
Last Taught: Fall 2006, Fall 2003.
GEOG 415 Hydrogeography
3 cr. Undergraduate/Graduate.
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.
Prerequisites: jr st, Geog 120(P) or 125(P), & Geog 215(P); or grad st.
Last Taught: Fall 2015, Fall 2013.
GEOG 415G Hydrogeography
3 cr. Undergraduate/Graduate.
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.
Prerequisites: jr st, Geog 120(P) or 125(P), & Geog 215(P); or grad st.
Last Taught: Fall 2015, Fall 2013.
GEOG 420 Methods and Principles in Land Form Geography
3 cr. Undergraduate/Graduate.
Geographic qualitative and quantitative methods in land form analysis and principles of landscape evolution.
Prerequisites: jr st & Geog 120(P) or 121(P) or Geo Sci 100(P).
Last Taught: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015, Spring 2003.
GEOG 421 Geography of Latin America
3 cr. Undergraduate/Graduate.
Topical and regional analysis of physical features, discovery and exploration, processes of settlement, evolution of the landscape, and problems of development through modern times.
Prerequisites: jr st & Geog 110(P) or 120(P) or 125(P); or grad st.
Last Taught: Spring 2015, Fall 2011, Spring 1997, Spring 1996.
GEOG 424 Karst Geomorphology
3 cr. Undergraduate/Graduate.
Description and analysis of karst (limestone) processes and landforms.
Prerequisites: jr st; Geog 004(P), 120(P) or cons instr.
Last Taught: Fall 2012, Spring 2009, Spring 2008, Spring 2004.
GEOG 441 Geography of Cities and Metropolitan Areas
3 cr. Undergraduate/Graduate.
Extent, localization, and geographic relations of land uses, facilities, and internal circulation, with particular reference to large North American cities.
Prerequisites: jr st & intro course in geog or acceptable course in an urban related field, e.g. Econ, UrbPlan, Urb Std; or grad st.
Last Taught: Fall 2017, Fall 2016.
GEOG 441G Geography of Cities and Metropolitan Areas
3 cr. Undergraduate/Graduate.
Extent, localization, and geographic relations of land uses, facilities, and internal circulation, with particular reference to large North American cities.
Prerequisites: jr st & intro course in geog or acceptable course in an urban related field, e.g. Econ, UrbPlan, Urb Std; or grad st.
Last Taught: Fall 2017, Fall 2016.
GEOG 443 Cities of the World: Comparative Urban Geography
3 cr. Undergraduate/Graduate.
Geographic analysis of world urban systems with emphasis on the cultural traditions, form, function and socio-economic development of cities.
Prerequisites: jr st & Geog 110(P), 115(P), or 140(P).
Last Taught: Spring 2018, Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015.
GEOG 450 Climates of the Past and Climate Change
3 cr. Undergraduate/Graduate.
Climatic history of the earth and climate models. Milankovitch theory, quaternary climates, temporal-spatial scales of change, general circulation, and earth system models.
Prerequisites: jr st, Geog 120(P) or Atm Sci 100(P) or 240(P), & Geog 310(R); or grad st.
Last Taught: Spring 2017, Spring 2016.
GEOG 450G Climates of the Past and Climate Change
3 cr. Undergraduate/Graduate.
Climatic history of the earth and climate models. Milankovitch theory, quaternary climates, temporal-spatial scales of change, general circulation, and earth system models.
Prerequisites: jr st, Geog 120(P) or Atm Sci 100(P) or 240(P), & Geog 310(R); or grad st.
Last Taught: Spring 2017, Spring 2016.
GEOG 455 Applied Climatology
3 cr. Undergraduate/Graduate.
Applications of climate processes and data. Solar energy, wind energy, food production, water usage, building design, urban environments, ecological assessment, and land form development.
Prerequisites: jr st, Geog 120(P) or Atm Sci 100(P) or 240(P), & Geog 310(R); or grad st.
Last Taught: Fall 2012, Spring 2006, Fall 1997, Spring 1990.
GEOG 462 Cultural Geography of Latin America
3 cr. Undergraduate/Graduate.
Development of cultural landscapes, with emphasis on land use and environmental change resulting from European introductions; historical explanation of modern landscapes and environmental problems.
Prerequisites: jr st; one of Geog 105(P), 110(P), 421(P), 422(P), Hist 180(P), 388(P), 389(P), or 390(P).
Last Taught: Spring 2007, Spring 2006, Spring 2001, Fall 1999.
GEOG 464 Environmental Problems
3 cr. Undergraduate/Graduate.
General discussion and case studies of geographical contexts and historical roots of modern environmental problems. History of human concern over adverse environmental impacts.
Prerequisites: jr st & an intro course in a life science or environmental science.
Last Taught: Spring 2018, Fall 2017.
GEOG 464G Environmental Problems
3 cr. Undergraduate/Graduate.
General discussion and case studies of geographical contexts and historical roots of modern environmental problems. History of human concern over adverse environmental impacts.
Prerequisites: jr st & an intro course in a life science or environmental science.
Last Taught: Spring 2018, Fall 2017.
GEOG 470 Geography of South Asia
3 cr. Undergraduate/Graduate.
Survey of the historical, cultural and economic geography of South Asia, including India and adjacent countries.
Prerequisites: jr st; intro Geog, Anthro, or Econ course.
Last Taught: Spring 2016, Fall 2010, Spring 2007, Spring 2006.
GEOG 475 Geography of Soils
3 cr. Undergraduate/Graduate.
Systematic and regional study of soils, interrelationships of soils with the physical and cultural landscape. 2 hrs lec, 2 hrs lab.
Prerequisites: jr st; Geog 120(P), 121(P), or 125(P) or equiv.
Last Taught: Fall 2017, Fall 2016.
GEOG 475G Geography of Soils
3 cr. Undergraduate/Graduate.
Systematic and regional study of soils, interrelationships of soils with the physical and cultural landscape. 2 hrs lec, 2 hrs lab.
Prerequisites: jr st; Geog 120(P), 121(P), or 125(P) or equiv.
Last Taught: Fall 2017, Fall 2016.
GEOG 497 Study Abroad:
1-12 cr. Undergraduate/Graduate.
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.
Prerequisites: jr st; acceptance for Study Abroad Prog.
Course Rules: May be retaken w/chg in topic.
Last Taught: Summer 2017, Summer 2016, Spring 2016, Fall 2014.
GEOG 520 Physical Geography of the City
3 cr. Undergraduate/Graduate.
Spatial aspects and interactions of plants, animals, climate, soils, and water resources relevant to human activities in the urban environment.
Prerequisites: jr st & Geog 120(P) or 125(P); or grad st.
Last Taught: Spring 2013, Fall 2010.
GEOG 520G Physical Geography of the City
3 cr. Undergraduate/Graduate.
Spatial aspects and interactions of plants, animals, climate, soils, and water resources relevant to human activities in the urban environment.
Prerequisites: jr st & Geog 120(P) or 125(P); or grad st.
Last Taught: Spring 2013, Fall 2010.
GEOG 540 Globalization and the City
3 cr. Undergraduate/Graduate.
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.
Prerequisites: jr st.
Last Taught: Fall 2017, Fall 2016.
GEOG 540G Globalization and the City
3 cr. Undergraduate/Graduate.
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.
Prerequisites: jr st.
Last Taught: Fall 2017, Fall 2016.
GEOG 564 Urban Environmental Change and Social Justice
3 cr. Undergraduate/Graduate.
Spatial aspects of contributors to urban environmental change affecting social justice. Inequitable distribution of environmental risks and benefits; challenge of developing policies.
Prerequisites: jr st.
Last Taught: Spring 2018, Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015.
GEOG 650 Geography Field Work
3 cr. Undergraduate/Graduate.
Geographic field techniques and field problems; classroom preparations and field projects.
Prerequisites: jr st; writ cons instr.
Course Rules: Students will pay fieldwork expenses. May be retaken w/chg in topic to 9 cr max.
Last Taught: Summer 2018, Summer 2017, Summer 2016, Summer 2015.
GEOG 654 Tropical Field Course:
3 cr. Undergraduate/Graduate.
Study of geographic field problems and techniques in the tropics. Classroom preparations, field projects and field trip to the tropics.
Prerequisites: jr st; writ cons instr.
Course Rules: Students will pay field trip expenses. May be retaken for cr w/chg of field topic & site to 9 cr max.
Last Taught: Spring 2014, Spring 2013, Spring 2012, Spring 2009.
GEOG 704 Remote Sensing: Environmental and Land Use Analysis
4 cr. Graduate.
Use of aerial photographs and digital imagery in environmental and land use analysis, including urban areas. 3 hrs lec; 2 hrs lab
Prerequisites: PC/Windows familiarity recom.
GEOG 705 Cartography
4 cr. Graduate.
Thematic cartography; map communication, design principles, illustration and mapping software. 3 hrs lec, 2 hrs lab.
Prerequisites: grad st.
Course Rules: Counts as repeat of Geog 405. Not open for cr to students w/grad cr in Geog 405.
GEOG 716 Watershed Analysis and Modeling
3 cr. Graduate.
Theories and applications of analytical and modeling techniques for watershed processes, including geographic information systems (GIS), statistics, and computer simulations.
Prerequisites: grad st; working knowledge of GIS.
Course Rules: Not open for cr to students w/grad cr in Geog 515.
GEOG 726 Geographic Information Science
4 cr. Graduate.
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.
Prerequisites: grad st.
Course Rules: Not open for cr to students w/ grad cr in Geog 525.
GEOG 730 Geography of Transportation
3 cr. Graduate.
Geographic analysis of transportation, with emphasis on commodity flows and traffic patterns.
Prerequisites: grad st.
Course Rules: Not open for cr to students w/ grad cr in Geog 430.
GEOG 731 Insurgent Cities - Theorizing geographies of social movements
3 cr. Graduate.
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
Prerequisites: grad st.
Last Taught: Spring 2018.
GEOG 742 Urban and Regional Dimensions of Globalization
3 cr. Graduate.
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.
Prerequisites: grad st.
Last Taught: Spring 2013, Spring 2012, Fall 2010, Spring 2010.
GEOG 744 Cities, Regions, and Globalization
3 cr. Graduate.
Globalization process and impact on cities and regions, including emergence of global cities and regions, impact on uneven development, and global era urban strategies.
Prerequisites: grad st
GEOG 747 Spatial Analysis
4 cr. Graduate.
Advanced analysis techniques, including multivariate relationships and spatial modeling.
Prerequisites: grad st
Course Rules: Not open for cr to students w/grad cr in Geog 547.
GEOG 748 ArcGIS Programming with Python
4 cr. Graduate.
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.
Prerequisites: grad st; Geog 726(P).
Course Rules: Not open for cr to students w/ grad cr in Geog 647.
GEOG 798 GIS/Cartography Internship
1-4 cr. Graduate.
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.
Prerequisites: grad st; writ cons instr & dept chair
Course Rules: May be retaken to 8 cr max.
GEOG 804 Advanced Remote Sensing
3 cr. Graduate.
Advanced techniques of image processing and analysis, including classification, georegistration, and spatial modeling.
Prerequisites: grad st; Geog 704(P)
Course Rules: Counts as a repeat of Geog 703.
GEOG 810 Introduction to Techniques of Research and Presentation
3 cr. Graduate.
Proseminar on the scholarly use of materials in all aspects of geography; training for effective presentation in both written and oral form.
Prerequisites: grad st.
Last Taught: Fall 2017, Fall 2014, Fall 2013, Fall 2012.
GEOG 826 Intermediate Geographic Information Science
4 cr. Graduate.
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.
Prerequisites: grad st; Geog 525(P) or Geog 726(P) or UrbPlan 591(P) or UrbPlan 791(P).
Course Rules: Counts as a repeat of Geog 625. Not open for cr to students w/grad cr in Geog 625.
GEOG 827 Qualitative Research
3 cr. Graduate.
Qualitative research as applied in geography, including the relationship between quantitative and qualitative approaches, issues of interpretation, and ethics of field work.
Prerequisites: grad st.
Last Taught: Spring 2017, Spring 2015, Spring 2013, Fall 2010.
GEOG 834 GIS and Society
3 cr. Graduate.
Interconnected relationship between Geographic Information Science (GIS) and society, including hidden impacts and implications of such a relationship.
Prerequisites: grad st.
Last Taught: Spring 2014, Fall 2012, Spring 2011, Spring 2008.
GEOG 870 Contemporary Geographic Approaches:
3 cr. Graduate.
Foundations of geographic inquiry, with emphasis on the roles of sub-disciplines, and generalist/specialist approaches in the development of geographic science.
Prerequisites: grad st.
Course Rules: Retakable w/chg in topic to 6 cr max.
Last Taught: Fall 2016, Fall 2014, Fall 2012, Fall 2010.
GEOG 880 Urban Sustainability
3 cr. Graduate.
Urban sustainable challenges and opportunities that impact the built environment. Includes review of traditional and innovative sustainable practices and regulations
Prerequisites: grad st.
Course Rules: Jointly-offered w/& counts as repeat of UrbPlan 880.
Last Taught: Spring 2011, Spring 2010, Fall 2008, Fall 2007.
GEOG 888 Candidate for Degree
0 cr. Graduate.
Available for graduate students who must meet minimum credit load requirements.
Prerequisites: grad st.
Course Rules: Fee assessed for 1 cr.
Last Taught: Summer 2015, Summer 2014, Fall 2013, Spring 2013.
GEOG 889 Internship in Geography
1-6 cr. Graduate.
Application of advanced principles of geography in a business, organizational, educational, political, or other appropriate setting. Intern's contract specifies duties and duration.
Prerequisites: grad st; Geog 810(P); writ cons instr & dept chair.
Course Rules: Retakable to 6 cr max.
Last Taught: Spring 2015, Fall 2014, Fall 2013, Spring 2013.
GEOG 890 Research and Master Thesis
1-6 cr. Graduate.
Research connected with master thesis.
Prerequisites: grad st.
Course Rules: Retakable to 6 cr max.
Last Taught: Spring 2016, Spring 2015, Fall 2014, Spring 2014.
GEOG 904 Remote Sensing and Urban Analysis
3 cr. Graduate.
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.
Prerequisites: grad st; Geog 403(P) or Geog 704(P); Geog 525(P) or Geog 726(P) or UrbPlan 591(P) or 791(P).
Last Taught: Fall 2015, Spring 2012.
GEOG 905 Seminar: Selected Topics in Geography:
3 cr. Graduate.

Prerequisites: grad st.
Course Rules: Retakable w/topic chg to 9 cr max.
Last Taught: Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Spring 2015, Spring 2014.
GEOG 910 Techniques of Research and Presentation
3 cr. Graduate.
Seminar on theoretical and practical aspects of geographic research, funding, presentation, and publication.
Prerequisites: grad st in Geog Ph.D. program.
Last Taught: Fall 2017, Fall 2014, Fall 2013, Fall 2012.
GEOG 926 Advanced Geographic Information Science: Geographic Modeling
3 cr. Graduate.
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.
Prerequisites: grad st; Geog 826(P).
Course Rules: Counts as a repeat of Geog 725.
GEOG 932 Seminar: Economic Geography:
3 cr. Graduate.
Analysis in depth of significant topics in advanced economic geography specializations: agricultural geography, geography of manufacturing, and geography of transportation.
Prerequisites: grad st.
Course Rules: Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max.
Last Taught: Spring 2006, Spring 2002, Fall 1989.
GEOG 934 Seminar: Urban Geography:
3 cr. Graduate.

Prerequisites: grad st.
Course Rules: Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max.
Last Taught: Spring 2013, Fall 2011, Fall 2007, Spring 2003.
GEOG 940 Seminar: Physical Geography:
3 cr. Graduate.

Prerequisites: grad st.
Course Rules: Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max.
Last Taught: Spring 2002, Fall 2001, Fall 1998, Spring 1998.
GEOG 941 Seminar: Climatology:
3 cr. Graduate.

Prerequisites: grad st.
Course Rules: Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max.
Last Taught: Spring 2015, Fall 2005, Fall 1997, Fall 1995.
GEOG 942 Seminar: Geography of Land Form:
3 cr. Graduate.

Prerequisites: grad st.
Course Rules: Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max.
Last Taught: Fall 2006, Fall 2000, Spring 1994, Spring 1992.
GEOG 945 The Internal Structure of the City
3 cr. Graduate.
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.
Prerequisites: grad st.
Course Rules: Geog 945 & Urb Std 945 are jointly-offered; they count as repeats of one another.
Last Taught: Spring 2018, Spring 2016, Spring 2014, Spring 2012.
GEOG 960 Seminar: Geographic Techniques:
3 cr. Graduate.

Prerequisites: grad st.
Course Rules: Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max.
Last Taught: Spring 2016, Spring 2015, Spring 2012, Fall 2004.
GEOG 990 Research and Doctoral Dissertation
1-12 cr. Graduate.
Research projects connected with dissertation.
Prerequisites: grad st.
Course Rules: Retakable to 12 cr max.
Last Taught: Summer 2018, Spring 2018, Fall 2017, Summer 2017.
GEOG 999 Independent Work
1-6 cr. Graduate.
Independent reading or project.
Prerequisites: grad st.
Course Rules: Retakable w/chg in topic to 12 cr max.
Last Taught: Summer 2018, Spring 2018, Spring 2017, Fall 2016.