Courses Offered

GEOG 105 Introduction to Human Geography
3 cr. Undergraduate.
How humans interact with and alter the Earth through cultural, political, and economic processes; how these processes are dependent on and affect Earth's natural resources. 2 hrs lec, 1 hr dis.
Prerequisites: none.
General Education Requirements: SS
Last Taught: Spring 2019, Summer 2018, Spring 2018, Spring 2017.
GEOG 110 The World: Peoples and Regions
3 cr. Undergraduate.
Introduction to regional cultural geography through a study of representative and significant areas of the earth.
Prerequisites: none.
General Education Requirements: SS
Last Taught: Spring 2019, Fall 2018, Summer 2018, Spring 2018.
GEOG 114 Geography of Race in the United States
3 cr. Undergraduate.
Contemporary geographic issues of segregation, assimilation, belonging, and exclusion facing African-American, white, Asian, Latino, Native American and either groups in the U.S. 2 hrs lec, 1 hr dis.
Prerequisites: none.
General Education Requirements: CD, SS
Last Taught: Spring 2019, Fall 2018, Spring 2018, Fall 2017.
GEOG 115 Globalization and Economic Development
3 cr. Undergraduate.
Geographic perspectives on world economy: geographic organization of contemporary production and consumption around the world; historical development of capitalist economy; economic geography of globalization processes.
Prerequisites: none.
General Education Requirements: SS
Last Taught: Fall 2018, Fall 2012, Fall 2011, Fall 2010.
GEOG 120 Our Physical Environment
3 cr. Undergraduate.
Characteristics and significance of world land form, climate, soils, vegetation, and mineral and water resources. 2 hrs lec, 2 hrs lab/dis.
Prerequisites: none.
General Education Requirements: NS+
Course Rules: Not open for cr to students w/cr in Geog 121(ER), 122(ER).
Last Taught: Spring 2019, Fall 2018, Summer 2018, Spring 2018.
GEOG 125 Introduction to Environmental Geography
3 cr. Undergraduate.
Introduction to environmental geography and related environmental problems aimed at understanding of the earth's systems in our daily encounter with them.
Prerequisites: none.
General Education Requirements: NS
Last Taught: Spring 2019, Fall 2018, Summer 2018, Spring 2018.
GEOG 128 Introduction to Caves and Caving
3 cr. Undergraduate.
An introduction to the science of speleology, to the underground world of caves, and to the techniques and history of caving.
Prerequisites: none.
General Education Requirements: NS
Last Taught: Spring 2019, Fall 2018, Spring 2018, Fall 2017.
GEOG 140 Our Urban Environment: Introduction to Urban Geography
3 cr. Undergraduate.
Site and situation, central functions, spatial patterns of socio-economic and demographic characteristics of urban population. Spatial patterns of urban economy.
Prerequisites: none.
General Education Requirements: SS
Last Taught: Fall 2018, Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Fall 2015.
GEOG 193 First-Year Seminar:
3 cr. Undergraduate.
The specific topics are announced in the Schedule of Classes each time the class is offered.
Prerequisites: none.
General Education Requirements: SS
Course Rules: Open only to freshmen. Students may earn cr in just one L&S First-Year Sem (course numbers 192, 193, 194).
Last Taught: Fall 2004, Fall 2002, Fall 2001, Fall 2000.
GEOG 194 First-Year Seminar:
3 cr. Undergraduate.
Specific topics are announced in the Schedule of Classes each time the class is offered.
Prerequisites: none.
General Education Requirements: NS
Course Rules: Open only to freshmen. Students may earn cr in just one L&S First-Year Sem (course numbers 192, 193, 194).
Last Taught: Fall 2005, Fall 2003, Fall 1999, Spring 1998.
GEOG 199 Independent Study
1-3 cr. Undergraduate.
For further information, consult dept chair.
Prerequisites: 2.5 gpa; writ cons instr, dept chair & asst dean for SAS.
Course Rules: May be retaken to 6 cr max.
Last Taught: Spring 2006, Spring 2004, Summer 2002.
GEOG 213 Geography of Asia
3 cr. Undergraduate.
Population, resources, development, and diversity. Regions discussed are East Asia, Southeast Asia, South Asia, and Central Asia.
Prerequisites: soph st.
General Education Requirements: SS
Last Taught: Spring 2018, Spring 2015, Spring 2013, Spring 2011.
GEOG 214 Wisconsin
3 cr. Undergraduate.
Regional examination of physical features, resources, people, land utilization, and economic development.
Prerequisites: soph st.
Last Taught: Fall 2009, Fall 2007, Spring 2003, Spring 2002.
GEOG 215 Introduction to Geographic Information Science
3 cr. Undergraduate.
Geographic objects, their representation and analysis. Topics include special nature of spatial data; concepts of space, mapping, spatial relationships; and use of geographic information systems. 2 hrs lec, 2 hrs lab.
Prerequisites: none.
Last Taught: Spring 2019, Fall 2018, Summer 2018, Spring 2018.
GEOG 216 Geography of the United States and Canada
3 cr. Undergraduate.
Physical features, resources, peoples, and utilization and economic development of the United States and Canada.
Prerequisites: soph st.
GEOG 225 The Language of Maps
3 cr. Undergraduate.
Maps as a visual language. An introduction to their making, conventions, distortions, use, and significance in society. Historical examples.
Prerequisites: soph st.
Last Taught: Spring 2014, Spring 2013, Spring 2012, Spring 2010.
GEOG 231 Muslim Geographies: Identities and Politics
3 cr. Undergraduate.
Origin and main features of Islam and the diversity of Muslim cultures in various geographical, social, cultural, and political contexts.
Prerequisites: none.
General Education Requirements: SS
Last Taught: Spring 2019, Spring 2017, Fall 2015, Fall 2014.
GEOG 247 Quantitative Analysis in Geography
3 cr. Undergraduate.
Application of quantitative measures to geographic problems. Topics include descriptive statistics, statistical inference, and bivariate relationships. 2 hrs lec, 2 hrs lab.
Prerequisites: Math 105(P).
General Education Requirements: QLB
Last Taught: Fall 2018, Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Fall 2015.
GEOG 253 Austria: The Second German State
1 cr. Undergraduate.
Lands and people of Austria; climate, soils, and mineral resources; settlements and economy; the role of Austria today.
Prerequisites: soph st.
GEOG 261 Africa: Topical Analysis
3 cr. Undergraduate.
Countries south of the Sahara.
Prerequisites: soph st.
Last Taught: Spring 2008, Spring 2005.
GEOG 289 Internship in Geography, Lower Division
1-6 cr. Undergraduate.
Application of basic principles of geography in a business, organizational, educational, political, or other appropriate setting.
Prerequisites: intro course in Geog; 2.25 gpa; cons supervising faculty member.
Course Rules: One cr earned for academic work based on 40 hours in internship. May be retaken to 6 cr max.
Last Taught: Summer 2008, Spring 2006, Fall 2005, Summer 2004.
GEOG 296 UROP Apprenticeship
1-3 cr. Undergraduate.
Undergraduate research participation in a project developed with a supervising member of the faculty or staff.
Prerequisites: acceptance into UROP; prior or conc reg in UROP seminar.
Course Rules: One credit for 45 hrs research. May be retaken to 9 cr max in any combination of UROP apprenticeship courses. Not open to jrs & srs.
Last Taught: Fall 2005.
GEOG 297 Study Abroad:
1-12 cr. Undergraduate.
Designed to enroll students in UWM sponsored program before course work level, content and credits are determined and/or in specially prepared program course work.
Prerequisites: acceptance for Study Abroad Prog.
Course Rules: May be retaken w/chg in topic.
Last Taught: Fall 2017, Fall 2014, Spring 2014, Fall 2013.
GEOG 299 Ad Hoc:
1-6 cr. Undergraduate.
Course created expressly for offering in a specified enrollment period. Requires only dept & assoc dean approval. In exceptional circumstances, can be offered in one add'l sem.
Prerequisites: none; add'l prereqs may be assigned to specific topic.
Course Rules: May be retaken w/chg in topic.
Last Taught: Fall 1998, Spring 1989, Spring 1986.
GEOG 304 Human Impact on the Environment
3 cr. Undergraduate.
Geographical and temporal distribution of human effects on land and resources; historical background of human concern for deleterious effects of impacts on environments.
Prerequisites: jr st; intro course in Geog or a life sci recom.
General Education Requirements: SS
Last Taught: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015, Spring 2014.
GEOG 306 Natural Hazards
3 cr. Undergraduate.
An introduction to processes and conditions responsible for natural hazards, reasons for geographic patterns of hazards' occurrence, and modes of adjustment to natural hazards.
Prerequisites: jr st; a physical geog course recom.
General Education Requirements: NS
Last Taught: Spring 2019, Fall 2018, Spring 2018, Fall 2017.
GEOG 309 Nationalities and Nations of the World
3 cr. Undergraduate.
Nationalities, nations and changing borders of countries. Emigration and immigration. Cultural diffusion, languages and folk and popular culture.
Prerequisites: jr st; 100-level course in Geog or Ethnic recom.
Last Taught: Fall 2018, Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Fall 2015.
GEOG 310 General Climatology
3 cr. Undergraduate.
Global patterns of climate and the processes that shape them. Climatic elements, upper-atmospheric waves, internet data, Midwest climate, climate classification, and climate change.
Prerequisites: jr st; Geog 120(R), Atm Sci 100(R), or Atm Sci 240(R).
Last Taught: Fall 2018, Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Fall 2015.
GEOG 325 Introduction to Data Science with R, Python, and GIS
4 cr. Undergraduate.
Basic concepts and practices in data science using R; introduction to practical skills for using Python and ArcGIS. 2.5 hrs lec, 2 hrs lab.
Prerequisites: jr st.
Last Taught: Spring 2019.
GEOG 330 Europe: East and West
3 cr. Undergraduate.
Europe's lands and peoples, physical and cultural diversities and similarities.
Prerequisites: jr st.
Last Taught: Spring 2019, Spring 2018, Spring 2017, Spring 2016.
GEOG 332 China: Peoples, Regions, and Development
3 cr. Undergraduate.
Geographic examination and explanation of change in China, including population, resources, development processes, environment, diverse cities and regions, and integration into the global economy.
Prerequisites: jr st.
Last Taught: Spring 2007, Spring 2006, Spring 2005.
GEOG 340 Biogeography
3 cr. Undergraduate.
An introduction to the geography of the biosphere, the earth's surface, and the plants and animals which live there.
Prerequisites: jr st; a physical geog or a biology course recom.
Last Taught: Spring 2019, Spring 2018, Fall 2016, Fall 2015.
GEOG 350 Conservation of Natural Resources
3 cr. Undergraduate.
Analysis of environmental ethics; the positive and negative consequences of resource development with emphasis on strategies designed to resolve environmental conflicts.
Prerequisites: jr st or a geog course.
General Education Requirements: SS
Last Taught: Spring 2019, Fall 2018, Summer 2018, Spring 2018.
GEOG 381 Honors Seminar:
3 cr. Undergraduate.
Selected topics in geography.
Prerequisites: soph st; Honors200(P); cons Honors College dir.
General Education Requirements: SS
Course Rules: May be retaken w/chg in topic to 9 cr max.
Last Taught: Fall 2016, Spring 2014, Spring 2012, Spring 2010.
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.
GEOG 400G 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.
GEOG 403 Remote Sensing: Environmental and Land Use Analysis
4 cr. Undergraduate.
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.
Prerequisites: jr st & Geog 215(P).
Last Taught: Spring 2019, Spring 2018, Spring 2017, Spring 2016.
GEOG 405 Cartography
4 cr. Undergraduate.
Thematic cartography; map communication, design principles, illustration and mapping software. 3 hrs lec, 2 hrs lab.
Prerequisites: jr st & Geog 215(P).
Last Taught: Spring 2019, Spring 2018, Spring 2017, Spring 2016.
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.
GEOG 410G 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.
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 411G 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 2018, Fall 2015.
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 2018, Fall 2015.
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 2019, Spring 2017.
GEOG 420G 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 2019, Spring 2017.
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.
GEOG 421G 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.
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.
GEOG 424G 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.
GEOG 430 Geography of Transportation
3 cr. Undergraduate.
Geographic analysis of transportation, with emphasis on commodity flows and traffic patterns.
Prerequisites: jr st; Geog 115(P).
Last Taught: Spring 2014, Fall 2009, Fall 2008, Spring 2007.
GEOG 437 Qualitative Methods in Geography
3 cr. Undergraduate.
Research design, interview, focus group, ethnography, survey, and discourse analysis; epistemological debates and the methodological and ethical issues that arise throughout the research process.
Prerequisites: jr st; Geog 105(P), 110(P), 114(P), or 140(P).
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 2018, Fall 2017.
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 2018, Fall 2017.
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 2019, Spring 2018.
GEOG 443G 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 2019, Spring 2018.
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: Fall 2018, Spring 2017.
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: Fall 2018, Spring 2017.
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.
GEOG 455G 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.
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.
GEOG 462G 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.
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 2019, Fall 2018.
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 2019, Fall 2018.
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.
GEOG 470G 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.
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 2018, Fall 2017.
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 2018, Fall 2017.
GEOG 489 Internship in Geography, Upper Division
1-6 cr. Undergraduate.
Application of advanced principles of geography in a business, organizational, educational, political, or other appropriate setting.
Prerequisites: jr st; 300-level or above course in Geog; 2.25 gpa; cons supervising faculty member.
Course Rules: One cr earned for academic work based on 40 hours in internship. May be retaken to 6 cr max.
Last Taught: Summer 2018, Summer 2017, Spring 2017, Summer 2016.
GEOG 496 UROP Apprenticeship, Upper Level
1-3 cr. Undergraduate.
Undergraduate research participation in a project developed with a supervising member of the faculty or staff. One credit for 45 hrs research.
Prerequisites: jr st; acceptance to UROP.
Course Rules: May be retaken to 9 cr max.
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: Fall 2018, Summer 2017.
GEOG 497G 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: Fall 2018, Summer 2017.
GEOG 499 Ad Hoc:
1-6 cr. Undergraduate.
Course created expressly for offering in a specified enrollment period. Requires only dept & assoc dean approval. In exceptional circumstances, can be offered in one add'l sem.
Prerequisites: jr st; add'l prereqs may be assigned to specific topic.
Course Rules: May be retaken w/chg in topic.
Last Taught: Fall 1999.
GEOG 515 Watershed Analysis and Modeling
3 cr. Undergraduate.
Theories and applications of analytical and modeling techniques for watershed processes, including geographic information systems (GIS), statistics, and computer simulations.
Prerequisites: jr st; working knowledge of GIS; Geog 415(R) or Geo Sci 463(R) or 562(R).
Last Taught: Fall 2016, Spring 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 525 Geographic Information Science
4 cr. Undergraduate.
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: jr st, & Geog 215(P).
Last Taught: Spring 2019, Fall 2018, Spring 2018, Fall 2017.
GEOG 531 Insurgent Cities - Global Geographies of Urban Social Movements
3 cr. Undergraduate.
Current and past social movements, activism, resistance, and revolution and their multiscalar geographies, from the urban, to the national, to the global.
Prerequisites: jr st.
Last Taught: Spring 2018.
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 2018, Fall 2017.
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 2018, Fall 2017.
GEOG 547 Spatial Analysis
4 cr. Undergraduate.
Advanced analysis techniques, including multivariate relationships and spatial modeling.
Prerequisites: jr st; Geog 247(P) or dept-approved equiv.
Last Taught: Fall 2018, Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Fall 2015.
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 2019, Spring 2018.
GEOG 564G 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 2019, Spring 2018.
GEOG 600 Perspectives on Geography
3 cr. Undergraduate.
Seminar on concepts, methods, and approaches to geographic inquiry. Discussion of professional geographic materials, bibliographic procedures and methodologies.
Prerequisites: sr st; declared geography major; writ cons instr.
Last Taught: Spring 2019, Spring 2018, Spring 2017, Fall 2016.
GEOG 625 Intermediate Geographic Information Science
4 cr. Undergraduate.
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: jr st: Geog 525(P) or UrbPlan 591(P) or 791(P); or cons instr.
Last Taught: Fall 2018, Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Fall 2015.
GEOG 647 ArcGIS Programming with Python
4 cr. Undergraduate.
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: jr st; C+ or better in Geog 525(P) or cons instr.
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.
GEOG 650G 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.
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.
GEOG 654G 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.
GEOG 696 Independent Work in Physical Geography
1-3 cr. Undergraduate.
Independent reading or project on a physical geography topic under the supervision of a geography faculty member.
Prerequisites: jr st; 2.5 GPA; writ cons instr, dept chair, & asst dean for SAS.
Course Rules: May be retaken w/chg in topic to 6 cr max.
Last Taught: Spring 2017, Spring 2015, Fall 2012, Spring 2012.
GEOG 698 GIS/Cartography Internship
1-6 cr. Undergraduate.
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: jr st; Geog 215(P); writ cons instr & dept chair.
Course Rules: May be retaken to 6 cr max.
Last Taught: Spring 2019, Fall 2018, Spring 2018, Fall 2017.
GEOG 699 Independent Work
1-3 cr. Undergraduate.
Independent reading or project. See Advanced Independent Study.
Prerequisites: jr st, 2.5 gpa, & writ cons instr, dept chair & asst dean for SAS.
Course Rules: May be retaken w/chg in topic to 6 cr max.
Last Taught: Spring 2019, Spring 2016, Spring 2015, Fall 2014.