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GEOG 5000 - Research Design

A survey of research methods in geography. Topics include spatial sampling, hypothesis construction and testing and geographic modelling.

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GEOG 5010 - Geography Proseminar

Presentation by geography faculty of current research topics.

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GEOG 5020 - Fundamental Geographic Concepts for Educators

Basic geographic concepts critical for effective teaching in the K-12 environment. Development of materials/curricula for the classroom.

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GEOG 5100 - Location Analysis

Issues and approaches in location analysis. Topics include location theory and models; representation issues; use of geographic information systems (GIS) for data preparation, analysis and display; evaluation of service areas; land use allocation; accessibility and locational conflict; and implications for planning and public policy.

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GEOG 5110 - Regional Development and Policy

A study of theory and practice in regional development and planning. Emphasis on evaluation of regional problems and public policies designed to resolve them, with a primary focus on the United States.

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GEOG 5120 - Economic Geography of Environmental Issues

Seminar on theory and applications of economic geography to environmental issues. Location theories and spatial interaction models are considered from local to international scales of analysis.

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GEOG 5130 - GIS in Transportation

Discussion of the uses of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for transportation rate establishment, for visualizing the results of transportation models for predicting flows, for exploring the impact of transportation on the location of economic activities, and for the planning of transportation facilities in cities.

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GEOG 5140 - Geographical Analysis of Social Issues

Focus on geographical perspectives toward research on selected social issues, with an emphasis on methods of behavioral analysis and relevant social geographical concepts such as social space, activity spaces and time-space budgets, and diffusion.

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GEOG 5150 - Visualization in Geographic Information Systems

Design of spatial data displays and computer generated maps.

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GEOG 5190 - Advanced Economic Geography

Problems involved in analyzing spatial variations of selected economic variables. Emphasis on location theory with view toward integrating geographic viewpoint and economic concepts.

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GEOG 5210 - Planning and Land Use

Contrasting approaches to planning, with an emphasis on legal and political issues in communities and organizations.

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GEOG 5220 - Geography of Sustainable Development

Conceptualizing international development; understanding theories, strategies and ideologies of development; and use of case studies to understand development in practice. Emphasis placed on the concept of sustainable development and sustainability, grassroots-driven approaches to development, the role of women, and geographic explanations as to how and why uneven development has occurred.

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GEOG 5230 - Advanced GIS for Remote Sensing for Geoscience Applications

Research methods for using Geographic Information Systems, remote sensing, and image interpretation to investigate problems in geoscience. Includes research techniques for data acquisition, processing and analysis of Digital Elevation Models and satellite imagery. Geologic materials, processes, landforms and landscapes. (CLAS C&C 4/26/11)

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GEOG 5290 - Advanced Urban Geography

Analysis of social and economic patterns within urban areas, with emphasis on individualized research. The implications for planning are stressed.

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GEOG 5310 - Adanced. Fluvial Geomorphology

Research methods for analyzing fluvial forms and processes. Theoretical discussion of factors controlling open-channel flow, sediment transport, channel morphology, adjustments of rivers to environmental changes and human impacts. River management and restoration strategies. Requires one weekend field trip.

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GEOG 5380 - Advanced Environmental Restoration

Research issues relating to restoration of natural environments including rivers, wetlands, coastal areas, grasslands and forests. Theoretical discussions of restoration ecology, as well as applied discussions of management and engineering concerns. History of environmental restoration; relevant policy debates; specific case studies of river, wetland, coastal, grassland, and forest restoration.

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GEOG 5390 - Advanced Physical Geography

Problems involving the application of physical processes in our changing environment.

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GEOG 5500 - Fundamentals of Geographic Information Science

An introduction to the theory and methods for representing, acquiring, storing, manipulating, displaying, and analyzing geographic features in relation to the surface of the earth.

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GEOG 5505 - Remote Sensing of Marine Geography

Introduction to remote sensing applications in oceans and seas. Applications include image analysis of sea surface temperature, winds, altimetry, sea ice, chlorophyll, primary productivity, and bathymetry. Graduate section includes individualized projects.

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GEOG 5510 - Application Issues in Geographic Information Systems

Operational and management issues in geographic information systems (GIS). Implementation of traditional planning and management theories and techniques in GISs. Topics include problems of data exchange standards, implementation of GIS in an institutional setting including benchmarking a GIs, applications of GIS in various fields, social impacts and legal aspects of GIS. Practical work includes analytical exercises using GIS culminating in an application project.

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GEOG 5515 - Web GIS

Introduction to Internet GIS. The basics of system architecture, geospatial web services, mashups, key elements of mobile GIS solutions, the functionality of geoportals and web technologies, web mapping interoperability using universal data standards such as OGC (Open Geospatial Consortium) web services, and the current state of e-business and e-government web mapping interests.

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GEOG 5520 - GIS Modeling of the Urban Environment

Survey of GIS methods and spatial analysis for studying spatial patterns of land use and human activity in an urban environment

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GEOG 5530 - GIS Applications in Health Research

Survey of GIS methods for health research, health care policy making, and planning.

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GEOG 5560 - GIS and Environmental Geography

Applicability of Geographic Information Systems to solve environmental problems. Case studies address environmental assessment and monitoring, analysis and modeling, planning and management. Recommended Preparation: GEOG 5500.

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GEOG 5600 - Spatial Data Analysis

Univariate statistics focused on the use of spatial statistics, including geostatistics in geographical research. Problems specific to spatial data analysis are addressed.

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GEOG 5610 - Spatial Statistics and Modeling

Advanced study in the methods and practice of multidimensional statistics and spatial modeling.

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GEOG 5620 - Computer Applications in Spatial Analysis

Advanced seminar in the design of Geographic Information Systems software for solving problems in spatial analysis.

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GEOG 5700 - Contemporary Europe: A Geography

An introduction to the peoples, countries, and landscapes of Europe (excluding the republics of the former U.S.S.R.). Emphasis on the economic, political, and social forces both maintaining national identities and shaping a united Europe.

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GEOG 5710 - Geography of Latin America

Advanced integrative study of physical, historical, social, political and economic geography of Latin America. Particular emphasis on patterns, processes and problems of spatial economic change in the region.

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GEOG 5810 - Special Problems in Geography

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GEOG 5890 - Internship in Geography

A fieldwork internship program under the direction and supervision of the geography staff. Students will be placed in agencies or industries where their academic training will be applied. One 8-hour work day per week (or its equivalent) for the host agency during the course of the semester will be necessary for three academic credits. A written report will be required.

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GEOG 6000 - Themes in Geographic Thought

Examination of the historical development of geography since the early nineteenth century. Emphasis on the last century of intellectual developments that have led to the emergence of contemporary geography as a research discipline.

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GEOG 6500 - Locational Models and Spatial Systems

Study of the locational models used to examine the arrangement of human and physical systems in space.

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GEOG 6510 - Locational Methods and Spatials Systems

Study of the locational methods used to examine the arrangement of human and physical systems in space.

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GEOG 6800 - Practicum in College Teaching in Geography

Guided development of college-level instruction. Drafting of course objectives, selection of texts, development of course and lecture outlines, selection of grading mechanisms, and incorporating feedback for improvement of instruction.Students taking this course will be assigned a final grade of S (satisfactory) or U (unsatistactory.)

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GEOG 6810 - Adv Top Spat Analys

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GEOG 6820 - Advanced Topics in Regional Analysis

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GEOG 6830 - Advanced Topics in Population Geography

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GEOG 6840 - Advanced Topics in Urban Geography

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GEOG 6850 - Advanced Topics in Geography of Public Policy

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GEOG 6860 - Advanced Topics in Economic Geography

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GEOG 6870 - Advnced topics in Physical Geography

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GEOG 6880 - Advanced Topics in Environmental Geography

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