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Course ID:GEOG 1101. 3 hours.
Course Title:Human Geography: People, Places, and Cultures
Course
Description:
Global patterns of resources, population, culture, and economic systems. Factors contributing to these patterns and distinctions between the technologically advanced and less advanced regions of the world.
Athena Title:HUMAN GEOGRAPHY
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in GEOG 2010H-2010D
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:GEOG 1103. 3 hours.
Course Title:Cultural Geography of the United States
Course
Description:
Geographic factors underlying multiculturalism and ethnic relationships in the United States. Spatial development and organization of culture; population growth, migration, and urbanization; and the spatial dimensions of political, economic, and social processes.
Athena Title:CULTUR GEOG U S
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in GEOG 2130H-2130D
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:GEOG 1130. 3 hours.
Course Title:Introduction to World Geography
Course
Description:
This is an introductory course for students who wish to increase their geographic literacy. This course considers the population, cultures, environment, and economies of world regions, and examines problems of development, ecological change, demographic change, urbanization, migration, and international conflict.
Athena Title:INTRO WRLD GEOG
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:FANR(ECOL)(GEOG) 1200. 3 hours.
Course Title:Natural History of Georgia
Course
Description:
An introduction to the science of natural history and biota of Georgia, as well as the impacts of humans on regional and national resources (overfishing, human-driven extinctions). Students will gain familiarity with the geography, geology, plants, and animals (especially vertebrates) of the Appalachians, Piedmont, Coastal Plain, and islands of Georgia.
Athena Title:NAT HIST GEORGIA
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:GEOG 2010H. 3 hours.
Course Title:Introduction to Human Geography (Honors)
Course
Description:
Global patterns of resources, population, culture, and economic systems. Factors contributing to these patterns and distinctions between the technologically advanced and less advanced regions of the world.
Athena Title:Intro to Human Geography Hon
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in GEOG 1101
Prerequisite:Permission of Honors
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:GEOG 2011-2011L. 3 hours. 2 hours lecture and 2 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Introduction to Geographic Information Science
Course
Description:
Introduction to principles and applications of Geographic Information Science (GIS). Examines spatial data retrieval, accuracy, management, visualization, and analysis. Emphasis on interdisciplinary nature of GIS and relevance to society. Involves computer examples and exercises that emphasize real-world problem solving.
Athena Title:INTRO GIS
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in GEOG 4370/6370-4370L/6370L
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:AFST(ANTH)(CMLT)(GEOG)(SOCI)(RELI) 2100. 3 hours.
Course Title:Introduction to Africa
Course
Description:
The history, physical environment (landforms, vegetation, and climate), and sociocultural environment (artistic, political, and social development) of Africa.
Athena Title:Introduction to Africa
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in AFST 2100E
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:GEOG 2110H. 3 hours.
Course Title:Introduction to Physical Geography (Honors)
Course
Description:
Spatial patterns and underlying processes of the physical environment and biosphere, including climate, vegetation, soils, landforms, and water resources.
Athena Title:INTRO PHYS GEOG HON
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in GEOG 1111 or GEOG 1112 or GEOG 1113
Prerequisite:Permission of Honors
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:GEOG 2110L. 1 hour. 2 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Introduction to Physical Geography Laboratory (Honors)
Course
Description:
Optional laboratory for Introduction to Physical Geography (Honors).
Athena Title:Intro Physical Geography Lab H
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in GEOG 1111L
Prerequisite:Permission of Honors
Pre or Corequisite:GEOG 2110H
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:GEOG 2120H. 3 hours.
Course Title:Introduction to Weather and Climate (Honors)
Course
Description:
Atmospheric composition and structure, clouds, precipitation, and atmospheric motion and winds. Organized weather systems, including air masses, fronts, and severe weather. Discussion of global climates includes circulation, wind systems, climate classification, and climate change.
Athena Title:INTRO WEA & CLI HON
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in GEOG 1112
Prerequisite:Permission of Honors
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every even-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:GEOG 2130H. 3 hours.
Course Title:Cultural Geography of the United States (Honors)
Course
Description:
Geographic factors underlying multiculturalism and ethnic relationships in the United States. Spatial development and organization of culture; population growth, migration, and urbanization; and the spatial dimensions of political, economic, and social processes.
Athena Title:Cultural Geog of the U.S. Hon
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in GEOG 1103
Prerequisite:Permission of Honors
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:FANR(GEOG) 2200. 3 hours.
Course Title:International Issues in Natural Resources and Conservation
Course
Description:
Introduction to international natural resource policy concentrating on endangered species, international trade, multiple land-use and conservation planning, eco-tourism, sustainability, and environmental education. Conservation continuum is explored from protectionist to utilitarian perspectives. Three case studies (Africa, Asia, Europe) are investigated to understand how policies affect areas they claim to protect.
Athena Title:INTL NAT RES & CONS
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in FANR 2100 or FORS 2100
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:GEOG 2250H. 3 hours.
Course Title:Resources, Society, and the Environment (Honors)
Course
Description:
Interactions between physical systems and human activities and their effects on environmental quality and sustainability. Geography of population and resource consumption, food production, water and air quality, energy policy, land/biotic resource management.
Athena Title:Resources Society and Environ
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in GEOG 1125, GEOG 1125E
Prerequisite:Permission of Honors
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:GEOG 2300. 3 hours.
Course Title:Geographic Data Analysis
Course
Description:
Methods and techniques required at various stages of geographic data analysis, including the collection, manipulation, description, presentation, analysis, and interpretation of data. Exercises using statistical and GIS software packages on microcomputers integrate data analysis with geographic information systems.
Athena Title:GEOGR DATA ANALYSIS
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:GEOG 2510. 3 hours.
Course Title:The World of Maps: Maps, Air Photos, and Satellite Imagery
Course
Description:
Introduction to use of maps and aerial photographs for analysis of geographic information. Examines the properties of maps and aerial photographs, measurement of map information, interpretation of qualitative and quantitative map information, unusual map types, graphs, aerial photography and imagery, satellite imagery, and digital mapping. Students will be exposed to the hands-on use of maps and information acquisition techniques for both paper and digital maps and photographs.
Athena Title:WORLD OF MAPS
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in GEOG 3510-3510L or GEOG 4330/6330-4330L/6330L or GEOG 4350/6350-4350L/6350L
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:GEOG 2610. 3 hours.
Course Title:Geography of Georgia
Course
Description:
Physical, cultural, economic, historical, and biological landscapes of Georgia, explored through videos, music, and computerized data sets, such as the Interactive Atlas of Georgia and the Georgia 100 GIS.
Athena Title:GEOG OF GEORGIA
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:GEOG 3010. 3 hours.
Course Title:General Geomorphology
Course
Description:
Earth surface processes and landforms, including tectonic, volcanic, weathering, soil, hillslope, karst, fluvial, glacial, periglacial, eolian, and coastal geomorphic systems. Relevance to environmental change is stressed. Field trip required.
Athena Title:General Geomorphology
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:ATSC(GEOG) 3110. 3 hours.
Course Title:Climatology
Course
Description:
Climatology from local to global scales. Topics include radiation/heat exchanges, the hydrologic cycle, global climate patterns, climate change, measurement and data sources, relationships of climate with ecosystem processes, and human activities, and climate forecasting.
Athena Title:Climatology
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:ATSC(GEOG) 3120-3120L. 3 hours. 2 hours lecture and 2 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Weather Analysis and Forecasting
Course
Description:
The collection, display, and application of weather data. The use of meteorological instruments, codes, maps, atmospheric soundings, and thermodynamics diagrams. Interpretation of weather maps using basic meteorological principles.
Athena Title:Weather Analysis and Forecast
Prerequisite:GEOG(ATSC) 1112
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:ATSC(GEOG) 3130. 3 hours.
Course Title:Atmospheric Hazards
Course
Description:
The causes, impacts and policies regarding hazards due to atmospheric phenomena, including hurricanes, tornadoes, windstorms, extreme temperature and precipitation events, and climate change.
Athena Title:Atmospheric Hazards
Prerequisite:GEOG 1111 or GEOG(ATSC) 1112 or GEOG 2110H
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:GEOG(ATSC) 3180. 3 hours.
Course Title:Global Climate Change: Causes and Consequences
Course
Description:
Provides students with the opportunity to critically evaluate the climatic and environmental changes currently facing our planet. Students will gain knowledge of the mechanisms that force climate and the human activities that affect the magnitude and direction of these forcing mechanisms and the impacts associated with these changes.
Athena Title:Global Climate Change
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:GEOG 3210. 3 hours.
Course Title:Biogeography
Course
Description:
Factors affecting plant and animal distributions at scales from organisms to biomes. Influence of ecological factors and human activity on distributions, historical biogeography, and patterns of earth's biomes.
Athena Title:BIOGEOGRAPHY
Prerequisite:GEOG 1111 or GEOG 1112 or GEOG 2110H
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:GEOG 3290. 3 hours.
Course Title:Mountain Geography
Course
Description:
The geography of mountainous regions from around the world will be compared to emphasize complexities of the geo-ecosystem and the interplay between humans and the landscape in mountainous terrain. Environmental issues, sustainable resource development, and the historical roots of cultural distinctness in mountainous areas will be analyzed with case studies.
Athena Title:MOUNTAIN GEOGRAPHY
Prerequisite:GEOG 1111 or GEOG 1113 or GEOG 1125 or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:GEOG 3510-3510L. 3 hours. 2 hours lecture and 2 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Cartography and Graphics
Course
Description:
Map design techniques including cartographic theory and principles, map interpretation, map database preparation, compilation, symbolization, computer mapping, map reproduction techniques, color, and thematic map design.
Athena Title:CARTOG AND GRAPHICS
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:GEOG 3620. 3 hours.
Course Title:Introduction to Economic Geography
Course
Description:
Location factors and principles utilizing theoretical and empirical studies. Focus upon the spatial organization of economic production, consumption, and exchange systems.
Athena Title:INTRO ECON GEOGR
Prerequisite:GEOG 1101 or ECON 2105
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:GEOG 3630. 3 hours.
Course Title:Introduction to Urban Geography
Course
Description:
Theories of inter- and intraurban locations. Procedures in geographical analysis of agglomerated settlements, including demographic, economic, and social attributes.
Athena Title:INTRO URBAN GEOG
Prerequisite:GEOG 1101
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:GEOG 3630E. 3 hours.
Course Title:Introduction to Urban Geography
Course
Description:
Theories of inter- and intraurban locations. Procedures in geographical analysis of agglomerated settlements, including demographic, economic, and social attributes.
Athena Title:INTRO URBAN GEOG
Nontraditional Format:This course will be taught 95% or more online.
Prerequisite:GEOG 1101
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:GEOG 3640. 3 hours.
Course Title:The Geography of Human Rights
Course
Description:
An examination of how, where, and under what specific conditions violations of human rights occur. Students will review local and global mechanisms for addressing human rights violations, and evaluate how international law, national policies, and local practices are mutually constituted. Contemporary theoretical debates regarding violence and power, memory and history, and the dilemmas of democratic transitions will be critiqued.
Athena Title:GEOG HUMAN RIGHTS
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:GEOG(AFST) 3650. 3 hours.
Course Title:Africa in the Global Economy
Course
Description:
Africa's colonialism and its legacy; post-colonial politics; trading relationships; issues of migrant labor; debates over population growth and economic change; environmental degradation; urban development; and agriculture and food security.
Athena Title:AFRICA GLOBAL ECON
Nontraditional Format:The course will be taught as part of the Maymester program in Tanzania, involving lectures and field trips.
Prerequisite:GEOG 1101 or permission of department
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:GEOG 3660. 3 hours.
Course Title:Geography of Food Commodities
Course
Description:
An introduction to the political, economic, and social origins and implications of several Western food commodities, with a focus on breakfast (e.g., coffee, milk, eggs, and peaches). The course focuses on how natural and human resources are organized and regulated along food commodity chains.
Athena Title:GEOGRAPHY OF FOOD
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in GEOG 2800
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:GEOG 3690. 3 hours.
Course Title:Introduction to Political Geography
Course
Description:
A survey of contemporary political geography structured around contemporary globalization. It focuses on major concepts in political geography, such as territoriality, geopolitics, and scale, while also introducing important topics in the subfield, including the geographies of nations, political identity, law, migration, political violence, and social movements, among others.
Athena Title:INTRO POL GEOG
Prerequisite:GEOG 1101 or 1103 or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every even-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:GEOG 3990. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 6 hours credit.
Course Title:Internship in Geography
Course
Description:
Placement of students in an outside private or governmental agency where they will utilize geographic techniques in approaching practical problems relevant to the agency's mission. An initial orientation and a postinternship evaluation with the internship committee are required.
Athena Title:INTERNSHIP IN GEOG
Nontraditional Format:Internship.
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
       
Course ID:GEOG 4020/6020. 3 hours.
Course Title:Fluvial Geomorphology
Course
Description:
Landforming effects of surface-water movement with emphasis on surface-water hydrology, streamflow mechanics, floods, sediment transport and storage, and landform evolution. Field trips included.
Athena Title:Fluvial Geomorphology
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:GEOG 4030/6030. 3 hours.
Course Title:Geomorphology and Environmental Change in Karst and Arid Environments
Course
Description:
Weathering, erosional and depositional processes, and landforms in karst and arid areas. Formation of sinkholes, sinking streams, caves, springs, sand dunes, playas, and yardangs. Geoarchaeological and other evidence on the nature of past environments, including dating cave and aeolian sediments. Field trips included.
Athena Title:GEOM ENV CHNG ARID
Prerequisite:GEOG 1113 or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:GEOG 4040/6040. 3 hours.
Course Title:Global Environmental Change During the Quaternary
Course
Description:
Chronology and geomorphic, isotopic, and palynological evidence of Quaternary paleoclimates. The effects of past climatic changes upon present landscapes, historic short-term fluctuations in temperature and precipitation, and possible explanations for climatic change are emphasized.
Athena Title:Global Environmental Change
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:GEOG 4060/6060. 3 hours.
Course Title:Field Methods: Environmental Monitoring and Assessment
Course
Description:
Methods in measurement, observation, recording and synthesis of field data in physical geography. Students conduct field research and present oral and written reports (with maps) of findings.
Athena Title:Fld Mthds Env Mon and Assmt
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:GEOG 4070/6070. 3 hours.
Course Title:Field Study of Geomorphology
Course
Description:
Emphasis is placed on field observation of geomorphic systems (tectonic, volcanic, weathering, soils, hillslopes, fluvial, glacial, eolian, coastal, periglacial) on field trips, which may occur locally or abroad. The course involves travel to places with good examples of multiple geomorphic systems, including local examples in the southeastern USA, UGA study abroad campuses, and elsewhere.
Athena Title:Field Study of Geomorphology
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:ATSC(GEOG) 4120/6120. 3 hours.
Course Title:Synoptic Meteorology and Climatology
Course
Description:
Theory and observations to understand mid-latitude weather systems. Focus is on application of quasi-geostrophic theory in weather forecasting. Analysis and interpretation of weather maps and numerical models. Development and life cycle of cyclones, fronts, and jet streams.
Athena Title:Synoptic Meteorol and Climatol
Prerequisite:ATSC(GEOG) 3120-3120L or permission of department
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:ATSC(GEOG) 4140/6140. 3 hours.
Course Title:Satellite Meteorology and Climatology
Course
Description:
Application of satellite remote sensing in meteorology and climatology. Applications include clouds, atmospheric water vapor and precipitation, the Earth's radiation budget, sea and land surface temperatures.
Athena Title:Satellite Meteor and Climatol
Prerequisite:(GEOG 1111 and GEOG 1111L) or (GEOG(ATSC) 1112 and GEOG(ATSC) 1112L) or (GEOG 2110H and GEOG 2110L) or permission of department
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:ATSC(GEOG) 4150/6150. 3 hours.
Course Title:Physical Climatology
Course
Description:
Advanced, quantitative study of Earth's physical climate. Includes global energy balance, surface-atmosphere energy exchanges, surface hydrology and water budget at various temporal and spatial scales. Methods of measuring and modeling are discussed. Case studies are used to illustrate how the physical processes govern the climate system.
Athena Title:Physical Climatology
Prerequisite:ATSC(GEOG) 3110 or ATSC(GEOG) 3120-3120L or ATSC(GEOG) 4140/6140 or ATSC(GEOG) 4160/6160 or ENGR(ATSC)(GEOG) 4161/6161-4161L/6161L or GEOG(ENGR) 4112/6112 or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every odd-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:ATSC(GEOG) 4160/6160. 3 hours.
Course Title:Applied Climatology in the Urban Environment
Course
Description:
Do cities create their own thunderstorms? Will pollution from emerging mega-cities change climate? Exploration of fundamental concepts of the urban-climate system, observational and modeling strategies for studying the urban-climate system, and context for how human activity in the built environment is changing Earth's weather and hydro-climate.
Athena Title:Applied Climatology Urban Envi
Undergraduate Prerequisite:ATSC(GEOG) 3110 or ATSC(GEOG) 3120-3120L or permission of department
Graduate Prerequisite:ATSC(GEOG) 3110 or ATSC(GEOG) 3120-3120L or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every even-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:ATSC(GEOG) 4170/6170-4170L/6170L. 3 hours. 2 hours lecture and 2 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Mesoscale and Radar Meteorology/Climatology
Course
Description:
Fundamental theory, analysis, and exercises on mesoscale weather phenomena and principles of radar meteorology. A major topical focus will be thunderstorms, mesoscale convective systems, and tornadic supercells. Other topics will include mesoscale classification, observing systems, the boundary layer, circulations, flooding, mesoscale tropical systems, mesoscale modeling, short-range forecasting/nowcasting, and mesoscale climatology.
Athena Title:Mesoscale Radar Meteor Climato
Prerequisite:ATSC(GEOG) 3120-3120L
Pre or Corequisite:MATH 2250
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:ENGR(GEOG) 4180/6180. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 6 hours credit.
Course Title:Special Topics in Atmospheric Sciences
Course
Description:
Special interest topics in atmospheric sciences.
Athena Title:TOPICS ATMOS SCI
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:GEOG(PBIO) 4220/6220. 3 hours.
Course Title:Ecological Biogeography
Course
Description:
Patterns of plant distribution in contemporary landscapes and underlying processes, including vegetation dynamics, disturbance ecology, biogeomorphology, dendrochronology, and environmental history.
Athena Title:ECOLOG BIOGEOG
Prerequisite:GEOG 1111 or ECOL(BIOL) 3500-3500L or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:GEOG(PBIO) 4240/6240. 3 hours.
Course Title:Plant Geography
Course
Description:
Biogeography and ecology of the world's main terrestrial biomes. Includes world bioclimatic zonation, plant-geographic processes, other physical environmental factors, plant functional roles and types, vegetation dynamics, response to disturbance, and potential natural vegetation. Emphasis on global scale, with secondary emphasis on North America.
Athena Title:PLANT GEOGRAPHY
Prerequisite:GEOG 3210 or ECOL(BIOL) 3500-3500L or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:FORS(ECOL)(GEOG) 4250/6250. 1-6 hours. Repeatable for maximum 10 hours credit.
Course Title:International Forest Management
Course
Description:
Study-abroad to examine issues pertaining to the management of forested landscapes in the visited country. Introductory lectures on the natural and cultural history of the visited country will be followed by extended field examination of the country's forest resources and their management.
Athena Title:INTERNL FOREST MGMT
Nontraditional Format:Combination of lectures and field experiences in a foreign country.
Undergraduate Prerequisite:Permission of school
Graduate Prerequisite:Permission of school
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:CMLT(AFAM)(AFST)(GEOG)(LACS) 4260/6260. 3 hours.
Course Title:The Black and Green Atlantic: Crosscurrents of the African and Irish Diasporas
Course
Description:
An exploration of the comparative dimensions of Black and Irish experiences in the Atlantic world through the study of cultural production from the United States, Africa, Britain, the Caribbean, and Ireland.
Athena Title:The Black and Green Atlantic
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:GEOG 4290/6290. 6 hours. 3 hours lecture and 6 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Geography and Ethnoecology of Neotropical Mountains
Course
Description:
Mountain ecological principles are applied in geographical settings of Latin America and the Caribbean. Geographical narratives of culture and nature emphasize human-environment interactions on tropical mountains, cultural landscapes, ethnic traditional knowledge, post-colonial political effects on natural resources, Third-world development, rural/urban dynamics, poverty alleviation, nature conservation, and sustainable development.
Athena Title:GEOG ETHECO NEOTROP
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in CRSS(HORT)(ANTH)(ECOL)(GEOG) 4930/6930
Undergraduate Prerequisite:Permission of department
Graduate Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every even-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:GEOG 4300/6300. 3 hours.
Course Title:Introductory Spatial Analysis
Course
Description:
Descriptive and inferential techniques used in quantitative geographic analysis. Probability distributions, sampling techniques, parametric and nonparametric inference, analysis of variance, spatial autocorrelation measures and regression procedures. Applications of statistical methods to spatial analysis and geographic research design. Exercises develop knowledge of statistical programming with computer software.
Athena Title:INTRO SPATIAL ANALY
Prerequisite:GEOG 2300 or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:GEOG 4305/6305. 3 hours.
Course Title:Introduction to Qualitative Research Methods
Course
Description:
An introduction to qualitative research problems in geography and to the major modes of qualitative data collection, analysis, and representation. Students will gain practical experience with interviews, focus groups, archival research, and observation techniques.
Athena Title:QUALITATIVE METHODS
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every odd-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:GEOG 4330/6330-4330L/6330L. 3 hours. 2 hours lecture and 2 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Aerial Photographs and Image Interpretation
Course
Description:
Principles and techniques of extracting descriptive and metric information about the environment from aerial photographs acquired in analog and digital forms. Applications emphasize planimetric mapping and interpretation of physical and cultural landscapes. A term project using the techniques is required.
Athena Title:APHOTO IMAGE INTERP
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:GEOG 4350/6350-4350L/6350L. 3 hours. 2 hours lecture and 2 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Remote Sensing of Environment
Course
Description:
Remote sensing with emphasis on aerospace applications in the natural sciences. Fundamental properties of the electromagnetic spectrum and remote sensing devices such as multispectral cameras, thermal infrared line scanners, and television and radar imaging systems.
Athena Title:REMOTE SENSING
Prerequisite:GEOG 4330/6330-4330L/6330L or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:GEOG 4370/6370-4370L/6370L. 3 hours. 2 hours lecture and 2 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Geographic Information Science
Course
Description:
Principles and applications of geographic information systems (GIS). Examines the nature and accuracy of spatially referenced data, as well as methods of data capture, storage, retrieval, visualization, modeling, and output using one or more GIS software packages.
Athena Title:Geographic Information Science
Prerequisite:Second year student standing
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:GEOG 4370E/6370E. 3 hours. 2 hours lecture and 2 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Introduction to Geographic Information Science
Course
Description:
Fundamentals of geographic information science (GIS) concepts and techniques, and to foster students' geographical thinking in a GIS environment. Students will exercise concepts and techniques through hands-on practices in ArcGIS, a leading GIS software package.
Athena Title:Introduction to GIS
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in GEOG 4370 or GEOG 6370
Nontraditional Format:This course will be taught 95% or more online. Each topic has a dedicated module consisting of a PPT file of lecture notes, a recorded teaching video, a lab handout, a quiz, and a checklist of items to be completed. Review presentations and final project presentations are to be recorded by students with instructor-provided tools and resources. Each student is expected to have a computer running a windows operating system. A student version of ArcGIS will be provided to the student for installation.
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:GEOG 4380/6380-4380L/6380L. 3 hours. 2 hours lecture and 2 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Transportation Modeling and GIS
Course
Description:
Theoretical frameworks for transportation network modeling and transportation planning strategies are explored. Conceptual issues linking geographic information systems and computer-based technologies with transportation modeling and planning problems are discussed. Recent developments in GIS-based transportation network modeling and problem solving are emphasized, including hand-on practices with a specialized GIS-transportation package.
Athena Title:TRANSPORT GIS
Prerequisite:GEOG 4370/6370-4370L/6370L
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:GEOG 4410/6410-4410L/6410L. 3 hours. 2 hours lecture and 2 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Cartographic Visualization Methods
Course
Description:
Theory and application of computer technology in the preparation of thematic maps and graphics. Emphasis on the creation, analysis, and display of statistical surfaces. Students explore trends in cartographic visualization methods, including interactive and animated mapping techniques.
Athena Title:Cartog Visualization Methods
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:GEOG 4430/6430-4430L/6430L. 3 hours. 2 hours lecture and 2 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Advanced Image Analysis and Photogrammetry
Course
Description:
Theories of analytical and digital (soft copy) photogrammetry as applied to topographic mapping. Topics include refinement of photographic measurements, coordinate transformations, stereoscopic parallax, collinearity equations, aerial triangulation, orthophotography, and digital image correlation.
Athena Title:Adv Image Analysis Photogram
Undergraduate Prerequisite:GEOG 4330/6330-4330L/6330L or GEOG 4350/6350-4350L/6350L or permission of department
Graduate Prerequisite:GEOG 4330/6330-4330L/6330L or GEOG 4350/6350-4350L/6350L or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:GEOG 4450/6450. 3 hours.
Course Title:Digital Image Analysis
Course
Description:
A geospatial image analysis course that will allow students to obtain necessary skills to process airborne/satellite images for environmental resources mapping and monitoring.
Athena Title:DIG IMAGE ANALYSIS
Undergraduate Prerequisite:GEOG 4350/6350-4350L/6350L or permission of department
Graduate Prerequisite:GEOG 4350/6350-4350L/6350L or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:GEOG 4460/6460. 3 hours.
Course Title:Field Methods in Remote Sensing
Course
Description:
A field-based remote sensing course that teaches students the theory and practical applications of field spectroscopy or proximal sensing (non-imaging systems). The field exercises will include experiment design and data collection using in situ sensors, model calibration, and validation to quantify environmental biophysical parameters.
Athena Title:FIELD REMOTE SENS
Undergraduate Prerequisite:GEOG 4350/6350-4350L/6350L or permission of department
Graduate Prerequisite:GEOG 4350/6350-4350L/6350L or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:GEOG 4470/6470-4470L/6470L. 3 hours. 2 hours lecture and 2 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Geospatial Analysis
Course
Description:
Geographic analytical methods and implementation. Theory and concepts of spatial analysis. Description, reduction, and comparison of point, line, area, and volumetric geographic data sets. Implementation and limitation of geographic information systems.
Athena Title:GEOSPATIAL ANALYSIS
Undergraduate Prerequisite:[(GEOG 2300 or STAT 2000) and GEOG 4370/6370-4370L/6370L] or permission of department
Graduate Prerequisite:[(GEOG 2300 or STAT 2000) and GEOG 4370/6370-4370L/6370L] or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:GEOG 4570/6570-4570L/6570L. 3 hours. 2 hours lecture and 2 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Advanced Geographic Information Science
Course
Description:
Advanced concepts in the development and implementation of geographic information science (GIS) are presented, including consideration of the underlying structure of GIS models, geo-database design and geocomputation, GIS applications to locational decision making, network analysis, geographic representation and spatial cognition.
Athena Title:ADVANCED GIS
Undergraduate Prerequisite:GEOG 4370/6370-4370L/6370L or permission of department
Graduate Prerequisite:GEOG 4370/6370-4370L/6370L or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:GEOG 4590/6590-4590L/6590L. 3 hours. 2 hours lecture and 2 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Programming for Geographic Information Science
Course
Description:
Computer programming skills tailored to the needs of advanced users of geographic information science (GIS) are developed, including customization of GIS applications with academic and commercial programming tools. Topics include GIS user-interface design, advanced functions and tools coding, fundamental spatial data structures and algorithms, and geospatial database management.
Athena Title:PROGRAMMING FOR GIS
Undergraduate Prerequisite:GEOG 4370/6370-4370L/6370L or permission of department
Graduate Prerequisite:GEOG 4370/6370-4370L/6370L or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:GEOG 4610/6610. 3 hours.
Course Title:Location Analysis
Course
Description:
The geography of retail activity and consumer demand. Principles of locational decision-making for retail and service firms.
Athena Title:LOCATION ANALYSIS
Prerequisite:GEOG 3620 or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:GEOG 4620/6620. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 6 hours credit.
Course Title:Advanced Economic Geography
Course
Description:
Advanced theoretical and empirical issues in economic geography, such as impacts of globalization, regional development, trade patterns, and labor issues. Topics will vary.
Athena Title:ADV ECON GEOGR
Prerequisite:GEOG 3620 or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:GEOG 4630/6630. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 6 hours credit.
Course Title:Advanced Urban Geography
Course
Description:
Urban growth and approaches to urban analysis. Urbanization processes within urban systems, including economic, demographic, social, and technological change.
Athena Title:ADV URBAN GEOGR
Prerequisite:GEOG 3630 or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:GEOG 4640/6640. 3 hours.
Course Title:Population Geography
Course
Description:
The distribution of world population and an introduction to population data and to basic demographic techniques. Topics include theories of population change, fertility, mortality, migration, population policy, and population-environment relationships.
Athena Title:POPULATION GEOG
Prerequisite:GEOG 1101 or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:GEOG 4650/6650. 3 hours.
Course Title:Industrial Geography
Course
Description:
The regional basis of economic growth and industry case studies. The impact of product and process innovation, entrepreneurship, globalization, and the service economy on the spatial distribution of industry.
Athena Title:INDUSTRIAL GEOG
Prerequisite:GEOG 3620 or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:GEOG 4660/6660. 3 hours.
Course Title:Urban and Regional Development
Course
Description:
Regional development and the implications of globalization to regional economies of the industrialized countries. Discussions on the changing dynamics of international competition and the reorganization of production. Contemporary trends in regional economic development policy, including high technology and service-sector development.
Athena Title:URBAN & REGNL DEVEL
Prerequisite:GEOG 1101 or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:GEOG 4670/6670. 3 hours.
Course Title:Geography of Development
Course
Description:
Geographical aspects of Third World development, including population growth, migration, industrialization, trade, and foreign aid. The spatial characteristics of economic development are viewed at the conceptual level and implications for policy discussed.
Athena Title:GEOG DEVELOPMENT
Prerequisite:GEOG 1101 or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:GEOG 4680/6680. 3 hours.
Course Title:Gender and Geography
Course
Description:
Relationships between gender and globalization. Women and development, industrialization, and third world regions.
Athena Title:GENDER GEOGRAPHY
Prerequisite:GEOG 1101 or WMST 1110 or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every even-numbered year. Offered spring semester every odd-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:GEOG 4690/6690. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 6 hours credit.
Course Title:Advanced Topics in Political Geography
Course
Description:
An in-depth engagement with a major issue in contemporary political geography. Topics are drawn from the Introduction to Political Geography course and might include geopolitics, legal geography, the geography of nations and nationalism, political violence, or migrations.
Athena Title:ADV POL GEOG
Nontraditional Format:The class contains a research and writing component.
Prerequisite:GEOG 3690 or GEOG 3640 or GEOG 3620 or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every odd-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:WASR(CRSS)(ECOL)(ENGR)(GEOG)(GEOL) 4700L/6700L. 3 hours. 4 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Hydrology, Geology, and Soils of Georgia
Course
Description:
This field course focuses on the physical environment of Georgia by examining the diverse geology, soils, and surface and subsurface hydrologic processes within the state. We will travel to all of Georgia's physiographic areas, visiting mines, farms, forests, wetlands, rivers, lakes, and estuaries to explore the influence of human activities on the physical environment.
Athena Title:HYDROLOGY FIELD LAB
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in FORS(ENGR)(CRSS)(GEOL)(GEOG)(ECOL) 4170L/6170L
Nontraditional Format:This is a Maymester field course, with lectures and laboratories scheduled during the entire session. Students are expected to travel throughout the state. Class will begin Period 1 on Day 1, and will end on the last day of the session.
Undergraduate Prerequisite:Permission of school
Graduate Prerequisite:Permission of school
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:GEOG 4710/6710. 3 hours.
Course Title:Geography of Sub-Saharan Africa
Course
Description:
Geographic and socio-economic issues that face sub-Saharan economies into the twenty-first century. Emphasis on the physical landscape, environmental conditions, social and cultural distributions, and strategies and theories of economic development.
Athena Title:SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA
Prerequisite:GEOG 1101 or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:GEOG(LACS) 4720/6720. 3 hours.
Course Title:Geography of Latin America
Course
Description:
The geography of Latin America, including physical, cultural, and economic characteristics of different regions. Prospects for expansion of settlement, development of resources, and growth of industries.
Athena Title:Geography of Latin America
Prerequisite:GEOG 1101 or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:GEOG 4730/6730. 3 hours.
Course Title:Geography of China
Course
Description:
The physical and human geography of contemporary China. Emphasis is on modernization and development of agriculture, industry, and transportation within the context of China's resource base and large population.
Athena Title:GEOG OF CHINA
Prerequisite:GEOG 1101 or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:GEOG 4740/6740. 3 hours.
Course Title:Geography of East and Southeast Asia
Course
Description:
The physical and human geography of East and Southeast Asia. Major focus on resources, land utilization, population characteristics and distributions as they relate to economic and political problems. Emphasis is on Japan, Korea, Indonesia, Philippines, and Indo-China.
Athena Title:GEOG EAST & SE ASIA
Prerequisite:GEOG 1101 or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:GEOG 4750/6750. 3 hours.
Course Title:Geography of Europe
Course
Description:
Geographic issues that affect Europe into the twenty-first century. Emphasis on current economic, social, and political controversies in Europe, as well as the historical context for these.
Athena Title:GEOGRAPHY OF EUROPE
Prerequisite:GEOG 1101 or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every odd-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:ANTH(GEOG) 4770E. 3 hours.
Course Title:Digital Dimensions of Archaeology
Course
Description:
Exploration of digital/internet issues related to archaeology, geography, and the digital humanities, e.g., who owns the past, and how do we disseminate (or withhold) information about our shared national and global heritage?
Athena Title:Digital Dimensions of Arch
Nontraditional Format:This course will be taught 95% or more online. Activities will consist of chat, blogs, discussion forums, email, journaling, blogging, wikis, and web posting.
Prerequisite:ANTH 1102 or ANTH 2120H or GEOG 1101 or GEOG 2010H-2010D
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:GEOG 4810/6810. 3 hours.
Course Title:Conservation Ecology and Resource Management
Course
Description:
Ecological and economic analysis of human use of global and regional resources, emphasizing ecological requirements, sustainable use, and holistic decision-making. Topics include ecosystem dynamics, functional biodiversity, landscape management, socioeconomic traps, global change, and ecological restoration.
Athena Title:CONS ECOL & RES MAN
Prerequisite:GEOG 1125 or GEOG 2250H-2250D or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:GEOG 4860/6860. 3 hours.
Course Title:The Industrial Agro-Food System and Its Alternatives
Course
Description:
Examination of the historical and geographic development of the industrialized global agro-food system. Alternatives to the global agro-industrial food system, such as organic food production, local food movements, and urban food systems are presented. Students will critically examine the possibilities for, and limitations to, such alternative food systems.
Athena Title:AGRO-FOOD SYSTEMS
Undergraduate Prerequisite:Permission of department
Graduate Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:GEOG 4890/6890. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 9 hours credit.
Course Title:Athens Urban Food Collective (AUFC) Service Learning
Course
Description:
Through cooperative agreement with local non-governmental agencies targeting hunger relief, this course provides students with service-learning experience growing produce for local consumption. Lectures, readings, and critical writing assignments address different aspects of the industrial food system, the nascent local food system, problems of hunger and poverty, and related issues.
Athena Title:AUFC SERVICE LEARNG
Nontraditional Format:Discussion group activities will primarily be service-learning experience.
Undergraduate Prerequisite:GEOG 3630 or GEOG 3660 or permission of department
Graduate Prerequisite:GEOG 3630 or GEOG 3660 or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:GEOG 4910. 1 hour.
Course Title:Capstone in Geography
Course
Description:
The capstone allows A.B./B.S. Geography majors to synthesize knowledge gained across diverse subfields of geography, while enhancing students’ appreciation of the discipline and connecting their education with future goals. It allows the department to assess learning outcomes and students’ abilities to think holistically and comparatively about social and physical landscapes.
Athena Title:Capstone in Geography
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every year.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
       
Course ID:GEOG 4920/6920. 1-3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 9 hours credit.
Course Title:Special Problems in Area Analysis
Course
Description:
Independent research and readings on geographical topics by arrangement with specific faculty.
Athena Title:SPECIAL PROBLEMS
Nontraditional Format:Class hours are by arrangement with the relevant faculty and vary depending on credit hours.
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
       
Course ID:CRSS(HORT)(ANTH)(ECOL)(GEOG) 4930/6930. 3 hours.
Course Title:Agroecology of Tropical America
Course
Description:
Crops and cropping systems in tropical America; influences of geography, climate, and socioeconomic factors, as well as the impact of agriculture, on the ecosystems of the region.
Athena Title:AGROECOLOGY TROP AM
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:GEOG 4970H. 3 hours.
Course Title:Directed Reading and/or Projects (Honors)
Course
Description:
Individual study, reading, or projects under the direction of a project director for senior Honors students.
Athena Title:DIRECT PROJ H
Nontraditional Format:Directed study.
Prerequisite:Permission of Honors
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:GEOG 4980H. 3 hours.
Course Title:Directed Reading and/or Projects (Honors)
Course
Description:
Individual study, reading, or projects under the direction of a project director for senior Honors students.
Athena Title:DIRECT PROJ H
Nontraditional Format:Directed study.
Prerequisite:Permission of Honors
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:GEOG 4990H. 3 hours.
Course Title:Honors Thesis
Course
Description:
Individual research in the major or related field for a senior Honors student.
Athena Title:HONORS THESIS
Nontraditional Format:Directed study.
Prerequisite:Permission of Honors
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:GEOG 6910. 3 hours.
Course Title:Geographic Research Methods
Course
Description:
A common framework will be established by which graduate students in geography can design, implement, and conduct research. This will be achieved by: examining the processes involved in designing a research project; understanding the different methodological approaches to research; developing statements of purpose; and, developing a research proposal.
Athena Title:GEOG RES METHODS
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:GEOG 6990. 2 hours.
Course Title:Internship in Geographic Information Science
Course
Description:
Placement of students in an outside private or governmental agency where they use geographic information science to solve practical problems relevant to the agency's mission. Internship assignments will be developed in consultation with a faculty supervisor or the Graduate Coordinator for Geographic Information Science.
Athena Title:INTERNSHIP IN GIS
Nontraditional Format:Internship.
Prerequisite:GEOG 4370/6370-4370L/6370L
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
       
Course ID:GEOG 7000. 1-9 hours. Repeatable for maximum 45 hours credit.
Course Title:Master's Research
Course
Description:
Research while enrolled for a master's degree under the direction of faculty members.
Athena Title:MASTERS RESEARCH
Nontraditional Format:Independent research under the direction of a faculty member.
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
       
Course ID:GEOG 7005. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 45 hours credit.
Course Title:Graduate Student Seminar
Course
Description:
Advanced supervised experience in an applied setting. This course may not be used to satisfy a student's approved program of study.
Athena Title:GRAD STUDENT SEM
Nontraditional Format:Seminar.
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
       
Course ID:GEOG 7300. 1-9 hours. Repeatable for maximum 45 hours credit.
Course Title:Master's Thesis
Course
Description:
Thesis writing under the direction of the major professor.
Athena Title:MASTER'S THESIS
Nontraditional Format:Independent research and thesis preparation.
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
       
Course ID:GEOG 8020. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 9 hours credit.
Course Title:Seminar in Geomorphology
Course
Description:
Advanced problems in geomorphology and physiography. Topics may vary.
Athena Title:SEM GEOMORPHOLOGY
Prerequisite:GEOG 4020/6020 or GEOG 4030/6030 or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:GEOG 8040. 3 hours.
Course Title:Seminar in Quaternary Paleoenvironments
Course
Description:
Methods used in reconstructing the hydrological and vegetation characteristics of former environments. Emphasis is on the analysis of cave, fluvial, and marine sediments. The changing Quaternary environments of North America, Europe, and Africa are discussed in detail. Specific topics may vary.
Athena Title:SEM PALEOENVIRONMTS
Prerequisite:GEOG 4040/6040 or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every even-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:GEOG 8120. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 9 hours credit.
Course Title:Seminar in Climatology
Course
Description:
Advanced topics in physical climatology such as climate change, microclimatology, urban climatology or synoptic climatology. Specific topics may vary.
Athena Title:SEM CLIMATOLOGY
Prerequisite:GEOG 4120/6120 or GEOG 4140/6140 or GEOG 4160/6160 or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:GEOG 8220. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 9 hours credit.
Course Title:Seminar in Biogeography
Course
Description:
Advanced topics and research trends in biogeography. Specific topics may vary.
Athena Title:SEM BIOGEOGRAPHY
Prerequisite:GEOG(PBIO) 4220/6220 or GEOG(PBIO) 4240/6240 or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:GEOG 8240. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 9 hours credit.
Course Title:Seminar in Geoecology
Course
Description:
Geographical ecology, with specific topics ranging from landscape to global scale (e.g., landscape ecology, regional ecology, conservation problems, biosphere-atmosphere interactions, global ecology and global change).
Athena Title:SEMINAR GEOECOLOGY
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every odd-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:CMLT(GEOG) 8250. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 9 hours credit.
Course Title:Transnational Literatures
Course
Description:
Examination of the theoretical and methodological underpinnings of the transnational turn in area studies, with the aim of ascertaining the implications of this development for comparative literature in the global context.
Athena Title:Transnational Literatures
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:GEOG 8260. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 9 hours credit.
Course Title:Seminar in Environmental Geography
Course
Description:
Advanced topics and research trends in environmental geography. Specific topics may vary.
Athena Title:SEM ENVIRON GEOG
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:GEOG 8290. 1-3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 9 hours credit.
Course Title:Directed Problems in Physical Geography
Course
Description:
Advanced problems in physical geography. Topics vary.
Athena Title:DIR PROB PHYS GEOGR
Nontraditional Format:Directed study.
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:GEOG 8300. 3 hours.
Course Title:Multivariate Techniques in Geography
Course
Description:
Application of multivariate statistical procedures to research problems in geography, with emphasis on peculiarities of such applications. Spatial autocorrelation, areal aggregation, modifiable areal unit problem, spatial interpolation, and trend surfaces are investigated with statistical and GIS software packages.
Athena Title:MULTIVAR TECH GGY
Prerequisite:GEOG 4300/6300 or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:GEOG 8305. 3 hours.
Course Title:Seminar in Qualitative Research Methods
Course
Description:
Readings address the purpose, scope, and procedures of qualitative research in human geography. Principle themes: a) situating qualitative research, b) epistemological stances, c) strategies of inquiry/methodologies, d) research methods, and e) representing qualitative research. Students will engage in theoretical debates about rigor, representation, and implications of qualitative research.
Athena Title:SEM QUALI METHODS
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:GEOG 8350. 3 hours.
Course Title:Advanced Remote Sensing and Geospatial Techniques
Course
Description:
Mapping datums, coordinate systems, and accuracy requirements for geographic information systems (GIS). Global positioning system (GPS), softcopy photogrammetry, and digital image processing techniques for GIS database construction. GIS modeling for environmental studies. Includes the use of various software packages.
Athena Title:ADV REMOTE SENSING
Prerequisite:(GEOG 4350/6350-4350L/6350L and GEOG 4370/6370-4370L/6370L ) or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:GEOG 8390. 1-3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 9 hours credit.
Course Title:Directed Problems in Quantitative Geographic Methods
Course
Description:
Topics in statistical analysis of geographic data and geographic modeling.
Athena Title:DIR PROB QUANT GEOG
Nontraditional Format:Class hours are by arrangement with the relevant faculty and vary depending on credit hours.
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:ANTH(GEOG)(SOCI) 8430. 3 hours.
Course Title:Community-Engaged Research (Praxis)
Course
Description:
Exploration of the history of engaged forms of research in the social and behavioral sciences. Graduate students will become familiar with different engagement paradigms or models, reflect on each with respect to wider critiques of engagement, and explore how to navigate the complexities involved in community engagement. Students will also examine similarities and differences in how engaged research is practiced across the social sciences.
Athena Title:Engaged Research (Praxis)
Prerequisite:ANTH 6520 or SOCI 6220 or SOCI 6010 or GEOG 4810/6810 or GEOG 8910
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:GEOG 8450. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 6 hours credit.
Course Title:Geospatial Techniques in Landscape Analysis
Course
Description:
Topics on geospatial analysis tools to display, analyze, model and visualize landscape characteristics. Aspects of geographic information systems, remote sensing, spatial analysis, geovisualization, landscape metrics, and landscape ecology will be included.
Athena Title:GEOSPAT LAND ANLYS
Prerequisite:GEOG 4370/6370 or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:GEOG 8510. 3 hours.
Course Title:Seminar in Cartography and Visualization
Course
Description:
Special problems in the application of cartography. Emphasis on problems involving map design and production, computer graphics, map perception, cartographic visualization, and map animation.
Athena Title:SEM CARTOG VISUALIZ
Prerequisite:GEOG 4310/6310-4310L/6310L or GEOG 4410/6410-4410L/6410L or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:GEOG 8530. 3 hours.
Course Title:Advanced Topics in the Use and Interpretation of Aerial Photographs
Course
Description:
The extraction of quantitative and qualitative information from aerial photographs, with emphasis on appropriateness of various approaches and on means of improving interpretation accuracy. Includes applications involving physical, human, and regional geography.
Athena Title:ADV TOP AIR PHOTO
Prerequisite:GEOG 4330/6330-4330L/6330L or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:GEOG 8550. 3 hours.
Course Title:Problems in Remote Sensing of Environment II
Course
Description:
Advanced problems in photointerpretation, photogrammetry, and remote sensing. Topics may vary. Emphasis on research and applications.
Athena Title:PROB IN REM SEN II
Prerequisite:GEOG 4350/6350-4350L/6350L or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:GEOG 8570. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 9 hours credit.
Course Title:Seminar in Geographic Information Science
Course
Description:
Problems in geographic information systems, including methods and techniques and the application to specific topical areas.
Athena Title:SEMINAR IN GIS
Prerequisite:GEOG 4370/6370-4370L/6370L and permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:GEOG 8590. 1-3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 9 hours credit.
Course Title:Directed Problems in Geographic Techniques
Course
Description:
Topics in mapping sciences, such as cartography, air-photo interpretation, remote sensing, photogrammetry, and geographic information systems.
Athena Title:DIR PROB GEOG TECHN
Nontraditional Format:Class hours are by arrangement with relevant faculty and vary depending on credit hours.
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:GEOG 8620. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 6 hours credit.
Course Title:Seminar in Economic Geography
Course
Description:
Empirical and theoretical issues in contemporary economic geography. Specific topics vary.
Athena Title:SEM ECONOMIC GGY
Prerequisite:GEOG 4620/6620 or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:GEOG 8630. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 6 hours credit.
Course Title:Seminar in Urban Geography
Course
Description:
Topics and research problems in urban geography. Topics may vary.
Athena Title:SEM URBAN GEOGRAPHY
Prerequisite:GEOG 4630/6630 or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:GEOG 8640. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 6 hours credit.
Course Title:Seminar in Population Geography
Course
Description:
Theoretical and empirical issues in population geography. Topics vary, and include geographic aspects of immigration, internal migration, fertility, mortality, and age structure.
Athena Title:SEM POPULATION GEOG
Prerequisite:GEOG 4640/6640 or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:GEOG 8660. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 6 hours credit.
Course Title:Seminar in Regional Development
Course
Description:
Topics on regional development and effects of globalization on regional economies of industrialized countries. Specific topics may vary.
Athena Title:SEM REGIONAL DEVEL
Prerequisite:GEOG 4660/6660 or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:GEOG 8680. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 6 hours credit.
Course Title:Seminar in Feminist Geography
Course
Description:
Research topics related to the geographical aspects of feminism and gender identity. Topics will vary by instructor.
Athena Title:SEM FEM GEOG
Prerequisite:GEOG 4680/6680 or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every even-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:GEOG 8690. 1-3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 9 hours credit.
Course Title:Directed Problems in Human Geography
Course
Description:
Problems in advanced topics in human geography. Topics may vary.
Athena Title:DIR PROB HUMAN GEOG
Nontraditional Format:Classroom hours are by arrangement with the relevant faculty member and vary depending on credit hours.
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:GEOG 8810. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 9 hours credit.
Course Title:Seminar in Human-Environment Relationships
Course
Description:
Problems, methods, and techniques in human-environment relationships and economic development, including decision-making strategies in resource exploitation.
Athena Title:SEM HUMAN ENV REL
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:GEOG 8900. 1 hour.
Course Title:Proseminar in Geography
Course
Description:
Introduction to the graduate program and the departmental faculty, including major foci of research activities and directions within the department.
Athena Title:PROSEMINAR IN GEOGR
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every year.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
       
Course ID:GEOG 8901. 1 hour.
Course Title:Proseminar in Geography II
Course
Description:
The primary objective of the course is to enhance the experience of new graduate students and their interaction with faculty beyond Proseminar in Geography. This may involve attending colloquial and professional development workshops and other activities that stimulate development of first-year graduate students.
Athena Title:PROSEMINAR GEOG II
Pre or Corequisite:GEOG 8900 or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every year.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
       
Course ID:GEOG 8910. 3 hours.
Course Title:Seminar in Geographic Thought and Methods
Course
Description:
Development of geographical philosophy and methods; contemporary methodological concepts and problems. Required for all graduate majors.
Athena Title:SEM GEOG THT & MTHD
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:GEOG 8920. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 6 hours credit.
Course Title:Seminar in Social Theory in Geography
Course
Description:
Contemporary debates concerning space and society. Epistemological and ontological debates within geography relating to the spatial constitution of society and the social production of geographical knowledge.
Athena Title:SOC THEORY IN GEOG
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:GEOG 9000. 1-9 hours. Repeatable for maximum 36 hours credit.
Course Title:Doctoral Research
Course
Description:
Research while enrolled for a doctoral degree under the direction of faculty members.
Athena Title:DOCTORAL RESEARCH
Nontraditional Format:Independent research under the direction of a faculty member.
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
       
Course ID:GEOG 9005. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 45 hours credit.
Course Title:Doctoral Graduate Student Seminar
Course
Description:
Advanced supervised experience in an applied setting. This course may not be used to satisfy a student's approved program of study.
Athena Title:DOC GRAD STU SEM
Nontraditional Format:Seminar.
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
       
Course ID:GEOG 9300. 1-9 hours. Repeatable for maximum 45 hours credit.
Course Title:Doctoral Dissertation
Course
Description:
Dissertation writing under the direction of the major professor.
Athena Title:DOCT DISSERTATION
Nontraditional Format:Independent research and preparation of the doctoral dissertation.
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
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