Courses


Courses offered by the Department of Geography

Note: Schedules are subject to change.

      • Yes: course is offered this semester;
      • No: course is not offered this semester;
      • Even: course is offered only in the semester of an even year;
      • Odd: course is offered only in the semester of an odd year.
COURSE NUMBER COURSE NAME Gen
Ed
Grad
Credit
Summer Fall Spring
1113  Introduction to Cultural Geography I / S   Yes Yes Yes
1114  Physical Geography L / N   Yes Yes Yes
1753 World Regional Geography I / S   Yes Yes Yes
2002  Global Sustainability N   No Yes Yes
2103  Global Perspective     No No Yes
2344  Digital Tools for Environmental Exploration  L / N    No Yes Yes
3023  Climatology N   No Yes No
3033  Meteorology N   Yes Yes Yes
3053  Introduction to Central Asian Studies I/S   No No No
3093  Historical Geography of North America to 1800 H   No Yes No
3123  Urban Geography D / S   No Yes No
3133  Political Geography I / S   No Yes No
3153  Conservation of Natural Resources S   No No No
3163  Economic Geography S   No No Yes
3183  Transportation Geography     No Even No
3213  Geographies of New Media     No No Yes
3243  Geography of Indian County D / S    No Yes  No
3333  Spatial Analysis   No Yes No
3703  Geography of Oklahoma S   No No No
3713  Exploring North America and Diversity D / S   No No Yes
3723  Europe I / S   No No Yes
3733  Russia and its Neighbors I / S   No Yes No
3743  Latin America I / S   No No No
3753  Asia I / S   No No Odd
3763  Africa I / S   No No No
3783  The Middle East  I / S   No Yes No
3793  Australia and the Pacific Realm I / S   No Odd No
4003  Natural Hazards and Risk (Online)     Yes Yes Yes
4023  Geography of Arid Lands N   No No Even
4053  Biogeography N   No Yes  No 
4063  Geoarcheology and Environmental History     No No  Odd 
4073  Climate Change: Past, Present, and Future     No Odd  No 
4083  Geography of Grass-Dominated Ecosystems     No Even No 
4103  Historical Geography of North America 1800-Present H   No No Yes
4113  Environment and Development   X No No Even
4123  Geographical Aspects of Urban Planning   X No No No
4143  Geography of Travel and Tourism   X No No Odd
4153  Geography of Outdoor Recreation   X No No No
4163  Resource Management in the National Parks      No No No
4203  Fundamentals of GIS   X No Yes Yes
4213  Sport, Place and Society S   No No Yes
4233  Human Dimensions of Global Environmental Change     No No Yes
4263  Geospatial Applications for Unmanned Aerial Systems   X No No Yes
4303  Applications of GPS in Field Research   X No No Odd
4313  Field Techniques and Geodata Collection   X No Yes No
4323  Computer Cartography   X No No Yes
4333  Remote Sensing     No No Yes
4343  GIS: Resource Management Application     No Yes No
4353  GIS: Socioeconomic Applications   X No Yes No
4383  GIS Programming   X No Yes Odd
4443  Sustainable Tourism   X No Odd No
4510  Senior Project     Yes Yes Yes
4513  Global Studies Senior Capstone Experience     Yes Yes Yes
4600   Geography Study Abroad  I   Yes No  No 
4910  Topics in Geography      Yes Yes Yes
4930  Readings in Geography     Yes  Yes Yes
4940  Undergraduate Cooperative Education Internship     Yes Yes Yes
4943  Geospatial Information Science Internship/Research Capstone     Yes Yes Yes
4993  Senior Honors Thesis     Yes  Yes Yes
5000  Thesis   X Yes  Yes Yes
5023  Geography of Arid Lands   X No No Even
5063  Geoarchaeology and Environmental History   X No No  Odd 
5073  Climate Change: Past, Present, and Future   X No Odd No
5083   Geography of Grass-Dominated Ecosystems   No Even  No 
5113  Landscape Ecology   X No Even No
5123  International Resource Management   X No No No
5140  Cultural and Historical Geography Seminar   X No Even No
5163  Resource Management of the National Parks   X No No No
5203  Writing Across the Discipline   X No No No
5233  Human Dimensions of Global Environmental Change   X No No Yes
5263  Geospatial Applications for Unmanned Aerial Systems   X No No Yes
5303  Geographical Analysis I   X No No Yes
5323  GIS: Resource Management Applications   X No Yes No
5333  Remote Sensing   X No No Yes
5343  Advanced GIS: Resource Management Applications   X No No Yes
5353  Advanced GIS: Socioeconomic Applications   X No No Yes
5403  Current Geographic Research   X No No Yes
5413  History and Philosophy of Geography   X No Yes No
5423  Geographic Renderings in Qualitative Methods   X No No  No 
5443  Sustainable Tourism   X No Odd No
5450  Seminar in Geography   X No Yes Yes
5510  Research Problems in Geography   X Yes Yes Yes
5700  Geography Study Abroad   Yes No  No 
5940  Graduate Cooperative Education Internship   X Yes  Yes Yes
6000  Doctoral Dissertation Research   X Yes  Yes Yes
6110  Seminar in Cultural & Political Ecology   X No Even No
6120  Seminar in Urban Geography   X No No No
6130  Seminar in Political Geography   X No No Even
6180  Seminar in Transportation Geography   X No Odd No
6210  Seminar in Historical Geography   X No No Even
6303  Geographic Analysis II   X No Even No
6313  Advanced Geodata Collection   X No Odd No
6333 Advanced Remote Sensing   X No Odd No
6910  Topics in Geography   X Yes  Yes Yes
6930  Readings in Geography   X Yes  Yes Yes


GENERAL EDUCATION CATEGORIES:

  • (A) analytical and quantitative thought
    These courses incorporate the study of systems of logic and the mathematical sciences and place primary emphasis on the development of the intellect through inductive and/or deductive processes.
  • (D) Diversity
    These courses emphasize socially constructed groups in the United States.
  • (H) Humanities
    These courses concentrate on the ideas, beliefs, arts and literatures that bring cultures to life.
  • (I) International Dimension
    These courses emphasize contemporary cultures outside the United States.
  • (L) Scientific Investigation
    Laboratory experience aimed at interpreting scientific hypotheses.
  • (N) Natural Sciences
    A systematic study of natural processes and the mechanisms and consequences of human intervention in those processes.
  • (S) Social and Behavioral Sciences
    Human behavior in relation to the social and physical environment.

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS
1000 Level  |  2000 Level  |  3000 Level4000 Level  |  5000 Level 6000 Level


GEOG 1113 - Introduction to Cultural Geography  ( I / S )    Back to Top

Surveys the principles of human geography by exploring the world’s diverse patterns of culture and associated cultural landscapes. Examination of global patterns of population; language; religion; ethnic, national, and sexual identities; the development of regions, cities, and industry; food production and environmental change, especially as they are affected by globalization. 

GEOG 1114 - Physical Geography  ( L / N )   Back to Top
Study of the atmosphere, hydrosphere, lithosphere, and biosphere-the major realms that interact to create Earth's environmental patterns. Human-environmental interactions are emphasized as the environment affecting people and people affecting the environment. The lab rounds out knowledge in course themes through hands on study of maps, GPS, and environmental processes. (2 LAB HOURS)

GEOG/GLST 1753 - World Regional Geography  ( I / S )   Back to Top
A regional approach to the study of human societies and activities around the world, with emphasis on contemporary environmental, demographic, cultural, political, and economic characteristics in each region (e.g. Europe, Latin America, Middle East, Southeast Asia). Previously offered as GEOG 2253. Same course as GLST 1713. 

GEOG/GLST 2002 - Global Sustainability ( N ) Back to Top
This course examines questions of sustainability and sustainable development in a global context from environmental, social, and economic perspectives. Emphasis is placed on how different dimensions of sustainability interact, and how those interactions are shaped by regional context in a globalized world. Through discussion of policy and current environmental issues around the world, students will learn to analyze relationships and tradeoffs between humans and their environment. Same course as GLST 2002.

GEOG/GLST 2103 - Global Perspective Back to Top
Introduces students to the cultural, economic, and political aspects of globalization and global issues. Emphasizes the relationship between tradition and change, the interconnectedness of people, places, and institutions, aspects of social and economic development, and the evolving role of technology in creating and sustaining a globalized world. Also introduces students to possible career options. Same course as GLST 2103.

GEOG 2344 - Digital Tools for Environmental Exploration  ( L / N )  Back to Top
An introduction to the fundamental concepts of environmental problem solving through the use of digital geographic technologies that have emerged in recent years. These technologies include the global positioning system (GPS), geographic information systems (GIS), and satellite remote sensing as well as mainstream computer mapping technologies like Google Earth. Additionally the course introduces students to the emerging use of social media, such as Twitter and Facebook, to collect environmental data and perform scientific research.  (2 HRS LAB)

GEOG 3023 - Climatology  ( N )   Back to Top
A non-quantitative introduction to characteristics and distributions of long-term patterns in the atmosphere. Patterns and associations of temperature, precipitation, pressure and winds. Physical processes, regional climates of Earth, climate change, and applications of climate to agriculture, industry, and other human activities. 

GEOG 3033 - Meteorology  ( N )   Back to Top
A non-quantitative introduction to weather. Physical elements that cause and influence the atmosphere over the short term. Energy, moisture, and storms. Interpretation of weather maps and satellite imagery. 

GEOG/GLST 3053 - Introduction to Central Asian Studies  ( I / S ) Back to Top
A comprehensive view of newly-emerged Central Asian states, examining the history, politics, economics, geography, and culture of Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan as reflected in their thoughts, religion, literature, and architecture in the past, and the strategic importance of their natural wealth for the present and future. (Same course as HIST 3053, POLS 3053, and RUSS 3053). 
 
GEOG 3093 - Historical Geography of North America to 1800 ( H ) Back to Top
This course is an examination of the cultural geography of colonial North America from the earliest European contact with Native Americans to the end of the 18th Century. The course examines regional patterns of indigenous American Indian settlement, European exploration, trade, colonization. immigration, impacts upon indigenous societies, and the development of pre­ industrial economic regions. Students will gain an appreciation of the interactions of various indigenous, European, and African peoples in different environments in the colonial era. Same course as HIST 3093.

GEOG 3123 - Urban Geography  ( D / S )   Back to Top
This course seeks to explain the evolving pattern of North American cities and their antecedents in terms of the distribution and movement of people and resources as well as the effects of changes in transportation and communication technology. In addition, a careful analysis of the development and internal spatial structure of North American cities will be carried out. Much class time will be spent on discussion of contemporary urban problems such as segregation, unequal investment, and control of urban public space as well as attempts at their solution.

GEOG 3133 - Political Geography  ( I / S )   Back to Top
Political structures, relationships and geopolitical implications of location, boundaries, culture and the natural environment of nations and states. Global patterns of political behavior, political history, international law and geostrategy.

GEOG 3153 - Conservation of Natural Resources  ( S )    Back to Top
A focus on the stewardship and sustainable management of our natural resources. Problems and corrective methods in the conservation of land, water, forests, wildlife, and mineral resources. Key themes Include the relationships between human and environmental systems, degraded landscape restoration, environmental policy and compliance, and economic implications of natural resource management. 

GEOG 3163 - Economic Geography  ( S )   Back to Top
Processes significant to the spatial structure of economic systems. Production, consumption and exchange activities examined in regard to location, distribution, aerial differentiation and spatial interaction patterns. Attention given to processes of change as well as to steady states.

GEOG 3183 - Transportation Geography   Back to Top
Basic concepts and theories of transportation geography, selected transportation models and analysis methods related to spatial interactions, network analysis, allocation, and urban transportation planning.
 
GEOG 3213 - Geographies of New Media   Back to Top
An introduction to the geographies of communication and media in the context of recent technological changes. Students will learn how online and offline spaces are created and interact as a result of social media and telecommunications technology. Topics include: geographies of the internet, the digital divide, media culture, video game spaces, and online politics.
 
GEOG 3243 - Geography of Indian County ( D / S )  Back to Top
Systematic analysis of geographic patterns, processes, and issues peculiar to the lands of the indigenous peoples of the United States including American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians. Spatial interaction of federal policy and indigenous sovereignties.

GEOG 3333 - Spatial Analysis ( A )   Back to Top
An introductory course in the application of basic statistical methods to spatial problems, including descriptive statistics, probability distributions, point and interval estimation, hypothesis testing, correlation, and simple linear regression. Emphasizes the challenges of working with spatial datasets and choosing appropriate methods of analysis, as well as explicitly spatial methods such as spatial sampling, point and area pattern analysis, and spatial autocorrelation. Provides a foundation for further study in geospatial technologies. Prerequisite(s): STAT 2013 or STAT 2023 or STAT 2053 or STAT 4013 or STAT 4053. 

GEOG 3703 - Geography of Oklahoma  ( S )   Back to Top
Introduction to geography's regional approach through an examination of the cultural and environmental patterns of the State of Oklahoma. Systematic examination of physical regions, natural vegetation, wildlife and resource bases. Exploration of diverse Native American communities as well as European ethnic and African American settlement. Focus on evolving agricultural regions and the mineral industries and population dynamics in both rural and urban areas. Emphasis on cultural landscapes and representation of Oklahoma in popular culture. 

GEOG/GLST 3713 - Exploring North America and Diversity  ( D / S )   Back to Top
This course presents a regional analysis of the United States and Canada, including physical and cultural landscapes, population and migration trends, regional development, natural resources, and U.S.-Canada relations as well as global relations. In addition, it emphasizes diversity in both countries, with special attention to those geographies of under-represented and minority groups in the U.S. May not be used for degree credit with GLST 3713. 

GEOG/GLST 3723 - Europe  ( I / S )   Back to Top
This course examines the cultural, economic, and natural diversity of Europe in relation to globalization, climate change, and popular culture. Basic geographic concepts such as migration, region, and culture will be linked to European current events. Students will learn to properly utilize online sources to understand current European issues and their relationship to other countries and regions around the world. May not be used for degree credit with GLST 3723. 

GEOG/GLST 3733 - Russia and its Neighbors  ( I / S )   Back to Top
A regional survey course of Eurasia extending from Central Europe to Western Siberia. Central and Southwest Asia will not be considered in this course. Thematic contemporary issues in the region will be covered, including topics on culture, politics, social issues, economic development, and others. May not be used for degree credit with GLST 3733. 

GEOG/GLST 3743 - Latin America  ( I / S )   Back to Top
A regional analysis of physical, cultural and economic features of historic and contemporary Latin America. Key themes include people and environment, development and change, government and conflict, and alobalization and social change. Same course as GLST 3743. 

GEOG/GLST 3753 - Asia  ( I / S )   Back to Top
A regional survey course of Asia from Pakistan in the west to the Asian littoral in the east, including Japan, Taiwan, and the Philippines. Central and Southwest Asia will not be considered in this course. Regionally, Asia will be approached through examination of two great cultural focal points: India and China. Thematic contemporary issues in Asia will be covered, including topics on culture, politics, social issues, economic development, and others. Same course as GLST 3753. 

GEOG/GLST 3763 - Africa  ( I / S )   Back to Top
An exploration of the patterns and impact of population, cultural heritage, and natural resources to build an understanding and experience with Africa. Historic and contemporary relationships between Africa and Western civilization. Key themes include traditions and lifeways, development and change, government and conflict, and people and environment. Same course as GLST 3763.

GEOG/GLST 3783 - The Middle East  ( I / S )   Back to Top
A regional analysis of the Arab, Persian and Turkic lands that builds an understanding and experience with the Middle East. Historic and contemporary patterns highlight both tradition and modernity. Key themes include lifeways and social change, development and globalization, international relations and conflict, and natural resources and environment. Same course as GLST 3783. 

GEOG/GLST 3793 - Australia and the Pacific Realm  ( I / S )   Back to Top
Study of Australia, New Zealand, and the island regions of Micronesia, Melanesia, and Polynesia. Course examines the cultural and natural diversity of these regions in relation to globalization, climate change, and popular culture. Course covers enduring cultural traditions, legacies of external involvement, changing livelihoods and landscapes, and the region's role in global affairs. Same course as GLST 3793. 

GEOG 4003 - Natural Hazards and Society   Back to Top
Explores natural hazards and how humans respond and contribute to these hazards and how humans respond and contribute to these hazards and disasters such as earthquakes, extreme weather events and volcanic eruptions. The course will also examine how hazards impact society, how society deals with disasters, and how we can mitigate the effects of such events.

GEOG 4023 - Geography of Arid Lands  ( N )   Back to Top
The course explores the world of deserts and semi­deserts, which together cover almost a half of the Earth's land surface, and almost a third of North America's. The course focuses on the nature of dryland environments (geology, landform processes, climate, water resources, and ecosystems) and the challenges faced by human communities living in such environments. The course also explores the concepts of drought and the process of desertification around the world. Same course as GEOG 5023.

GEOG 4053 - Biogeography ( N )   Back to Top
Biogeography is the study of spatial patterns of biological diversity and its causes. Biogeographers synthesize information from a very broad range of fields, including geology, ecology, paleontology, and climatology. This course reviews topics such as the dynamics of biological distributions, speciation, extinction, and dispersals, island biogeography, and applications to species and biodiversity mapping, and the design and management of reserves and other protected natural territories. 

GEOG 4063 - Geoarchaeology and Environmental History   Back to Top
Theoretical and methodological aspects of geoarchaeology, a discipline that aims at recovering field data for reconstructing environment-society relationships of the past. Key themes include climate change and human-induced land transformation as demonstrated through interdisciplinary research in different geomorphic contexts and cultural groups (hunter gatherers, agriculturalists, and urbanites) from around the world. Meets with 5063. No credit for students with credit in 5063.

GEOG 4073 - Climate Change: Past, Present, and Future   Back to Top
Aims at understanding and discussing the mechanisms of global climate change and how they have functioned in our past, in the recent decades and how scientists predict possible changes in the near and distant future. Meets with 5073. No credit for students with credit in 5073.

GEOG 4083 - Geography of Grass-Dominated Ecosystems  Back to Top
This course is an analysis of the nature and distribution of grass-dominated ecosystems (grasslands, savannas, and grassy tundras) around the world with emphais on 1) co-evolutionary development with climate, herbivore, fire, and humans, 2) the grass-dominated ecosystems around the world, and 3) the challenges faced by these ecosystems in the context of modern global climate change and human development. Meets with GEOG 5083. No credit for students with credit in GEOG 5083.

GEOG 4103 - Historical Geography of North America 1800 to Present  ( H )   Back to Top
Examination of North American development over the 19th Century, with emphasis on the transformation of environments, landscapes and culture regions. Investigation of settlement frontiers, indigenous dispossession, transport integration, resource exploitation, economic specialization, sectional divergence, industrialization, immigration, and urbanization. Same course as HIST 4103. 

GEOG 4113* - Environment and Development   Back to Top
Focuses on the relationship between people and poverty, environment, and development under different international contexts. The course covers competing theories of environment-development drawing from neoclassical economics and modernization agendas, to criticisms from postcolonial theory and beyond. Special emphasis is placed on diverse voices from the Global South, sustainable development, gender, race and nature, and new social movements. 

GEOG 4123* - Geographical Aspects of Urban Planning   Back to Top
Prerequisite(s) 3123.  Spatial aspects of urban planning: development of planning theory, various planning tools, and specific problem areas such as urban renewal and urban transportation.

GEOG 4143* - Geography of Travel and Tourism   Back to Top
A systematic and comprehensive analysis of the geographical dimensions of tourism, illustrating the relevance of a spatial perspective to tourism planning, development, and management. Economic, social, and environmental impact of both domestic and international tourism considered.

GEOG 4153* - Geography of Outdoor Recreation   Back to Top
Analysis of patterns of outdoor recreation ith an emphasis on land-use planning in park and wildland areas.  Demand forecasting methods, the analysis of hte socioeconomic and spatial impacts of recreation facilities provision and visitor management practices.

GEOG 4163 - Resource Management in the National Parks   Back to Top
Contemporary resource management issues in US National Park units. The role of human and natural processes in the management of water, air, biotic and cultural resources. No credit for students with credit in GEOG 5163.

GEOG 4203* - Fundamentals of Geographic Information Systems   Back to Top
Geographic Information Systems (GIS) are pivotal in the analysis and management of geographic data. They are used to link environmental, social, and economic data to locations on earth and explore the relationships, trends, and patterns that emerge. This course introduces the concepts, principles, and theories behind GIS, with emphasis on the nature of geographic information, methods for data collection, data models for storing geographic information, techniques for data input and manipulation, and basic spatial analysis. (2 HOUR LAB)

GEOG 4213 - Sport, Place and Society  ( S )   Back to Top
Spatial analysis of sport; its origin and diffusion, geographical organization and regional variation. Geographical movements and interaction associated with sport. Application of geographical solutions for reorganization and reform. Focus on both US and international scene.

GEOG 4233 - Human Dimensions of Global Environmental Change   Back to Top
Discusses the current global environmental science research agendas called for by the international community, explores the arguments set forth regarding global environmental change, and looks at the current explanations and theories explaining the human dimensions of land-use/cover-change (lucc). Special emphasis is on alternative, competing visions, and needs of developing countries within the context of economic development and global environmental change. Meets with 5233. No credit for students with credit in 5233.

GEOG 4263 - Geospatial Applications for Unmanned Aerial Systems Back to Top
Provides theoretical foundation for use of unmanned aerial systems (UAS) to collect geospatial data for analysis. Examines principles of remote sensing, photogrammetry, and GIS relevant to UAS. Enabling technologies (sensors, GPS), data collection procedures, data processing (structure from Motion algorithms), data products (point clouds, orthophotos), and appropriate analysis techniques are investigated. Geospatial application areas include terrain modeling, resource management, agriculture, forestry/vegetation, natural disasters, and geomorphology. May not be used for degree credit with GEOG 5263. Prerequisite(s): Consent of instructor.

GEOG 4303* - Applications of the Global Positioning System in Field Research   Back to Top
Theory and applications of the Global Positioning System (GPS), focusing on accuracy issues in field data collection and integration with geographic information systems (GIS). Use of both recreation and mapping grade receivers.Prerequisite(s): GEOG 4203.

GEOG 4313* - Field Techniques and Geodata Collection   Back to Top
Application of the concepts, methods, and field techniques for geographical analysis and research, including data acquisition, manipulation, analysis, and the presentation of results. Capstone course. Field trips. Prerequisite(s): Senior standing in GEOG or consent of instructor.

GEOG 4323* - Computer Cartography   Back to Top
Thematic mapping of both socioeconomic and natural resource information. Discussion and application of various map input techniques involving digitizers, scanners, and global positioning system. (2 HOUR LAB) Prerequisite(s): GEOG 4203 or consent of instructor. Fundamentals of map compilation and design using computers. 

GEOG 4333  - Remote Sensing   Back to Top
Introductory course in remote sensing focusing on digital image processing. Topics include data collection via satellites and unmanned aerial systems (a.k.a. drones), principles of electromagnetic radiation, multispectral, thermal, and light detection and ranging (LIDAR), and field data collection. Discussions focus on environmental applications including: agriculture, natural resource management, climate, geography, and wildlife management. Hands-on exposure to current image processing software. Meets with GEOG 5333. May not be used for degree credit with GEOG 5333. (2 HOUR LAB)

GEOG 4343 - Geographic Information Systems: Resource Management Application   Back to Top
 Provides a theoretical and practical understanding of geographic information systems and its applications in natural resource management. Introduces industry popular GIS software for spatial and aspatial data analysis. Explores specific conditions, requirements, and processing considerations that allow geospatial data to be manipulated for problem solving. Meets with 5323. No credit for students with credit in 5323. (2 HOUR LAB) Prerequisite(s): GEOG 4203.

GEOG 4353* - Geographic Information Systems: Socioeconomic Applications   Back to Top
 Theory and principles of geographic information systems (GIS) applied to socioeconomic problems, including location-allocation, market area determination, network analysis and analysis of demographic characteristics. (2 HOUR LAB) Prerequisite(s): GEOG 4203.

GEOG 4383* - GIS Programming   Back to Top
Designed to provide students with an introduction to basic programming concepts and how such concepts specifically apply to GIS and other geographically oriented applications. The course will cover some basic concepts, discuss Python and Model Builder for ArcGIS, KML/KMZ for Google Earth/Maps, and introduce some basic concepts of mobile mapping development in Android. Prerequisite(s): 4203.

GEOG/GLST 4443* - Sustainable Tourism Back to Top
This course examines sustainable tourism from a cultural and environmental perspective. It discusses concepts and theories of sustainability and tourism, including human rights, environmental justice, and ethics, emphasizing the global environmental and social effects and possibilities of tourism. The course addresses management concepts, sectoral approaches, transport and mobility themes, and emerging issues in the context of sustainability. May not be used for degree credit with GEOG 5443. Same course as GLST 4443 and HRAD 4183. Prerequisite(s): Junior or senior standing or consent of instructor.

GEOG 4510 - Senior Project   Back to Top
1-3 credits, max 3, Lab 1-3. Prerequisite(s): Senior standing and consent of instructor. Individually designed projects involving laboratory work, field work, library research or a combination of these.

GLST 4513 - Senior Capstone Experience   Back to Top
Designed specifically for Global Studies majors. Relates coursework in the major to career plans. In consultation with faculty, students choose to complete an internship, a study abroad, or a research project. Students prepare a portfolio and give an oral presentation based on their project and experience. Prerequisite(s): Consent of the instructor and advisor.

GEOG 4600 - Geography Study Abroad   Back to Top
Participation in an international experience sponsored by the Department of Geography. Study Abroad courses typically involve the study of a country or region to provide an integrated understanding, through research and personal experience, of relevant cultural, historical, political, economic and environmental issues.

GEOG 4910 - Topics in Geography   Back to Top
1-3 credits, max 6. Prerequisite(s): Consent of instructor. Specialized physical, social and methodological topics in geography.

GEOG 4930 - Readings in Geography   Back to Top
1-3 credits, max 6. Prerequisite(s): Consent of instructor. Directed readings on selected topics, regions or methods in geography.

GEOG 4940 - Undergraduate Cooperative Education Internship   Back to Top
1-3 credits, max 3. Prerequisite(s): Consent of departmental adviser and consent of instructor. Practical experience in applying geographical concepts to societal problems. Students work with both agency representatives and faculty members.

GEOG 4943 - Geospatial Information Science Internship/Research Capstone   Back to Top 
Provides an opportunity to apply knowledge accumulated throughout previous geospatial coursework with a structured off-campus internship or on-campus research capstone. Practical, applied geospatial experience is gained by working with an internship supervisor at a public or private entity in consultation with an affiliated geography faculty member. Alternatively, research-oriented experience is gained through direct collaboration with an affiliated geography faculty member. For both options, student duties may include field-based data collection, data processing, computer programming, spatial analysis/modeling, map and graphics production, oral presentation, and/or writing. 

GEOG 4993 - Senior Honors Thesis   Back to Top
Prerequisite(s): Departmental invitation, senior standing, Honors Program participation. A guided reading and research program ending with an honors thesis under the direction of a senior faculty member, with second faculty reader, both of whom will be present at an oral defense of the thesis. Required for graduation with honors in geography.

GEOG 5000* - Thesis   Back to Top
1-6 credits, max 6. Prerequisite(s): Consent of adviser or major professor. Open only to students working on the master's degree in geography.

GEOG 5023* - Geography of Arid Lands   Back to Top
Analysis of the physical processes shaping the landscapes of deserts and areas around them, emphasizing the causes and effects of climatic change and human activities and including research and writing components.

GEOG 5063* - Geoarchaeology and Environmental History   Back to Top
Theoretical and methodological aspects of geoarchaeology, a discipline that aims at recovering field data for reconstructing environment-society relationships of the past. Key themes include climate change and human-induced land transformation as demonstrated through interdisciplinary research in different geomorphic contexts and cultural groups (hunter gatherers, agriculturalists, and urbanites) from around the world. Meets with 4063. No credit for students with credit in 4063.

GEOG 5073* - Climate Change: Past, Present, and Future   Back to Top
Aims at understanding and discussing the mechanisms of global climate change and how they have functioned in our past, in the recent decades and how scientists predict possible changes in the near and distant future. Meets with 4073. No credit for students with credit in 4073.

GEOG 5083* - Geography of Grass-Dominated Ecosystems   Back to Top
This course is an analysis of the nature and distribution of grass-dominated ecosystems (grasslands, savannas, and grassy tundras) around the world with emphais on 1) co-evolutionary development with climate, herbivore, fire, and humans, 2) the grass-dominated ecosystems around the world, and 3) the challenges faced by these ecosystems in the context of modern global climate change and human development. Meets with GEOG 4083. No credit for students with credit in GEOG 4083.

GEOG 5113* - Landscape Ecology   Back to Top
Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing and BIOL 3034 or consent of instructor. Principles of landscape ecology, including structure and function of landscape elements such as patch, corridor, boundary, and matrix. Role of geographic processes, climate, biota, disturbance, and human influences in landscape structure and function. Interaction among landscape elements and role of landscape structure in ecosystem and landscape dynamics. Applications of landscape ecology to biodiversity conservation, wildlife management, and landscape planning. Survey of quantitative methods used in landscape ecology.

GEOG 5123* - International Resource Management   Back to Top
Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing. Spatial perspectives on the assessment and management of natural resources. The role of resources in world trade, security and international environmental concerns.

GEOG 5140* - Cultural and Historical Geography Seminar   Back to Top
1-3 credits, max 9. Prerequisite(s): Consent of instructor. Development and critical analysis of research and theory in cultural and historical geography.

GEOG 5163* - Resource Management in the National Parks   Back to Top
Contemporary resource management issues in US National Park units. Focus on the role of human and natural processes in the management of water, air, biotic and cultural resources. No credit for students with credit in GEOG 4163.

GEOG 5203* - Writing Across the Discipline: Geographic Theses and Dissertations   Back to Top
Prerequisite(s): Permission of instructor. Addresses writing issues specific to the social sciences, including identifying an audience, finding a voice, engaging with a theoretical framework, organizing data, understanding differences in presenting quantitative and qualitative evidence and effectively communicating both, pacing in an argument, crafting creative introductions and persuasive conclusions, and compiling an effective bibliography.

GEOG 5233* - Human Dimensions of Global Environmental Change   Back to Top
Discusses the current global environmental science research agendas called for by the international community, explores the arguments set forth regarding global environmental change, and looks at the current explanations and theories explaining the human dimensions of land-use/cover-change (lucc). Special emphasis is on alternative, competing visions, and needs of developing countries within the context of economic development and global environmental change. Meets with 4233. No credit for students with credit in 4233.

GEOG 5263 - Geospatial Applications for Unmanned Aerial Systems Back to Top
Provides theoretical foundation for use of unmanned aerial systems (UAS) to collect geospatial data for analysis. Examines principles of remote sensing, photogrammetry, and GIS relevant to UAS. Enabling technologies (sensors, GPS), data collection procedures, data processing (structure from Motion algorithms), data products (point clouds, orthophotos), and appropriate analysis techniques are investigated. Geospatial application areas include terrain modeling, resource management, agriculture, forestry/vegetation, natural disasters, and geomorphology. May not be used for degree credit with GEOG 5263. Prerequisite(s): Consent of instructor. 

GEOG 5303* - Geographical Analysis I   Back to Top
Prerequisite(s): One course in statistics. Application of models and statistics to geographic problem solving.

GEOG 5323* - Geographic Information Systems: Resource Management Application   Back to Top
Lab 2. Prerequisite(s): 4203. Provides a theoretical and practical understanding of geographic information systems and its applications in natural resource management. Introduces industry popular GIS software for spatial and aspatial data analysis. Explores specific conditions, requirements, and processing considerations that allow geospatial data to be manipulated for problem solving. Meets with 4343. No credit for students with credit in 4343.

GEOG 5333* - Remote Sensing   Back to Top
Lab 2. Prerequisite(s): Consent of instructor. Remote sensing focusing on image processing techniques and the applications. Discussions on sensor characteristics, including their usefulness and limitations pertaining to multispectral scanners (MSS, TM, SPOT, IRS, MODIS, IKONOS, etc.) and microwave systems (particularly radar). Other topics include atmospheric, interference, earth object interactions, Hands-on exposure to various image processing techniques using current image processing software. Meets with 4333. No credit for students with credit in 4333.

GEOG 5343* - Advanced Geographic Information Systems: Resource Management   Back to Top
Lab 2. Prerequisite(s): 4343. Advanced theory and applications of geographic information systems (GIS) applied to resource management problems using both raster and vector data structures. Individual projects, presentations and group discussion sessions.

GEOG 5353* - Advanced Geographic Information Systems: Socioeconomic Applications   Back to Top
Lab 2. Prerequisite(s): 4353. Advanced theory and applications of geographic information systems (GIS) applied to socioeconomic problems including location allocation, market area determination, network analysis, and analysis of demographic characteristics. Individual projects, presentations and group discussion sessions.

GEOG 5403* - Current Geographic Research   Back to Top
Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing in geography. Review of recent literature in light of current human and physical geography research themes.

GEOG 5413* - History and Philosophy of Geography   Back to Top
Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing in geography. Identification and evaluation of major themes in geographical research and teaching.

GEOG 5423* - Geographic Renderings in Qualitative Methods   Back to Top
Prerequisite(s): SCFD 5913 or SCFD 6123 or SOC 5273 or consent of instructor. Seminar engages with geographic facets in qualitative research and provides students with experience in collecting and working with qualitative data. Students explore avenues of qualitative inquiry in cross-cultural, community participation, and storytelling/testimonial/oral history/life history, and ethnographic research with special consideration to space, place, scale, context, body, and senses. Course addresses issues involved with analysis, interpretation, and “writing-up” research.

GEOG 5443* - Sustainable Tourism Back to Top
This course examines sustainable tourism from a cultural and environmental perspective. It discusses concepts and theories of sustainability and tourism, including human rights, environmental justice, and ethics, emphasizing the global environmental and social effects and possibilities of tourism. The course addresses management concepts, sectoral approaches, transport and mobility themes, and emerging issues in the context of sustainability. May not be used for degree credit with GEOG 4443. Prerequisite(s): Junior or senior standing or consent of instructor.

GEOG 5450* - Seminar in Geography   Back to Top
1-6 credits, max 6. Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing in geography or consent of instructor. Specialized topics in geography.

GEOG 5510* - Research Problems in Geography   Back to Top
1-3 credits, max 6. Prerequisite(s): Consent of instructor.

GEOG 5700* - Geography Study Abroad   Back to Top
1-3 credits. Participation in an international experience sponsored by the Department of Geography. Study Abroad courses typically involve the study of a country or region to provide an integrated understanding, through research and personal experience, of relevant cultural, historical, political, economic, and environmental issues.

GEOG 5940* - Graduate Cooperative Education Internship   Back to Top
1-6 credits, max 6. Prerequisite(s): Consent of departmental adviser and consent of instructor. Practical experience in applying geographical concepts to societal problems. Emphasis on programs in planning and geographic education.

GEOG 6000* - Doctoral Dissertation Research   Back to Top
1-12 credits, max 30. Prerequisite(s): Admission to candidacy and consent of major professor.

GEOG 6110* - Seminar in Cultural Ecology   Back to Top
3 credits, max 6. Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing in geography or consent of instructor. History, trajectory, and possibilities of human-environment interaction, including cultural adjustment to, and of the environment along with the human and environmental conditions that encourage the management and mismanagement of resources.

GEOG 6120* - Seminar in Urban Geography   Back to Top
3 credits, max 6. Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing in geography or consent of instructor. Analysis of research on urban systems, internal morphology, urban problems and urban spatial behavior. Review and analysis of student research efforts.

GEOG 6130* - Seminar in Political Geography   Back to Top
3 credits, max 6. Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing in geography or consent of instructor. Theoretical foundations of political geography from MacKinder and Hartshorne to recent writings by Smith, Anderson and other modern theorists. Nationalism, national identity, state formation and cohesion considered in a spatial context.

GEOG 6180* - Seminar in Transportation Geography   Back to Top
3 credits, max 6. Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing. Examination of transportation systems, emphasizing their effects on trade, land use, location issues, and development. Review of trends, problems, and methods related to transport issues.

GEOG 6210* - Seminar in Historical Geography   Back to Top
3 credits, max 6. Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing.This seminar explores historical geographic research concerning places and environments, the dynamics of place, space, and landscape as well as how the past shapes the geographies of the present and the future. It considers methodological practices and theoretical understandings associated with historical geographic scholarship.

GEOG 6303* - Geographic Analysis II   Back to Top
Prerequisite(s): 5303.  Advanced methods of spatial analysis, including spatial autocorrelation, geographically weighted regression and related spatial analysis methods. 

GEOG 6313* - Advanced Geodata Collection   Back to Top
Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing in geography or consent of instructor. Advanced field methods course emphasizing spatial and attribute capture of natural resource and socioeconomic data. Student projects and use of geographic information systems (GIS) for analysis and presentation.

GEOG 6333* - Advanced Remote Sensing Back to Top
Prerequisite(s): GEOG 4333 or GEOG 5333. Provies in-depth theoretical exploration of advanced remote sensing and impage analysis techiques. Special topics include advanced classifications, hyperspectral imagery, and LiDAR. Specific issues surrounding data capture, image processing, and analysis will be discussed to prepare students for semester-long research projects. 

GEOG 6910* - Topics in Geography   Back to Top
1-3 credits, max 6. Prerequisite(s): Consent of instructor. Specialized physical, social and methodological topics in geography.

GEOG 6930* - Readings in Geography   Back to Top
1-3 credits, max 6. Prerequisite(s): Consent of instructor. Directed readings on selected topics, regions or methods in geography.