GEA 6419 Seminar: South America 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Cultural, economic, political, and resource characteristics and development of representative areas.

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GEA 6466 Seminar on Geography of Amazonia 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Exploration of biophysical basis of natural resource management, cultural diversity, and economic development in Amazonia.

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GEO 5305 Environmental Biogeography 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Description and explanation of spatial patterns of biodiversity, and underlying biophysical factors of human-environment interactions. Past and present distributions of organisms and how patterns of environmental variation influence the organisms. Biogeography is useful for designing nature reserves, forecasting how climate change may affect organisms, and explaining human adaptations to environmental variability. This class takes a mostly ecological approach to understanding biogeography.

Prerequisite: GEO 2200 or equivalent.

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GEO 5920 Geography Colloquium 1 Credit, Max 6 Credits

Grading Scheme: S/U

Presentation and discussion of contemporary geographic research.

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GEO 6118 Contemporary Geographic Thought and Research 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Summary of major currents of intellectual thought and research orientations in contemporary geography.

Prerequisite: admission to graduate program in geography.

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GEO 6119 Proposal Writing in Geography 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Research design, proposal writing and proposal evaluation for geographic studies.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing in Geography or consent of instructor

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GEO 6160 Introduction to Quantitative Methods for Geographers 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Working knowledge of statistical and quantitative techniques used by geographers. Focuses on spatial analysis.

Prerequisite: statistics.

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GEO 6161 Intermediate Quantitative Methods for Geographers 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Statistical techniques used in the spatial and social sciences. Regression analysis for cross-sectional, qualitative, time-series, and geocoded data.

Prerequisite: GEO 6160.

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GEO 6166 Advanced Quantitative Methods for Spatial Analysis 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Critical examination and analysis of spatial data and point patterns, trend-surface modeling and interpolation, count data modeling, cluster and hot-spot detection, process change statistics in space and time, and spatial regression models.

Prerequisite: GEO 6160 and GEO 6161 or equivalent or permission of instructor

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GEO 6168 Spatial Econometrics and Modeling 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Introduces regression models capable of dealing with spatial auto-correlation. Students develop statistical models and estimate with computer software.

Prerequisite: GEO 6161 or equivalent.

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GEO 6255 Climatology 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Climatology in a global context. Emphasizes energy budgets, weather systems in the tropics and extratropics, and atmospheric teleconnections such as El Nino.

Prerequisite: Introductory weather and climate course taken as an undergrad.

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GEO 6282 Fluvial Morphology 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Study of fluvial processes, landforms and deposits and their changes due to environmental factors and human activities.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing, a basic physical geography or geology course and an introductory statistics course.  Other interested individuals should consult instructor.

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GEO 6348 Floods Seminar 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Analysis of the world's most extreme floods from the Pleistocene through present due to various causes. Emphasizes physical and human aspects of flood warning, preparedness, response and recovery throughout the world.

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GEO 6375 Land Change Science Seminar 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Interdisciplinary study of land use and land cover change dynamics and their relationship with global environmental change.

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GEO 6451 Medical Geography 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Studying human-environment interactions and the influence of these interactions on public health. This course provides a broad-based, comprehensive survey of geographic approaches in medical studies.

Prerequisite: None.

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GEO 6455 Advanced Study Design in Medical Geography 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Examines problem solving with a focus on the assumptions that underlie methods and strategies to analyze health outcomes. Integrates health with environmental conditions in a spatially explicit manner. Evaluates alternative methods of detection, analyses, data and study design. Examines the implicit and explicit limitations.

Prerequisite: (GIS 3420C or 6425C) and (GEO 3452 or 6421) or consent of instructor

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GEO 6905 Individual Work 1-5 Credits, Max 12 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Individual Work

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GEO 6921 How to Survive and Thrive in Academia 1 Credit

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Strategies and approaches, from preparation in graduate school, to success on the academic job market, to getting tenure.

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GEO 6931 Seminar in Cultural and Political Ecology 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Human-environment relationships from the perspective of cultural and political ecology.

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GEO 6938 Selected Topics in Geography 1-5 Credits, Max 15 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Selected Topics in Geography

Prerequisite: graduate standing in geography or a related field.

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GEO 6971 Research for Master's Thesis 1-15 Credits

Grading Scheme: S/U

Research for Master's Thesis

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GEO 7979 Advanced Research 1-12 Credits

Grading Scheme: S/U

Research for doctoral students before admission to candidacy. Designed for students with a master's degree in the field of study or for students who have been accepted for a doctoral program. Not appropriate for students who have been admitted to candidacy.

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GEO 7980 Research for Doctoral Dissertation 1-15 Credits

Grading Scheme: S/U

Research for Doctoral Dissertation

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GEY 6341 Shelter and Care Options for U.S. Elderly 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Examining how the housing and long-term care arrangements of older adults in the United States influence their ability to age successfully, that is, to be fully engaged in life and to effectively cope with their chronic health conditions and disabilities.

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GIS 5008C Maps and Graphs 4 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

General introduction to principles and techniques of thematic cartography and cartographic applications.

Prerequisite: graduate standing.

GIS 5028C Advanced Aerial Photo Interpretation 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Uses of aerial photographs in geographical research.

Prerequisite: GEO 2200 or consent of instructor.

GIS 5038C Remote Sensing 4 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Uses of remote sensing imagery in geographical research.

Prerequisite: GEO 4120C.

GIS 5107C Geographic Information Systems in Research 4 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Geographic technology for creating, modifying, displaying, and analyzing spatial information. Geographic analysis and reasoning, computer software and hardware technology, and research applications of GIS. Geographic databases.

Prerequisite: GEO 3162C or equivalent.

GIS 6104 Spatial Networks 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Many phenomena of interest in physical, social, and cyber environments can be thought of as networks within geographic context. This course teaches methods for analyzing these spacial networks, and introduces their applications in geography, urban studies, transportation, hydrology, epidemiology, social science, etc.

Prerequisite: Entry level knowledge of statistics (GEO6160, or equivalent) or the consent of the instructor. Prior experiences with ArcGIS is preferred, but not required.

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GIS 6117 Appplied Geostats 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Introduces fundamentals and GIS practices of geostatistical analysis (or the kriging), which addresses optimal spatial interpolation. Geostatistics are currently applied in diverse disciplines such as geography, geology, engineering, hydrology, urban studies, and epidemiology.

Prerequisite: Entry level knowledge of both statistics (STA2023, GEO3162C/6160, or equivalent) and GIS (GIS3043/5107C or equivalent), or the consent of the instructor.

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GIS 6325 GIS Analysis of Hazard Vulnerability 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Instruction on geographic and cartographic techniques for geospatial analysis of risk, vulnerability, and resilience using ArcGIS. Students learn to utilize physical and human geographic datasets for multiple hazard contexts including hydrometeorological, climatological, and geophysical hazards.

Prerequisite: GIS 3043 with minimum grade of C or URP 4273 with minimum grade of C.

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GIS 6425C GIS Models for Public Health 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Focusing on the design of GIS-based models to address health and health care issues. Major topics include: a conceptual framework, landscape epidemiology models, disease diffusion models, health accessibility, human health behavior, and location-allocation of health services. Lab section helps students gain hands-on experience applying these models with GIS tools.

Prerequisite: (GEO4167C/GEO 6160 , or equivalent) and GIS (GIS3043/GIS 5107C , or equivalent), or the consent of the instructor

GIS 6456C Applications in GIS for Zoonoses and Disease Ecology 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

An advanced-level course for medical geography, and sister disciplines (epidemiology, public health, ecology). It can serve as an undergraduate level major or minor requirement. Focus is on GIS applications in spatial analysis and ecology to address common research issues related to zoonotic diseases (those affecting animals and humans).

Prerequisite: GIS 3043 and Geography 6161C or equivalents or consent of instructor. Students from public health backgrounds may inquire about course equivalents.

MET 5504 Weather and Forecasting 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Skill development in predicting and discussing daily weather patterns using meteorological instruments to collect data and analyze weather events.

Prerequisite: familiarity with basic meteorology.

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MET 6530 Hurricanes 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Meteorological and climatological concepts related to hurricanes. Forecasting current activity; researching past storms; and analyzing storm structure, damage, and future trends.

Prerequisite: familiarity with basic meteorology.

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MET 6565 Seminar in Atmospheric Teleconnections 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Atmospheric teleconnections are recurring large-scale patterns of pressure and circulation anomalies. They can influence temperature, rainfall, storm tracks, and jet stream location/ intensity. We will examine how these patterns were discovered, how the index that characterizes the phase of each teleconnection is calculated, and the weather associated with different phases.

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MET 6752 Spatial Analysis of Atmospheric Data using GIS 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

How atmospheric data are collected and analyzed both for meteorologic and climatologic-scale research. Learn where to obtain various types of data and how to analyze data to answer specific research questions.

Prerequisite: MET 5504 or MET 6530, or consent of instructor.

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