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GEOG 1101. Human Geography: People, Places and Cultures

Credit: 3 hours
Oasis Title: HUMAN GEOGRAPHY
Duplicate Credit: Not open to students with credit in GEOG 2010H-2010D.
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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. Non-traditional format: This course is also offered through University System of Georgia Independent and Distance Learning (IDL). Offered fall, spring, and summer semesters every year.
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GEOG 1103. Cultural Geography of the United States

Credit: 3 hours
Oasis Title: CULTUR GEOG U S.
Duplicate Credit: Not open to students with credit in GEOG 2130H-2130D.
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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.
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GEOG 1111. Introduction to Physical Geography

Credit: 3 Hours
Oasis Title: INTRO PHYS GEOG
Duplicate Credit: Not open to students with credit in GEOG 1112 or GEOG 1113 or GEOG 2110H
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Spatial patterns and underlying processes of the physical environment and biosphere, including climate, vegetation, soils, landforms, and water resources.
This course is also offered through University System of Georgia Independent and Distance Learning (IDL).
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
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GEOG 1112. Introduction to Weather and Climate

Credit: 3 hours
Oasis Title: INTRO WEATH & CLIM
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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.
This course is also offered through University System of Georgia Independent and Distance Learning (IDL).
Offered fall, spring, and summer semesters every year.
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GEOG 1112L. Introduction to Weather and Climate Laboratory

Credit: 1 hour
Oasis Title: INTRO WEA & CLI LAB
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Optional laboratory for Introduction to Weather and Climate.
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
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GEOG 1113. Introduction to Landforms

Credit: 3 Hours
Oasis Title: INTRO LANDFORMS
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Analysis and classification of major types of land surfaces, stressing geographic characteristics. Interpretation of relationships between landforms and other phenomena through maps, air photos, and field observations. World coverage with emphasis on North America.
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
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GEOG 1113L. Introduction to Landforms Laboratory

Credit: 1 hour
Oasis Title: INTRO LANDFMS LAB
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Optional laboratory for Introduction to Landforms.
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
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GEOG 1125. Resources, Society and the Environment

Credit: 3 hours
Oasis Title: RESOURCES & ENVIRON
Duplicate Credit: Not open to students with credit in GEOG 2250H-2250D
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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.
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
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GEOG 1200. Natural History of Georgia

Credit: 3 hours
Oasis Title: NAT HIST GEORGIA
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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.
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GEOG 2010H. Introduction to Human Geography (Honors)

Credit: 3 hours
Oasis Title: INTR HUMAN GEOG HON
Duplicate Credit: Not open to students with credit in GEOG 1101
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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.
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
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GEOG 2011-2011L. Introduction to Geographic Information Science

Credit: 3 hours
Oasis Title: INTRO GIS
Duplicate Credit: Not open to students with credit in GEOG 4370/6370-4370L/6370L
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Lab class included. 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.
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
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GEOG 2100. Introduction to Africa

Credit: 3 hours
Oasis Title: INTRO AFRICA
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The history, physical environment (landforms, vegetation, and climate), and sociocultural environment (artistic, political, and social development) of Africa.
This course is also offered through University System of Georgia Independent and Distance Learning (IDL).
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
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GEOG 2050H. Resources, Society, and the Environment (Honors)

Credit: 3 hours
Oasis Title: Resources Society and Environ
Duplicate Credit: Not open to students with credit in GEOG 1125, GEOG 1125E
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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.
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GEOG 3010. General Geomorphology

Credit: 3 hours
Oasis Title: GEN GEOMORPH
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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.
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
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GEOG 3120-3120L. Weather Analysis and Forecasting

Credit: 3 hours
Oasis Title: WEATHER ANALYSIS
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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. Lab class included.
Offered fall semester every year.
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GEOG 3620. Introduction to Economic Geography

Credit: 3 hours
Oasis Title: INTRO ECON GEOG
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Location factors and principles utilizing theoretical and empirical studies. Focus upon the spatial organization of economic production, consumption, and exchange systems.
This course is also offered through University System of Georgia Independent and Distance Learning (IDL).
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
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GEOG 3630. Introduction to Urban Geography

Credit: 3 hours
Oasis Title: INTRO URBAN GEOG
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Theories of inter- and intraurban locations. Procedures in geographical analysis of agglomerated settlements, including demographic, economic, and social attributes.
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
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GEOG 3640. The Geography of Human Rights

Credit: 3 hours
Oasis Title: GEOG HUMAN RIGHTS
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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.
Offered fall semester every year.
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GEOG 3660. Geography of Food Commodities

Credit: 3 hours
Oasis Title: GEOGRAPHY OF FOOD
Duplicate Credit: Not open to students with credit in GEOG 2800
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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.
Offered spring semester every year.
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GEOG 3990. Internship in Geography

Credit: 3 hours
Oasis Title: INTERNSHIP IN GEOG
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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.
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
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GEOG 4040/6040. Global Environmental Change During the Quaternary

Credit: 3 hours
Oasis Title: GLOBAL ENVIR CHANGE
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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.
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
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GEOG 4060/6060. Field Methods: Environmental Monitoring and Assessment

Credit: 3 hours
Oasis Title: Fld Mthds Env Mon and Assmt
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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.
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GEOG 4121/6121. Weather Forecasting Seminar

Credit: 1-3 hours. See course desc.
Oasis Title: WEATHER FCST SEMINA
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A weather forecasting practicum that provides an opportunity for students to obtain real-time, real-world experience forecasting conventional weather parameters at selected cities in the United States.
Class hours are by arrangement with the relevant faculty and vary depending on credit hours.
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
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GEOG 4140/6140. Satellite Meteorology/Climatology

Credit: 3 hours
Oasis Title: SATEL METEOR & CLIM
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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.
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GEOG 4150/6150. Physical Climatology

Credit: 3 hours
Oasis Title: PHYS CLIMATOLOGY
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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.
Offered fall semester every odd-numbered year.
Prerequisite: GEOG 3110 or GEOG 3120-3120L or GEOG 4140/6140 or GEOG 4160/6160 or ENGR(GEOG) 4161/6161-4161L/6161L or GEOG(ENGR) 4112/6112 or permission of department.
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GEOG 4240/6240. Plant Geography

Credit: 3 hours
Oasis Title: PLANT GEOGRAPHY
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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.
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
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GEOG 4300/6300. Introductory Spatial Analysis

Credit: 3 hours
Oasis Title: INTRO SPATIAL ANALY
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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.
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
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GEOG 4330-4330L/6330-6330L. Aerial Photographs and Image Interpretation

Credit: 3 hours
Oasis Title: APHOTO IMAGE INTERP
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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. Lab class included.
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
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GEOG 4350-4350L/6350-6350L. Remote Sensing of Environment

Credit: 3 hours
Oasis Title: REMOTE SENSING
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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. Lab class included.
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
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GEOG 4370-4370L/6370-6370L. Geographic Information Science

Credit: 3 hours
Oasis Title: GIS
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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.
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
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GEOG 4380-4380L/6380-6380L. Transportation Modeling and GIS

Credit: 3 hours
Oasis Title: TRANSPORT GIS
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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.
Offered spring semester every year.
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GEOG 4460/6460. Field Methods in Remote Sensing

Credit: 3 hours
Oasis Title: FIELD REMOTE SENS
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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.
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GEOG 4631/6631. Race, Inequality, and the American City

Credit: 3 hours
Oasis Title: RACE & CITY
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The relationship, historical and contemporary, between race, inequality, and the American city. The focus will be on how urban space becomes racially structured and how racial process shapes urban space.
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GEOG 8810. Seminar in Human-Environmental Relationships

Credit: 3 hours; see course desc.
Oasis Title: SEM HUMAN ENV REL
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Problems, methods, and techniques in human-environment relationships and economic development, including decision-making strategies in resource exploitation.
Repeatable for maximum 9 hours credit.
Offered fall semester every year.
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GEOG 8900. Proseminar in Geography

Credit: 1 hour
Oasis Title: PROSEMINAR IN GEOGR
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Introduction to the graduate program and the departmental faculty, including major foci of research activities and directions within the department.
Offered fall semester every year.
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GEOG 8920. Seminar in Social Theory in Geography

Credit: 3 hours; see course desc.
Oasis Title: SOC THEORY IN GEOG
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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.
Repeatable for maximum 6 hours credit.
Offered spring semester every year.