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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 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 1111. Introduction to Physical Geography Laboratory

Credit: 1 hour
Oasis Title: INTRO PHY GEOG LAB
Duplicate Credit: Not open to students with credit in GEOG 1112L or GEOG 1113L or GEOG 2110L.
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Spatial patterns and underlying processes of the physical environment and biosphere, including climate, vegetation, soils, landforms, and water resources.
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 2110H. Introduction to Physical Geography (Honors)

Credit: 3 hours
Oasis Title: INTRO PHYS GEOG HON
Duplicate Credit: Not open to students with credit in GEOG 1111 or GEOG 1112 or GEOG 1113
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Spatial patterns and underlying processes of the physical environment and biosphere, including climate, vegetation, soils, landforms, and water resources.
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
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GEOG 2110L. Introduction to Physical Geography Laboratory (Honors)

Credit: 1 hour
Oasis Title: INT PHY GEOG LAB H
Duplicate Credit: Not open to students with credit in GEOG 1111L or GEOG 1112L or GEOG 1113L
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Optional laboratory for Introduction to Physical Geography (Honors).
Offered fall and spring 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 2120H. Introduction to Weather and Climate (Honors)

Credit: 3 hours
Oasis Title: INTRO WEA & CLI HON
Duplicate Credit: Not open to students with credit in GEOG 1112
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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.
Offered spring semester every even-numbered 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 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 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 2130H. Cultural Geography of the United States (Honors)

Credit: 3 hours
Oasis Title: CUL GEOG U S HON
Duplicate Credit: Not open to students with credit in GEOG 1103
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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 2200. International Issues in Natural Resources and Conservation

Credit: 3 hours
Oasis Title: INTL NAT RES & CONS
Duplicate Credit: Not open to students with credit in FANR 2100 or FORS 2100
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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.
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 2300. Geographic Data Analysis

Credit: 3 hours
Oasis Title: GEOGR DATA ANALYSIS
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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.
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
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GEOG 2510. The World of Maps: Maps, Air Photos, and Satellite Imagery

Credit: 3 hours
Oasis 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
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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.
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
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GEOG 2610. Geography of Georgia

Credit: 3 hours
Oasis Title: GEOG OF GEORGIA
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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.
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
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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 3130. Atmospheric Hazards

Credit: 3 hours
Oasis Title: ATMOS HAZARDS
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The causes, impacts and policies regarding hazards due to atmospheric phenomena, including hurricanes, tornadoes, windstorms, extreme temperature and precipitation events, and climate change.
Offered fall semester every year.
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GEOG 3180. Global Climate Change: Causes and Consequences

Credit: 3 hours
Oasis Title: GLOBAL CLIM CHANG
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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.
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
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GEOG 3210. Biogeography

Credit: 3 hours
Oasis Title: BIOGEOGRAPHY
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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.
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
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GEOG 3510-3510L. Cartography and Graphics

Credit: 3 hours
Oasis Title: CARTOG AND GRAPHICS
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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. Lab class included.
Offered fall and spring 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 3690. Introduction to Political Geography

Credit: 3 hours
Oasis Title: INTRO POL GEOG
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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.
Offered fall semester every even-numbered 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 4020/6020. Fluvial Geomorphology

Credit: 3 hours
Oasis Title: FLUVIAL GEOMORPH
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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.
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
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GEOG 4030/6030. Geomorphology and Environmental Change in Karst and Arid Environments

Credit: 3 hours
Oasis Title: GEOM ENV CHNG ARID
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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.
Offered fall and spring 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 and Laboratory Methods in Physical Geography

Credit: 3 hours
Oasis Title: FLD LAB MTH PH GEOG
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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.
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Prerequisite/Corequisite: GEOG 1111 or GEOG 1113 or GEOL 1121 or GEOL 1250-1250L or GEOG 3010 or GEOG 3110 or GEOG 3210 or permission of department.
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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 4160/6160. Applied Climatology in the Urban Environment

Credit: 3 hours
Oasis Title: APPLIED CLIMATOLOGY
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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.
Offered fall semester every even-numbered year.
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GEOG 4180/6180. Special Topics in Atmospheric Sciences

Credit: 3 hours
Oasis Title: TOPICS ATMOS SCI
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Special interest topics in atmospheric sciences.
Repeatable for maximum 6 hours credit.
Offered every year.
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GEOG 4220/6220. Ecological Biogeography

Credit: 3 hours
Oasis Title: ECOLOG BIOGEOG
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Patterns of plant distribution in contemporary landscapes and underlying processes, including vegetation dynamics, disturbance ecology, biogeomorphology, dendrochronology, and environmental history.
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
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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 4275/6275. Conservation and Development in Costa Rica

Credit: 3-6 hours
Oasis Title: CONS DEV COSTA RICA
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Effects of conservation and development in coastal Guanacaste Province. Students will visit national parks, resorts, and local communities to examine conservation and development issues. Course assignments will focus on integrating what students are learning experientially with literature on the political ecology of conservation and development.
The course will include an extended field experience and series of lectures combined with seminars, presentations, and/or student projects.
Offered every year.
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GEOG 4290/6290. Geography and Ethnoecology of Neotropical Mountains

Credit: 6 hours
Oasis Title: GEOG ETHECO NEOTROP
Duplicate Credit: Not open to students with credit in CRSS(HORT)(ANTH)(ECOL)(GEOG) 4930/6930
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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. Lab class included.
Offered every even-numbered 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 4310-4310L/6310-6310L. Cartographic Design and Reproduction

Credit: 3 hours
Oasis Title: CART DESIGN & REPRO
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Design, examination of cartographic literature, map production methods, and their effects on design. Practical applications of desktop publishing, page layout with specific emphasis on state atlas design, map-narrative interactions, four color map reproduction, and photo-cartographic techniques.
Offered every even-numbered 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 4375/6375. GIS Applications in Agriculture

Credit: 4 hours
Oasis Title: GIS APP IN AGRIC
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An exploration of the uses of Geographic Information Science (GIS) technology in agricultural applications. Basics of Global Positioning Systems (GPS) for location reference, GIS for field investigation, and remote sensing for crop and soil evaluation will be explored. Construction of GIS databases for precision farming and watershed management applications will be required.
Prerequisite: CRSS(APTC) 3050-3050L or CRSS(FANR) 3060-3060L or ENGR 1120 or GEOG 4330/6330-4330L/6330L or GEOG 4370/6370-4370L/6370L.
Offered fall semester every year.
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GEOG 4410-4410L/6410-6410L. Cartographic Visualization Methods

Credit: 3 hours
Oasis Title: CARTOG VIS METHOD
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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. Lab class included.
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
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GEOG 4430-4430L/6430-6430L. Advanced Image Analysis and Photogrammetry

Credit: 3 hours
Oasis Title: ADV IMAGE ANALYSIS
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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. Lab class included.
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
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GEOG 4470-4470L/6470-6470L. Geospatial Analysis

Credit: 3 hours
Oasis Title: GEOSPATIAL ANALYSIS
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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. Lab class included.
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
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GEOG 4570-4570L/6570-6570L. Advanced Geographic Information Science

Credit: 3 hours
Oasis Title: ADVANCED GIS
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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. Lab class included.
Offered fall semester every year.
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GEOG 4610/6610. Location Analysis

Credit: 3 hours
Oasis Title: LOCATION ANALYSIS
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The geography of retail activity and consumer demand. Principles of locational decision-making for retail and service firms.
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
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GEOG 4620/6620. Advanced Economic Geography

Credit: 3 hours. See course desc.
Oasis Title: ADV ECON GEOGR
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Advanced theoretical and empirical issues in economic geography, such as impacts of globalization, regional development, trade patterns, and labor issues. Topics will vary.
Repeatable for maximum 6 hours credit.
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
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GEOG 4630/6630. Advanced Urban Geography

Credit: 3 hours; see course desc.
Oasis Title: ADV URBAN GEOGR
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Urban growth and approaches to urban analysis. Urbanization processes within urban systems, including economic, demographic, social, and technological change.
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
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GEOG 4640/6640. Population Geography

Credit: 3 hours
Oasis Title: POPULATION GEOG
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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.
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
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GEOG 4650/6650. Industrial Geography

Credit: 3 hours
Oasis Title: INDUSTRIAL GEOG
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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.
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
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GEOG 4660/6660. Urban and Regional Development

Credit: 3 hours
Oasis Title: URBAN & REGNL DEVEL
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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.
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
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GEOG 4670/6670. Geography of Development

Credit: 3 hours
Oasis Title: GEOG DEVELOPMENT
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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.
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
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GEOG 4680/6680. Gender and Geography

Credit: 3 hours
Oasis Title: GENDER GEOGRAPHY
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Relationships between gender and globalization. Women and development, industrialization, and third world regions.
Offered fall semester every even-numbered year. Offered spring semester every odd-numbered year.
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GEOG 4710/6710. Geography of Sub-Saharan Africa

Credit: 3 hours
Oasis Title: SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA
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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.
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
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GEOG 4720/6720. Geography of Latin America

Credit: 3 hours
Oasis Title: GEOG LATIN AMERICA
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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.
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
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GEOG 4730/6730. Geography of China

Credit: 3 hours
Oasis Title: GEOG OF CHINA
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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.
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
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GEOG 4740/6740. Geography of East and Southeast Asia

Credit: 3 hours
Oasis Title: GEOG EAST & SE ASIA
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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.
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
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GEOG 4810/6810. Conservation Ecology and Resource Management

Credit: 3 hours
Oasis Title: CONS ECOL & RES MAN
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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.
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
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GEOG 4860/6860. The Industrial Agro-Food System and Its Alternatives

Credit: 3 hours
Oasis Title: AGRO-FOOD SYSTEMS
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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.
Offered fall semester every year.
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GEOG 4890/6890. Athens Urban Food Collective (AUFC) Service Learning

Credit: 3 hours; see course desc.
Oasis Title: AUFC SERVICE LEARNING
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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.
Repeatable for maximum 9 hours credit.
Discussion group activities will primarily be service-learning experience.
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
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GEOG 4920/6920. Special Problems in Area Analysis

Credit: Variable; see course desc.
Oasis Title: SPECIAL PROBLEMS
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Independent research and readings on geographical topics by arrangement with specific faculty.
1-3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 9 hours credit.
Class hours are by arrangement with the relevant faculty and vary depending on credit hours.
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
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GEOG 4921. Directed Topics in Independent Research

Credit: Variable; see course desc.
Oasis Title: DIR TOPICS IND RSCH
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This course will allow students to engage in independent directed research.
1-3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 9 hours credit.
Class hours are by arrangement with the relevant faculty and vary depending on credit hours.
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
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GEOG 4970H. Directed Reading and/or Projects (Honors)

Credit: 3 hours
Oasis Title: DIRECT PROJ H
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Individual study, reading, or projects under the direction of a project director for senior Honors students.
Directed study.
Offered every year.
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GEOG 4980H. Directed Reading and/or Projects II (Honors)

Credit: 3 hours
Oasis Title: DIRECT PROJ H
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Individual study, reading, or projects under the direction of a project director for senior Honors students.
Directed study.
Offered every year.
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GEOG 4990H. Honors Thesis

Credit: 3 hours
Oasis Title: HONORS THESIS
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Individual research in the major related field for a senior Honors student.
Offered every year.
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GEOG 6910. Geographic Research Methods

Credit: 3 hours
Oasis Title: GEOG RES METHODS
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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.
Offered fall semester every year.
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GEOG 6990. Internship in Geographic Information Science

Credit: 2 hours
Oasis Title: INTERNSHIP IN GIS
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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.
Class formatted as an internship.
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
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GEOG 7000. Master’s Research

Credit: Variable; see course desc.
Oasis Title: MASTERS RESEARCH
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Research while enrolled for a master's degree under the direction of faculty members.
1-9 hours. Repeatable for maximum 45 hours credit.
Independent research under the direction of a faculty member.
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
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GEOG 7300. Master’s Thesis

Credit: Variable; see course desc.
Oasis Title: MASTER'S THESIS
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Thesis writing under the direction of the major professor.
1-9 hours. Repeatable for maximum 45 hours credit.
Independent research and thesis preparation.
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
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GEOG 7005. Graduate Student Seminar

Credit: 3 hours; see course desc.
Oasis Title: GRAD STUDENT SEM
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Advanced supervised experience in an applied setting. This course may not be used to satisfy a student's approved program of study.
Repeatable for maximum 45 hours credit.
Class is formatted as a seminar.
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
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GEOG 9005. Doctoral Graduate Student Seminar

Credit: 3 hours; see course desc.
Oasis Title: DOC GRAD STU SEM
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Advanced supervised experience in an applied setting.
NOTE: This course may not be used to satisfy a student's approved program of study.
Repeatable for maximum 45 hours credit.
Class arranged in a seminar format.
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
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GEOG 8120. Seminar in Climatology

Credit: 3 hours; see course desc.
Oasis Title: SEM CLIMATOLOGY
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Advanced topics in physical climatology such as climate change, microclimatology, urban climatology or synoptic climatology. Specific topics vary.
Repeatable for maximum 9 hours credit.
Offered fall semester every year.
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GEOG 8290. Directed Problems in Physical Geography

Credit: Variable; see course desc.
Oasis Title: DIR PROB PHYS GEOGR
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Advanced problems in physical geography. Topics vary.
1-3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 9 hours credit.
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
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GEOG 8390. Directed Problems in Quantitative Geographic Methods

Credit: Variable; see course desc.
Oasis Title: DIR PROB QUANT GEOG
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Topics in statistical analysis of geographic data and geographic modeling.
1-3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 9 hours credit.
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 8450. Geospatial Techniques in Landscape Analysis

Credit: 3 hours; see course desc.
Oasis Title: GEOSPAT LAND ANLYS
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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.
Repeatable for maximum 6 hours credit.
Offered fall semester every year.
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GEOG 8550. Problems in Remote Sensing of Environment II

Credit: 3 hours
Oasis Title: PROB IN REM SEN II
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Advanced problems in photointerpretation, photogrammetry, and remote sensing. Topics may vary. Emphasis on research and applications.
Offered fall semester every year.
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GEOG 8590. Directed Problems in Geographic Techniques

Credit: Variable; see course desc.
Oasis Title: DIR PROB GEOG TECHN
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Topics in mapping sciences, such as cartography, air-photo interpretation, remote sensing, photogrammetry, and geographic information systems.
1-3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 9 hours credit.
Class hours are by arrangement with relevant faculty and vary depending on credit hours.
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
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GEOG 8620. Seminar in Economic Geography

Credit: 3 hours; see course desc.
Oasis Title: SEM ECONOMIC GGY
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Empirical and theoretical issues in contemporary economic geography. Specific topics vary.
Repeatable for maximum 6 hours credit.
Offered fall semester every year.
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GEOG 8630. Seminar in Urban Geography

Credit: 3 hours; see course desc.
Oasis Title: SEM URBAN GEOGRAPHY
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Topics and research problems in urban geography. Topics vary.
Repeatable for maximum 6 hours credit.
Offered fall semester every year.
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GEOG 8690. Directed Problems in Human Geography

Credit: Variable; see course desc.
Oasis Title: DIR PROB HUMAN GEOG
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Problems in advanced topics in human geography. Topics vary by instructor.
1-3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 9 hours credit.
Classroom hours are by arrangement with the relevant faculty member and vary depending on credit hours.
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
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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 8910. Seminar in Geographic Thought and Methods

Credit: 3 hours
Oasis Title: SEM GEOG THT & MTHD
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Development of geographical philosophy and methods; contemporary methodological concepts and problems. Required for all graduate majors.
Offered fall semester every year.
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GEOG 9000. Doctoral Research

Credit: Variable; see course desc.
Oasis Title: DOCTORAL RESEARCH
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Research while enrolled for a doctoral degree under the direction of faculty members.
1-9 hours. Repeatable for maximum 36 hours credit.
Independent research under the direction of a faculty member.
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
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GEOG 9300. Doctoral Dissertation

Credit: Variable; see course desc.
Oasis Title: DOCT DISSERTATION
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Dissertation writing under the direction of the major professor.
1-9 hours. Repeatable for maximum 45 hours credit.
Class formatted for independent research and preparation of the doctoral dissertation.
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.