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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 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 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 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 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 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 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 4112/6112. Atmospheric Dynamics

Credit: 3 hours
Oasis Title: ATMOS DYNAMICS
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A quantitative investigation of large-scale atmospheric motion. Equations of motion are derived from basic physical laws. Concepts of vorticity, quasi-geostrophic theory, and general circulation are addressed.
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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 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 4305/6305. Introduction to Qualitative Research Methods

Credit: 3 hours
Oasis Title: QUALITATIVE METHODS
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An introduction to qualitative research problems in geography and to the major modes of qualitative data collection, analysis, and representation. Students will gain practical experience with interviews, focus groups, archival research, and observation techniques.
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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 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 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 4590-4590L/6590-6590L. Programming for Geographic Information Science

Credit: 3 hours
Oasis Title: PROGRAMMING FOR GIS
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Computer programming skills tailored to the needs of advanced users of geographic information science (GIS) are developed, including customization of GIS applications with academic and commercial programming tools. Topics include GIS user-interface design, advanced functions and tools coding, fundamental spatial data structures and algorithms, and geospatial database management. Lab class included.
Offered spring semester every year.
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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 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 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 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 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 8040. Seminar in Quaternary Paleoenvironments

Credit: 3 hours
Oasis Title: SEM PALEOENVIRONMTS
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Methods used in reconstructing the hydrological and vegetation characteristics of former environments. Emphasis is on the analysis of cave, fluvial, and marine sediments. The changing Quaternary environments of North America, Europe, and Africa are discussed in detail. Specific topics vary.
Offered spring semester every even-numbered 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 8240. Seminar in Geoecology

Credit: 3 hours; see course desc.
Oasis Title: SEMINAR GEOECOLOGY
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Geographical ecology, with specific topics ranging from landscape to global scale (e.g., landscape ecology, regional ecology, conservation problems, biosphere-atmosphere interactions, global ecology and global change).
Offered spring semester every odd-numbered year.
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GEOG 8355. Labor, Class, and Politics

Credit: 3 hours
Oasis Title: LABR CLASS POLITICS
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Comparative and historical analysis of labor movements, social class, and politics in developed and developing countries. Emphasis on labor and globalization, changing structure of work, and democratic politics.
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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 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 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 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.
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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 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 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.