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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 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 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 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 3110. Climatology

Credit: 3 hours
Oasis Title: CLIMATOLOGY
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Climatology from local to global scales. Topics include radiation/heat exchanges, the hydrologic cycle, global climate patterns, climate change, measurement and data sources, relationships of climate with ecosystem processes, and human activities, and climate forecasting.
Offered spring 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 3290. Mountain Geography

Credit: 3 hours
Oasis Title: MOUNTAIN GEOGRAPHY
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The geography of mountainous regions from around the world will be compared to emphasize complexities of the geo-ecosystem and the interplay between humans and the landscape in mountainous terrain. Environmental issues, sustainable resource development, and the historical roots of cultural distinctness in mountainous areas will be analyzed with case studies.
Offered 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 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 4111/6111-4111L/6111L. Atmospheric Thermoynamics

Credit: 3 hours
Oasis Title: ATMOS THERMO
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An introduction to atmospheric thermodynamics with emphasis on the first and second laws of thermodynamics, equation of state for gases, moisture variables, adiabatic and diabatic processes of dry and moist air, phase changes of water, and atmospheric statics. Lab class included.
Offered spring semester every odd-numbered year.
Prerequisite/corequisite: MATH 2500 and (PHYS 1212-1212L or PHYS 1312-1312L) or MATH 2700 and (CHEM 1211 or CHEM 1311H or CHEM 1411) and (CSCI 1301-1301L or ENGR 1140).
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GEOG 4120/6120. Synoptic Meteorology/Climatology

Credit: 3 hours
Oasis Title: SYNOP METEOR & CLIM
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Theory and observations to understand mid-latitude weather systems. Focus is on application of quasi-geostrophic theory in weather forecasting. Analysis and interpretation of weather maps and numerical models. Development and life cycle of cyclones, fronts, and jet streams.
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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 4260/6620. The Black and Green Atlantic: Crosscurrents of African and Irish Diasporas

Credit: 3 hours
Oasis Title: THE BLACK AND GREEN ATLANTIC
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An exploration of the comparative dimensions of Black and Irish experiences in the Atlantic world through the study of cultural production from the United States, Africa, Britain, the Caribbean, and Ireland.
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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 4385/6385. Community GIS

Credit: 3 hours
Oasis Title: Community GIS
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Introduces students to the ways GIS is used by city and state agencies, non-profit organizations, and community groups. It provides advanced instruction on collecting and storing geospatial data and creating online maps for public consumption. The course includes a required service-learning component, providing GIS support for a group in the community, and fulfills the university’s experiential learning requirement.
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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 4450/6450. Digital Image Analysis

Credit: 3 hours
Oasis Title: DIGITAL IMAGE ANALYSIS
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A geospatial image analysis course that will allow students to obtain necessary skills to process airborne/satellite images for environmental resources mapping and monitoring.
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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 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 4690/6690. Advanced Topics in Political Geography

Credit: 3 hours; see course desc.
Oasis Title: ADV POL GEOG
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An in-depth engagement with a major issue in contemporary political geography. Topics are drawn from the Introduction to Political Geography course and might include geopolitics, legal geography, the geography of nations and nationalism, political violence, or migrations.
The class contains a research and writing component.
Offered spring semester every odd-numbered 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 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 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 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 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 8020. Seminar in Geomorphology

Credit: 3 hours; see course desc.
Oasis Title: SEM GEOMORPHOLOGY
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Advanced problems in geomorphology and physiography. Topics vary.
Repeatable for maximum 9 hours credit.
Offered spring 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 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 8570. Seminar in Geographic Information Science

Credit: 3 hours; see course desc.
Oasis Title: SEMINAR IN GIS
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Problems in geographic information systems, including methods and techniques and the application to specific topical areas.
Repeatable for maximum 9 hours credit.
Offered 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 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 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 8901. Proseminar in Geography II

Credit: 1 hour
Oasis Title: PROSEMINAR GEOG II
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The primary objective of the course is to enhance the experience of new graduate students and their interaction with faculty beyond Proseminar in Geography. This may involve attending colloquial and professional development workshops and other activities that stimulate development of first-year graduate students.
Offered spring 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 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.