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Spring 2016

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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 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 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 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 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 4170-4170L/6170-6170L. Mesoscale and Radar Meteorology/Climatology

Credit: 3 hours
Oasis Title: MESO-RADAR MET/CLIM
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Fundamental theory, analysis, and exercises on mesoscale weather phenomena and principles of radar meteorology. A major topical focus will be thunderstorms, mesoscale convective systems, and tornadic supercells. Other topics will include mesoscale classification, observing systems, the boundary layer, circulations, flooding, mesoscale tropical systems, mesoscale modeling, short-range forecasting/nowcasting, and mesoscale climatology. Lab class included.
Offered spring semester every 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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.