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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 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 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 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 4070/6070. Field Study of Geomorphology

Credit: 3 hours
Oasis Title: FIELD GEOMORPHOLOGY
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Emphasis is placed on field observation of geomorphic systems (tectonic, volcanic, weathering, soils, hillslopes, fluvial, glacial, eolian, coastal, periglacial) on field trips, which may occur locally or abroad. The course involves travel to places with good examples of multiple geomorphic systems, including local examples in the southeastern USA, UGA study abroad campuses, and elsewhere.
Offered summer semester every year.
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GEOG 4271/6271. Field Studies in Natural Resources

Credit: Variable. See course desc.
Oasis Title: NAT RES FIELD STUDY
Duplicate Credit: Not open to students with credit in FORS(AAEC) 4271/6271
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Field studies to explore the management and conservation of natural resources with a focus on issues related to forestry, wildlife, ecology, recreation and tourism, geology, and/or coastal/water resources. The impact of humans on these resources will also be emphasized.
1-9 hours. Repeatable for maximum 10 hours credit.
The course will include an extended field experience and series of lectures combined with seminars, presentations, and/or student projects.
Offered summer 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 4700L/6700L. Hydrology, Geology and Soils of Georgia

Credit: 3 hours
Oasis Title: HYDROLOGY FIELD LAB
Duplicate Credit: Not open to students with credit in FORS(ENGR)(CRSS)(GEOL)(GEOG)(ECOL) 4170L/6170L.
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This field course focuses on the physical environment of Georgia by examining the diverse geology, soils, and surface and subsurface hydrologic processes within the state. We will travel to all of Georgia's physiographic areas, visiting mines, farms, forests, wetlands, rivers, lakes, and estuaries to explore the influence of human activities on the physical environment.
This is a Maymester field course, with lectures and laboratories scheduled during the entire session. Students are expected to travel throughout the state. Class will begin Period 1 on Day 1, and will end on the last day of the session.
Offered summer 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 4750/6750. Geography of Europe

Credit: 3 hours
Oasis Title: GEOGRAPHY OF EUROPE
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Geographic issues that affect Europe into the twenty-first century. Emphasis on current economic, social, and political controversies in Europe, as well as the historical context for these.
Offered spring semester every odd-numbered year.
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GEOG 4770E. Digital Dimensions of Archaeology

Credit: 3 hours
Oasis Title: Digital Dimensions of Arch
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Exploration of digital/internet issues related to archaeology, geography, and the digital humanities, e.g., who owns the past, and how do we disseminate (or withhold) information about our shared national and global heritage?

This course will be taught 95% or more online. Activities will consist of chat, blogs, discussion forums, email, journaling, blogging, wikis, and web posting.
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GEOG 4911/6911. Collaborative Research in Atmospheric Sciences

Credit: 3 hours; see course desc.
Oasis Title: COLLAB RSCH ATM SCI
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Collaborative research on outstanding research problems in the atmospheric sciences.
Repeatable for maximum 6 hours credit.
Offered summer semester every even-numbered 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 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 8111. Integrative Conservation Internship

Credit: 3-8 hours
Oasis Title: Integrative Conserv Internship
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Supervised work experience in conservation organizations or government agencies. Students will be exposed to the day-to-day management of conservation programs and projects, including budgeting, personnel and risk management, and long-range planning.

This course will be taught 95% or more online.
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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 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 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.