A laboratory course to accompany GEOG 201. Analysis of the components of the earth's energy balance using basic instrumentation; weather map interpretation; soil analysis; the application of map and air photo interpretation techniques to landform analysis.

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    Fall 2014 Instructor: Unlisted/TBD Co-Instructor: View: Syllabus
    Fall 2016 Instructor: Unlisted/TBD Co-Instructor: Lei Ma View: Syllabus

Purpose: increase student knowledge of professional development opportunities in Geography through classroom activities and invited speakers, and to build awareness of career development tools and strategies. The main focus of the class is to prepare students to use the tools needed to pursue professional opportunities, including internships, jobs, and graduate school. Special emphasis will be on résumé building, cover letter writing, communication skills, and job, internship, and graduate school research.

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    Spring 2016 Instructor: Unlisted/TBD Co-Instructor: View: Syllabus
    Summer 2017 Instructor: Unlisted/TBD Co-Instructor: View: Syllabus
    Spring 2017 Instructor: Unlisted/TBD Co-Instructor: View: Syllabus
    Fall 2016 Instructor: Unlisted/TBD Co-Instructor: View: Syllabus
    Fall 2017 Instructor: Unlisted/TBD Co-Instructor: View: Syllabus
    Spring 2018 Instructor: Amanda Hoffman-Hall Co-Instructor: View: Syllabus
    Spring 2019 Instructor: Amanda Hoffman-Hall Co-Instructor: View: Syllabus
    Fall 2014 Instructor: Kristen Bergery Co-Instructor: View:
    Fall 2015 Instructor: Unlisted/TBD Co-Instructor: View: Syllabus

Essentials in the quantitative analysis of spatial and other data, with a particular emphasis on statistics and programming. Topics include data display, data description and summary, statistical inference and significance tests, analysis of variance, correlation, regression, and some advanced concepts, such as matrix methods, principal component analysis, and spatial statistics. Students will develop expertise in data analysis using advanced statistical software.

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    Fall 2015 Instructor: Naijun Zhou Co-Instructor: View: Syllabus
    Fall 2016 Instructor: Naijun Zhou Co-Instructor: View: Syllabus
    Summer 2017 Instructor: Unlisted/TBD Co-Instructor: View: Syllabus
    Fall 2017 Instructor: Naijun Zhou Co-Instructor: View: Syllabus
    Spring 2019 Instructor: Naijun Zhou Co-Instructor: View: Syllabus
    Summer 2018 Instructor: Joanne Hall Co-Instructor: View:
    Fall 2014 Instructor: Giovanni Baiocchi Co-Instructor: View: Syllabus
    Winter 2015 Instructor: Unlisted/TBD Co-Instructor: View: Syllabus

Principles of managing scarce resources in a world where everyone faces tradeoffs across both time and space. Focuses on the relationship between globalization processes and changing patterns of locational advantages, production, trade, population, socioeconomic and environmental grace and sustainability. (Human Geography)

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    Fall 2017 Instructor: Joshua Wayland Co-Instructor: View: Syllabus
    Winter 2018 Instructor: Joshua Wayland Co-Instructor: View:
    Summer 2018 Instructor: Joshua Wayland Co-Instructor: View:
    Winter 2019 Instructor: Joshua Wayland Co-Instructor: View:
    Summer 2019 Instructor: Joshua Wayland Co-Instructor: View:
    Fall 2019 Instructor: Julie A. Silva Co-Instructor: View:
    Fall 2018 Instructor: Julie A. Silva Co-Instructor: View:
    Fall 2013 Instructor: Julie A. Silva Co-Instructor: View:
    Fall 2016 Instructor: Julie A. Silva Co-Instructor: View:
    Fall 2014 Instructor: Julie A. Silva Co-Instructor: View: Syllabus

Characteristics and organization of geographic data; creation and use of digital geospatial databases; metadata; spatial data models for thematic mapping and map analysis; use of geographic information system in society, government, and business. Practical training with use of advanced software and geographic databases. (Technical)

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    Winter 2015 Instructor: Unlisted/TBD Co-Instructor: View:
    Spring 2015 Instructor: Naijun Zhou Co-Instructor: View: Syllabus
    Fall 2015 Instructor: Naijun Zhou Co-Instructor: View: Syllabus
    Fall 2016 Instructor: Naijun Zhou Co-Instructor: View: Syllabus
    Fall 2017 Instructor: Naijun Zhou Co-Instructor: View: Syllabus
    Spring 2019 Instructor: Naijun Zhou Co-Instructor: View: Syllabus
    Winter 2020 Instructor: Naijun Zhou Co-Instructor: View: Syllabus
    Fall 2014 Instructor: Naijun Zhou Co-Instructor: View: Syllabus
    Winter 2015 Instructor: Unlisted/TBD Co-Instructor: View:

Biogeographical topics of global significance, including a consideration of measurement techniques, and both descriptive and mechanistic modeling. Topics may include: scale in biogeography, climate and vegetation, global carbon cycle, biodiversity, interannual variability in the biosphere, land cover, global biospheric responses to climate change, NASA's Mission to Planet Earth and Earth Observation System. (Physical Geography)

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    Fall 2016 Instructor: George Hurtt Co-Instructor: View: Syllabus
    Fall 2017 Instructor: George Hurtt Co-Instructor: View: Syllabus
    Fall 2018 Instructor: George Hurtt Co-Instructor: View: Syllabus
    Fall 2019 Instructor: George Hurtt Co-Instructor: View: Syllabus
    Fall 2014 Instructor: George Hurtt Co-Instructor: View:
    Fall 2015 Instructor: George Hurtt Co-Instructor: View: Syllabus

Introduction to key aspects of database design for GIS applications; major database models that support spatial data; formal models for key spatial relationships that underlie many different GIS applications; basics of SQL for making queries on datasets; design and construction of ArcGIS geodatabases; ArcGIS tools for geoprocessing. Lab sections will occasionally meet in LEF 1136 or 1138. Students must pay a $40.00 lab materials fee.

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    Fall 2016 Instructor: Unlisted/TBD Co-Instructor: View:
    Fall 2017 Instructor: Unlisted/TBD Co-Instructor: View:

Biogeographical topics of global significance, including a consideration of measurement techniques, and both descriptive and mechanistic modeling. Topics may include: scale in biogeography, biodiversity, carbon geography, climate and vegetation, interannual variability in the biosphere, land cover, global biospheric responses to climate change, NASA's Mission to Planet Earth and Earth Observation System. The class focuses on both natural and athropogenic controls, impacts of biography on climate and ecosystem services and different methods in biogeography.

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    Fall 2017 Instructor: George Hurtt Co-Instructor: View: Syllabus
    Fall 2018 Instructor: George Hurtt Co-Instructor: View: Syllabus
    Fall 2019 Instructor: George Hurtt Co-Instructor: View: Syllabus
    Fall 2015 Instructor: George Hurtt Co-Instructor: View: Syllabus
    Fall 2016 Instructor: George Hurtt Co-Instructor: View: Syllabus

This course covers how to create, test, and publish mobile GIS applications that work across multiple platforms (Android, iOS, and Black Berry Tablet OS) and adapt to a smartphone or tablet display.

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    Fall 2015 Instructor: Jonathan Resop Co-Instructor: View: Syllabus
    Fall 2016 Instructor: Jonathan Resop Co-Instructor: View: Syllabus
    Fall 2017 Instructor: Eunjung Elle Lim Co-Instructor: View: Syllabus
    Fall 2013 Instructor: Eunjung Elle Lim Co-Instructor: View:
    Fall 2014 Instructor: Jonathan Resop Co-Instructor: View: Syllabus

This course covers the statistical modeling of spatial data and data analysis that are most useful to geographers and others who use spatial data. It provides the student with more advanced methods with an emphasis on practical techniques for problem solving. Home assignments are designed to help the student understand the fundamental concepts and principles in depth and allow the student to gain experience in the use of S-Plus statistical software and two powerful extensions of ArcGIS: Spatial analyst, and Geostatistical analyst. There is a $40.00 lab fee for this course.

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    Fall 2016 Instructor: Eunjung Elle Lim Co-Instructor: View: Syllabus
    Winter 2018 Instructor: Eunjung Elle Lim Co-Instructor: View: Syllabus
    Fall 2014 Instructor: Eunjung Elle Lim Co-Instructor: View: Syllabus
    Fall 2015 Instructor: Eunjung Elle Lim Co-Instructor: View: Syllabus

Provide foundations and understanding on various issues related to modeling and simulation in GIS context. It will addresses the concepts, tools, and techniques of GIS modeling, and presents modeling concepts and theory as well as provides opportunities for hands-on model design, construction, and application. The focus will be on raster-based modeling. This course is also application-orientated, particularly in these fields such as terrain modeling, LULC modeling, hydrological modeling, suitability modeling, etc.

Course Offerings:
    Fall 2015 Instructor: Jonathan Resop Co-Instructor: View: Syllabus
    Fall 2016 Instructor: Jonathan Resop Co-Instructor: View: Syllabus
    Fall 2017 Instructor: Jonathan Resop Co-Instructor: View: Syllabus
    Spring 2018 Instructor: Jonathan Resop Co-Instructor: View: Syllabus
    Fall 2014 Instructor: Jonathan Resop Co-Instructor: View: Syllabus
    Fall 2013 Instructor: Jonathan Resop Co-Instructor: View: Syllabus