An introduction to the geographic characteristics of the development problems and prospects of developing countries. Spatial distribution of poverty, employment, migration and urban growth, agricultural productivity, rural development, policies and international trade. Portraits of selected developing countries.

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    Spring 2019Instructor: Ronald W. LunaView: Syllabus
    Fall 2018Instructor: Ronald W. LunaView: Syllabus
    Spring 2018Instructor: Ronald W. LunaView: Syllabus
    Fall 2017Instructor: Ronald W. LunaView: Syllabus
    Fall 2014Instructor: Ronald W. LunaView: Syllabus

A geography of Latin America and the Caribbean in the contemporary world: political and cultural regions, population and resource distribution, historical development, current levels of economic and social well-being, urbanization, development policies, migration trends, physical features and climates. (Integrated Geography)

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    Fall 2018Instructor: Ronald W. LunaView: Syllabus
    Fall 2017Instructor: Ronald W. LunaView: Syllabus
    Fall 2014Instructor: Ronald W. LunaView: Syllabus

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 2018Instructor: George HurttView: Syllabus
    Fall 2017Instructor: George HurttView: Syllabus
    Fall 2016Instructor: George HurttView: Syllabus
    Fall 2015Instructor: George HurttView: Syllabus
    Fall 2014Instructor: George Hurtt

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.

Course Offerings:
    Fall 2018Instructor: George HurttView: Syllabus
    Fall 2017Instructor: George HurttView: Syllabus
    Fall 2016Instructor: George HurttView: Syllabus
    Fall 2015Instructor: George HurttView: Syllabus