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 2018Instructor: Amanda Hoffman-HallView: Syllabus
    Fall 2017Instructor: Amanda Hoffman-HallView: Syllabus
    Spring 2017Instructor: Amanda Hoffman-HallView: Syllabus
    Summer 2017Instructor: Amanda Hoffman-HallView: Syllabus
    Fall 2016Instructor: Amanda Hoffman-HallView: Syllabus
    Spring 2016Instructor: Amanda Hoffman-HallView: Syllabus
    Fall 2015Instructor: Amanda Hoffman-HallView: Syllabus
    Fall 2014Instructor: Kristen Bergery

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    Spring 2018Instructor: Ralph DubayahView: Syllabus
    Spring 2017Instructor: Ralph DubayahCo-Instructor: George HurttView: Syllabus
    Spring 2016Instructor: Eric S. KasischkeView: Syllabus
    Spring 2015Instructor: Eric S. KasischkeView: Syllabus
    Spring 2015Instructor: Eric S. KasischkeView: Syllabus

Introduction to global-scale interrelationship between human beings and the environment. The development of global issues including but not limited to the environment, food, energy, technology, population, and policy.

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    Spring 2017Instructor: Laixiang SunCo-Instructor: Ana Sanchez-RiveraView: Syllabus

Principles of remote sensing in relation to photographic, thermal infrared and radar imaging. Methods of obtaining quantitative information from remotely-sensed images. Interpretation of remotely-sensed images emphasizing the study of spatial and environmental relationships. (Technical)

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    Spring 2018Instructor: Belen FranchCo-Instructor: Sergii SkakunView: Syllabus
    Fall 2017Instructor: Peter V. PotapovView: Syllabus
    Spring 2017Instructor: Belen FranchView: Syllabus
    Spring 2015Instructor: Tatiana V. Loboda
    Fall 2014Instructor: Peter V. PotapovView: Syllabus

Introduces conceptual and practical aspects of programming for geographic applications. The main focus is on developing a solid understanding of basic programming techniques irrespective of the specific programming language including variables, looping, conditional statements, nesting, math, strings, and other concepts. In addition, students will develop a proficiency in applying these basic programming principles to manipulating spatial data sources within the Geographic Information Systems (GIS).

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    Spring 2018Instructor: Unlisted/TBDView: Syllabus
    Spring 2017Instructor: Unlisted/TBD
    Spring 2016Instructor: Ruibo Han
    Spring 2015Instructor: Ruibo Han
    Winter 2015Instructor: Ruibo Han
    Winter 2015Instructor: Ruibo Han

Second course in the departmental honors sequence. Student research under the auspices of a faculty advisor, culminating in a research paper to be defended orally before the geography honors committee.

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    Spring 2017Instructor: Rachel Berndtson
    Fall 2014Instructor: Rachel Berndtson

Develops an understanding of the push and pull factors that have contributed to human mobility (migration) that has transformed the Americas. The class is divided in two parts: immigration and emigration from Latin American and Latin America migration to the United States. We will be interested in studying the migration shifts that have occurred in Latin America and the theories that help explain them.

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    Spring 2018Instructor: Ronald W. LunaView: Syllabus
    Spring 2017Instructor: Ronald W. LunaView: Syllabus

Intermediate course designed to teach students the techniques for Web development, particularly creating dynamic and data-driven Web applications. Introduces a high-level, object-oriented programming language such as VB.Net and the designing, coding, debugging, testing, and documenting for the development of Web-based applications. Other popular Web development tools such as DHTML, CSS and PHP are also covered.

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    Spring 2018Instructor: Eunjung Elle LimView: Syllabus
    Spring 2017Instructor: Eunjung Elle LimView: Syllabus
    Spring 2016Instructor: Eunjung Elle LimView: Syllabus
    Spring 2015Instructor: Eunjung Elle LimView: Syllabus
    Spring 2014Instructor: Eunjung Elle Lim

Each student must undertake a project as a demonstration of his/her competence in geospatial science and technologies. The data and materials for this project can originate from an internship (internal or external to the department), or from relevant work experience at the student's current employer. The Department of Geographical Sciences will work with each student individually to determine the best mechanism for obtaining the necessary data and experience.

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    Spring 2018Instructor: Jonathan ResopView: Syllabus
    Fall 2017Instructor: Jonathan ResopView: Syllabus
    Spring 2017Instructor: Jonathan ResopView: Syllabus
    Spring 2016Instructor: Jonathan ResopView: Syllabus
    Fall 2015Instructor: Eunjung Elle LimView: Syllabus
    Spring 2015Instructor: Jonathan ResopView: Syllabus
    Spring 2014Instructor: Jack (Jianguo) MaView: Syllabus