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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    Fall 2014 Instructor: Kristen Bergery Co-Instructor: View:
    Fall 2015 Instructor: Unlisted/TBD Co-Instructor: View: Syllabus
    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

Contact department for information to register for this course.

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    Spring 2015 Instructor: Eric S. Kasischke Co-Instructor: View: Syllabus
    Spring 2015 Instructor: Eric S. Kasischke Co-Instructor: View: Syllabus
    Spring 2016 Instructor: Eric S. Kasischke Co-Instructor: View: Syllabus
    Spring 2017 Instructor: Ralph Dubayah Co-Instructor: George Hurtt View: Syllabus
    Spring 2018 Instructor: Ralph Dubayah Co-Instructor: View: Syllabus
    Spring 2020 Instructor: Sinead L. Farrell Co-Instructor: View: Syllabus
    Spring 2019 Instructor: Joanne Hall Co-Instructor: View:

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 2017 Instructor: Laixiang Sun Co-Instructor: View: Syllabus
    Spring 2016 Instructor: Julie A. Silva Co-Instructor: View:

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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    Fall 2014 Instructor: Peter V. Potapov Co-Instructor: View: Syllabus
    Spring 2015 Instructor: Tatiana V. Loboda Co-Instructor: View:
    Spring 2017 Instructor: Belen Franch Co-Instructor: View: Syllabus
    Fall 2017 Instructor: Peter V. Potapov Co-Instructor: View: Syllabus
    Spring 2018 Instructor: Belen Franch Co-Instructor: Sergii Skakun View: Syllabus
    Spring 2019 Instructor: Belen Franch Co-Instructor: View: Syllabus
    Fall 2019 Instructor: Sergii Skakun Co-Instructor: View: Syllabus
    Summer 2018 Instructor: Dongdong Wang Co-Instructor: View:
    Fall 2020 Instructor: Sergii Skakun Co-Instructor: View: 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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    Winter 2015 Instructor: Ruibo Han Co-Instructor: View:
    Spring 2015 Instructor: Ruibo Han Co-Instructor: View:
    Winter 2015 Instructor: Ruibo Han Co-Instructor: View:
    Spring 2016 Instructor: Ruibo Han Co-Instructor: View:
    Spring 2017 Instructor: Unlisted/TBD Co-Instructor: View:
    Spring 2018 Instructor: Unlisted/TBD Co-Instructor: View: Syllabus

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 2017 Instructor: Unlisted/TBD Co-Instructor: View: Syllabus
    Spring 2018 Instructor: Unlisted/TBD Co-Instructor: View: Syllabus
    Spring 2019 Instructor: Unlisted/TBD Co-Instructor: View: 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 2014 Instructor: Eunjung Elle Lim Co-Instructor: View:
    Spring 2015 Instructor: Eunjung Elle Lim Co-Instructor: View: Syllabus
    Spring 2016 Instructor: Eunjung Elle Lim Co-Instructor: View: Syllabus
    Spring 2017 Instructor: Eunjung Elle Lim Co-Instructor: View: Syllabus
    Spring 2018 Instructor: Eunjung Elle Lim Co-Instructor: View: Syllabus
    Spring 2019 Instructor: Eunjung Elle Lim Co-Instructor: View: Syllabus

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 2015 Instructor: Jonathan Resop Co-Instructor: View: Syllabus
    Fall 2015 Instructor: Eunjung Elle Lim Co-Instructor: View: Syllabus
    Spring 2017 Instructor: Jonathan Resop Co-Instructor: View: Syllabus
    Fall 2017 Instructor: Jonathan Resop Co-Instructor: View: Syllabus
    Spring 2016 Instructor: Jonathan Resop Co-Instructor: View: Syllabus
    Spring 2018 Instructor: Jonathan Resop Co-Instructor: View: Syllabus
    Spring 2014 Instructor: Jack (Jianguo) Ma Co-Instructor: View: Syllabus