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

Catastrophic Environmental Events (CCE) that are becoming more common i this time of global environmental change and it is essential that today's students be equipped with the knowledge and skills to be leaders as we, as a society, understand the upheaval that these CCEs are causing. Students will examine how CEEs shape human society and ecosystem from the interdisciplinary perspective afforded by the field of Geography. Students will use the latest geographic science concepts and techniques in exploring these events.

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    Spring 2019Instructor: Keith YearwoodView: Syllabus
    Spring 2018Instructor: Keith YearwoodView: Syllabus
    Fall 2017Instructor: Keith YearwoodView: Syllabus
    Spring 2016Instructor: Keith YearwoodView: Syllabus
    Fall 2015Instructor: Keith YearwoodView: Syllabus
    Spring 2015Instructor: Keith YearwoodView: Syllabus
    Fall 2014Instructor: Keith YearwoodView: Syllabus

A systematic introduction to the processes and associated forms of the atmosphere and earth's surfaces emphasizing the interaction between climatology, hydrology and geomorphology.

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    Spring 2019Instructor: Keith YearwoodView: Syllabus
    Spring 2018Instructor: Keith YearwoodView: Syllabus
    Fall 2017Instructor: Keith YearwoodView: Syllabus
    Spring 2016Instructor: Keith YearwoodView: Syllabus
    Fall 2015Instructor: Keith YearwoodView: Syllabus
    Spring 2015Instructor: Keith YearwoodView: Syllabus
    Fall 2014Instructor: Keith YearwoodView: 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 2019Instructor: Amanda Hoffman-HallView: Syllabus
    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

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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    Spring 2019Instructor: Naijun ZhouView: Syllabus
    Fall 2017Instructor: Naijun ZhouView: Syllabus
    Summer 2017Instructor: Amanda Hoffman-HallView: Syllabus
    Fall 2016Instructor: Naijun ZhouView: Syllabus
    Fall 2015Instructor: Naijun ZhouView: Syllabus
    Winter 2015Instructor: Amanda Hoffman-HallView: Syllabus
    Fall 2014Instructor: Giovanni BaiocchiView: Syllabus

How cities have been produced, consumed, and theorized as complex social, economic, ecological, and political systems; the main debates over geographical interpretations of the urban world; the major forces and inter-dependencies that shape internal spatial structure of the city and drive urban trends and public policy. (Human Geography)

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    Spring 2019Instructor: Laixiang SunView: Syllabus
    Spring 2018Instructor: Laixiang SunView: Syllabus
    Fall 2014Instructor: Unlisted/TBDView: 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 2019Instructor: Belen FranchView: Syllabus
    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

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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    Spring 2019Instructor: Naijun ZhouView: Syllabus
    Fall 2017Instructor: Naijun ZhouView: Syllabus
    Fall 2016Instructor: Naijun ZhouView: Syllabus
    Fall 2015Instructor: Naijun ZhouView: Syllabus
    Spring 2015Instructor: Naijun ZhouView: Syllabus
    Winter 2015Instructor: Michael Humber
    Winter 2015Instructor: Michael Humber
    Fall 2014Instructor: Naijun ZhouView: 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 2019Instructor: Ronald W. LunaView: Syllabus
    Spring 2018Instructor: Ronald W. LunaView: Syllabus
    Spring 2017Instructor: Ronald W. LunaView: Syllabus

The issues of climate change and land use change as two interlinked global and regional environmental issues and their implications for society and resource use are explored.

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    Spring 2019Instructor: George HurttView: Syllabus
    Spring 2018Instructor: George HurttView: Syllabus
    Spring 2015Instructor: Kuishuang FengView: Syllabus

Analytical uses of geographic information systems; data models for building geographic data bases; types of geographic data and spatial problems; practical experience using advanced software for thematic domains such as terrain analysis, land suitability modeling, demographic analysis, and transportation studies.

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    Spring 2019Instructor: Naijun ZhouView: Syllabus
    Spring 2018Instructor: Junchuan FanView: Syllabus
    Spring 2015Instructor: Naijun ZhouView: Syllabus
    Winter 2015Instructor: Naijun ZhouView: Syllabus

This class provides an examination of land cover and land use change science, addressing the causes, impacts and projection of change. Key concepts of land use science are presented and recent research papers and case studies are reviewed. Class consists of lectures, invited presentations and individual student projects and presentations.

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    Spring 2019Instructor: George HurttView: Syllabus
    Spring 2018Instructor: George HurttView: 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 2019Instructor: Eunjung Elle LimView: Syllabus
    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