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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    Fall 2014 Instructor: Unlisted/TBD Co-Instructor: View: Syllabus
    Fall 2017 Instructor: Unlisted/TBD Co-Instructor: View: Syllabus
    Spring 2018 Instructor: Unlisted/TBD Co-Instructor: View: Syllabus
    Fall 2018 Instructor: Unlisted/TBD Co-Instructor: View: Syllabus
    Spring 2019 Instructor: Unlisted/TBD Co-Instructor: View: Syllabus
    Fall 2019 Instructor: Unlisted/TBD Co-Instructor: View:

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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    Fall 2014 Instructor: Keith Yearwood Co-Instructor: View: Syllabus
    Spring 2015 Instructor: Keith Yearwood Co-Instructor: View: Syllabus
    Fall 2015 Instructor: Keith Yearwood Co-Instructor: View: Syllabus
    Spring 2016 Instructor: Keith Yearwood Co-Instructor: View: Syllabus
    Fall 2017 Instructor: Keith Yearwood Co-Instructor: View: Syllabus
    Spring 2018 Instructor: Keith Yearwood Co-Instructor: View: Syllabus
    Spring 2019 Instructor: Keith Yearwood Co-Instructor: View: Syllabus
    Winter 2020 Instructor: Joshua Wayland Co-Instructor: View:

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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    Fall 2014 Instructor: Keith Yearwood Co-Instructor: View: Syllabus
    Spring 2015 Instructor: Keith Yearwood Co-Instructor: View: Syllabus
    Fall 2015 Instructor: Keith Yearwood Co-Instructor: View: Syllabus
    Spring 2016 Instructor: Keith Yearwood Co-Instructor: View: Syllabus
    Fall 2017 Instructor: Keith Yearwood Co-Instructor: View: Syllabus
    Spring 2018 Instructor: Keith Yearwood Co-Instructor: View: Syllabus
    Spring 2019 Instructor: Keith Yearwood Co-Instructor: View: Syllabus

Introduction to what geographers do and how they do it. Systematic stud of issues regarding social and cultural systems from a global to a local scale. Looks at the distribution of these variables and answers the question "Why here, and not there"?

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    Spring 2016 Instructor: Martha Geores Co-Instructor: View: Syllabus
    Spring 2019 Instructor: Joshua Wayland Co-Instructor: View:
    Spring 2020 Instructor: Julie A. Silva Co-Instructor: View:

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 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
    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

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:

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 2014 Instructor: Giovanni Baiocchi Co-Instructor: View: Syllabus
    Winter 2015 Instructor: Unlisted/TBD Co-Instructor: View: Syllabus
    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:

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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    Fall 2014 Instructor: Unlisted/TBD Co-Instructor: View: Syllabus
    Spring 2018 Instructor: Laixiang Sun Co-Instructor: View: Syllabus
    Spring 2019 Instructor: Laixiang Sun Co-Instructor: View: 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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    Fall 2020 Instructor: Sergii Skakun Co-Instructor: View: Syllabus
    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:

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 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:
    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

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

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 2015 Instructor: Kuishuang Feng Co-Instructor: View: Syllabus
    Spring 2018 Instructor: George Hurtt Co-Instructor: View: Syllabus
    Spring 2019 Instructor: George Hurtt Co-Instructor: View: Syllabus

Digital image processing and analysis applied to satellite and aircraft land remote sensing data. Consideration is given to preprocessing steps including calibration and geo registration. Analysis methods include digital image exploration, feature extraction thematic classification, change detection, and biophysical characterization. One or more application examples may be reviewed. (Technical)

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    Fall 2014 Instructor: Tatiana V. Loboda Co-Instructor: View: Syllabus
    Spring 2018 Instructor: Chengquan Huang Co-Instructor: View: Syllabus
    Spring 2019 Instructor: Dongdong Wang Co-Instructor: View:

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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    Winter 2015 Instructor: Naijun Zhou Co-Instructor: View: Syllabus
    Spring 2015 Instructor: Naijun Zhou Co-Instructor: View: Syllabus
    Spring 2018 Instructor: Junchuan Fan Co-Instructor: View: Syllabus
    Spring 2019 Instructor: Naijun Zhou Co-Instructor: View: Syllabus
    Winter 2020 Instructor: Naijun Zhou Co-Instructor: View: 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 2018 Instructor: George Hurtt Co-Instructor: View: Syllabus
    Spring 2019 Instructor: George Hurtt 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