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 2014Instructor: Keith YearwoodView: Syllabus
    Spring 2015Instructor: Keith YearwoodView: Syllabus
    Fall 2015Instructor: Keith YearwoodView: Syllabus
    Spring 2016Instructor: Keith YearwoodView: Syllabus
    Fall 2017Instructor: Keith YearwoodView: Syllabus
    Spring 2018Instructor: Keith YearwoodView: Syllabus
    Spring 2019Instructor: Keith YearwoodView: Syllabus
    Winter 2020Instructor: Joshua Wayland

Cultural geography course on society and sustainability. Culture is the basic building block that is key to sustainability of societies. Course will cover sustainability of societies on different scales, examining local, regional, and worldwide issues. Sustainability will be examined as a key element of environmental sustainability. How societies adjust to rapid world change will be examined as a positive and/or negative factor in sustainability. (Human Geography)

Course Offerings:
    Summer 2014Instructor: Rachel Berndtson
    Fall 2014Instructor: Martha GeoresView: Syllabus
    Fall 2015Instructor: Rachel BerndtsonView: Syllabus
    Fall 2017Instructor: Rachel BerndtsonView: Syllabus
    Summer 2017Instructor: Rachel BerndtsonView: Syllabus
    Summer 2019Instructor: Rachel Lamb
    Winter 2020Instructor: Rachel Lamb

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)

Course Offerings:
    Fall 2014Instructor: Naijun ZhouView: Syllabus
    Winter 2015Instructor: Unlisted/TBD
    Winter 2015Instructor: Unlisted/TBD
    Spring 2015Instructor: Naijun ZhouView: Syllabus
    Fall 2015Instructor: Naijun ZhouView: Syllabus
    Fall 2016Instructor: Naijun ZhouView: Syllabus
    Fall 2017Instructor: Naijun ZhouView: Syllabus
    Spring 2019Instructor: Naijun ZhouView: Syllabus
    Winter 2020Instructor: Naijun ZhouView: 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.

Course Offerings:
    Winter 2015Instructor: Naijun ZhouView: Syllabus
    Spring 2015Instructor: Naijun ZhouView: Syllabus
    Spring 2018Instructor: Junchuan FanView: Syllabus
    Spring 2019Instructor: Naijun ZhouView: Syllabus
    Winter 2020Instructor: Naijun ZhouView: Syllabus