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GEOG601: The Nature and Practice of Science
Introduces students to the nature and practice of science in physical and human geography, including practical methods for research productivity, professional, societal and ethical obligations of scientists, the philosophy of science, and the scientific literature. Students will prepare and critically evaluate research proposals.
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    Fall 2017 Instructor: Klaus Hubacek View Syllabus
    Fall 2014 Instructor: Klaus Hubacek View Syllabus
GEOG606: Quantitative Spatial Analysis
Multivariate statistical method applications to spatial problems. Linear and non-linear correlation and regression, factor analysis, cluster analysis. Spatial statistics including: trend surfaces, sequences, point distributions. Applications orientation.
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    Spring 2016 Instructor: Jonathan Resop View Syllabus
    Spring 2015 Instructor: Chengquan Huang View Syllabus
GEOG608: Comprehensive Portfolio Assessment Summary
Contact department for information to register for this course.
[Future instances TBD]
GEOG614: Human Dimensions of Global Change
The intersection of human and biophysical systems from the vantage point of the impact of human actions on the environment are examined. The impact of the biophysical environment on humans is also discussed.
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GEOG615: Land Cover and Land Use Chage
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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GEOG617: Land Cover Characterization Using Multi-spectral, Multi-Temporal Remotely Sensed Data Sets
The course will be a lab practical. Students will be introduced to the image processing steps required for characterizing land cover extent and change. Key components of land cover characterization, including image interpretation, algorithm implementation, feature space selection, thematic output definition, and scripting will be discussed and implemented.
[Future instances TBD]
GEOG632: Economic Geogrpahy
An advanced graduate level introduction to the effects of geography on economic activities and the effects of economic incentives, institutions, and activities on the nature and sustainability of human and environmental geographic systems.
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GEOG671: Remote Sensing Instruments and Observtions
Detailed examination of land remote sensing instruments, observatories and resultant measurements in the optical portion of the EM spectrum. Includes computer-based exercises that examine the importance of data geo-registration and radiometric calibration in land measurements.
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    Fall 2017 Instructor: Tatiana V. Loboda View Syllabus
    Fall 2015 Instructor: Tatiana V. Loboda View Syllabus
GEOG672: Biophysics of Optical Remote Sensing
Biophysical principles, phenomena and processes underlying multispectra remote sensing in the optical portion of the EM spectrum. Includes computer-based exercises that explore the biophysical basis of land patterns and dynamics observed in remote sensing data.
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    Fall 2014 Instructor: Shunlin Liang View Syllabus
GEOG676: Advanced Programming for Geography and Remote Sensing
Comprehensive instruction is provided in the advanced use of a commercial programming language and analysis tool used for scientific programming and data visualization, with an emphasis on applications in geography and remote sensing or GIS.
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    Spring 2016 Instructor: Louis Giglio View Syllabus
GEOG732: Spatial Econometrics
This course will provide an introduction to modern econometric techniques in general and spatial econometrics in particular. It is designed for senior and graduate students of geography department who may have relatively limited background in statistics, mathematics, and econometrics but are keen to learn this ‘difficult’ subject. This course will use the popular open source statistical computer language R. Its focus is on using statistical computing to produce analytical reports for real-world applications, research papers, and dissertations.
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    Fall 2017 Instructor: Laixiang Sun View Syllabus
    Fall 2015 Instructor: Laixiang Sun View Syllabus
    Fall 2014 Instructor: Laixiang Sun
GEOG788J: Deforestation, Land Grab, and Global Commodity Chain
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    Fall 2015 Instructor: Kuishuang Feng
GEOG788K: Foundations for GIS: Geospatial Databases
Lab sections will occasionally meet in LEF 1136 or LEF 1138. Students must pay a $40.00 lab materials fee.
[Future instances TBD]
GEOG788M: Selected Topics in Geography; Migration: Latin America and the United States
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[Future instances TBD]
GEOG788V: Mobile GIS
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    Spring 2016 Instructor: Ruibo Han
GEOG788W: Introduction to Computational Social Science
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[Future instances TBD]
GEOG788Z: Topics in Data Visualization with Processing and Applications in R
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    Fall 2017 Instructor: Giovanni Baiocchi View Syllabus
GEOG798: Selected Topics in Geography: Seminar Series; Departmental Seminar
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    Fall 2015 Instructor: Rachel Berndtson View Syllabus
    Fall 2014 Instructor: Rachel Berndtson View Syllabus