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Below is a listing of courses typically offered by CEOE's Department of Geography.  For more detailed information on courses, visit the University of Delaware's courses page.

GEOG101 Physical Geography: Climatic Processes (3 cr)

Introduction to processes responsible for weather, climate and climatic change. Implications of climate for ecosystems and human activities. Earth-sun relations, geographic coordinate systems and map interpretation. Together GEOG101 and 106 form a comprehensive introduction to physical geography and its tools.

GEOG102 Human Geography (3 cr)

Examination of the spatial distribution of human activities worldwide. Particular attention is given to those factors and processes that have led to spatial inequality and locational conflict from the international scale to the neighborhood scale.

GEOG106 Physical Geography: Land Surface Processes (3 cr)

Introduction to processes responsible for the development, modification, distribution and variety of landforms and soils. Implications for human activities. Analysis of topographic maps and air photo interpretation. Together GEOG101 and 106 form a comprehensive introduction to physical geography and its tools.

GEOG111 Climatic Processes Laboratory (1 cr)

Laboratory investigation of processes responsible for weather, climate and climatic change. Implications of climate for ecosystems and human activities. Earth-sun relations, geographic coordinate systems and map interpretation. COREQ: GEOG101.

GEOG120 World Regional Geography (3 cr)

Introduction to the geographic regions of the world and the changing relations between regions. Emphasis is on environmental, economic, and political geographic relationships between industrial and developing nations.

GEOG152 Climate and Life (4 cr)

Introduction to those physical and biological processes that shape our climatic environment. Important themes include the exchanges of energy and mass between the atmosphere and both vegetation and built environments; and the influence of climate on humans and humans on climate.

GEOG166 Special Problem (1-3 cr)

GEOG203 Introduction to Cultural Geography (3 cr)

Introductory study of people, landscapes and cultures through time. Emphasis is on culture, ethics and aesthetics as contexts for human perceptions and the creation of varied human habitats.

GEOG210 Economic Geography (3 cr)

A real variation on the earth's surface of human activities related to producing, exchanging and consuming wealth. World distributional patterns of the major economic activities.

GEOG215 Full of Hot Air: Understanding Climate Change (3 cr)

Understanding climate and climate change is important for everyone. Explores climate change and its impacts at local, regional, and global levels. Policy and decision making, as well as adaptation and mitigation will be discussed with a focus on current events.

GEOG220 Meteorology (3 cr)

Analysis of the atmosphere, weather elements, air masses, fronts and storms. Principles of weather forecasting, especially as it relates to severe weather.

GEOG225 Historical Geography of the United States (3 cr)

Persistence and change of settlements, economic activities and social/cultural behavior in development of different geographical regions of the United States.

GEOG226 Geography of Latin America (3 cr)

Physical, historical and cultural geography of Latin America.

GEOG230 Human Impact on the Environment (3 cr)

Provides an introduction to the past, present, and future impacts of humans on Earth. Topics include anthropogenic impacts on vegetation, animals, soils, water, landforms, and the atmosphere, and possible future impacts as a result of global change. Particular attention is paid to the interconnections among environmental systems and the influence of human activities.

GEOG235 Conservation of Natural Resources (3 cr)

Physical, social and economic problems involved in integrating resource management and maintaining environmental quality.

GEOG236 Conservation: Global Issues (3 cr)

Introduces the global nature of resources management and discusses the relationships between population growth, the market economy, agricultural production and mineral and energy exploitation, worldwide.

GEOG240 Environment and Behavior (3 cr)

Interdisciplinary introduction to individual and group behavior in relation to developed and natural environments. The implications of such human environment interactions for planning.

GEOG250 Computer Methods for Geographic and Environmental Sciences (4 cr)

Modern Fortran programming for application to data analysis and modeling, with examples and applications from the geographical and environmental sciences. Topics include the basics of data reduction, numerical modeling, and design and use of scientific graphics.

GEOG255 Applied Climatology (3 cr)

Application of climatic information to practical problems of agriculture, irrigation and crop scheduling, health, clothing, water resources, architecture and industry.

GEOG260 Digital Geography 1 (3 cr)

Introduction to media technology and digital storytelling techniques that are used to communicate geographic information important to environmental and social problems. Emphasis is on hands-on multimedia production. External hard drive formatted for MAC required.

GEOG271 Introduction to Geographic Data Analysis (3 cr)

A survey of computational, statistical, and graphical techniques used in scientific data analysis with particular emphasis on the special nature of geographic and spatial data. Includes scripting language programming.

GEOG309 Geography of Central and Western Europe (3 cr)

Environments, cultures, utilization of resources, problems of development and future opportunities in central and western European countries. Field trips to see geographic features (alpine landscapes) specific to Austria.

GEOG310 Social Geography (3 cr)

The environment is defined, arranged and experienced differently by different social groups. Examines the geographical settings of minorities - ethnic groups, women, children, elderly and the homeless - and the ways institutions, media and political processes affect the spatial location and place experiences of these groups.

GEOG315 Newark, Delaware: People, Politics and Place (3 cr)

Compares college towns across the country to see how they look, feel and respond to town/gown challenges and takes a critical look at Newark, Delaware. Examines the social diversity of Newark's population; the history and politics behind local zoning, housing policies and city ordinances; and the geography of UD students. Off-campus research and/or service-learning projects required.

GEOG320 Water and Society (3 cr)

Study of the physical occurrence and distribution of water in all parts of the hydrologic cycle: introduces the nature of human demands for water, the possibilities of obtaining additional supplies and the difficult legal, economic and political questions of management of water resources.

GEOG325 Urban Geography (3 cr)

Spatial relationships of urban areas, focusing on the structure of towns, the organization of urban space and the external relationships of cities.

GEOG328 Transportation Geography (3 cr)

Geographical factors in the development of transportation and influences of transportation innovations on spatial patterns of settlement and regional growth.

GEOG329 International Migration (3 cr)

Interdisciplinary introduction to alternative/complementary disciplinary approaches to the study of human movement between states. Offered on a rotational basis by faculty involved in the University of Delaware migration group.

GEOG341 Climate and Climate Change (3 cr)

Understanding the earth's climate and how the climate is changing is a fundamental part of modern earth system science. Explores the scientific basis for the study of climate and climate change, including long term and modern change, with a discussion of current topics.

GEOG342 Bioclimatology (3 cr)

Biosphere-atmosphere interactions and corresponding feedbacks are examined in detail. Emphasis also is placed on the influences of weather and climate on plants, animals, and humans.

GEOG343 Climatic Geomorphology (3 cr)

Influence of climate and vegetation elements on rock weathering and soil erosion rates. Landform assemblages and surface materials produced under present and past climatic regimes.

GEOG345 Cultural Geography (3 cr)

Broad principles of the field. Human mobility and stasis. Material and symbolic landscapes. Individual and group values in landscape formation and change.

GEOG346 Urban Cultural Geography (3 cr)

City landscapes as expressions of attitudes and ideals. Oriental and Western; classical, modern and future. Humanizing the urban landscape.

GEOG360 Digital Geography II (3 cr)

Builds on GEOG260 - Digital Geography I and introduces students to additional media technology and storytelling techniques. Other concurrent courses may be consider with permission of Instructor. External hard drive formatted for MAC required.

GEOG366 Independent Study (1-6 cr)

GEOG372 Introduction to GIS (3 cr)

Fundamental geographic concepts and principles necessary to effectively use GIS to examine geographic problems. Hands-on training is provided in the use of professional GIS software in the context of collecting, managing, processing, and presenting geographic data. Emphases is placed on the nature of spatial data, modeling techniques, and cartographic design.

GEOG390 Honors Colloquium (1 cr)

GEOG408 Heat and Light in Nature- Radiative Transfer (3 cr)

The energetic interaction of sunlight with the atmosphere and oceans influences the entire earth system. Examines the theory of radiative transfer within the ocean and atmosphere, and then explores several areas of applicable research including climate modeling and remote sensing.

GEOG409 The Ocean & Climate Variation (3 cr)

Study of the ocean-atmospher system; the fluxes of heat, water and energy in the ocean and interchanges with the atmosphere; budgets and mechanisms of exchange; and interannual and long-term climate variations as related to the ocean.

GEOG411 Fluvial Geomorphology (3 cr)

Hydrologic and sediment transport processes in rivers and watersheds. Morphology and evolution of rivers and watersheds. Depositional processes and evolution of floodplains. Structure and interpretation of fluvial deposits in the geologic record.

GEOG412 Physical Climatology (4 cr)

Investigates the nature of the Earth's climate by examining the physical processes that maintain our climate system. Focuses primarily on the flow of energy and moisture in the global climate and its geographic variation on scales of hundreds to thousands of kilometers. Human-induced modifications to the climate system, such as urbanization, anthropogenic global warming, desertification, and tropical deforestation, are also discussed. The lab portion of the class teaches descriptive, analytical, programming and mapping skills to model our climate system and to illustrate the analyses of climate datasets.

GEOG413 Meteorological Processes for Wind Energy (3 cr)

Explores the fundamental concepts of meteorology that are needed to understand onshore, offshore, and airborne wind energy. Topics include: forces affecting winds; terrain and land-use effects; air turbulence; numerical modeling; wind power and energy from turbines; and wind measurement technologies.

GEOG415 Meteorologic Processes in Air Pollution (3 cr)

An introduction to meteorological processes that affect air pollution, such as diffusion, atmospheric stability, and turbulence, with a focus on the atmospheric boundary layer.

GEOG 417 Seminar in Climate Change (3 cr)

Examines facts and fallacies regarding global warming and climate science and assesses the current state of scientific understanding of and ability to forecast climate change.

GEOG420 Atmospheric Physics (3 cr)

Introduction to energy and moisture flows in the atmosphere at small scales. Includes atmospheric thermodynamics, cloud physics and radiation.

GEOG422 Resources, Development and the Environment

Focuses on food, resources, energy and population issues in relationship to economic development and the global environment. The main objective is to engage students in discussion and debate on sustainable development policies.

GEOG423 Atmospheric Dynamics (3 cr)

Investigates atmospheric motion in a quantitative manner. Expands basic conservation laws to derive the equations of atmospheric motion and to develop the concepts of vorticity and circulation. Discusses atmospheric wave motion and general circulation.

GEOG424 Weather Forecasting (3 cr)

Basic concepts behind weather and climate forecasting. Understanding numerical models and how to interpret their output. Application of satellite and radar products into weather forecasting. Involves operational weather forecasting and provides practice in forecasting and surface map analysis.

GEOG431 Watershed Hydro-Ecology (3 cr)

Examines key linkages between hydrology and ecosystem processes in natural and human impacted watersheds. Topics include water quantity and quality and material source, transport and fate in terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems, as affected by biotic and abiotic stressors, including changes in land-use and climate.

GEOG432 Environmental Hydrology (3 cr)

Introduction to hydrologic science. Topics include precipitation, snowmelt, evapotranspiration, infiltration, groundwater, runoff, streamflow, water resources management, and hydrologic applications of remote sensing and geographic information systems. Case studies illustrate hydrological response to changes in land-use and climate. Group studies include field measurements and computer simulations.

GEOG434 Plan Sustainable Communities & Regions (3 cr)

Examines theory and methods for planning for more sustainable communities and regions in a global context in the twenty-first century. Sustainable development is defined and theories of sustainable planning presented that meet goals in the areas of environment, economy, and equity (the Three Es). After discussion of issues central to sustainable planning, course looks at tools for sustainable planning and how current land use and regional planning is and can become more oriented to sustainability. The University of Delaware is featured as an example of sustainable planning.

GEOG438 World Cities in Comparative Perspective (3 cr)

World city as a new and distinctive geographic urban form in the world economy. Case studies explore common features of internal structure and external relationships of world cities, their growing environmental problems and extent to which they have decoupled from national cultures and economies.

GEOG445 Method and Theory in Geography (3 cr)

The nature of geography, its history, methodology and applications in research and societal problems. A pre-professional course.

GEOG449 Environment and Society (3 cr)

Considers the relationships between environmental and social processes from the theoretical, philosophical and methodological perspectives of geography. Explores the ethical and contextual implications of framing environmental questions and posing solutions. Examines approaches to the geographical analysis of environmental problems.

GEOG451 Microclimatology (3 cr)

Introduction to instrumentation and techniques involved in microclimatic monitoring and sampling. Students have the unique opportunity to collect field data through a semester long research project. Research results are written to the specifications of a peer-reviewed scientific journal.

GEOG452 Seminar in Climatology (3 cr)

General theoretical and practical considerations of research in climatology.

GEOG453 Synoptic Climatology (3 cr)

Physical processes involved with development and transportation of weather systems, including relationships between upper atmospheric flow and surface weather phenomena, synoptic evaluation of air masses, synoptic techniques for environmental analysis.

GEOG456 Hydroclimatology (3 cr)

Study of the hydrologic cycle as it relates to water in the atmosphere and in and on the earth's surface. Hydrologic processes including precipitation, soil moisture, evapotranspiration, runoff and streamflow are examined.

GEOG458 Paleoclimatology (3 cr)

Covers the factors that cause natural variations in Earth's climate on different time scales, focusing on biotic, geologic, and geochemical records. Includes discussion of changing continental configurations, atmospheric greenhouse gas levels, and the Earth-Sun geometry on ocean circulation and climate change.
GEOG464 Internship in Geography (1-6 cr)

On the job experience in governmental or private planning, consulting, environmental or engineering agencies.

GEOG466 Independent Study (1-6 cr)

GEOG468 Digital Worlds (3 cr)

Investigates the ethics, limitations, and implications of how geographic information is gathered, digitized, analyzed, and communicated in the media-enriched and socially-networked world we live in. A digital geography project is completed to examine how digital technologies are transforming knowledge production in the sciences, social sciences and humanities.

GEOG470 Computer Cartography (4 cr)

Introduction to cartographic theory and computational methods necessary for drawing maps with the aid of a digital computer.

GEOG471 Advanced GIS (3 cr)

Expands upon the principles and concepts covered in GEOG372 to examine advanced data models, preprocessing, spatial analysis and modeling, uncertainty, and visualization methods for exploring geographic data and analysis results. Extensive experience using a professional grade GIS software package. Experience is also gained in customizing the software and automating the processing through a scripting language.

GEOG473 Select Technical Topics (1-3 cr)

Technical skills training focused on a specific aspect of the processing, analysis, modeling, and visualization of geographic data. The course content of each 1-3 credit course will vary to target a specialized techical topic using high end software such as ArcGIS and ENVI.

GEOG474 Introduction to Environmental Remote Sensing (3 cr)

Introduces the fundamental characteristics of electromagnetic radiation, energy interactions, sensors, and ways to extract meaningful geophysical information from remote sensing data to solve geographical and environmental problems. Airphoto interpretation, photogrammetry, and digital image processing techniques are described through in-class demonstrations and hands on exercises using a professional grade image processing system.

GEOG476 GIS Remote Sensing Technical Consultant (3 cr)

Students with prior GIS/remote sensing experience serve as peer consultants for one of the introductory GIS/remote sensing courses (e.g., Geog372, Frec480). The consultant assists a student team in formulating an assigned project into a logical sequence of analytic steps, develops his/her own solution to the GIS project, and presents a seminar on that project. This course is not strictly software-specific, and may offer consultants exposure to alternative software packages.

GEOG477 Spatial Data Analysis (3 cr)

Special approaches to analysis of data associated with points, lines and areas on the Earth's surface commonly encountered in environmental sciences. Introduces mapping, graphical and quantitative approaches to analyzing spatial data. Fortran programs developed and used.

GEOG482 Physical Geography of Cold Environments (3 cr)

Survey and analysis of land surface processes in polar and mountain environments. Emphasis on the ground thermal regime, permafrost, periglacial (cold climate, nonglacial) landforms and environmental problems in cold regions.

GEOG458 Geomorphology (3 cr)

Survey of natural landforms and the processes that shape them. Topics include landscape evolution, dynamic equilibrium, rates of landform change, and the topographic response to tectonic and climatic forcing.

GEOG600 Prelude to Geography (1 cr)

Introduction to contemporary American geography, especially its research and educational frontiers. Also emphasizes theoretical and practical considerations in formulating, carrying out and evaluating geographic research. Students additionally are required to attend (and then discuss) the Department's Friday afternoon guest lectures.

GEOG601 Proseminar in Geography I (2 cr)

Examines the contemporary structure of geography, as its theories and approaches to inquiry. Surveys the discipline's historical development, and introduces bibliographic and electronic literature searches, how to formulate a research question and organize research into that question.

GEOG602 Proseminar in Geography II (2 cr)

Deepens ability to conduct research into a thesis or dissertation problem. By the end of the course, students are expected to have a complete draft of the literature review chapter of their thesis or dissertation.

GEOG604 GIS for Environmental Research (3 cr)

Explores the application of GIS to environmental problems. Reviews current research in the field, and implements relevant techniques for analysis of a variety of environmental problems.

GEOG605 Computer Programming for Environmental Research (2 cr)

Using a mixture of guided self-study and lecture, students learn modern Fortran programming for application to environmental data analysis and atmospheric and geological modeling. Older language features and use of legacy codes are also covered lightly.

GEOG606 Ocean and Atmosphere Remote Sensing (3 cr)

Fundamentals of ocean and atmosphere remote sensing including space platforms, their orbits, instruments, data retrieval and image processing methods. Oceanographic and atmospheric applications of remote sensing and new developments in sensors and data analyses.

GEOG608 Heat and Light in Nature- Radiative Transfer (3 cr)

The energetic interaction of sunlight with the atmosphere and oceans influences the entire earth system. Examines the theory of radiative transfer within the ocean and atmosphere, and then explores several areas of applicable research including climate modeling and remote sensing.

GEOG609 The Ocean & Climate Variation (3 cr)

Study of the ocean-atmosphere system; the fluxes of heat, water and energy in the ocean and interchanges with the atmosphere; budgets and mechanisms of exchange; and interannual and long-term climate variations as related to the ocean.

GEOG611 Fluvial Geomorphology (3 cr)

Hydrologic and sediment transport processes in rivers and watersheds. Morphology and evolution of rivers and watersheds. Depositional processes and evolution of floodplains. Structure and interpretation of fluvial deposits in the geologic record.

GEOG612 Physical Climatology (4 cr)

Energy and moisture exchange between the atmosphere and land surface for characteristc natural and human-modified environments.

GEOG613 Meteorological Processes for Wind Energy (3 cr)

This course explores the fundamental concepts of meteorology that are needed to understand onshore, offshore, and airborne wind energy. Topics include: forces affecting winds; terrain and land-use effects; air turbulence; numerical modeling; wind power and energy from turbines; and wind measurement technologies.

GEOG614 The American Suburb (3 cr)

An examination of historical and geographical origins of the American suburb and its role in metropolitan development and larger society. Includes evolution of streetcar and automobile suburbs with special emphasis on post World War II suburban boom and contemporary post-suburban trends.

GEOG615 Meteorlogic Processes in Air Pollution (3 cr)

An introduction to meteorological processes that affect air pollution, such as diffusion, atmospheric stability, and turbulence, with a focus on the atmospheric boundary layer.

GEOG617 Seminar in Climate Change (3 cr)

Examines facts and fallacies regarding global warming and climate science and assesses the current state of scientific understanding of and ability to forecast climate change.

GEOG620 Atmospheric Physics (3 cr)

Introduction to energy and moisture flows in the atmosphere at small scales. Includes atmospheric thermodynamics, cloud physics and radiation.

GEOG622 Resources, Development and the Environment (3 cr)

Focuses on food, resources, energy and population issues in relationship to economic development and the global environment. Engages students in discussion and debate on sustainable development policies.

GEOG623 Atmospheric Dynamics (3 cr)

Investigates atmospheric motion in a quantitative manner. Expands basic conservation laws to derive the equations of atmospheric motion and to develop the concepts of vorticity and circulation. Discusses atmospheric wave motion and general circulation.

GEOG631 Watershed Hydro-Ecology (3 cr)

Examines key linkages between hydrology and ecosystem processes in natural and human impacted watersheds. Topics include water quantity and quality and material source, transport and fate in terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems, as affected by biotic and abiotic stressors, including changes in land-use and climate.

GEOG632 Environmental Hydrology (3 cr)

Introduction to hydrologic science. Topics include precipitation, snowmelt, evapotranspiration, infiltration, groundwater, runoff, streamflow, water resources management, and hydrologic applications of remote sensing and geographic information systems. Case studies illustrate hydrological response to changes in land-use and climate. Group studies include field measurements and computer simulations.

GEOG634 Plan Sustainable Communities & Regions (3 cr)

Examines theory and methods for planning for more sustainable communities and regions in a global context in the twenty-first century. Sustainable development is defined and theories of sustainable planning presented that meet goals in the areas of environment, economy, and equity (the Three Es). After discussion of issues central to sustainable planning, course looks at tools for sustainable planning and how current land use and regional planning is and can become more oriented to sustainability. The University of Delaware is featured as an example of sustainable planning.

GEOG636 Research Topics in Historic Preservation (3 cr)

Seminar addresses a specific research issue within historic preservation including hypothesis construction, design of research methodology and evaluation of results. Emphasis on use of primary sources and application of data-base techniques.

GEOG368 World Cities in Comparative Perspective (3 cr)

World city as a new and distinctive geographic urban form in the world economy. Case studies explore common features of internal structure and external relationships of world cities, their growing environmental problems and extent to which they have decoupled from national cultures and economies.

GEOG641 Summer Institute for Geography Teachers I (3 cr)

Explores the content, perspectives, and methods of geography, focusing on maps and spatial analysis (Delaware Geography Standard 1) and how humans interact with the physical environment (Delaware Standard 2). Content presented relates directly to the requirements of the K-12 Delaware Content Standards in Geography.

GEOG642 Summer Institute for Geography Teachers II (3 cr)

Explores the content, perspectives, and methods of geography, focusing on the geographic concept of Place (Geography Standard 3) and Region (Geography Standard 4). Content presented relates directly to the requirements of the K-12 Delaware Content Standards in Geography.

GEOG644 Advanced Summer Institute for Geography Teachers (3 cr)

Designed as a summer institute for K-12 teachers of geography who desire additional instruction in specialized areas of geographical education. Topics include geographical information systems, transportation geography, climatic change, and Arctic Geography.

GEOG645 Method and Theory in Geography (3 cr)

The nature of geography, its history, methodology and applications in research and societal problems. A preprofessional course.

GEOG649 Environment and Society (3 cr)

Considers the relationships between environmental and social processes from theoretical, philosophical, and methodological perspectives of geography. Explores the ethical and contextual implications implied in framing environmental questions and posing solutions. Examines approaches to the geographical analysis of environmental problems.

GEOG651 Microclimatology (4 cr)

Introduction to instrumentation and techniques involved in microclimatic monitoring and sampling. Field observation carried out in varying environmental situations.

GEOG652 Seminar in Climatology (3-12 cr)

General theoretical and practical considerations of research in climatology.

GEOG653 Synoptic Climatology (3 cr)

The physical processes involved with the development and transportation of weather systems. Selected topics include relationships between upper atmospheric flow and surface weather phenomena, synoptic evaluation of air masses and synoptic techniques for environmental analysis.

GEOG656 Hydroclimatology ( 3cr)

Study of the hydrologic cycle as it relates to water in the atmosphere and in and on the earth's surface. Hydrologic processes including precipitation, soil moisture, evapotranspiration, runoff and streamflow will be examined.

GEOG657 Climate Dynamics (3 cr)

Investigation of the physical processes controlling global climate, starting with the earth-sun relationship and adding additional processes to increase complexity and realism. Extensive use of models to explore the importance of each process.

GEOG658 Paleoclimatology (3 cr)

Covers the factors that cause natural variations in Earth?s climate on different time scales, focusing on biotic, geologic, and geochemical records. Includes discussion of changing continental configurations, atmospheric greenhouse gas levels, and the Earth-Sun geometry on ocean circulation and climate change.

GEOG661 Introduction to Ocean Modeling (3 cr)

Introduction to numerical methods used to solve the equations of ocean motion. Topics range from basic numerical concepts with applications to general transport and shallow-water equations to an overview of turbulence and ocean circulation models that are employed to understand weather and climate.

GEOG670 Geographic Information Systems and Science (3 cr)

Introduces the principles and concepts of geographic information science to effectively use a professional level geographic information system. Practical hands-on exposure to "real" data and GIS software and hardware is provided through exercises and a final project.

GEOG671 Advanced Geographic Information Systems (4 cr)

Commerical geographical information systems (GIS) are introduced and used to analyze a wide variety of spatial data bases. Georeferenced data are acquired, restructured and manipulated in a GIS environment. GIS methods are applied to local-scale geographical, environmental and land planning problems.

GEOG672 Seminar in Geographic Information Systems (3 cr)

Principles underlying geographic information systems (GIS) are examined, and sample geographic problems are analyzed. Design and programming of modules for data acquisition and storage, map projection, map overlay, spatial data analyses, and graphic output are considered. Geographic themes and data vary each time the seminar is offered.

GEOG673 Select Technical Topics (1-3 cr)

Technical skills training focused on a specific aspect of the processing, analysis, modeling, and visualization of geographic data. The course content of each 1-3 credit course will vary to target a specialized technical topic using high end software such as ArcGIS and ENVI.

GEOG674 Satellite Climatology (3 cr)

Use of satellite observations to study the climate system. Discussions consider the development of satellite climatology, sensors, platforms and methodologies used to estimate climate variables from radiance measurements. Aspects of climate that are emphasized include cloud climatologies, cloud systems, atmospheric moisture, radiation budget, land-surface conditions.

GEOG676 Technical Consultant (3 cr)

Students with prior GIS/remote sensing experience serve as peer consultants for one of the introductory GIS/remote sensing courses (e.g., Geog372, Frec480). The consultant assists a student team in formulating an assigned project into a logical sequence of analytic steps, develops his/her own solution to the GIS project, and present a seminar on that project. This course is not strictly software-specific, and may offer consultants exposure to alternative software packages.

GEOG677 Spatial Data Analysis (3 cr)

Special approaches to analysis of data associated with points, lines and areas on the Earth's surface commonly encountered in environmental sciences. Introduces mapping, graphical and quantitative approaches to analyzing spatial data. Fortran programs developed and used.

GEOG681 Remote Sensing of Environment (3 cr)

Detection and mapping of land and ocean resources with optical, infrared and microwave sensors. Digital analysis of satellite images using multispectral and spatial analysis techniques and correlation with ground/ship data. Application to oceanography, coastal processes, geology, land use, geography, agriculture, climate and pollution studies. Includes hands-on image analysis in GIS laboratory.

GEOG682 Physical Geography of Cold Environments (3 cr)

Survey and analysis of land surface processes in polar and mountain environments. Emphasis on the ground thermal regime, permafrost, periglacial (cold climate, non-glacial) landforms and environmental problems in cold regions.

GEOG685 Advanced Geomorphology (3 cr)

Survey of natural landforms and the processes that shape them. Topics include landscape evolution, dynamic equilibrium, rates of landform change, and the topographic response to tectonic and climatic forcing.

GEOG803 Topics in Geomorphology (1-3 cr)

Selected topics in geomorphology. Topics vary according to instructor preference.

GEOG855 Climatological Research (3 cr)

Techniques of research in basic and applied climatology: to include field study, and the analysis of climatological data.

GEOG868 Research (1-9 cr)

GEOG869 Master’s Thesis (1-6 cr)

GEOG964 Pre-Candidacy Study (3-12 cr)

Research and readings in preparation of dissertation topic and/or qualifying examinations for doctoral students before admission to candidacy but after completion of all required course work.

GEOG969 Doctoral Dissertation (1-12 cr)

 

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