Geography (GEO)

GEO 502 Geography of Appalachia3 Credit hours   

A study of the geography of Appalachia, including landforms, climate, settlement patterns, population, economics, resources, politics, and environmental changes.

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GEO 504 Geography of Europe3 Credit hours   

An examination of the geography of Europe focusing on contemporary issues, including climate, culture, economics, environmental change, everyday life, international relations, landforms, language, politics, population, religion, and urbanization.

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GEO 505 Political Geography3 Credit hours   

An examination of contemporary patterns, processes, and problems of political geography in global perspective, including globalization, colonialism, imperialism, geopolitics, nationalism, diplomacy, international borders, governance, political representation, and future projections.

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GEO 506 Population Geography3 Credit hours   

An examination of contemporary patterns, processes, and problems of population geography in global perspective, including fertility, mortality, demographic change, migration, malnutrition, urbanization, natural resource sustainability, and future projections.

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GEO 508 Geog of South & Middle America3 Credit hours   

A study of settlement, transportation, manufacturing agriculture, geopolitics and natural resources of South and Middle American countries.

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GEO 510 Urban Geography3 Credit hours   

Study of the evolution, morphology and land use, functions, and problems of urban areas, with emphasis on governance, planning, and the social and environmental impacts of urbanization.

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GEO 511 Health and Medical Geography3 Credit hours   

An examination of contemporary issues and problems in health and medical geography, including the spatial aspects of global health, health care policy, and disease origins, diffusion, and ecology.

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GEO 522 Environmental Geography3 Credit hours   

Geographical survey of enviromental changes caused by human activities. Focus on resource availability and use; pollution of air, water, and biosphere; energy problems, and human interaction with natural movement.

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GEO 523 Cartography & GIS3 Credit hours   

An introduction to cartography as the cornerstone of geographic information systems/science. Students will learn GIS-based map making, interpretation, and design. The course explores cartographic techniques to represent and visualize data.

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GEO 524 Transportation Geography3 Credit hours   

A geographic analysis of transportation and its spatial organization. Concepts, models, and analytical methods related to traffic demand, network configuration, and allocation of transport facilities are covered.

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GEO 525 Climatology4 Credit hours   

A study of elements of weather and climate, methods of climatic classification, and distribution and characteris- tics of world climatic regions.

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GEO 526 Principles of GIS4 Credit hours   

This course allows incoming graduate students to obtain foundational GIS skills required to succeed in more specialized graduate level GIScience courses.

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GEO 529 Princ of GIS 2-Vector Analysis4 Credit hours   

Continuation of GEO 526 Principles of GIS, including additional principles like data management, cartographic design, and geocoding; and vector analyses like spatial patterns analysis, spatial autocorrelation, and network analysis.

Pre-req: GEO 526 or GEO 530.

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GEO 530 GIS-Raster Analysis4 Credit hours   

GIS raster analysis, including local, neighborhood, and zonal operations, terrain analysis, building raster databases, distance modeling, and surface interpolation. Data collection and input from readily available sources, creation of custom data using GPS, and advanced spatial analysis using GIS.

Pre-req: GEO 526 or GEO 529.

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GEO 531 Remote Sensing & Photogram4 Credit hours   

Scientific study of the earth using images and data captured using satellite-or aircraft-borne sensors, with emphasis on issues of acquisition, photogrammetric interpretation, spatial analysis, and application.

Pre-req: GEO 526 or GEO 529 or GEO 530.

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GEO 532 Enterprise GIS3 Credit hours   

Principles and techniques for planning, implementing, and managing Geographic Information Systems technologies in a firm or agency.

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GEO 533 GPS & Mobile Geospatial T3 Credit hours   

An analysis of the design and deployment of Global Navigation Satellite Systems such as GPS (Global Positioning System) and their application to mobile map systems.

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GEO 534 Flood Hazards and GIS3 Credit hours   

Application of principles of flood hazards preparation, disaster management, and mitigation using Geographic Information Systems (GIS).

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GEO 540 Spatial Statistics and GIS4 Credit hours   

Statistical methods applied to problem solving in geography and using GIS for display and analysis. Primary focus on descriptive and inferential spatial statistics, mapping, and spatial analysis of data.

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GEO 554 Drones:Remote Sensing & GIS3 Credit hours   

Learn FAA rules and safety procedures; prepare for Remote Pilot licensing exam; operate drones to collect remote sensing data; process imagery for analysis; integrate sUAS imagery with existing GIS data.

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GEO 560 Weather Analysis4 Credit hours   

Introduction to reading weather maps and meteorological analysis techniques including satellite and radar image interpretation and numerical weather prediction.

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GEO 580 Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   

Selected geography subjects to cover unusual geography topics not in the regular course offerings of the depart- ment.

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GEO 581 Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   

Selected geography subjects to cover unusual geography topics not in the regular course offerings of the depart- ment.

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GEO 582 Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   

Selected geography subjects to cover unusual geography topics not in the regular course offerings of the depart- ment.

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GEO 583 Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   

Selected geography subjects to cover unusual geography topics not in the regular course offerings of the depart- ment.

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GEO 585 Independent Study1-4 Credit hours   
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GEO 586 Independent Study1-4 Credit hours   
Attributes: No Textbook Required
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GEO 587 Independent Study1-4 Credit hours   
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GEO 588 Independent Study1-4 Credit hours   
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GEO 601 Colloquium in Geography1-3 Credit hours   

Speaker series introducing and sharing knowledge and experiences with geographic focus. Students are to learn from the knowledge and experience of faculty members, graduate students, alumni, and scholars.

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GEO 607 Economic Geography3 Credit hours   

Topics in economic geography including industrial location, transportation systems, economic development, international trade relationships and globalism.

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GEO 615 Geographic Thought3 Credit hours   

Survey of the history, literature, prominent individuals, and major paradigms in geography. Review of the major concepts in geography and an introduction to various methods of geographic inquiry.

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GEO 616 Geographical Research Methods3 Credit hours   

Students examine/practice four research methods in geography--qualitative, quantitative, GIScience, and field/lab methods--and learn to choose among them and use them for their own research and analysis.

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GEO 617 Seminars in Geography1-3 Credit hours   

Selected geography subjects/topics not included in the regular course offerings of the department are considered, using a seminar approach to learning.

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GEO 618 Seminars in Geography1-3 Credit hours   

Selected geography subjects/topics not included in the regular course offerings of the department are considered, using a seminar approach to learning.

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GEO 619 Seminars in Geography1-3 Credit hours   

Selected geography subjects/topics not included in the regular course offerings of the department are considered, using a seminar approach to learning.

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GEO 620 Problems in Environ Geog3 Credit hours   

Geographic aspects of world environmental problems including such topics as global warming, acid rain, energy supplies, population growth and soil depletion.

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GEO 623 Regions of North America3 Credit hours   

This seminar course examines regional geographies of North America with an emphasis on the research and methods for delineation of regions.

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GEO 631 Applied GIS Projects3 Credit hours   

Use of advanced GIS techniques to solve community-service research problems.

Pre-req: GEO 530.

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GEO 634 GIS Databases & Programming3 Credit hours   

Configuration and management of geospatial databases. Python scripting for analysis, geoprocessing, and workflow automation within a GIS environment.

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GEO 679 Applied Project1-3 Credit hours   
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GEO 681 Thesis1-6 Credit hours   
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GEO 690 Internship in Geography1-6 Credit hours   

Student will be employed a minimum of 300 hours with an agency approved by geography department. Faculty advisor and agency will consult periodically on student progress.

Attributes: No Textbook Required
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