G107 Physical Systems of the Environment (3 cr.)
An examination of the physical environment as the home of human beings, with emphasis on the distribution and interaction of environmental variables and energy flow through the system.
G108 Physical Systems of the Environment-Lab (2 cr.)
Laboratory study of the physical environment. (Lab fee required.)
G110 Introduction to Human Geography (3 cr.)
An exploration of social and cultural phenomena as these are expressed and distributed across the earth's surface. Topics include population, migration, language, religion, customs, political divisions, agriculture, industry, and urbanization.
G201 World Regional Geography (3 cr.)
Geographical analysis of regions occupied by European cultures and of indigenous spatial developments in non-Western areas.
G213 Introduction to Economic Geography (3 cr.)
Principles of economic geography, including theories concerning industrial location, competition for land, economic nature of resources, and geographic background of interregional trade.
G304 Meteorology and Physical Climatology (3 cr.)
Study of weather elements, processes, and patterns. Weather observation, analysis, and forecasting. Systematic and regional study of world climates. Relationship of climate to human activity.
G307 Biogeography (3 cr.)
An analysis of the spatial distribution of natural biota with regard to physical and ecological processes.
G308 Natural/Human-Induced Disasters (3 cr.)
Study and analysis of the causes, nature, and geographical occurrence of natural and human-induced disasters. Examines the workings and consequences of disasters and hazards facing humankind.
G314 Urban Geography (3 cr.)
Study and interpretation of urban spatial structure, policies, and problems with an emphasis on geographic perspectives.
G315 Environmental Conservation (3 cr.)
The study of the conservation of natural resources, including soil, water, air, wildlife, and forests, as interrelated components of the natural and human environments, emphasizing a unified ecological approach. Current problems relating to pollution and environmental quality.
G317 Geography of Developing Countries (3 cr.)
Analysis of spatial processes in the Third World with emphasis on the processes of migration, urbanization, and resource development.
G320 Population Geography (3 cr.)
Study of population growth, compositional change, and redistribution at regional, national and global scales. Topics include: population pressure, fertility control, aging of societies, AIDS, immigration, and population policies.
G323 Geography of Latin America (3 cr.)
Geographical analysis of the terrain, resources, climate, culture, and the historical and economic development of the nations south of the Rio Grande.
G326 Geography of North America (3 cr.)
Continental and regional variations in terrain and climate and the economic and social life of the United States and Canada, with emphasis on geographical principles, sources of data, and techniques of investigation.
G333 Introductory Cartography (3 cr.)
Use, interpretation, and sources of topographic maps, thematic maps, vertical aerial photographs, and related materials. Includes projections and grids, relief symbolization, map classification, mapping agencies, and the history of maps and mapping.
G335 Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (3 cr.)
Interpretation and measurement on aerial photographs and compilation of controlled maps. Geographical applications of color, infrared, radar, multiband, and other imagery from aerial and space-orbiting craft. Lectures and laboratory. (Lab fee required.)
G336 Environmental Remote Sensing (3 cr.)
Fundamental principles involved in remote sensing, including radiation character, instrumentation, and applications to research of spatial, environmental phenomena.
G418 Historical Geography (3 cr.)
Migration and diffusion, rural and urban settlement, industrialization, and transport development as spatial processes shaping the landscapes and geopolitical relationships of past places and peoples.
G425 Africa: Contemporary Geographic Problems (3 cr.)
Contemporary geographic problems confronting the countries of sub-Saharan Africa are examined. Topics include: urbanization, rural-urban migration, unemployment, agriculture, health care, analyses of terrain, resources, and aspects of the natural environment.
G428 Geography of Western Europe (3 cr.)
Emphasizes two interrelated topics within western Europe: common themes across the countries of Europe and the distinctive cultures that make up the region. Material includes: physical landscape of Europe, cultural and economic landscape of the region, and the various cultural regions of the continent.
G432 Current Issues in Environmental Conservation (3 cr.)
Qualitative and quantitative analysis of topics of special importance in regard to environmental quality, including such topics as air and water quality, radiation, energy, and waste disposal.
G435 Cartography and Graphics (3 cr.)
Compilation, design, reproduction, and evaluation of maps and related graphic materials, cartometric procedures, symbolization, selection of topographic maps, photographic manipulation, and editorial process employing traditional and computergenerated techniques. Lecture and laboratory. (Lab fee required.)
G438 Geographic Information Systems (3 cr.)
Basic concepts and principles underlying polygon and grid-based geographic information systems are explored. Computerized data capture, storage, retrieval, analysis, and display techniques, as applied to geographic information, are explored through the development of individual student projects.
G439 Advanced Geographic Information Systems (3 cr.)
Extension of G438 that develops advanced methods of spatial data analysis in the context of GIS. Emphasis on applications and individualized projects.
G450 Undergraduate Readings and Research in Geography (1-3 cr.)
Individualized readings and research in geography. May be repeated for a total of 6 credits.
G490 Senior Seminar in Geography (3 cr.)
Open to majors only. Research in selected problems and study of geographic thought.