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Spring 2016

Qtr Course Section / SLN Instructor Meetings
spr GEOG 123: Introduction To Globalization

Provides an introduction to the debates over globalization. Focuses on the growth and intensification of global ties. Addresses the resulting inequalities and tensions, as well as the new opportunities for cultural and political exchange. Topics include the impacts on government, finance, labor, culture, the environment, health, and activism. Offered: jointly with JSIS 123.

DIV, I&S
A - 14664 Mónica Farías to be arranged -
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spr GEOG 180: Introduction To Global Health: Disparities, Determinants, Policies, And Outcomes

Provides an introduction to global health, including: the burden and distribution of disease and mortality; the determinants of global health disparities; the making of global health policies; and the outcomes of global health interventions. Offered: jointly with G H 101/JSIS B 180; W.

I&S
A - 14665 Faubion, Charles T. to be arranged -
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spr GEOG 208: Geography Of The World Economy: Regional Fortunes And The Rise Of Global Markets

Examines the relationship between the globalization of economic activity and regional development. Topics include international trade, colonialism, industrial capitalism, advanced capitalism, and the globalization of labor markets.

I&S
A - 14666 Ellis, John Mark M W 14:30-15:50
CDH 109
spr GEOG 208: Geography Of The World Economy: Regional Fortunes And The Rise Of Global Markets

Examines the relationship between the globalization of economic activity and regional development. Topics include international trade, colonialism, industrial capitalism, advanced capitalism, and the globalization of labor markets.

AA - 14667 Th 13:30-14:20
LOW 106
spr GEOG 208: Geography Of The World Economy: Regional Fortunes And The Rise Of Global Markets

Examines the relationship between the globalization of economic activity and regional development. Topics include international trade, colonialism, industrial capitalism, advanced capitalism, and the globalization of labor markets.

AB - 14668 Th 14:30-15:20
CDH 125
spr GEOG 208: Geography Of The World Economy: Regional Fortunes And The Rise Of Global Markets

Examines the relationship between the globalization of economic activity and regional development. Topics include international trade, colonialism, industrial capitalism, advanced capitalism, and the globalization of labor markets.

AC - 14669 F 11:30-12:20
CHL 101
spr GEOG 208: Geography Of The World Economy: Regional Fortunes And The Rise Of Global Markets

Examines the relationship between the globalization of economic activity and regional development. Topics include international trade, colonialism, industrial capitalism, advanced capitalism, and the globalization of labor markets.

AD - 14670 F 12:30-13:20
CDH 711A
spr GEOG 270: Geographies Of International Development And Environmental Change

Explores how concepts, theories and ideologies of international development and environmental issues interrelate. Approaches development and environment through several interconnected topics: population, consumption, carbon, land and water. Examines how these issues connect our lives to the lives of people living in the Third World. Offered: W.

I&S
A - 14671 Luke Bergmann M W F 10:30-11:20
SAV 264
spr GEOG 270: Geographies Of International Development And Environmental Change

Explores how concepts, theories and ideologies of international development and environmental issues interrelate. Approaches development and environment through several interconnected topics: population, consumption, carbon, land and water. Examines how these issues connect our lives to the lives of people living in the Third World. Offered: W.

AA - 14672 W 09:30-10:20
SMI 415C
spr GEOG 270: Geographies Of International Development And Environmental Change

Explores how concepts, theories and ideologies of international development and environmental issues interrelate. Approaches development and environment through several interconnected topics: population, consumption, carbon, land and water. Examines how these issues connect our lives to the lives of people living in the Third World. Offered: W.

AB - 14673 F 12:30-13:20
SMI 415C
spr GEOG 270: Geographies Of International Development And Environmental Change

Explores how concepts, theories and ideologies of international development and environmental issues interrelate. Approaches development and environment through several interconnected topics: population, consumption, carbon, land and water. Examines how these issues connect our lives to the lives of people living in the Third World. Offered: W.

AC - 14674 F 13:30-14:20
SMI 415C
spr GEOG 272: Geographies Of Environmental Justice

Draws on political ecology and cultural geography frameworks to think through social constructions of nature: where we live, where we play, and where we work. Looks at the role of markers of difference (gender, race, nationality) in debates around equity and justice. Offered: Sp.

DIV, I&S
A - 14675 Megan Ybarra M W 11:30-12:50
THO 125
spr GEOG 272: Geographies Of Environmental Justice

Draws on political ecology and cultural geography frameworks to think through social constructions of nature: where we live, where we play, and where we work. Looks at the role of markers of difference (gender, race, nationality) in debates around equity and justice. Offered: Sp.

AA - 14676 F 09:30-10:20
SMI 415C
spr GEOG 272: Geographies Of Environmental Justice

Draws on political ecology and cultural geography frameworks to think through social constructions of nature: where we live, where we play, and where we work. Looks at the role of markers of difference (gender, race, nationality) in debates around equity and justice. Offered: Sp.

AB - 14677 F 10:30-11:20
SMI 415C
spr GEOG 272: Geographies Of Environmental Justice

Draws on political ecology and cultural geography frameworks to think through social constructions of nature: where we live, where we play, and where we work. Looks at the role of markers of difference (gender, race, nationality) in debates around equity and justice. Offered: Sp.

AC - 14678 F 11:30-12:20
SMI 415C
spr GEOG 276: Introduction To Political Geography

Examines both the geography of politics and the politics of geography at a variety of spatial scales and in different global locations. Typical topics include: geographies of the state and state power; geopolitics and globalization; national and local politics, and other politics of culture, health, nature, and the body.

I&S
A - 14679 Michael Brown M W F 09:30-10:20
GLD 322
spr GEOG 276: Introduction To Political Geography

Examines both the geography of politics and the politics of geography at a variety of spatial scales and in different global locations. Typical topics include: geographies of the state and state power; geopolitics and globalization; national and local politics, and other politics of culture, health, nature, and the body.

AA - 14680 M 11:30-12:20
SMI 415C
spr GEOG 276: Introduction To Political Geography

Examines both the geography of politics and the politics of geography at a variety of spatial scales and in different global locations. Typical topics include: geographies of the state and state power; geopolitics and globalization; national and local politics, and other politics of culture, health, nature, and the body.

AB - 14681 M 12:30-13:20
SMI 415C
spr GEOG 276: Introduction To Political Geography

Examines both the geography of politics and the politics of geography at a variety of spatial scales and in different global locations. Typical topics include: geographies of the state and state power; geopolitics and globalization; national and local politics, and other politics of culture, health, nature, and the body.

AC - 14682 W 11:30-12:20
SMI 415C
spr GEOG 301: Cultural Geography

Analysis of cultural processes in the formation of landscape, environment, region, and place in their relationship to individual and group identities and activities

I&S
A - 14683 Lawrence M. Knopp, Jr. T Th 08:30-10:20
SAV 131
spr GEOG 315: Explanation And Understanding In Geography

Covers the beginning steps in the research process. Introduces the discipline of geography, the department, and current faculty through the research aims of explanation and understanding that frame social scientific inquiry. Students develop basic library and writing skills as preparation for future research methods classes and independent research.

I&S
A - 14684 M W F 09:30-10:20
SAV 264
spr GEOG 315: Explanation And Understanding In Geography

Covers the beginning steps in the research process. Introduces the discipline of geography, the department, and current faculty through the research aims of explanation and understanding that frame social scientific inquiry. Students develop basic library and writing skills as preparation for future research methods classes and independent research.

AA - 14685 M W 11:30-12:20
SMI 409
spr GEOG 315: Explanation And Understanding In Geography

Covers the beginning steps in the research process. Introduces the discipline of geography, the department, and current faculty through the research aims of explanation and understanding that frame social scientific inquiry. Students develop basic library and writing skills as preparation for future research methods classes and independent research.

AB - 14686 M W 12:30-13:20
SMI 409
spr GEOG 315: Explanation And Understanding In Geography

Covers the beginning steps in the research process. Introduces the discipline of geography, the department, and current faculty through the research aims of explanation and understanding that frame social scientific inquiry. Students develop basic library and writing skills as preparation for future research methods classes and independent research.

AC - 14687 T Th 11:30-12:20
SMI 409
spr GEOG 315: Explanation And Understanding In Geography

Covers the beginning steps in the research process. Introduces the discipline of geography, the department, and current faculty through the research aims of explanation and understanding that frame social scientific inquiry. Students develop basic library and writing skills as preparation for future research methods classes and independent research.

AD - 14688 T Th 12:30-13:20
SMI 409
spr GEOG 315: Explanation And Understanding In Geography

Covers the beginning steps in the research process. Introduces the discipline of geography, the department, and current faculty through the research aims of explanation and understanding that frame social scientific inquiry. Students develop basic library and writing skills as preparation for future research methods classes and independent research.

AE - 14689 T Th 13:30-14:20
SMI 415C
spr GEOG 315: Explanation And Understanding In Geography

Covers the beginning steps in the research process. Introduces the discipline of geography, the department, and current faculty through the research aims of explanation and understanding that frame social scientific inquiry. Students develop basic library and writing skills as preparation for future research methods classes and independent research.

AF - 14690 T Th 14:30-15:20
SMI 415C
spr GEOG 326: Quantitative Methods In Geography

Introduction to quantitative methods in geography, with a primary focus on statistical techniques. Examines the basic concepts, reasoning, and procedures geographers use in developing, analyzing, applying, and presenting quantitative methods. Topics include: generating and describing data; elementary probability, hypothesis testing, comparative tests; finding relationships; and using and misusing statistics.

I&S, QSR
A - 14691 Kam Wing Chan M W F 12:30-13:50
CDH 105
spr GEOG 326: Quantitative Methods In Geography

Introduction to quantitative methods in geography, with a primary focus on statistical techniques. Examines the basic concepts, reasoning, and procedures geographers use in developing, analyzing, applying, and presenting quantitative methods. Topics include: generating and describing data; elementary probability, hypothesis testing, comparative tests; finding relationships; and using and misusing statistics.

AA - 14692 W 12:30-13:20
SMI 415C
spr GEOG 326: Quantitative Methods In Geography

Introduction to quantitative methods in geography, with a primary focus on statistical techniques. Examines the basic concepts, reasoning, and procedures geographers use in developing, analyzing, applying, and presenting quantitative methods. Topics include: generating and describing data; elementary probability, hypothesis testing, comparative tests; finding relationships; and using and misusing statistics.

AB - 14693 W 13:30-14:20
SMI 415C
spr GEOG 342: Geography Of Inequality

Geographies of social, political, and economic inequality. Focus is usually on North American cities. Examines the theoretical underpinning of inequality. Explores topics such as the spatial distribution of wealth and poverty, the geographies of exclusion, and discrimination in paid employment and housing.

DIV, I&S
A - 14694 Kim England T Th 11:30-13:20
CDH 711B
spr GEOG 360: Principles Of Gis Mapping

Origins, development, and methods of cartographic mapping. Principles of data representation and map design for thematic mapping and spatial analysis. Introduction to principles of geographic information systems. Not available for credit to students who have completed GEOG 362. Offered: ASp.

I&S, QSR
A - 14695 M W F 11:30-12:20
MEB 238
spr GEOG 360: Principles Of Gis Mapping

Origins, development, and methods of cartographic mapping. Principles of data representation and map design for thematic mapping and spatial analysis. Introduction to principles of geographic information systems. Not available for credit to students who have completed GEOG 362. Offered: ASp.

AA - 14696 M W 09:30-10:20
SMI 401
spr GEOG 360: Principles Of Gis Mapping

Origins, development, and methods of cartographic mapping. Principles of data representation and map design for thematic mapping and spatial analysis. Introduction to principles of geographic information systems. Not available for credit to students who have completed GEOG 362. Offered: ASp.

AB - 14697 M W 12:30-13:20
SMI 401
spr GEOG 360: Principles Of Gis Mapping

Origins, development, and methods of cartographic mapping. Principles of data representation and map design for thematic mapping and spatial analysis. Introduction to principles of geographic information systems. Not available for credit to students who have completed GEOG 362. Offered: ASp.

AC - 14698 T Th 09:30-10:20
SMI 401
spr GEOG 360: Principles Of Gis Mapping

Origins, development, and methods of cartographic mapping. Principles of data representation and map design for thematic mapping and spatial analysis. Introduction to principles of geographic information systems. Not available for credit to students who have completed GEOG 362. Offered: ASp.

AD - 14699 T Th 10:30-11:20
SMI 401
spr GEOG 380: Geographical Patterns Of Health And Disease

Geography of infectious and chronic diseases at local, national, and international scales; environmental, cultural, and social explanations of those variations; comparative aspects of health systems.

I&S
A - 14700 Jonathan Mayer T Th 11:30-13:20
GWN 301
spr GEOG 380: Geographical Patterns Of Health And Disease

Geography of infectious and chronic diseases at local, national, and international scales; environmental, cultural, and social explanations of those variations; comparative aspects of health systems.

AA - 14701 W 09:30-10:20
ART 004
spr GEOG 380: Geographical Patterns Of Health And Disease

Geography of infectious and chronic diseases at local, national, and international scales; environmental, cultural, and social explanations of those variations; comparative aspects of health systems.

AB - 14702 W 10:30-11:20
CLK 316
spr GEOG 380: Geographical Patterns Of Health And Disease

Geography of infectious and chronic diseases at local, national, and international scales; environmental, cultural, and social explanations of those variations; comparative aspects of health systems.

AC - 14703 W 11:30-12:20
MEB 243
spr GEOG 380: Geographical Patterns Of Health And Disease

Geography of infectious and chronic diseases at local, national, and international scales; environmental, cultural, and social explanations of those variations; comparative aspects of health systems.

AD - 14704 W 12:30-13:20
SAV 157
spr GEOG 380: Geographical Patterns Of Health And Disease

Geography of infectious and chronic diseases at local, national, and international scales; environmental, cultural, and social explanations of those variations; comparative aspects of health systems.

AE - 14705 W 13:30-14:20
SAV 162
spr GEOG 380: Geographical Patterns Of Health And Disease

Geography of infectious and chronic diseases at local, national, and international scales; environmental, cultural, and social explanations of those variations; comparative aspects of health systems.

AF - 14706 W 14:30-15:20
SAV 162
spr GEOG 426: Advanced Quantitative Methods

Introduces elementary spatial statistics and advanced statistical techniques in quantitative human geography. Methods reviewed include geographic applications of multiple regression analysis, spatial statistics and spatial autocorrelation, geographically weighted regression, factor analysis, discriminant analysis, and logistic regression. Prioritizes the interpretation and application of methods. Prerequisite: either GEOG 317 or GEOG 326.

I&S, QSR
A - 14707 Suzanne Davies Withers T Th 12:30-14:20
SAV 121
spr GEOG 435: Industrialization And Urbanization In China

Examines the impacts of industrialization strategies adopted by the People's Republic of China on urbanization and rural-urban relations. Topics include: economic development strategies, industrial geography, rural industrialization, urban development patterns, migration, and urbanization policies. Offered: Sp.

I&S
A - 14708 Kam Wing Chan T Th 13:30-15:20
LOW 102
spr GEOG 465: Gis Database And Programming

Explores GIS database models, database development, and database management systems used in GIS. Uses programming languages most applicable to GIS database work, particularly related to extending current commercial GIS such as ArcGIS. Prerequisite: minimum grade of 2.0 in GEOG 360.

I&S
A - 14710 Chris Lizotte T Th 14:30-16:20
SMI 401
spr GEOG 469: Geographic Information Systems Workshop

Practices experience applying geographic information system (GIS) tools to analyze spatial data. Workshop format involves team-based work on GIS application project in various subfields of geography for community or university partners; encourages diverse backgrounds in various subfields of geography. Prerequisite: minimum grade of 2.0 in either GEOG 461 or GEOG 462. Offered: Sp.

Service
A - 14713 Timothy Nyerges M 11:30-13:20
SMI 407
spr GEOG 469: Geographic Information Systems Workshop

Practices experience applying geographic information system (GIS) tools to analyze spatial data. Workshop format involves team-based work on GIS application project in various subfields of geography for community or university partners; encourages diverse backgrounds in various subfields of geography. Prerequisite: minimum grade of 2.0 in either GEOG 461 or GEOG 462. Offered: Sp.

AA - 14714 T
SMI
spr GEOG 469: Geographic Information Systems Workshop

Practices experience applying geographic information system (GIS) tools to analyze spatial data. Workshop format involves team-based work on GIS application project in various subfields of geography for community or university partners; encourages diverse backgrounds in various subfields of geography. Prerequisite: minimum grade of 2.0 in either GEOG 461 or GEOG 462. Offered: Sp.

AB - 14715 T
SMI
spr GEOG 473: Geographies Of Energy And Sustainability

Examines how, where, and why energy resources are made and used and with what political, economic, and ecological implications. Investigates role of fossil fuels (coal, oil, natural gas) in neoliberal capitalism and geopolitics. Addresses multiple meanings of sustainability and explores conflicting visions of sustainable. Low-carbon futures. Recommended: either GEOG 205, GEOG 270, or GEOG 370. Offered: Sp.

I&S
A - 14718 Christine Biermann T Th 13:30-15:20
ARC 160
spr GEOG 478: Social Justice And The City

Provides a link between general theories of urban inequality and their specific manifestation in the United States. Explores a series of themes related to contemporary urbanization processes including the recent mortgage crisis, segregation, gentrification, enclaves, fortification, redevelopment, homelessness, and the loss of public space. Offered: Sp.

I&S
A - 14719 Katharyne Mitchell T Th 09:30-11:20
SIG 226
spr GEOG 494: Senior Essay

Supervised individual research and writing of major paper during senior year. Offered: AWSp.

I&S, W
A - 14720 to be arranged -
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spr GEOG 496: Internship In Geography

Internship in the public or private sector, supervised by a faculty member. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: AWSpS.

A - 14721 to be arranged -
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spr GEOG 497: Tutorial In Geography

Intensive directed study and tutoring. Literature reviews, formulations of project outlines and research designs, orientation in contemporary geographic thought and trends. Directed writing. Required for Honors students. Offered: AWSp.

I&S Honors
A - 14722 Sarah Elwood M 10:30-11:20
SMI 409
spr GEOG 499: Special Studies

Supervised reading programs, undergraduate and graduate library and field research; special projects for undergraduate Honors students. Offered: AWSpS.

A - 14723 to be arranged -
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spr GEOG 513: Research Grant Workshop

Writing research proposals. Participants learn to identify and approach sponsors; practice the peer-review process; develop a competitive research proposal. Prerequisite: GEOG 512 or GEOG 515 or equivalent; training and experience with quantitative, qualitative, or cartographic analysis; an already-formulated research project.

A - 14725 Ellis, John Mark Th 14:30-17:20
SMI 409
spr GEOG 526: Advanced Quantitative Methods In Geography

Introduces elementary spatial statistics and advanced statistical techniques in quantitative human geography. Methods reviewed include geographic applications of multiple regression analysis, spatial statistics and spatial autocorrelation, geographically weighted regression, factor analysis, discriminant analysis, and logistic regression. Prioritizes the interpretation and application of methods. Prerequisite: GEOG 326 or equivalent.

A - 14727 Suzanne Davies Withers T Th 12:30-14:20
SAV 121
spr GEOG 542: Research Seminar: Social And Population Geography

Classic and contemporary theoretical and empirical research in social and population geography. Specific focus changes annually.

A - 14728 Lawson, Victoria A. W 14:30-17:20
SMI 409
spr GEOG 578: Research Seminar: Theorizing The City

Considers classic and contemporary writings in urban theory in the twentieth century, including social ecology (Chicago School), political economy, and contemporary theoretical debates in poststructuralism, deconstructionism, and culture as they relate to cities and space.

A - 14736 Sarah Elwood W 14:30-17:20
SMI 409
spr GEOG 598: Geography Colloquium

Participation in, and critique of, student thesis and dissertation research, faculty research, and visitor contributions. Offered: AWSp.

A - 14737 Lucy Jarosz F 15:30-16:50
SMI 304
spr GEOG 600: Independent Study Or Research

Offered: AWSpS.

A - 14738 to be arranged -
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spr GEOG 700: Master's Thesis

Offered: AWSpS.

A - 14739 to be arranged -
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spr GEOG 800: Doctoral Dissertation

Offered: AWSpS.

A - 14740 to be arranged -
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