Catastrophic Environmental Events (CCE) that are becoming more common i this time of global environmental change and it is essential that today's students be equipped with the knowledge and skills to be leaders as we, as a society, understand the upheaval that these CCEs are causing. Students will examine how CEEs shape human society and ecosystem from the interdisciplinary perspective afforded by the field of Geography. Students will use the latest geographic science concepts and techniques in exploring these events.

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    Spring 2016 Instructor: Keith Yearwood Co-Instructor: View: Syllabus
    Fall 2017 Instructor: Keith Yearwood Co-Instructor: View: Syllabus
    Spring 2018 Instructor: Keith Yearwood Co-Instructor: View: Syllabus
    Spring 2019 Instructor: Keith Yearwood Co-Instructor: View: Syllabus
    Winter 2020 Instructor: Joshua Wayland Co-Instructor: View:
    Fall 2014 Instructor: Keith Yearwood Co-Instructor: View: Syllabus
    Spring 2015 Instructor: Keith Yearwood Co-Instructor: View: Syllabus
    Fall 2015 Instructor: Keith Yearwood Co-Instructor: View: Syllabus

A systematic introduction to the processes and associated forms of the atmosphere and earth's surfaces emphasizing the interaction between climatology, hydrology and geomorphology.

Course Offerings:
    Spring 2016 Instructor: Keith Yearwood Co-Instructor: View: Syllabus
    Fall 2017 Instructor: Keith Yearwood Co-Instructor: View: Syllabus
    Spring 2018 Instructor: Keith Yearwood Co-Instructor: View: Syllabus
    Spring 2019 Instructor: Keith Yearwood Co-Instructor: View: Syllabus
    Fall 2014 Instructor: Keith Yearwood Co-Instructor: View: Syllabus
    Spring 2015 Instructor: Keith Yearwood Co-Instructor: View: Syllabus
    Fall 2015 Instructor: Keith Yearwood Co-Instructor: View: Syllabus

Contact department for information to register for this course.

Course Offerings:
    Spring 2017 Instructor: Ralph Dubayah Co-Instructor: George Hurtt View: Syllabus
    Spring 2018 Instructor: Ralph Dubayah Co-Instructor: View: Syllabus
    Spring 2020 Instructor: Sinead L. Farrell Co-Instructor: View: Syllabus
    Spring 2019 Instructor: Joanne Hall Co-Instructor: View:
    Spring 2015 Instructor: Eric S. Kasischke Co-Instructor: View: Syllabus
    Spring 2015 Instructor: Eric S. Kasischke Co-Instructor: View: Syllabus
    Spring 2016 Instructor: Eric S. Kasischke Co-Instructor: View: Syllabus

Contact department for information to register for this course.

Course Offerings:
    Spring 2017 Instructor: Ralph Dubayah Co-Instructor: George Hurtt View: Syllabus
    Spring 2018 Instructor: Ralph Dubayah Co-Instructor: View: Syllabus
    Spring 2020 Instructor: Sinead L. Farrell Co-Instructor: View: Syllabus
    Spring 2019 Instructor: Joanne Hall Co-Instructor: View:
    Spring 2015 Instructor: Eric S. Kasischke Co-Instructor: View: Syllabus
    Spring 2015 Instructor: Eric S. Kasischke Co-Instructor: View: Syllabus
    Spring 2016 Instructor: Eric S. Kasischke Co-Instructor: View: Syllabus

Principles of remote sensing in relation to photographic, thermal infrared and radar imaging. Methods of obtaining quantitative information from remotely-sensed images. Interpretation of remotely-sensed images emphasizing the study of spatial and environmental relationships. (Technical)

Course Offerings:
    Fall 2017 Instructor: Peter V. Potapov Co-Instructor: View: Syllabus
    Spring 2018 Instructor: Belen Franch Co-Instructor: Sergii Skakun View: Syllabus
    Spring 2019 Instructor: Belen Franch Co-Instructor: View: Syllabus
    Fall 2019 Instructor: Sergii Skakun Co-Instructor: View: Syllabus
    Summer 2018 Instructor: Dongdong Wang Co-Instructor: View:
    Fall 2020 Instructor: Sergii Skakun Co-Instructor: View: Syllabus
    Fall 2014 Instructor: Peter V. Potapov Co-Instructor: View: Syllabus
    Spring 2015 Instructor: Tatiana V. Loboda Co-Instructor: View:
    Spring 2017 Instructor: Belen Franch Co-Instructor: View: Syllabus

Characteristics and organization of geographic data; creation and use of digital geospatial databases; metadata; spatial data models for thematic mapping and map analysis; use of geographic information system in society, government, and business. Practical training with use of advanced software and geographic databases. (Technical)

Course Offerings:
    Spring 2015 Instructor: Naijun Zhou Co-Instructor: View: Syllabus
    Fall 2015 Instructor: Naijun Zhou Co-Instructor: View: Syllabus
    Fall 2016 Instructor: Naijun Zhou Co-Instructor: View: Syllabus
    Fall 2017 Instructor: Naijun Zhou Co-Instructor: View: Syllabus
    Spring 2019 Instructor: Naijun Zhou Co-Instructor: View: Syllabus
    Winter 2020 Instructor: Naijun Zhou Co-Instructor: View: Syllabus
    Fall 2014 Instructor: Naijun Zhou Co-Instructor: View: Syllabus
    Winter 2015 Instructor: Unlisted/TBD Co-Instructor: View:
    Winter 2015 Instructor: Unlisted/TBD Co-Instructor: View:

Introduces conceptual and practical aspects of programming for geographic applications. The main focus is on developing a solid understanding of basic programming techniques irrespective of the specific programming language including variables, looping, conditional statements, nesting, math, strings, and other concepts. In addition, students will develop a proficiency in applying these basic programming principles to manipulating spatial data sources within the Geographic Information Systems (GIS).

Course Offerings:
    Spring 2016 Instructor: Ruibo Han Co-Instructor: View:
    Spring 2017 Instructor: Unlisted/TBD Co-Instructor: View:
    Spring 2018 Instructor: Unlisted/TBD Co-Instructor: View: Syllabus
    Winter 2015 Instructor: Ruibo Han Co-Instructor: View:
    Spring 2015 Instructor: Ruibo Han Co-Instructor: View:
    Winter 2015 Instructor: Ruibo Han Co-Instructor: View:

The issues of climate change and land use change as two interlinked global and regional environmental issues and their implications for society and resource use are explored.

Course Offerings:
    Spring 2015 Instructor: Kuishuang Feng Co-Instructor: View: Syllabus
    Spring 2018 Instructor: George Hurtt Co-Instructor: View: Syllabus
    Spring 2019 Instructor: George Hurtt Co-Instructor: View: Syllabus

This course will cover physical geography, history, and economic and political systems of the world's most populous country. Major focus will be on geographical issues in China's contemporary development: agriculture, population, urbanization, resource and energy, and environment.

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    Spring 2015 Instructor: Unlisted/TBD Co-Instructor: View: Syllabus

Analytical uses of geographic information systems; data models for building geographic data bases; types of geographic data and spatial problems; practical experience using advanced software for thematic domains such as terrain analysis, land suitability modeling, demographic analysis, and transportation studies.

Course Offerings:
    Spring 2019 Instructor: Naijun Zhou Co-Instructor: View: Syllabus
    Winter 2020 Instructor: Naijun Zhou Co-Instructor: View: Syllabus
    Winter 2015 Instructor: Naijun Zhou Co-Instructor: View: Syllabus
    Spring 2015 Instructor: Naijun Zhou Co-Instructor: View: Syllabus
    Spring 2018 Instructor: Junchuan Fan Co-Instructor: View: Syllabus

See department for more information.

Course Offerings:
    Spring 2015 Instructor: Ruibo Han Co-Instructor: View:
    Spring 2016 Instructor: Ruibo Han Co-Instructor: View:

Introduction to remote sensing and geographic information systems. Topics include methods of obtaining quantitative information from remotely sensed images, interpretation of remotely sensed images for spatial and environmental relationships, characteristics and organization of geographic data, including spatial data models for thematic mapping and map analysis and use of GIS in society, government, and business. Practical experience with remote sensing software and GIS.

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    Spring 2015 Instructor: Unlisted/TBD Co-Instructor: View:
    Spring 2016 Instructor: Unlisted/TBD Co-Instructor: View: Syllabus

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 2015 Instructor: Chengquan Huang Co-Instructor: View: Syllabus
    Spring 2016 Instructor: Jonathan Resop Co-Instructor: View: Syllabus

Intermediate course designed to teach students the techniques for Web development, particularly creating dynamic and data-driven Web applications. Introduces a high-level, object-oriented programming language such as VB.Net and the designing, coding, debugging, testing, and documenting for the development of Web-based applications. Other popular Web development tools such as DHTML, CSS and PHP are also covered.

Course Offerings:
    Spring 2017 Instructor: Eunjung Elle Lim Co-Instructor: View: Syllabus
    Spring 2018 Instructor: Eunjung Elle Lim Co-Instructor: View: Syllabus
    Spring 2019 Instructor: Eunjung Elle Lim Co-Instructor: View: Syllabus
    Spring 2014 Instructor: Eunjung Elle Lim Co-Instructor: View:
    Spring 2015 Instructor: Eunjung Elle Lim Co-Instructor: View: Syllabus
    Spring 2016 Instructor: Eunjung Elle Lim Co-Instructor: View: Syllabus

Each student must undertake a project as a demonstration of his/her competence in geospatial science and technologies. The data and materials for this project can originate from an internship (internal or external to the department), or from relevant work experience at the student's current employer. The Department of Geographical Sciences will work with each student individually to determine the best mechanism for obtaining the necessary data and experience.

Course Offerings:
    Fall 2017 Instructor: Jonathan Resop Co-Instructor: View: Syllabus
    Spring 2016 Instructor: Jonathan Resop Co-Instructor: View: Syllabus
    Spring 2018 Instructor: Jonathan Resop Co-Instructor: View: Syllabus
    Spring 2014 Instructor: Jack (Jianguo) Ma Co-Instructor: View: Syllabus
    Spring 2015 Instructor: Jonathan Resop Co-Instructor: View: Syllabus
    Fall 2015 Instructor: Eunjung Elle Lim Co-Instructor: View: Syllabus
    Spring 2017 Instructor: Jonathan Resop Co-Instructor: View: Syllabus