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GEOG 123 Introduction to Globalization (5) I&S, DIV M. SPARKE
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.
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GEOG 180 Introduction to Global Health: Disparities, Determinants, Policies, and Outcomes (5) I&S S. GLOYD, M. SPARKE
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.
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GEOG 195 Special Topics in Geography (1-5, max. 10) I&S
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GEOG 205 Introduction to Physical Sciences and the Environment (5) NW C. BIERMANN
Major atmospheric, hydrologic, and geomorphic processes used to interpret the character, distribution, and human significance of different natural and human-altered environments. Includes laboratory exercises for science and non-science majors, geography majors and nonmajors.
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GEOG 207 Economic Geography (5) I&S W. BEYERS
The changing locations and spatial patterns of economic activity, including: production in agriculture, manufacturing, and services; spatial economic principles of trade, transportation, communications, and corporate organization; regional economic development, and the diffusion of technological innovation. Offered: A.
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GEOG 208 Geography of the World Economy: Regional Fortunes and the Rise of Global Markets (5) I&S Ellis
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.
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GEOG 230 Geographies of Global Inequality (5) I&S, DIV Lawson
Addresses increasing global inequalities by focusing on shifting spatial division of labor and the role of the international development industry in shaping economic and social inequality. Examines the relationships between economic globalization, the development industry, and rising global inequality: reviews the history and record of the international development project, and asks what it means to say that Western, advanced economies are not the norm against which the rest of the world must be understood.
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GEOG 236 Development and Challenge in Greater China (5) I&S Chan
Studies the geography of development processes, patterns, and problems in "Greater China": mainland China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong. Covers physical geography, history, and economic and political systems, with major focus on geographical issues in China's development: agriculture, population, industry and trade, and relations with Hong Kong and Taiwan. Offered: jointly with JSIS A 236.
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GEOG 245 Geographic Perspectives on U.S. Population Diversity (5) I&S, DIV Withers
Introduction to population geography. Offers a practical understanding of population processes (fertility, mortality, and migration); knowledge of geographic variation in population structures and characteristics; knowledge of data sources for demographic research; experience using formal demographic methods for geographic research; and an appreciation for the demographic underpinnings of contemporary social issues.
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GEOG 258 Digital Geographies (5) I&S Elwood
Explores the use and societal impacts of contemporary digital spatial technologies. Focuses on internet mapping, handheld geographic technologies, location-based services, spatial applications of social media, the geoweb, and traditional GIS. Develops hands-on experience using online digital spatial tools for geovisual representation, and skills for evaluation/critique of digital data and maps. Offered: W.
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GEOG 270 Geographies of International Development and Environmental Change (5) I&S Bergmann
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.
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GEOG 271 Geography of Food and Eating (5) I&S L. JAROSZ
Examines the development of the world food economy, current responses to its instabilities and crises, and issues relating to obesity, hunger, and inequality in relation to food systems. Explores the political, social, and economic dimensions of food and eating in particular spaces, places, environments, contexts, and regions. Uses the theme of food and eating to examine key concepts from human geography and thereby provides an introduction to the discipline through this thematic approach.
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GEOG 276 Introduction to Political Geography (5) I&S Brown
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.
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GEOG 277 Geography of Cities (5) I&S, DIV England
Explores economic, cultural, social and political dynamics of cities - their location, functions, and internal structure, including economic activities, housing, and social geography. Topics include economic restructuring; suburbanization and urban sprawl; urban planning; inner-city gentrification; and how issues of class, race, and gender are embedded in the geographies of cities.
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GEOG 280 Introduction to the Geography of Health and Healthcare (5) I&S Mayer
Concepts of health from a geographical viewpoint, including human-environment relations, development, geographical patterns of disease, and health systems in developed and developing countries.
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GEOG 295 Special Topics in Geography (1-5, max. 10) I&S
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GEOG 301 Cultural Geography (5) I&S
Analysis of cultural processes in the formation of landscape, environment, region, and place in their relationship to individual and group identities and activities
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GEOG 302 The Pacific Northwest (3) I&S Beyers
Settlement pattern in the Pacific Northwest, emphasizing economic and historical factors, including the location of resource-oriented industries, policies regarding the use of public lands, and bases of the development of major urban areas in the region. Offered: W.
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GEOG 310 Immigrant America: Trends and Policies from a Geographic Perspective (5) I&S J. ELLIS
Examines U.S. immigration trends and policies from a geographic perspective. Topics include where immigrants come from, where they settle in the United States (and why they settle in those particular places), these locations, immigrant employment enclaves, the effects of U.S. immigration policy on immigrant settlement and employment patterns, unauthorized immigration, citizenship, and barriers to immigrant social and economic mobility in the United States.
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GEOG 315 Explanation and Understanding in Geography (5) I&S Brown
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.
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GEOG 317 Geographic Information and Spatial Analysis (5) I&S, QSR Withers
Integrates geographic information systems and spatial data analysis, emphasizing the appropriate selection of methods, procedures for research design, and interpretation of findings. Topics include descriptive and inferential methods, spatial patterns and statistics, and correlation and spatial autocorrelation. Applications use SPSS and ArcMap software.
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GEOG 323 Globalization and You (5) I&S M. SPARKE
Offers an evidence-based analysis of globalization that addresses how individuals are affected personally as well as economically a midst the market-led processes of global integration. Offered: jointly with JSIS D 323; A.
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GEOG 326 Quantitative Methods in Geography (5) I&S, QSR Chan, Withers
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.
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GEOG 330 Latin America: Landscapes of Change (5) I&S Lawson
Examines operation of economic, social, and political processes across countries of Latin America - on international, national, and local scales - to understand common issues facing the region and different impacts in particular countries. Topics include internationalization of Latin American economies; agrarian and urban change; popular movements.
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GEOG 331 Global Poverty and Care (5) I&S, DIV Lawson
Explores the causes and patterns of global poverty, and the urgent need for studies of care in both academic work and public policy. Considers the possibilities and challenges of caring across distance, and ways to respectfully engage with people in different places.
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GEOG 335 Geography of the Developing World (5) I&S
Characteristics and causes, external and internal, of Third World development and obstacles to that development. Special attention to demographic and agricultural patterns, resource development, industrialization and urbanization, drawing on specific case studies from Asia, Africa, and Latin America. Recommended: either GEOG 123 or GEOG 230. Offered: jointly with JSIS B 335.
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GEOG 336 Development and Challenge in China (5) I&S Chan
Examines the geography of China's development since 1949. Introduces China's physical geography, history, and economic and political system. Emphasizes China's uneven development in agriculture, population, industry, and trade. Also examines problems China faces in meeting its internal food demand, as well as the external processes of globalization.
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GEOG 342 Geography of Inequality (5) I&S, DIV England
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.
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GEOG 344 Migration in the Global Economy (5) I&S Mitchell
Analyzes the relationship between human mobility in the late twentieth century and changes in the global economy. Allows students to gain familiarity with scholarly research on international migration from a diversity of approaches and methods. Offered: jointly with JSIS B 344.
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GEOG 349 Geography of International Trade (5) I&S
Introduces the theories and practice of international trade and foreign direct investment. Topics include: trade theory and policy; economic integration; currency markets and foreign exchange; trade operations and logistics; the international regulatory environment; and marketing, location and entry, and finance, accounting, and taxation.
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GEOG 360 Principles of GIS Mapping (5) I&S, QSR Bergmann, Elwood, Nyerges
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.
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GEOG 362 GIS Presentation, Analysis, and Problem-Solving (3)
Introduces students to the systems, science, and study of geographic information systems (GIS), including what gives GIS its enduring importance, it core principles, its applications, its unique analysis methods, and the practices and dilemmas that often accompany the use and communication of geographic information. Not available for credit to students who have completed GEOG 360. Credit/no-credit only.
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GEOG 370 Problems in Resource Management (5) I&S C. BIERMANN
Principles and practices of effective conservation and utilization of natural resources. Role of technology in resource use. Physical, political, and economic aspects of resource management for food, population, land, water, air, energy, and timber resources.
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GEOG 371 World Hunger and Agricultural Development (5) I&S Jarosz
Addresses world hunger and poverty in relation to agricultural development, food security policy, the globalization of food and agriculture and social movements. Explores the problem and historical persistence of hunger across geographic scale and examines the debates about how hunger can be eradicated. Recommended: either GEOG 230, GEOG 330, or GEOG 335.
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GEOG 375 Geopolitics (5) I&S Sparke
An introduction to both political geography and geopolitics, addressing the fundamental links between power and space. Topics covered include: theories of power, space, and modernity; the formation of modern states; international geopolitics in the aftermath of the Cold War; the post-colonial nation-state; and the geopolitics of resistance. Offered: jointly with JSIS B 375.
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GEOG 377 Urban Political Geography (5) I&S Brown
Examines how the spatial structure of cities and towns affects and is affected by political processes. Considers both traditional and newer forms of politics, as global and local issues. Special attention paid to where politics takes place within local contexts across state, civil society, home, and the body.
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GEOG 378 Policing the City (5) I&S S. HERBERT
Investigates how and why formal and informal order is established in urban areas, how this order produces advantages and disadvantages, and possibilities of alternative visions of order. Topics include formal means of control (zoning, laws, policing, building codes) and informal means of control (gossip, ostracism, peer pressure, local politics). Offered: jointly with LSJ 378; A.
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GEOG 380 Geographical Patterns of Health and Disease (5) I&S Mayer
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.
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GEOG 381 Maps and Health (5) I&S
Combines the study of maps, GIS and other geovisualization technologies with research on the geography of health. Provides an introduction to key geovisualization tools, while also offering an opportunity to reflect intellectually on health maps through the lens of critical social theories about power and knowledge.
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GEOG 395 Special Topics in Geography (1-5, max. 10) I&S
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GEOG 403 Modern European-Islamic Migration, Integration, and Citizenship (5) I&S Mitchell
Offers a theoretical and empirical understanding of migration processes and patterns in Europe, with a focus on Muslim immigration in the post WWII period. Analyzes the impact of European Union mandates, globalization processes, and international, national, and urban policies on Muslim immigrant rights and identity formation. Offered: jointly with JSIS C 403.
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GEOG 425 Qualitative Methodology in Geography (5) I&S L. JAROSZ
Historical and philosophical overview of qualitative methodology and techniques such as interviewing, ethnography, archival research, participatory action research, and focus groups. Exploration of forms of interpretation and analysis such as textual interpretation, critical discourse analysis, and content analysis. Addresses questions of ethics, power relations, field notes, and research presentation.
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GEOG 426 Advanced Quantitative Methods (5) I&S, QSR Withers
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.
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GEOG 430 Contemporary Development Issues in Latin America (5) I&S Lawson
Contemporary development issues in Latin America, seen from a spatial perspective. Concept of development; competing theories as related to various Latin American states. Economic structural transformation, migration, urbanization, regional inequality, and related policies.
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GEOG 431 Geography and Gender (5) I&S Brown
Examines theories and case studies across international, national, and regional scales in order to illustrate the impacts of social and economic processes upon the construction of gender in particular places.
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GEOG 432 Geographies and Politics of Poverty and Privilege (5) I&S Lawson
Examines theories and case studies across the Americas to understand geographies and politics of poverty and inequality. Outlines key concepts related to the reproduction of inequality/poverty, particularly theories of class, gender, and race and examines the mechanisms through which knowledge and action on poverty and inequality are (re)produced. Offered: Sp.
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GEOG 435 Industrialization and Urbanization in China (5) I&S Chan
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. Recommended: GEOG 336. Offered: Sp.
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GEOG 436 Social and Political Geographies of South Asia (5) I&S
Introduces the social and political geographies of South Asia through reference to agrarian change in India. Outlines key concepts related to the reproduction of inequality in the region, particularly theories of caste, class, gender, and religious communalism, and examines the mechanisms through which these inequalities are reproduced in South Asia. Offered: jointly with JSIS A 438.
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GEOG 439 Gender, Race, and the Geography of Employment (5) I&S Ellis
Focuses on the geography of employment for men and women of different racial and ethnic backgrounds in American cities. Presents evidence on labor market inequality for different groups and explanations of these differences. Emphasizes the importance of a spatial perspective in understanding employment outcomes for women and minorities.
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GEOG 442 Social Geography (5) I&S
Review of concepts and methods of postwar social geography: historical roots and present orientations. Study of social spatial systems, their structures and functioning.
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GEOG 445 Geography of Housing (5) I&S Withers
Focuses on the geography of housing, especially in the United States. Topics include: the American dream of home ownership; housing affordability and differential access to home ownership; homelessness; the history of public housing; housing demography; residential mobility and neighborhood change, and discrimination in the housing market.
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GEOG 448 GEOGRAPHY OF TRANSPORTATION (5) I&S
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GEOG 451 Cultural Geography of Latin America (5) I&S
Interdisciplinary senior seminar examining how physical and social geographies are culturally constructed and interconnected with subjectivities and power in Latin America. Topics include identity formation grounded in particular territories and the social constitution of space via an interplay of material and cultural forces. Offered: jointly with JSIS D 451.
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GEOG 458 Advanced Digital Geographies (5) I&S, QSR Bergmann
How are emerging digital approaches changing GIS and geography generally? Students learn skills needed to critically and creatively engage with coding, collaboration, shifting geospatial webs, and interactive maps and essays. Prerequisite: GEOG 360. Offered: Sp.
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GEOG 461 Urban Geographic Information Systems (5) I&S Elwood
Use of geographic information systems to investigate urban/regional issues; focus on transportation, land-use and environmental issues; all urban change problems considered. GIS data processing strategies. Problem definition for GIS processing. Data collection, geocoding issues. Data structuring strategies. Prerequisite: minimum grade of 2.0 in GEOG 360; recommended: GEOG 277. Offered: W.
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GEOG 462 Coastal Geographic Information Systems (5) I&S, QSR T. NYERGES
Combines lectures about fundamental concepts in geographic information systems with hands-on computer laboratory assignments about coastal environment-society issues. Coastal issues feature data measurement, characterization, and movement related to the land-water and environment society dynamic. Prerequisite: GEOG 360.
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GEOG 464 GIS and Decision Support (5) I&S T. NYERGES
Combines lectures about geographic information systems and decision methods with hands-on computer assignments about regional and urban issues associated with such complex decision processes as planning, improvement programming, and capital project implementation. Emphasizes land, transportation, and water resources decision problems. Prerequisite: GEOG 360.
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GEOG 465 GIS Database and Programming (5) I&S
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: either 2.0 in GEOG 461 or 2.0 in GEOG 462.
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GEOG 467 Law, Justice, and the Environment (5) I&S S. HERBERT
Examines the role law plays in shaping environmental policy. Challenges student to understand how environmental concerns are translated into legal discourse, and covers several typical issues that emerge in environmental law. Centers on active discussions. Offered: jointly with LSJ 467.
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GEOG 469 Geographic Information Systems Workshop (5) Elwood, Nyerges
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.
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GEOG 470 The Cultural Politics of Food (5) I&S Jarosz
Explores ways our understanding of the concepts of "food" and "eating" are culturally and spatially constructed by societal structures, power relations, and media representations. Drawing from research in cultural geography and critical food studies, examines the connections between food, culture, the media, politics, and economics. Prerequisite: GEOG 271.
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GEOG 471 Methods of Resource Analysis (5) I&S
Economic and noneconomic criteria for resource analysis. Theory and methods of linear models of natural resource analysis. Includes materials-balance modeling, residuals management, constrained system optimization approaches to water quality analysis, land-use patterns and interregional energy use, and multiple objective planning techniques applied to natural resource problems. Recommended: GEOG 370.
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GEOG 474 Geography and the Law (5) I&S S. HERBERT
Examines the relationship between geography, law, and socio-legal analysis; reviews significant instances where law and geography intersect, such as the regulation of public space, the regulation of borders and mobility, and disputes over property and land use. Offered: jointly with LSJ 474.
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GEOG 476 Women and the City (5) I&S, DIV England
Explores the reciprocal relations between gender relations, the layout of cities, and the activities of urban residents. Topics include: feminist theory and geography (women, gender, and the organization of space); women and urban poverty, housing and homelessness; gender roles and labor patterns; geographies of childcare; and women and urban politics. Offered: jointly with GWSS 476.
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GEOG 477 Advanced Urban Geography (5) I&S Brown
Geographic patterns and social processes within metropolitan areas. Canvases current research topics, methods, and theoretical debates in urban geography. Issues covered range across urban economic, political, and cultural geography. Recommended: GEOG 277.
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GEOG 478 Social Justice and the City (5) I&S Mitchell
Provides a link between general theories of urban development and their specific manifestation in the United States. Explores a series of themes related to contemporary urbanization processes, including urban segregation, gentrification, the rise of fortress cities, homelessness, and the loss of public space. Recommended: GEOG 277.
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GEOG 479 Race, Ethnicity, and the American City (5) I&S Ellis
Explores America's cities as sites where ethnic and racial interaction have generated specific patterns of opportunity and disadvantage in housing and labor markets; how ethnic identities and racial formations are changed by living and working in cities, and questions of assimilation, multiculturalism, and America's ethno-racial future.
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GEOG 480 Environmental Geography, Climate, and Health (5) I&S Mayer
Demonstrates and investigates how human-environment relations are expressed in the context of health and disease. Local and global examples emphasize the ways medical geography is situated at the intersection of the social, physical, and biological sciences. Examines interactions between individual health, public health, and social, biological, and physical phenomena. Prerequisite: either GEOG 280, GEOG 380, or GEOG 426.
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GEOG 482 GIS Data Management (5) I&S Nyerges
Examines the principles and application of geospatial database management software, including personal and enterprise geodatabase management solutions. Considers enterprise architectures for GIS relative to organizational size. Addresses collaborative uses of Internet, Intranet, and Extranet architectures. Offers case studies in database management, with a variety of dataset types and sizes. Prerequisite: GEOG 360.
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GEOG 490 Field Research: The Seattle Region (5) I&S Brown, Elwood
Field methods for contemporary urban research. Survey designs used in the analysis of transportation, land use, location of employment, shopping and housing, political fragmentation, and environmental degradation. Field report required, based on field work in the Seattle region.
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GEOG 494 Senior Essay (3) I&S
Supervised individual research and writing of major paper during senior year. Offered: AWSp.
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GEOG 495 Special Topics (*, max. 15) I&S
Topics vary and are announced in the preceding quarter. Offered: AWSpS.
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GEOG 496 Internship in Geography (3/5, max. 12)
Internship in the public or private sector, supervised by a faculty member. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: AWSpS.
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GEOG 497 Tutorial in Geography (1-5, max. 15) I&S
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.
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GEOG 499 Special Studies (*, max. 15)
Supervised reading programs, undergraduate and graduate library and field research; special projects for undergraduate Honors students. Offered: AWSpS.
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GEOG 500 Geographic Thought (5)
Familiarizes entering graduate students with the research interests and publications of the geography faculty. Through readings, weekly essays, and discussions with faculty, students develop and deepen their individual research interests within the context of the intellectual life of the department. Offered: A.
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GEOG 502 Professional Writing in Geography (*, max. 6)
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GEOG 505 Spatial Dimensions of Chinese Development (5, max. 10) Chan
Addresses several major spatial topics critical to present-day China's development, including: population and land relationship, the spatial structures of economic activities and governments; rural-urban relations and transition; central-local relations; the hukou system; population mobility at different spatial scales and urban centers.
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GEOG 511 Contemporary Research Design in Geography (5)
Reviews the key steps in designing and executing high-caliber independent research in geography. Students generate a research proposal that can further their own thesis or dissertation research.
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GEOG 513 Research Grant Workshop (5, max. 10)
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.
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GEOG 514 GIS Problem Solving (5) Nyerges
Introduces geospatial information technologies including geographic information systems, global positioning systems, remote sensing, and spatial decision support systems for addressing complex geospatial problems. Students gain an understanding of integrated data processing strategies including problem definition, database design, data collection, data structuring, data analysis, and information presentation. Offered: S.
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GEOG 517 Geospatial Data Analysis (5)
Provides a practical introduction to spatial data analysis and geographic information systems. Topics include overlay, buffer and distance fundamentals, descriptive and inferential spatial statistics, spatial pattern analysis and spatial autocorrelations, global and local spatial measures, regression analysis and geographically weighed regression. Emphasizes comprehension and application.
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GEOG 520 Research Seminar: Geographic Information Representation (5) Nyerges
Current issues in geographic information representation for geographic information systems (GIS). Includes representation for visualization, databases, and analyses. Prerequisite: one course in GIS.
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GEOG 521 Research Seminar: Critical GIS (5) Elwood
Examines theoretical and methodological foundations and practices of critical GIS research; considers philosophical and practical considerations in mixed methods research that incorporates GIS and other spatial technologies.
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GEOG 522 Research Seminar: Space, Technology, and Society (5) Elwood
Examines social scientific and humanistic theorizations of space, technologies, and their interrelationships; uses theses theorizations to assess social/ cultural, political, and disciplinary implications of GIS, the geoweb, and emergent online mapping technologies. Offered: W.
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GEOG 525 Advanced Qualitative Methods in Geography (5) England, Jarosz
Examines why and how qualitative methods can be used to pursue research in geography. Includes consideration of theoretical, ethical, and political issues that arise with qualitative methods. Offers considerable practice in such methods as ethnography, focus groups, interviewing, discourse and content analyses, narrative analysis, and archival analysis.
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GEOG 526 Advanced Quantitative Methods in Geography (5)
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.
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GEOG 531 Latin American Development Seminar (5, max. 10) Lawson
Evolution of development theory in Latin America from a spatial perspective. Theories and development issues, using case studies from Latin America. How geographers have conceptualized development problems and solutions. Prerequisite: GEOG 430.
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GEOG 532 Research Seminar: Advanced Topics in Agriculture and Food (5, max. 10) L. JAROSZ
Examines classic and contemporary research and writing on agricultural development and food and hunger drawing from political economy, political ecology, poststructural theory, cultural studies, and feminist theory.
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GEOG 541 Research Seminar: Feminist Geographies (5) England
Explores major research themes in feminist geographies. Particular attention to the concept that gendered identities and spaces are discursively (re)produced. Emphasizes recent feminist scholarship that emphasizes difference, as well as the intersections between gender, "race," ethnicity, sexuality, age, nationality, class, and other social identities and divisions. Offered: jointly with GWSS 541.
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GEOG 542 Research Seminar: Social and Population Geography (5, max. 10)
Classic and contemporary theoretical and empirical research in social and population geography. Specific focus changes annually.
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GEOG 543 Research Seminar: Topics in Immigration, Ethnicity, and Race (5, max. 10) Ellis
Theoretical and empirical research issues in the geographies of immigration, ethnicity, and race. Specific focus changes annually.
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GEOG 553 Advanced Topics in Cultural Geography (5, max. 10) Mitchell
Focuses on important contemporary topics in geography and cultural studies, especially race and racism. Includes critical questions surrounding issues of representation, recognition, and redistribution. Offered: Sp.
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GEOG 560 Principles of GIS Mapping (5)
Origins, development, and methods of cartographic mapping. Principles of data representation and map design for thematic mapping and spatial analysis. Introduction of principles of geographic information systems (GIS).
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GEOG 561 Urban Geographic Information Systems (5) Elwood, Nyerges
Uses geographic information systems to investigate urban/regional issues, including transportation, land use, environment, emergency response, and public health. Spatial data acquisition, structuring, management, and analysis in a GIS environment - for urban planning, government, and research applications. Prerequisite: minimum grade of 2.0 in GEOG 560 or permission of instructor. Offered: W.
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GEOG 562 Coastal Geographic Information Systems (5) Nyerges
Combines lectures about fundamental concepts in geographic information systems with methods in hands-on computer lab assignments about coastal environment-society issues. Includes coastal-feature data measurement, characterization, and movement related to the land-water and environment-society dynamic. Prerequisite: GEOG 560 or equivalent.
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GEOG 564 GIS and Decision Support (5) Nyerges
Combines lectures about geographic information systems and decision methods with hands-on computer assignments about regional and urban issues associated with such complex decision processes as planning, improvement programming, and capital project implementation. Emphasis on land, transportation, and water resource decision problems. Prerequisite: GEOG 560 or equivalent.
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GEOG 565 Geographic Information Systems Programming (5) Nyerges
Covers GIS data structures and algorithms, plus map data systems used in GIS. Examines programming languages most applicable to GIS data management, analysis, and display work; particularly related to extending current commercial GIS methods using scripting environments as in ArcGIS.
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GEOG 567 Research Seminar: Geography and Economic Development (5, max. 10)
Explores ways in which economic and social changes affect the well-being and development of subnational, regional economies. Explanatory roles of such factors as labor and labor institutions, governments, technical change, corporations, capital markets, information costs, and international trade in the process of global restructuring. Specific focus changes annually.
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GEOG 568 International Case Studies of GIS for Sustainability Management (5) Nyerges
Uses GIS and resilience thinking to explore sustainable development projects in a variety of cultural settings. Examines international, national, and regional perspectives in order to understand how different organizations view sustainability as undertaken through GIS projects. Offered: Sp.
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GEOG 569 Geographic Information Systems Workshop (5) Elwood, Nyerges
Practical experience applying geographic information system (GIS) tools to analyze spatial data. Workshop format involves team-based work on GIS application project for community or university partners; diverse background encouraged. Prerequisite: either 2.0 in GEOG 561 or 2.0 in GEOG 562. Offered: Sp.
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GEOG 571 Research Seminar: Critical and Normative Ecologies (5)
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GEOG 572 Research Seminar: Queer Geographies (5) Brown
Explores the relationship between queer theory and critical human geography. Covers classic themes and debates, as well as new and emerging topics. Asks how geographic thought can be queered, as well as how queer studies can be augmented or critiqued with a geographical imagination.
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GEOG 573 Urban Political Geography: Research Seminar (5) Brown
Covers both classic and contemporary theoretical debates and research on the relation between power, place, and the local scale. Considers both conventional sites (e.g., the local state) as well as new forms and locations of city politics (e.g., sexuality and the body).
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GEOG 574 Research Seminar: Geography, Law, and Social Control (5) Herbert
Explores relationship between the construction and enforcement of law and the landscape of lived experience; reviews major approaches in socio-legal analysis and seeks to augment these with insights from contemporary human geography research; explores various ways in which geographical variance shapes legal behavior.
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GEOG 575 Advanced Political Geography (5, max. 10) Sparke
Provides resources for theorizing how politics shapes and is shaped by geographical relationships. Examines how politics are situated in complex material and discursive geographies that are partly reproduced through political negotiations. Examines interrelationships of contemporary capitalism with other complex systems of social and political power relations. Offered: jointly with JSIS B 575.
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GEOG 578 Research Seminar: Theorizing the City (5) Ellis
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.
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GEOG 580 Medical Geography (3) Mayer
Geography of disease, consideration in health systems planning. Analysis of distributions, diffusion models, migration studies. Application of distance, optimal location models to health systems planning; emergency medical services; distribution of health professionals; cultural variations in health behavior. Prerequisite: familiarity with social science research; health-related issues. Offered: jointly with HSERV 586.
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GEOG 581 Seminar in Medical Geography (5, max. 10) Mayer
Intensive research seminar dealing with new and promising research themes in medical geography and public health. Offered: jointly with HSERV 585.
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GEOG 582 GIS Data Management (5) Nyerges
Examines the principles and application of geospatial database management software, including personal and enterprise geodatabase management solutions. Considers enterprise architectures for GIS relative to organizational size. Addresses collaborative uses of Internet, Intranet, and Extranet architectures. Offers case studies in database management, with a variety of dataset types and sizes.
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GEOG 598 Geography Colloquium (1, max. 6)
Participation in, and critique of, student thesis and dissertation research, faculty research, and visitor contributions. Offered: AWSp.
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GEOG 600 Independent Study or Research (*-)
Offered: AWSpS.
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GEOG 700 Master's Thesis (*-)
Offered: AWSpS.
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GEOG 800 Doctoral Dissertation (*-)
Offered: AWSpS.
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