GEO - Geography

GEO 502 Urban Planning

Experiences in planning and primary concepts and procedures utilized by planners in city and local government agencies for improving the quality of the urban environment.

3

GEO 504 Political Geography

A systematic overview of relationships among space, place, and politics at multiple geographic scales. Topics include boundaries, geopolitics, nationalism, resource distribution, means of controlling space, and the spatiality of globalization.

3

Prerequisites

Junior level or permission of instructor

GEO 510 Biogeography

Study of the geographic distribution of organisms and the factors/processes accountable. Emphasis on the increasingly important role humans play in influencing biogeographic processes.

3

Prerequisites

GEO 311 or GEO 314 or BIO 301 or admission to graduate program in geography or permission of instructor

GEO 511 Advanced Weather and Climate—Synoptic Climatology

Exploration of atmospheric dynamics and general circulation patterns throughout the world. Emphasis on cyclogensis, surface-upper atmosphere links, tropospheric waves, vorticity, and forecasting.

3

Prerequisites

GEO 311 or admission to graduate program in geography or permission of instructor

GEO 522 Seminar in Population and Urban Studies

Advanced study of population processes and urban concepts from an interdisciplinary viewpoint. Emphasis on accessing and interpreting data from the U.S. census and other sources.

3

GEO 533 Regional Economic Development

Theories of location of economic activity; techniques to assess impact of types of economic activity; policy and institutional issues related to local, state, and global economic development.

3

GEO 557 Advanced Cartography

Advanced instruction in cartographic production techniques and introduction to cartographic research. Students will learn to evaluate academic literature and to implement research ideas using state-of-the-art technology.

3

Prerequisites

GEO 357 or permission of instructor

GEO 559 Advanced Remote Sensing—Imaging

Remote sensing of the environment using scientific visualization and digital image processing techniques.

3

Prerequisites

GEO 359 or permission of instructor

GEO 560 Seminar in Regional Geography

Case studies of regionalism and the regional method in geography.

3

GEO 570 Applied Physical Geography

Applications in physical geography. Topics include field experience in hydrology, dendrochronology, geomorphology, climatology, and mapping.

3

GEO 589 Experimental Course: Geophysical/Archaeology Remote Sensing Field School

Geophysical and archaeological remote sensing field methods. The use, analysis, and interpretation of Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR), Magnetometer, and Global Positioning System (GPS) data collected in situ.

3

GEO 601 Research Trends in Geography

Overview of major research themes in geography. Student will meet faculty and other professional geographers, facilitating the development of research through field experience, colloquia, and conferences.

1

Prerequisites

Admission to graduate program in geography

GEO 602 Regional Planning

Regional development and planning processes focused on regional planning techniques and law.

3

GEO 603 Understanding Geographic Information Systems

Study and application of geographic information systems for professional problem-solving, spatial analysis, and mapping.

3

GEO 605 Seminar in Environmental Studies

Selected topics of current interest in environmental studies.

3

GEO 606 Environmental Planning

Examination and analysis of environmental concepts and their relationship to various planning and management scenarios, including environmental issues, strategies, and plans.

3

GEO 607 Earth Science for Educators

Study of the processes that shape Earth’s lithospheric, hydrospheric, and atmospheroic realms. Practicum and course content are synchronized with the NC Standard Course of Study for Earth and Environmental Science.

5

GEO 608 Weather and Climate for Educators

Examination of Earth’s physical atmospheric processes as they apply to weather and climate systems. Practicum and course content are synchronized with the NC Standard Course of Study for Earth and Environmental Science.

5

GEO 609 Hydrology for Educators

Examination of Earth’s water sphere, including Earth-Atmosphere interactions, and its importance as a resource. Practicum and course content are synchronized with the NC Standard Course of Study for Earth and Environmental Science.

5

GEO 610 Physical Geology for Educators

Study of the materials that comprise Earth, and the processes shaping its near-surface environment. Practicum and course content are synchronized with the NC Standard Course of Study for Earth and Environmental Science.

5

GEO 611 Natural Hazards and Society for Educators

Study of the Earth’s near-surface natural hazards, with discussion of anthropogenic influences and societal consequences. Practicum and course content are synchronized with the NC Standard Course of Study for Earth and Environmental Science.

5

GEO 612 Natural Resource Geography

Application of geographical theory to natural resource use and distribution. Emphasis on resource use and constraints to development.

3

GEO 613 Advanced Geographic Information Systems

Development and application of geographic information systems. Emphasis on spatial data structures and their relationship to the analytic processes of geography and planning.

3

Prerequisites

GEO 603 or permission of instructor

GEO 614 GIS Programming and Design Application

Theory and practice in the creation of Geographic Information Systems using logic based programming and database construction tools. Emphasis on modeling of spatial information and logic-based approaches to GIS.

3

Prerequisites

GEO 613

GEO 620 Spatial Analysis

Theory and practice in combining Geographic Information Systems software with statistical analysis software. Emphasis will be on the quantitative analysis and visual display of spatial information.

3

Prerequisites

GEO 613 and STA 571 or equivalent

GEO 621 Seminar in Geographic Information Science

Research in geographic information science. Focus on current research in application of remotely sensed imagery, geographic information systems, and maps in the visualization and analysis of spatial data.

3

Prerequisites

GEO 359 and GEO 613 or permission of instructor

GEO 622 GIS Applications in Urban Planning

Theory and practice integrating Geographic Information Systems with land use planning practice. Emphasis on advanced analysis and display of spatial data and information in support of land use planning decision-making.

3

Prerequisites

GEO 322 (or equivalent) and GEO 603 or permission of instructor

GEO 631 Transportation Planning

Theory and practice of transportation planning with an emphasis on urban transportation systems.

3

Prerequisites

GEO 502 or permission of instructor

GEO 633 Advanced Topics in European Geography

In-depth analysis of select advanced topics related to Europe. Combines systematic and regional traditions within geography. Possible themes include European integration, immigration, urbanization and cities, cultural preservation, tourism, the environmen

3

GEO 635 Geography of Asia

Examines dynamic economic, sociocultural, and political changes in Asia by looking at their roots in physical and human resources influencing rapid modernization within an ancient cultural framework.

3

GEO 641 Earth Surface Processes and Landforms

Advanced systematic study of geomorphology with applications to human responses to natural hazards and environmental management.

3

Prerequisites

GEO 314/GEO 314L or equivalent advanced undergraduate course in geomorphology

GEO 690 Research Problems in Applied Geography

Independent study on a topic of special interest.

3

Prerequisites

Graduate course on the topic

GEO 695 Internship

Practical experience in a professional setting related to the student’s main topic of interest. Includes written paper linking the topic to the experience.

1–6

Prerequisites

18 hours in the M.A. in applied geography program

GEO 699 Thesis

1–6

Prerequisites

Permission of Geography Thesis Committee

GEO 711 Experimental Course

This number reserved for experimental courses. Refer to the Course Schedule for current offerings.

GEO 750 Advanced Spatial Analysis

Theory and practice in spatial analysis with an emphasis on spatial statistics. Spatial pattern analysis, spatial association and interpolation, spatial data mining.

3

Prerequisites

GEO 620

GEO 760 Research Design

Design and execution of applied research projects as practiced by professional geographers.

3

Prerequisites

STA 571 or equivalent

GEO 761 History of Geographic Thought

Seminar on the nature of geography and what geographers do. Focus on the history of the discipline, approaches to its study, major paradigms, and application of geographic theory.

3

Prerequisites

Admission to doctoral program in geography or allied field

GEO 771 Doctoral Seminar in Geographic Information Science

Advanced seminar in the theory, practice, and technical aspects of Geographic Information Science. .

3

GEO 781 Seminar in Earth Science/Natural Resources

Directed readings and research proposal development on selected aspects of natural resource policy and management from the perspective of earth science.

3

Prerequisites

GEO 612 or GEO 641 or permission of instructor

GEO 790 Independent Geographic Research

Independent study on topic of interest in theoretical geography.

3

Prerequisites

Graduate course in topic

GEO 791 Seminar in Urban Planning/Economic Development

Directed readings on selected aspects of urban planning/economic development focused on theory and policy issues from a geographic perspective.

3

Prerequisites

GEO 502 or GEO 533 or permission of instructor

GEO 792 Seminar in Regional Economic Development

A geographic perspective is applied to analysis of regional economic performance and change in the developed and developing world. Theory is integrated with strategies for development policy and planning.

3

Prerequisites

GEO 533 or permission of instructor

GEO 799 Dissertation

1–21

Prerequisites

Completion of all PhD course requirements and examinations

GEO 801 Thesis Extension

1–3

GEO 802 Dissertation Extension

1–3

GEO 803 Research Extension

1–3

 

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