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GEOG- 104 World Geography (3.00 cr.)
Global Perspective, Social and Behavioral Sciences - Geography
Repeatable: No
Introduction to regional and cultural geography of the world; physical and human resources of major areas of the globe.

Not open to students taking GEOG-251

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GEOG- 199 Independent Study (1.00 - 3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes

Department consent

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GEOG- 249 Cooperative Education Experience (1.00 - 8.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes
Work and study in an approved position to gain business/industrial/other experience. Normally entails recurring, supervised work periods, each one building and expanding on the previous.
Department consent

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GEOG- 251 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (4.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Experience, using state of the art GIS and GPS equipment and theoretical background explaining the many roles GIS technology has in displaying analyzing spatial problems. Major components include computer representation of geographic information, fundamentals of cartography, construction of GIS databases, spatial analysis, and application areas of GIS.

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GEOG- 290 Global Political Ecology (3.00 cr.)
Contemporary Issues, Global Perspective, Social Responsibility and Ethical Reasoning
Repeatable: No
Social, political, and economic origins of contemporary environmental problems from sociological, anthropological and geographic perspectives; social construction of nature and knowledge; environmentalism, environmental racism and environmental justice in cross-cultural perspective; ethical implications of contemporary environmental problems regarding perspectives and distributions of justice.

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GEOG- 299 Independent Study (1.00 - 3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes

Department consent

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GEOG- 310 Geography of Food (3.00 cr.)
Contemporary Issues, Racial & Ethnic Studies Category A
Repeatable: No
Analysis of food "geographies" - how food travels from farm to table; the importance of geography in the production, distribution and consumption of food. Exploration of issues of food democracy, food justice, and food sovereignty. Special attention to racial and class-based inequities within the global food system.

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GEOG- 349 Cooperative Education Experience (1.00 - 8.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes
Work and study in an approved position to gain business/industrial/other experience. Normally entails recurring, supervised work periods, each one building and expanding on the previous.
Department consent

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GEOG- 351 Intermediate Geographic Information Systems (4.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Basic analytical operations in Geographic Information Systems using GIS software.

Prerequisite: take GEOG-251

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GEOG- 399 Independent Study (1.00 - 3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes

Department consent

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GEOG- 449 Cooperative Education Experience (1.00 - 8.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes
Work and study in an approved position to gain business/industrial/other experience. Normally entails recurring, supervised work periods, each one building and expanding on the previous.
Department consent

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GEOG- 451 Advanced Geographic Information Systems (4.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Integration of Geographic Information Systems (GIS)and analytical and quantitative methodologies using spatial analysis, geostatistical analysis, network analysis, and 3-D analysis.

Prerequisite: take GEOG-351

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GEOG- 452 Geographic Information Systems Research Analysis (2.00 - 4.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Individualized research applying advanced GIS techniques to problems related to students' areas of study under the supervision of faculty members in their programs. Students plan, design and execute GIS projects which build geographic databases, analyze data spatially, and present results.

Prerequisite: take GEOG-451

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GEOG- 499 Independent Study (1.00 - 3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes

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