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Geography 540

3 (crs.)

Mapping and Visualization in GIS

This course introduces the basic concepts and techniques for manipulation, graphic representation, and basic analysis of spatial information. Lectures and labs examine the processing, compilation, and symbolization of spatial data and the application of related statistical techniques. Emphasis is placed on the technology of mapping-particularly computer mapping and visualization within the context of Geographic Information Science. 340/540 (3+2)

Geography 541

3 (crs.)

Spatial Analysis in GIS

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) are computer programs and instruments designed to obtain, store, analyze, and display geographic data. This course provides and introduction to the fundamentals of FIS and the utilization of spatial data for solving geographic problems. Both theoretical concepts and practical applications of GIS will be examined.

Geography 582

3 (crs.)

Remote Sensing of the Environment

The focus is on the interpretation and application of data obtained by major remote sensing techniques to the detection and monitoring of the physical and cultural landscape. Includes orbital and suborbital photography, electronic sensing in the ultraviolet, thermal, passive and active microwave and multispectral. Prerequisite: Geography 381 or Geography 391 or consent of instructor.

Geography 614

3 (crs.)

Natural Resource Management

Examines techniques for the biophysical and socio-economic analysis of natural environments. The course will emphasize the variety of perspectives from which environmental management policies and modeling tools can be developed. Prerequisite: Geography 314. 414/614

Geography 619

3 (crs.)

Natural Hazards and Disaster Planning

Examination of various atmospheric and geologic events which threaten human activities. The physical characteristics of the threats, human perceptions of the threats, and various hazard mitigation measures (including structural adjustments, land use planning, and evacuation preparations) will be studied. Prerequisite: 8 credits of Physical Geography or Geology. 419/619

Geography 641

3 (crs.)

Advanced GIS

This course examines advanced concepts and techniques of Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Topics include introductory level algorithm development, applications survey and readings, and advanced spatial analysis. Students are expected to develop individual, problem-driven projects which incorporate the knowledge, tools, and techniques that are developed in this course.

Geography 651

3 (crs.)

Advanced Topics in Human Geography

This course examines a specific topic in human geography of interest to faculty and students. The course may be repeated for credit only if the content is different. Each time it is offered, the topic will be announced in the timetable. Prerequisites: Geography 102, Geography 111 and consent of instructor. 451/651

Geography 661

3 (crs.)

Advanced Topics in Physical Geography

This course examines a specific topic in physical geography of interest to faculty and students. The course may be repeated for credit only if the content is different. Each time it is offered the topic will be announced in the timetable. Prerequisites: Geography 121, Geography 122 and consent of instructor. 461/661

Urban Planning 500

3 (crs.)

Introduction to Urban Planning

An overview of urban and regional planning including the history of planning, major types of planning techniques and theory, values of planners, and strategies for planning effectiveness. Prerequisites: Urban Planning 131 with a grade of C or better and 45 credits earned. 300/500

Urban Planning 517

3 (crs.)

Land Use Regulation

An overview of the purposes, theoretical and legal issues, tools, and techniques of land use planning and regulation. 317/517

Urban Planning 520

3 (crs.)

Housing

An overview of urban housing including its recent history, the nature of the housing market, the impact of housing on society, government regulation and assistance, and new housing patterns. Prerequisites: Urban Planning 300/500 (may be taken concurrently with Urban Planning 320/520) 320/520