Geography

Archaeology, ARCH = 0139

Earth Science, GEOG = 0140

Geology, GEOL = 0141

Regional Science, GEOG = 0140

Archaeology, ARCH = 0139

4620. Topics in Archaeology. 3 hours. Selected topics of interest and significance in archaeology. Subjects such as historic archaeology, Texas archaeology, New World archaeology, Old World archaeology and Meso-American archaeology are potential topics offered during different semesters. Prerequisite(s): ARCH 2500 or consent of department. May be repeated for credit as topics vary.

4810. Archaeological Field School. 6 hours. (0;0;6) Comprehensive training in site survey, excavation techniques, laboratory processing, restoration and analysis of archaeological materials through direct participation in an archaeological field project. Prerequisite(s): ARCH 2500 or consent of department. Held off campus; room and board fees may be required. Usually offered only during the summer months and based on the availability of field projects. This course is taught in cooperation with the Institute of Applied Sciences.

Earth Science, GEOG = 0140

4170. Map-Air Photo Analysis. 3 hours. Evaluation and interpretation of aerial photography and satellite images from the most common sensing radar. Digital processing of satellite data on microcomputer. Prerequisite(s): GEOG 1710 and 2400; GEOL 1610 or consent of department.

4240. Meteorology. 3 hours. Weather elements and controls; air masses and upper air wind flow; emphasis on atmospheric storm systems. Prerequisite(s): GEOG 1710 or consent of department.

4250. Climatology. 3 hours. Description and analysis of world climates; major classifications, controls, regional distribution and change. Prerequisite(s): GEOG 1710 or consent of department.

4420. Conservation of Resources. 3 hours. Designed to encourage an awareness of the need for wise use and proper management of the natural resources on which human welfare depends; how resource management operates in the framework of laws and policies, technical resource knowledge, education and economics.

4500. Introduction to Geographic Information Systems. 3 hours. (2;2) Introduction to the concepts of computer-based spatial data handling, known as Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technology. Presents the concepts of GIS in a general way utilizing several GIS packages and hypothetical GIS problems. Prerequisite(s): CSCI 1100 or consent of department.

4550. Advanced Geographic Information Systems. 3 hours. Advanced spatial analysis through the use of specialized computer software and the design and development of spatial databases. The course includes project planning, database development, data manipulation and analyses, cartographic output and project presentation. Prerequisite(s): GEOG 4500 or consent of department.

4750. Fluvial Geomorphology. 3 hours. Examines the role of rivers as geomorphologic agents. Includes discussion of the systems approach to fluvial geomorphology, fluid mechanics of open-channel flow, sediment and solute transport, channel morphology and river adjustments to environmental change at various time scales. Prerequisite(s): GEOL 1610, GEOG 1710/1730 or consent of department.

4920. Cooperative Education in Geography. 3 hours. Job experience in a government agency and/or business for geography majors. Requires participation in a formal project. Prerequisite(s): a minimum of 12 hours completed in the major, a 2.5 GPA in the major and consent of the internship director.

4960. Geography Institute. 3 hours. For students accepted by the university as participants in special institute courses. May be repeated for credit as topics vary.

5120. Research in Physical Geography. 3 hours. Study of physical processes manifest at or near the earth's surface. Topics will focus on atmosphere, hydrologic, geomorphic, and tectonic processes and associate phenomena. May be repeated for credit as topics vary.

5150. Water Resources Seminar. 3 hours. Topics will be considered from ecology, ground water hydrology and fluvial geomorphology. Special consideration will be given to energy flows within the watershed, and the economic, political, legal and ecological consequences of ground water depletion. May be repeated for credit as topics vary.

5170. Map-Air Photo Analysis and Remote Sensing. 3 hours. Evaluation and interpretation of maps and aerial photographs, including infrared imagery and remote sensing techniques.

5300. Ecosystem Dynamics. 3 hours. (2;2) Analysis and management of ecosystems including biological and environmental interactions, watershed and landscape analysis, monitoring equipment and instrumentation, and applications of remote sensing, GIS, GPS, and computer modeling. Prerequisite(s): graduate standing or consent of department.

5400. Environmental Modeling. 3 hours. (2;2) Modeling of environmental processes and human impacts on the environment to include topics on sensitivity, calibration and evaluation, watersheds, non-point source pollution, hydrological models, GIS, water and air quality models, pollutant transport and fate, and ecotoxicology. Prerequisite(s): graduate standing or consent of department.

5500. Introduction to Geographic Information Systems. 3 hours. (2;2) Introduction to the concepts of computer-based spatial data handling, known as Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technology. Presents the concepts of GIS in a general way utilizing several GIS packages and hypothetical GIS problems. Prerequisite(s): consent of department.

5550. Advanced Geographic Information System. 3 hours. (1;3) Advanced spatial analysis through the use of specialized computer software and the design and development of spatial data bases. The course includes project planning, database development, data manipulation and analyses, cartographic output and project presentation. Prerequisites: GEOG 3050, 4500 or consent of the department.

5700. Global Dynamics. 3 hours. (2;2) Biosphere-geosphere models on a global scale. Topics include past global changes and climate variability, assessing impacts of global change, dynamic biogeography, interdisciplinary approaches, economics and policy issues, and applications of GCM, GIS and remote sensing. Prerequisite(s): graduate standing or consent of department.

5900. Special Problems. 1-3 hours. Research by graduate students in fields of special interest. Prerequisite(s): consent of department.

5960. Geography Institute. 3 hours. For students accepted by the university as participants in special institute courses. May be repeated for credit as topics vary.

Geology, GEOL = 0141

4630. Soils Geomorphology. 4 hours. (3;3) Methods and applications of soils and landform analysis. Soils classification, formation processes and relationships to landforms and vegetation are stressed. Methods of soils description, mapping and physical-chemical analysis are taught, and applications to study of landscape change, and land-use planning are emphasized. Prerequisite(s): GEOL 3350 or consent of department.

4650. Environmental Geology. 3 hours. Geologic aspects of land-use planning; earthquakes, landslides, coastal processes, streams and flooding, soils, ground water and waste disposal; planning for the future. Prerequisite(s): GEOL 1610, GEOG 1710 or consent of department.

4850. Introduction to Groundwater Hydrology. 3 hours. Topics include principles of groundwater flow, aquifer properties and characteristics, geology of groundwater occurrence, groundwater development, and methods for assessing and remediating the environmental problem of groundwater contamination. Emphasis on application of basic principles. Prerequisite(s): MATH 1650 or equivalent; GEOG 1710 or consent of department.

Regional Science, GEOG = 0140

4060. Computer Cartography. 3 hours. An introduction to conceptual and practical aspects of computer cartography. Topics include importation of digital maps, map editing, editing map attribute databases, and map design and printing. Prerequisite(s): GEOG 3050 or consent of department.

4120. Medical Geography. 3 hours. Locational aspects of disease and health care, spatial patterns of diseases, health facilities, health care policies and problems. Prerequisite(s): GEOG 2400 or consent of department.

4210. Urban Geography. 3 hours. The urban geography of advanced nations. Specific topics include urban systems analysis, the internal geography of cities, and contemporary spatial and social changes in urban areas. Prerequisite(s): GEOG 1170, 1200, 2400 or consent of department.

4310. Land Use and Locational Conflict. 3 hours. Principles of locational conflict. Analysis of the effects of land use change on the characteristics of regions. Identification of land-use conflicts generated by economic and social change. Study of geographic variations in land-use dynamics. Prerequisite(s): GEOG 1170, 1200, 2400 or consent of department.

4410. Location-Allocation Modeling. 3 hours. Introduction to location-allocation models for service delivery. Covering, p-median, p-center and hierarchial models and their applications; data accuracy, aggregation and distance problems in location-allocation modeling. Prerequisite(s): CSCI 1100; GEOG 2400 or consent of department.

4960. Geography Institute. 3 hours. For students accepted by the university as participants in special institute courses. May be repeated for credit as topics vary.

5100. Seminar in Regional Planning. 3 hours. Theory in city and regional planning; spatial economic growth and development in urban and regional systems. Policy formulation and implementation in the spatial perspective for planning. May be repeated for credit as topics vary.

5110. Research Design and Geographic Applications. 3 hours. Themes in geographical research, application of scientific method in
spatial problem-solving and analysis.

5130. Research in Human Geography. 3 hours. Study of spatial and ecological relationships with cultural, demographic, political, economic and social forces shaping human settlement patterns. May be repeated for credit as topics vary.

5190. Advanced Quantitative Techniques. 3 hours. Application of advanced statistical procedures including multivariate techniques to analysis of point and areal patterns and spatial data. Prerequisite(s): GEOG 3190 or consent of department.

5210. Seminar in Urban Geography. 3 hours. Study of current perspectives on geographic inquiry as they relate to metropolitan development and change; the economic, social and political production of space; economic restructuring; segregated spaces; spatial conflicts; corporate and urban hierarchy; urban physical environment. Prerequisite(s): either ECON 4650, GEOG 4210, PSCI 4020 or SOCI 3300.

5600. Seminar in Environmental Policy. 3 hours. Analysis and evaluation of environmental policy, including spatial, historical, economic, ecological and institutional dimensions of contemporary resource management issues.

5900. Special Problems. 1-3 hours. Research by graduate students in fields of special interest. Prerequisite(s): consent of department.

5950. Master's Thesis. 3 or 6 hours. To be scheduled only with consent of department. 6 hours credit required. No credit assigned until thesis has been completed and filed with the graduate dean. Continuous enrollment required once work on thesis has begun. May be repeated for credit.

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