University of Vermont

UVM Course Directory

Term: Fall 2017

Subject: Geography

GEOG 040 - Weather, Climate & Landscapes

Introduction to the fundamentals of weather, climate, landform evolution, and plant distribution using a systems approach. Focus on variation in processes over space and time.

GEOG 050 - D2:SU:World Regional Geog

Basic introduction to Geography by way of a regional approach to human and environmental topics.

GEOG 060 - D1:Geography/Race&Ethnic in US

Examination of the ways in which spatial and locational processes shape and are shaped by ethnic and racial identities, struggles, and relationships.

GEOG 081 - Geospatial Cncpt&Visualization

Introduction to the quantitative and qualitative geospatial concepts and tools used in Cartography, Geographic Information Science (GISci), Remote Sensing, and geographic research. Data creation, analysis, and map design using existing digital map resources, topographic/satellite data, and alternative mapping methodologies.

GEOG 143 - Climatology

Analysis of regional and local climatic data with special reference to climatic controls; special laboratory projects. Prerequisite: GEOG 040.

GEOG 144 - Geomorphology

Examines, using lectures, labs, and field-based independent study research projects, processes which change Earth's surface and the history of landscape development. Considers fundamental geologic constraints on environmental problems. Prerequisite: GEOL 001 or GEOL 055.

GEOG 160 - The United States

The character and development of the contemporary cultural, economic, and political patterns of the area against the background of its physical and resource base. Prerequisite: GEOG 050 or GEOG 070.

GEOG 170 - Historical Geography

Examination of the tools, techniques, and perspectives used in studying the historic development of places and landscapes. Vermont and other North American case studies. Prerequisite: GEOG 050 or GEOG 070 or HST 012. Cross-listed with: HST 170.

GEOG 173 - Political Ecology

Human-environment interactions under globalization. The politics of using particular ideas of 'nature' for the benefit of some and to the detriment of others in spaces from local backyards to global contexts. Environmental movements and livelihoods. Prerequisite: GEOG 040; GEOG 050 or GEOG 070. Cross-listed with: ENVS 143.

GEOG 174 - Rural Geography

Global, national and local scale study of rural landscapes, cultures, social issues, and environmental concerns. Prerequisite: GEOG 050 or GEOG 070.

GEOG 179 - Cultural Ecology

Interrelationships of social groups and their natural environments and resource bases, with primary emphasis on nonindustrial cultures, examined from the perspectives of anthropology and geography. Prerequisite: GEOG 050 or GEOG 070. Cross-listed with: ANTH 179.

GEOG 184 - Geog Info:Cncpts & Applic

Systematic approach to important geographical concepts (including distance, shape, scale dispersion) structured around the use of Geographical Information Systems (GIS) as an analytical tool. Prerequisite: GEOG 081 or NR 025.

GEOG 191 - Internship

On-site supervised work experience combined with a structured academic learning plan directed by a faculty member or a faculty-staff team in which a faculty member is the instructor of record, for which academic credit is awarded. Offered at department discretion. Prerequisite: Minimum Junior standing.

GEOG 195 - Intermediate Special Topics

See Schedule of Courses for specific titles.

GEOG 197 - Independent Study

A course which is tailored to fit the interests of a specific student, which occurs outside the traditional classroom/laboratory setting under the supervision of a faculty member, for which credit is awarded. Offered at department discretion.

GEOG 198 - Undergraduate Research

Undergraduate student work on individual or small research projects under the supervision of a faculty member, for which credit is awarded. Offered at department discretion.

GEOG 244 - Adv Top: Global Change

Advanced offerings on topics related to past, present and future changes in the environment, including natural and human-induced changes in the atmosphere, hydrosphere and biosphere. Prerequisite:Vary with course content; Minimum Junior standing.

GEOG 272 - Adv Top:Space, Power, Identity

Advanced offerings on topics related to the spatial regulation and geographic construction of social identity, paying particular attention to race, gender, and sexuality. Prerequisites: Vary with course content; minimum Junior standing.

GEOG 281 - Adv Topic:GIS & Remote Sensing

Advanced offerings in GIS or remote sensing focusing on landscape interpretation for decision-making practices. Incorporation of applications from Vermont public and private sectors. Prerequisites: Vary with course content; minimum Junior standing.

GEOG 297 - Independent Study

A course which is tailored to fit the interests of a specific student, which occurs outside the traditional classroom/laboratory setting under the supervision of a faculty member, for which credit is awarded. Offered at department discretion.

GEOG 298 - Undergraduate Research

Undergraduate student work on individual or small team research projects under the supervision of a faculty member, for which credit is awarded. Offered at department discretion.