University of Vermont

UVM Course Directory

Term: Spring 2018

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 061 - Geography of Vermont

Introduction to physical, social, historical, and economic geographies of Vermont. Focus on landscape change and environmental issues from a global perspective.

GEOG 070 - SU: Space, Place and Society

An introduction to human geography: a spatial perspective on the study of population and migration, globalization, uneven economic development, geopolitics, cities and rural spaces, cultural meanings of place, and struggles for spatial justice.

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 096 - Special Topics in Geography

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GEOG 148 - Global Environmental Change

Explores changes in natural processes and anthropogenic activities that influence the atmosphere, hydrosphere, and biosphere individually and through interactions and feedbacks from a distinctly spatial perspective employed by physical geographers. Prerequisite: GEOG 040.

GEOG 151 - D2: Geography of India

Survey of India's physical diversity, historical evolution, colonial and postcolonial legacies, and geopolitical situations, especially as they relate to globalization, migration, environment, and security. Prerequisite: GEOG 050 or GEOG 070.

GEOG 153 - The Circumpolar Arctic

Examines the physical and human geography of the circumpolar Arctic. Prerequisite: GEOG 040 or GEOG 050.

GEOG 185 - Remote Sensing

Examinations of the earth's surface from aerial photographs and satellite imagery. Emphasis is on image interpretation, classification, change detection, multivariate analysis (e.g. principal components analysis). Prerequisite: GEOG 081 or NR 025. Cross-listed with: FOR 146, NR 146.

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

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GEOG 196 - Intermediate Special Topics

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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 245 - Adv Top:Human Env Interactions

Advanced offerings on various manifestations of social-environmental relationships. Possible topics include sustainable development, environmental justice, and urban ecology. Prerequisites: Vary with course content; Minimum Junior standing.

GEOG 273 - Adv Top:Political Econ&Ecology

Advanced offerings in political ecology and political economy, particularly at global and regional scales. Possible topics include Third World economic restructuring, globalization, international environmental movements. Prerequisites: Vary with course content; minimum Junior standing.

GEOG 295 - Advanced Special Topics

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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.