University of Vermont

UVM Course Directory

Term: Fall 2019

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:Global Envmnts& Cultures

Introduction to Geography from global, place-based, cultural, and socio-environmental perspectives.

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 095 - Special Topics in Geography

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GEOG 145 - SU: Geography of Water

Examination of the spatial dimensions of water distribution from local to global scales, and the social, political, and economic dimensions of its use. Same as NR 102.

GEOG 150 - D2:Geography of Africa

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 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: Sophomore standing. Cross-listed with: FOR 146, NR 146.

GEOG 186 - Qualitative Research Methods

Covers data collection, analysis, and representation techniques for qualitative data with emphasis on critical perspectives and cutting-edge practices, such as participatory mapping and mixed-methods approaches. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing.

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 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 199 - Teaching Assistantship

Undergraduate student service as a teaching assistant, usually in an introductory-level course in the discipline, 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 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 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.

GEOG 299 - Teaching Assistantship

Undergraduate student service as a teaching assistant, usually in an introductory-level course in the discipline, for which credit is awarded. Offered at department discretion.