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.

Credit(s): 0.00 or 3.00

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

Credit(s): 3.00

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

Credit(s): 3.00

Introduction to Vermont's physical geographies, environmental histories, and socio-environmental problems. The course also considers Vermont's global and regional connections.

Credit(s): 3.00

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.

Credit(s): 3.00

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.

Credit(s): 0.00 or 3.00

Geographic analysis and evaluation of aerial imagery produced by remote sensors (satellites, airplanes, drones) and its relationship to environmental problems in the social and physical sciences.

Credit(s): 3.00

Field course abroad (e.g. South Africa or England). Intensive study of the geography of a country or region, with attention to related issues.

Credit(s): 3.00

An 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.

Credit(s): 1.00 to 3.00

Field course on a geographical theme (e.g. physical or regional geography) in the Burlington area or surrounding region. Cross-listed with: VS 092.

Credit(s): 3.00

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Credit(s): 1.00 to 18.00

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Credit(s): 1.00 to 18.00

Examines geographic distribution of organisms, emphasizing the biotic and abiotic factors that explain temporal and spatial patterns of species, population, and community distributions. Prerequisite: GEOG 040.

Credit(s): 3.00

Quantitative analysis of the atmospheric-land-water processes that determine climate variability and change at the local to global scales. Historical and near real-time data manipulation via statistics, weather map interpretation, climate indices, modeling and remote sensing. Prerequisite: GEOG 040.

Credit(s): 3.00

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, GEOL 005, GEOL 007, or GEOL 055. Cross-listed with: GEOL 151.

Credit(s): 0.00 or 4.00

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.

Credit(s): 3.00

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.

Credit(s): 3.00

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.

Credit(s): 3.00

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.

Credit(s): 3.00

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.

Credit(s): 3.00

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

Credit(s): 3.00

Issues of global inequality, modernization and environmental degradation with a focus on colonialism, postcolonialism, and displacement of people, livelihoods, and cultures by development processes. Prerequisite: GEOG 050 or GEOG 070.

Credit(s): 3.00

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.

Credit(s): 3.00

Physical and human environments of Polynesia, Micronesia and Melanesia. Focus on the impacts of colonialism, warfare, weapons testing, poverty, the tourism industry, and environmental change. Prerequisite: GEOG 070.

Credit(s): 3.00

Political, cultural, and physical geography of the Middle East, with an emphasis on the relationship between the Middle East and the West. Prerequisite: GEOG 050 or GEOG 070.

Credit(s): 3.00

The character and development of the contemporary cultural, economic, and political patterns of the area against the background of its physical and resource base.

Credit(s): 3.00

Study of the United States through diverse perspectives in Human Geography. Examines how race, class, and gender relations shape social and political landscapes in historical and contemporary contexts. Emphasizes social/environmental justice and geographic approaches to thinking about political power. Prerequisite: GEOG 050 or GEOG 070.

Credit(s): 3.00

Explores the links between race, racism, and geography, including issues of slavery, Jim Crow laws, gender, migration, housing, gangs, HIV/AIDS, urban development, and mass incarceration. Prerequisite: GEOG 060 or GEOG 070.

Credit(s): 3.00

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.

Credit(s): 3.00

Distribution of race, ethnicity, language, and religion at different geographical scales and how these factors contribute to world and regional events. Prerequisite: GEOG 050 or GEOG 070.

Credit(s): 3.00

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. Prerequisites: GEOG 050 or GEOG 070 or ENVS 002; and ENSC 001 or ENVS 001 or GEOG 040 or GEOL 001 or GEOL 007 or GEOL 055 or NR 103. Cross-listed with: ENVS 143.

Credit(s): 3.00

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

Credit(s): 3.00

Analysis of the morphology, function and social structure of cities. Consideration of the nature, history and theories of urban growth and development. Prerequisite: GEOG 050 or GEOG 070.

Credit(s): 3.00

Distribution of global economic activity and power. Processes of uneven development and globalization including industrialization, the "global assembly line", trade, investment, and migration. Prerequisite: GEOG 070.

Credit(s): 3.00

Examines the relationships between nation states and political identity. Other political-spatial constructs are also examined, including the private and public dichotomy, cyberspace, and borders. Prerequisite: GEOG 050 or GEOG 070 or POLS 051 or POLS 071. Cross-listed with: POLS 161.

Credit(s): 3.00

Examination of the ways in which human relationships to both the built and the natural environment are mediated by gender. Prerequisite: Six hours in Geography or Gender, Sexuality, & Women's Studies.

Credit(s): 3.00

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.

Credit(s): 3.00

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: Sophomore standing.

Credit(s): 0.00 or 3.00

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.

Credit(s): 0.00 or 3.00

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.

Credit(s): 3.00

Field course abroad (e.g. South Africa or England.) Intensive study of the geography of a country or region, with attention to related issues. Prerequisite: Three hours in Geography.

Credit(s): 3.00

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.

Credit(s): 1.00 to 18.00

Field course on a geographical theme (e.g. physical or regional geography) in the Burlington area or surrounding region. Prerequisite: GEOG 040, GEOG 050, GEOG 061, GEOG 070, or VS 052. Cross-listed with: VS 192.

Credit(s): 3.00

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Credit(s): 1.00 to 18.00

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Credit(s): 1.00 to 18.00

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.

Credit(s): 1.00 to 18.00

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.

Credit(s): 1.00 to 18.00

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.

Credit(s): 1.00 to 3.00

A systematic overview of the art and science of geographical inquiry. Examination of key research and methodological approaches in the discipline. Prerequisite: Minimum Junior standing.

Credit(s): 3.00

A survey of paradigms and issues in contemporary geography. Attention paid to the social and historical contexts of geographic thought. Prerequisite: Minimum Junior standing.

Credit(s): 3.00

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.

Credit(s): 3.00

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.

Credit(s): 3.00

Analysis of regional climatology, paleoclimatology, hydroclimatological hazards, or fluvial geomorphology. Topics include droughts, severe weather, climate change, floods and floodplain management, mountain and lowland rivers. Prerequisites: Vary with course content; minimum Junior standing.

Credit(s): 3.00

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.

Credit(s): 3.00

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.

Credit(s): 3.00

Advanced offerings in urban and critical social geography. Possible topics include social justice and the city, human rights, geographies of social control. Prerequisites: Vary with course content; minimum Junior standing.

Credit(s): 3.00

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.

Credit(s): 3.00

Analysis of spatial pattern and interaction through quantitative statistical models; application of GIS to statistical modeling. Prerequisite: GEOG 081 or GEOG 184 or NR 143 or ENSC 130 or GEOL 185.

Credit(s): 3.00

An 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.

Credit(s): 1.00 to 18.00

See Schedule of Courses for specific titles.

Credit(s): 1.00 to 18.00

See Schedule of Courses for specific titles.

Credit(s): 1.00 to 18.00

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.

Credit(s): 1.00 to 18.00

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.

Credit(s): 1.00 to 18.00

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.

Credit(s): 1.00 to 3.00

Readings and research on topics arranged individually by students with instructors; attendance in appropriate undergraduate courses may be required.

Credit(s): 3.00

Credit(s): 1.00 to 18.00