Note: Undergraduates by permission of instructor only

702 Contemporary Geographic Thought (3). History and philosophy of geographic discipline, with particular emphasis on developments in recent decades.

703 Geographic Research Design (3). Introduction to the theory and practice of geographic research. The range of methods available for problem identification and solution are considered through development of specific research proposals.

704 Communicating Geography (1). This informal seminar introduces new students to departmental faculty and resources outside the department.

705 Advanced Quantitative Methods in Geography (3). Application of selected multivariate statistical techniques to the analysis of geographic phenomena and problems.

710 Advanced Physical Geography – Biogeoscience (3). Examination of the major processes controlling environmental cycling of material and energy at the landscape level and development of a quantitative understanding of the physical and ecosystem processes responsible for landscape pattern and evolution.

711 Advanced Physical Geography – Hydroclimatology and Bioclimatology (3). Examination of topics focused on the atmospheric and the vegetation and land surface parts of the hydrologic cycle at the micro to global spatial scale and short-term to millennial temporal scale.

715 Land Use/land Cover Dyamics and Human-environment Interaction. (3). Examination of topics that integrate social, natural, and spatial sciences within the context of human-environment interactions, with an emphasis on landuse/landcover dynamics and spatial digital technologies for linking landscape form and function.

720 Cultural and Political Ecology. (3). This course examines the foundations and current literature on cultural and political ecology. Focus is given to: the appropriation of “Nature”, degradation and deforestation, conservation, famine, post-colonial peasants, resistance, Indigeneity, and property, land distribution and governmentality.

760 Geographies of Economic Change (3). This course is designed to explore changing geographies of production and consumption in theory and practice.

790 Spatial Analysis and Computer Modeling (3). This course introduces students to spatial analysis techniques involving points, lines, areas, surfaces, and non-metric spaces and programming basic geographic models on microcomputers.