Courses for Advanced Undergraduate and Graduate Students
404  Atmospheric Processes in Environmental Systems (ENST 490) (4). Prerequisites MATH 231; CHEM 102; PHYS 105 or PHYS 117; GEOG 253; or permission of instructor. Principles of analysis of the atmosphere are applied to the analysis of environmental phenomena. The link between the atmosphere and other environmental compartments is explored through case studies of environmental issues. Three lecture hours and one lab hour a week. Konrad.
410  Modeling Environmental Systems (3). Prerequisite, GEOG 110 or equivalent. Use of systems theory and computer modeling to understand general issues in climate, vegetation, geomorphology, soils, and hydrology crossing time and space scales and for linear and dynamic systems. Staff.
412  Synoptic Meteorology (3). Prerequisite, GEOG 110 or 111. An analysis of synoptic weather patterns and the processes responsible for them. Climatological aspects of these weather patterns are emphasized. Konrad.
414  Physical Climatology (3). Prerequisite, GEOG 110 or 111. The factors causing climates and their spatial variation are considered. Particular attention is paid to climate models and to the nature, causes, and impacts of climate change. Konrad.
416  Applied Climatology (3). Prerequisites, GEOG 412 or 414. Students investigate the ways climatic information and techniques can be applied to societal problems such as energy production, food production and health. Discussion of case studies utilizing North Carolina data. Konrad.
419  Field Methods in Physical Geography (3). Involves evaluation of landscapes by examining nature and biophysical elements influencing landscape form and function. Course emphasizes data collection, analysis, and interpretation using GIS and field methods. Staff.
420  Fundamental Concepts of Human Geography (3). A systematic study of the approaches, key concepts, and methods of human geography. Emphasis is given to the cultural landscape and location analysis within a thematic rather than a regional framework. Florin.
423  Social Geography (3). A study of spatial components of current social problems such as poverty, race relations, environmental deterioration and pollution, and crime. Cravey, staff.
428  URBAN GEOGRAPHY (3). A geographical study of the spatial structure and function or urban settlements. Emphasis is on the regional relations of cities and central place theory. Staff.
434  the Cultural Ecology of Urbanization, Agriculture, and Disease (3). Examines the role of interactions of cultures, environments, and human diseases in the quest for sustainable agriculture by examining the cultural ecology of systems and their human diseases. Staff.
435  Environmental Politics (3). This course brings geographical perspectives on place, space, scale, and environmental change to the study of environmental politics. In lectures, texts, and student research, we examine topics including environmental health risks, globalization and urban environments, and the role of science in environmental politics. Kirsch.
440  Earth Surface Processes (GEOL 502) (3). Prerequisite, GEOG 110 or GEOL 111. Focuses on the processes of soil formation, erosion, and landform evolution, with an emphasis on the interaction of geomorphic processes with surface hydrology and ecosystems. Staff.
441  Introduction to Watershed Systems (3). Prerequisite, GEOG 110. Introduction to hydrologic and geomorphic processes and forms in watersheds as applied to problems in flood analysis, water quality, and interactions with ecosystem processes. The course will cover the structure of drainage networks, nested catchments, and distribution and controls of precipitation, evaporation, runoff, soil, and groundwater flow. Staff.
442  Fluvial Geomorphology (3). Introduction to landforms and processes associated with flowing water at the earth‚s surface. Course includes hydrology, sedimentology, and theories of channel formation, and drainage basin evolution. Staff.
444  Landscape Biogeography (3). This course is concerned with the application of biogeographical principles and techniques to the study of natural and human-modified landscapes. It includes local and extra-regional case studies. Moody.
445  Medical Geography (3). The human ecology of health is studied by analyzing the cultural/environmental interactions that lie behind world patterns of disease distribution, diffusion and treatment, and the ways these are being altered by development. Staff.
446  Geography of Health Care Delivery (3). This course covers basics, including personnel and facility distributions, accessibility, regionalization, and location/allocation modeling; spatial analysis and GIS; and the cultural geography of health care, including humanist and political economic perspectives. Staff.
447  Gender, Space, and Place in the Middle East (INTS 447, ASIA 447)(3.) Examines gender, space and place relationships in the modern Middle East. Investigates shifting gender geographies of colonialism, nationalism, modernization and globalization in this region. Gökariksel.
448  Transnational Geographies of Muslim Societies (INTS 448) (3). Examines new modern Muslim geographies that are created by transnational flows, connections, and imaginaries that cross national and regional boundaries across the Middle East, Southwest Asia, and beyond. Gökariksel.
450  Population Geography (3). A study of the spatial dimensions of population growth, density and movement, and of the shifts in these patterns as they relate to changes in selected socioeconomic environmental and cultural phenomena. Florin.
452  Mobile Geographies: the Political Economy of Migration (3). This course explores the contemporary experience of migrants. Various theoretical approaches are introduced, with the emphasis on a political economy approach. Cravey.
453  Political Geography (PWAD 453) (3). The geography of politics is explored at the global, the nation-state, and the local scale in separate units, but the interconnections between these geographical scales are emphasized throughout. Cravey, Kirsch.
454  Historical Geography of the United States (FOLK 454) (3). A study of selected past geographies of the United States with emphasis on the significant geographic changes in population, cultural, and economic conditions through time. Florin.
457  Rural Latin America: Agriculture, Environment, and Natural Resources (3). Prerequisite, GEOG 259 or permission of instructor. Explores a systems and cultural-ecological view of agriculture, environment, natural resource, and rural development issues in Latin America. Staff.
458  Urban Latin America: Politics, Economy, and Society (3). Prerequisite, GEOG 259 or permission of instructor. Examines contemporary issues in urban Latin America, including geographical concepts, political trajectories of individual countries, and urban-based activist social movements. Cravey.
460  Geographies of Economic Change (3). This course is designed to explore changing geographies of production and consumption in theory and practice. Staff.
464  Europe Today: Transnationalism, Globalisms, and the Geographies of Pan-europe (INTS 464) (3). A survey by topic and country of Europe west of Russia. Those features that made Europe a distinct and important region today are emphasized. Pickles.
477  Introduction to Remote Sensing and Digital Image Processing (3). Prerequisite, GEOG 370 or equivalent. Emphasizes methods of data analysis that offer an automated approach to spatial and non-spatial data synthesis which combines a system of data capture, storage, management, retrieval, analysis, and display. Fall. Moody, Song, Walsh.
491  Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (PLAN 491) (3). Prerequisite, GEOG 370 or equivalent. Stresses the spatial analysis and modeling capabilities of organizing data within a geographic information system. Moody, Song, Walsh.
577  Advanced Remote Sensing (3). Prerequisite, GEOG 370, 477 or equivalent. Acquisition, processing, and analysis of satellite digital data for the mapping and characterization of land cover types. Moody, Song, Walsh.
591  Applied Geographic Information Systems (PLAN 591) (3). Prerequisite, GEOG 477, 491, or equivalent. Applied issues in the use of geographic information systems in terrain analysis, medical geography, biophysical analysis, and population geography. Walsh, Moody, Staff.
592  Geoghraphic Information Science Programming (3). Prerequisites GEOG 370 or GEOG 491. This course will teach students the elements of GISc software development using major GIS platforms. Students will modularly build a series of applications through the term, culminating in an integrated GIS applications program. Walsh, Song, Liang.
594  Global Positioning Systems and Applications (3). Prerequisite, GEOG 370. Global positioning systems (GPS) fundamental theory, application design, post processing, integration of GPS data into GIS and GPS application examples (such as public health, business, etc.) will be introduced. Liang, Staff.
597  Ecological Modeling (3). Prerequisites, STAT 101 and BIOL 561 or equivalents with instructor’s permission. This course focuses on modeling terrestrial forest ecosystem processes, including population dynamics, energy, water, nutrients, and carbon flow through the ecosystem. Song.