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Graduate Catalog 2014-15

GEOGRAPHY (GEOG)

401-3 GEOGRAPHY OF DEVELOPMENT. Analysis of development in world regions including More Developed Countries and Less Developed Countries. Emphasis on theories of development and issues associated with various levels of development.

402-3 CULTURAL LANDSCAPE. Identification and analysis, both objective and subjective, of the earth as transformed by human action with emphasis on the contemporary situation. Field trip. Prerequisite: GEOG 205 with a grade of "C" or better or consent of instructor.

403-3 ADVANCED URBAN GEOGRAPHY. Selected topics in spatial patterns and processes of urbanization. Topics may include: planning, transportation, sustainability, society and culture, health, housing, global cities, and economic functions. Prerequisite: GEOG 303 with a grade of "C" or better or consent of instructor.

405-3 GEOGRAPHY OF FOOD. Examination of food production and distribution; the relationship between food and culture from a geographic perspective. Prerequisite: GEOG 205 or consent of instructor.

406-3 POLITICAL GEOGRAPHY. Principles of geopolitics, geostrategic theory, electoral geography, and their application to the United States and other major world regions.

408-3 SNOW AND ICE PROCESSES. This course (1) focuses on the properties, processes and distribution of seasonal and perennial snow; (2) provides an overview of glaciers; (3) and studies snow and ice climatology. Prerequisites: GEOG 211 and GEOG 314 both with a grade of "C" or better or consent of instructor.

410-3 SOILS. Formation processes, classification, distribution, use, and problems associated with earth surface materials. Field trip. Prerequisite: GEOG 210 with a grade of "C" or better.

411-3 HYDROLOGY. (Same as ENSC 411) Hydrologic cycle, major stream systems, uses of water resources and their relationship to quality and future supplies. Prerequisite: college algebra or consent of instructor. MATH 120 or equivalent or consent of instructor.

412-3 GROUNDWATER HYDROLOGY. (Same as CE 412 and ENSC 412) Study of groundwater: occurrence, physical and chemical properties, flow and flow system modeling, relation to rock structure and lithology, contamination of groundwater resources. Prerequisites: College algebra, CHEM 113 or equivalents or consent of instructor.

413-3 ENVIRONMENTAL GEOCHEMISTRY. (Same as ENSC 426) The exogenic environment as a geochemical system; natural circulation of water, sediment, carbon, sulfur, nitrogen, and phosphorus; assessment of human activities on these cycles. Prerequisite: CHEM 113 or consent of instructor.

414-3 FLOODS, CLIMATE AND THE ENVIRONMENT. Examines the nature of floods, the hydrologic, climatic, and anthropogenic factors that lead to floods and the effects of floods on humans and the environment. Prerequisite: GEOG 411 or permission of instructor.

415-3 ANIMAL GEOGRAPHY. Principles of biogeography as applied to animals, focusing on past and present distribution patterns considering environmental circumstances and animal capabilities. Field trips. Prerequisite: GEOG 316 or consent of instructor.

416-3 CONSERVATION BIOGEOGRAPHY. Analysis of biogeography principles and conservation problems. Assess changes in biosphere distributions and extinctions due to human activity. Evaluates strategies to maintain biodiversity. Field trips. Prerequisite: GEOG 316 with a grade of "C" or better or consent of instructor.

418-3 GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS. Concepts, basic theory, and principles of GIS using both raster and vector data models in a PC environment. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.

419-3 THEMATIC CARTOGRAPHY. In-depth analysis of cartographic techniques, theories, and their application to the design of maps. Prerequisite: GEOG 320 with a grade of "C" or better or consent of instructor.

420-3 INTERACTIVE AND ANIMATED CARTOGRAPHY. Investigates and develop alternatives such as interactive maps and map animation to traditional map representations such as static paper maps. Prerequisite: GEOG 320.

421-3 DIGITAL ELEVATION MODELING. Processing of digital elevation models and the generation of 3D renderings with digital orthophotos, satellite imagery, digital raster graphics, and/or other 3D features. Prerequisite: GEOG 418.

422-3 REMOTE SENSING AND DIGITAL IMAGE PROCESSING. Concepts of remote sensing including air-photo interpretation, digital image preprocessing, and classification of satellite-based imagery. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.

423-3 COMPUTER MAPPING. Cartographic design techniques related to computer aided conversion, analysis, and presentation of data. Includes use of arc view, symbol perception, and map design. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.

424-3 VECTOR BASED GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS (GIS). Examination of vector topology, digital map transformation, manipulation, analysis, and composition. Prerequisite: GEOG 418 with a grade of "C" or better or consent of instructor.

425-3 RASTER BASED GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS (GIS). In-depth study of cell-based (raster) GIS concepts. Includes the development of cell based GIS models for addressing environmentally related issues. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.

426-1 to 6 FIELD STUDY. Field investigation of physical and cultural features of the environment. May be repeated to a maximum 6 hours. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.

427-1 to 6 INTERNSHIP. Work experiences in public or private agencies. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 hours. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.

428-1 to 6 TRAVEL STUDY COURSE. Enrichment through travel, supervised study, and readings on areas visited. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 hours. Prerequisite: consent of instructor .

429-3 STORM CHASING AND ASSESSMENT FIELD COURSE. Exposes students to the unique environments and hazards associated with local thunderstorms. Students will benefit from lecture and participation in event assessment. Prerequisites: GEOG 211 and GEOG 314 both with a grade of "C" or better and instructor consent.

440-3 TEACHING OF GEOGRAPHY. Methods and techniques of teaching geography in elementary and secondary classroom situations. Emphasis on teaching devices, illustrative materials, literature, and use of maps in the classroom.

450-3 TOPICS IN GEOGRAPHY. Specific topics based upon faculty expertise. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 hours provided no topic is repeated. Prerequisite: junior or senior standing or consent of instructor.

451-3 TOPICS IN HUMAN GEOGRAPHY. Specific topics in human geography based on faculty expertise. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 hours. Prerequisite: geography major with senior standing or consent of instructor.

452-3 TOPICS IN PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY. Specific topics in physical geography based on faculty expertise. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 hours. Prerequisite: Geography major with senior standing or consent of instructor.

453-3 TOPICS IN REGIONAL GEOGRAPHY. Specific topics in regional geography based on faculty expertise. May be repeated ot a maximum of 6 hours. Prerequisite: Geography major with senior standing or consent of instructor.

454-3 TOPICS IN GEOGRAPHIC TECHNIQUES. Specific topics in regional geography based on faculty expertise. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 hours. Prerequisite: geography major with senior standing or consent of instructor.

470-2 to 4 ADVANCED PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY LABORATORY. Application of field and laboratory methods, from study design to data collection and analysis, used to study the earth's features and processes. May be repeated to 4 credit hours. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.

490-1 to 3 TUTORIAL IN GEOGRAPHY. Individual and small group conferences with faculty to examine geographic topics. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 hours provided no topic is repeated. Prerequisites: consent of adviser and instructor.

500-3 SEMINAR IN CULTURAL GEOGRAPHY. Selected topics in human-environment interactions. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 hours provided no topic is repeated. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.

510-3 SEMINAR IN PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY. Selected topics as related to various aspects of physical environments and patterns of human occupancy. Topics vary. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 hours provided no topic is repeated. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.

520-3 RESEARCH METHODS IN GEOGRAPHY. Examination of geographic research. Preparation of a research proposal. Execution of a brief geographic study.

521-3 CONTEMPORARY PHILOSOPHY AND EXPLANATIONS IN GEOGRAPHY. Compares positivist, humanist, and structuralist modes of explanation in geography.

522-3 TECHNIQUES IN GEOGRAPHY. Introduces qualitative and quantitative techniques in geographic research. Exposes students to data collection, analysis, and display methods. Prerequisite: GEOG 321 or consent of instructor.

523-3 ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT AND EVALUATION METHODS. Methods and techniques used to determine and analyze environmental effects as related to public and private entities. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.

524-3 ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ANALYSIS. (Same as ENSC and BIOL 516) Implications and applications of National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and related environmental legislation. Methodologies for environmental inventory and environmental impact statement preparation. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.

525-3 SEMINAR IN GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS (GIS). Selected topics dealing with application of GIS. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 hours provided no topic is repeated. Prerequisites: GEOG 424 or 425; consent of instructor.

526-3 SEMINAR IN CARTOGRAPHY. Selected topics in cartography. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 hours provided no topic is repeated. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.

530-3 SEMINAR IN REGIONAL GEOGRAPHY. Application of regional concepts and methods to geographical problems in selected regions. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 hours provided no topic is repeated. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.

570-3 SIUE WEATHER STATION. This course focuses on meteorological instruments and measurement techniques; formal weather observations and reporting; and community outreach. Prerequisites: graduate standing and instructor approval.

571-3 PREPARATORY READINGS FOR THE WEATHER OBSERVER EXAM. Focuses on preparatory readings and practice examinations for weather observers. Prerequisites: graduate standing and instructor approval.

590-1 to 6 INDEPENDENT STUDY. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 hours. Prerequisites: consent of instructor and adviser.

597-3 PREPARATORY READING . Restricted to MS candidates choosing the comprehensive written examination which will be based on current MS geography reading list and the student's chosen specialty area. Prerequisite: graduate standing.

599-3 to 6 THESIS. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 hours. Prerequisites: consent of thesis committee chairperson and adviser. Faculty committee must be formed before student registers.

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