GEOG 1101 Introduction to Human Geography
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Introductory regional geography focusing on the ways in which cultural groups around the world utilize and modify their landscapes and environments.

GEOG 1112 Introduction to Weather and Climate
Credit Hours 4.0
Description

Three lecture and two laboratory hours a week. Spatial processes governing weather and climate, and the relationship between climate systems and the distribution of vegetation types. Successful completion of Geography 1112 and 1113 satisfies natural sciences core requirement for non-science majors.

GEOG 1113 Introduction to Landforms
Credit Hours 4.0
Description

Three lecture and two laboratory hours a week. Introduction to landforms, their origin, development, and spatial distribution. Successful completion of Geography 1112 and 1113 satisfies natural sciences core requirement for non-science majors.

GEOG 2206 Introductory Mapping and Geographic Information Science
Credit Hours 4.0
Description

Basic principles and methods of mapping and map use. Introduction to the field of geographic information science for the analysis and display of geographic data.

GEOG 4050 Natural Enviornment of Georiga
Credit Hours 4.0
Description

Georgia is a state with great a diversity of natural communities, in large part because of the many different landscapes present in the state. Through readings, discussions, tests, field outings, projects and in-class exercises, students will become familiar with the principles involved in the structure and function of Georgia’s dwindling, but diverse, ecosystems. There will be an emphasis on plant communities and the physical environment, but animal communities and landscape management strategies will also be covered. Locations, diversity, and plant indicator species (especially trees) will be examined in the classroom and in the field, and experiential learning is emphasized.

GEOG 4097 Topics in Geographical Sciences
Credit Hours 1.0 TO 3.0
Prerequisites consent of instructor
Description

One to three lecture hours a week. Detailed presentation of a selected topic in geographical sciences. May be repeated for credit for a maximum of six credit hours if topic is different.

GEOG 4402 Geography of Africa
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

(Same as AAS 4400.) An overview of the physical, economic, and cultural geography of Africa, including North Africa. Emphasis on relationships between Africa’s resources, both human and physical, and the development process.

GEOG 4404 Geography of East Asia
Credit Hours 4.0
Description

Examination of physical and human geographic components of East Asian regional development, from Singapore through Korea. Topics include cultural framework, utilization of resources to support population growth and migration, environmental degradation, agricultural transformation, and urban impacts of rapid modernization.
Global Perspectives Course.

GEOG 4420 Urban Environments
Credit Hours 4.0
Prerequisites GEOG 1112 and GEOG 1113 strongly encouraged
Description

This course will introduce students to the processes that characterize urban environments, including the social and physical process of urbanization, urban streams and water supplies, urban climates, pollution issues, urban soils, urban ecosystems, and the interpretation and analysis of the urban environment through remote sensing and the use of GIS (Geographic Information Systems).

GEOG 4515 Qualitative Methods in Geography
Credit Hours 4.0
Description

This course provides the theoretical knowledge and practical skills required to carry out qualitative research in geography. It focuses on the need and merits of qualitative research, the “how to” of various qualitative research methods, and issues related to ethics, the research-researched relationship, and positionality.

GEOG 4518 Digital Cartography
Credit Hours 4.0
Description

An introduction to the principles, methods, theory, and practices of contemporary digital cartography.

GEOG 4520 Quantitative Spatial Analysis
Credit Hours 4.0
Prerequisites MATH 1070 with grade of C or higher, or consent of instructor
Description

Techniques of spatial analysis of geographic data; emphasis on sampling, measurements, and pattern analysis of points, lines, and areas on maps.

GEOG 4530 Introduction to Remote Sensing
Credit Hours 4.0
Prerequisites six hours of natural science laboratory sequence or consent of instructor
Description

(Same as GEOL 4530.) Three lecture and two laboratory hours per week. A survey of remote sensing technology, aerial photograph and satellite image interpretation and digital processing, and applications in engineering and environmental sciences.

GEOG 4532 Geographic Information Systems
Credit Hours 4.0
Description

Fundamental concepts and applications of raster and vector- based GIS emphasizing analysis of digital spatial data through applied methods.

GEOG 4534 Advanced Geographic Information Systems
Credit Hours 4.0
Prerequisites GEOG 4532 with grade of C or higher, or consent of instructor
Description

Advanced GIS concepts relating to spatial database creation and on-line distribution.

GEOG 4538 Urban Health Geographic Information Systems
Credit Hours 4.0
Description

The course is an upper-level undergraduate course to graduate level course developed to introduce students to measurement and analysis associated with spatial patterns of diseases. This course is proposed to address contemporary diseases of public health importance and present the quantitative skills that can be used in understanding how spatial patterns arise and what they imply for intervention. Objectives of the courses: (1) examine patterns of disease in place and time; (2) apply geospatial technologies and methods in public health; (3) examine diffusion of disease; and (4) conduct spatial epidemiological studies of selected infectious and noninfectious diseases. By the end of the course, students will gain hands-on experience with a variety of methods and GIS tools useful for the spatial analysis of medical data. Prerequsite: Getting Started with GIS a 9-hour free web course provided by ESRI (http://training.esri.com/gateway/index.cfm?fa=catalog.webCourseDetail&CourseID=1911)
Cities Perspectives Course.

GEOG 4550 Field School in Geography
Credit Hours 4.0 TO 8.0
Description

Development of fieldwork skills in both physical and human geography, including project design, data collection, and analysis and presentation. Fieldwork projects are designed to aid in the development of future research projects, including senior papers, practicums, and theses. Extensive travel required. This course may include a Signature Experience component.

GEOG 4640 Geomorphology
Credit Hours 4.0
Prerequisites GEOG 1113 or GEOL 1122K with grade of C or higher, or consent of instructor
Description

(Same as GEOL 4640.) Three lecture hours and two laboratory hours a week. Classification and analysis of landforms using theoretical and quantitative approaches; emphasis upon surface processes in various environments.

GEOG 4642 Advanced Weather and Climate
Credit Hours 4.0
Prerequisites GEOG 1112 with grade of B or higher, or consent of instructor
Description

Dynamic elements of weather and climate, systems of climate, classification and the regional distribution of climatic types; relationship between climatic systems and the distribution of soil and vegetation types.

GEOG 4644 Environmental Conservation
Credit Hours 4.0
Prerequisites GEOL 1121K, GEOL 1122K, GEOG 1112, or GEOG 1113 with grade of B or higher, or consent of instructor
Description

(Same as GEOL 4644.) Social and policy perspectives of natural resource management; development of the American conservation movement, federal land policy, and significant environmental legislation; analysis of local and global environmental issues.

GEOG 4646 Water Resources Management
Credit Hours 4.0
Prerequisites GEOG 1112, GEOG 1113, or GEOL 1112K, or consent of instructor
Description

General characteristics of water resources; principles and methodology, planning procedures, political, socioeconomic, and legal aspects of water resources management.

GEOG 4648 Biogeography
Credit Hours 4.0
Prerequisites GEOG 1112 and BIOL 1108K with grades of B or higher, or consent of instructor
Description

Spatial variations, processes, and environmental constraints influencing the distribution of life.

GEOG 4650 Applied Hydrology
Credit Hours 4.0
Prerequisites GEOG 1112, GEOG 1113, or GEOL 1112K with grade of C or higher, or consent of instructor
Description

(Same as GEOL 4650.) Three lecture and two laboratory hours per week. Applications of principles of hydrology to urban development, flood forecasting, agriculture and forestry, and water resources management; statistical and modeling techniques in hydrology.

GEOG 4760 Cultural Geography
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites consent of instructor
Description

Geographic factors underlying diffusion and analysis of distribution of material and non-material culture elements.

GEOG 4762 Economic Geography
Credit Hours 4.0
Description

Systematic examination of the changing world economic system including traditional and modern agriculture, manufacturing, and service activity in both developing and developed areas.
Global Perspectives Course.

GEOG 4764 Urban Geography CTW
Credit Hours 4.0
Description

Comparative study of the location, function, and internal spatial structure of urban areas. Special attention given to the impact of transportation, residential, commercial, and industrial activity on the changing form of cities and suburbs. Serves as one of the two Critical Thinking Through Writing (CTW) courses required of all geography majors.
Cities Perspectives Course.

GEOG 4768 Metropolitan Atlanta
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

(Same as HIST 4320 and SOCI 4279.)
Interdisciplinary perspective focusing on social, historical, and geographic processes that have shaped the Atlanta region.
Cities Perspectives Course.

GEOG 4774 Contemporary Urban Theory and Issues
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

An examination of urban geographical theory as a framework for understanding contemporary cities in the United States.
Cities Perspectives Course.

GEOG 4778 Political Geography
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

The impact of geographical factors such as nationalism, the state and territory, ideology, and colonialism/imperialism on global political geography. Followed by a brief introduction to the political geography of the United States.
Global Perspectives Course.

GEOG 4782 Environmental Psychology
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites PSYC 1101 with grade of C or higher
Description

(Same as PSYC 4520.) Introduction to environmental psychology focusing on the relations between individuals and their natural and built environments. Topics include cognitive mapping of physical space, stress, crowding, and the applications of psychology to alleviating environmental problems.

GEOG 4784 Climatic Change CTW
Credit Hours 4.0
Prerequisites GEOG 1112 with grade of C or higher, or consent of instructor
Description

An assessment of the understanding of many aspects of recent climatic change. The focus is on how human activities can cause climatic change as well as how humans and ecosystems can be affected by those changes. Specific topics will include technical aspects of climatic observations and modeling, actual and potential impacts of climatic change on human and natural systems, and climatic-change influences on public policy. Serves as one of the two Critical Thinking Through Writing (CTW) courses required of all geography majors.

GEOG 4830 Senior Seminar CTW
Credit Hours 4.0
Prerequisites GEOG 2204, GEOG 4518, GEOG 4520, and GEOG 4522 with grades of C or higher
Description

Philosophical foundations of geography, and traditional and contemporary research skills. Data acquisition and processing, analysis, writing, and presentation of research findings. Serves as one of the two Critical Thinking Through Writing (CTW) courses required of all geography majors.

GEOG 4832 Geography Internship
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites advanced standing, and approval of sponsoring faculty advisor and of department chair
Description

Academic training and professional experience through short-term internships at public or private agencies. Paper required. May be taken more than once, but only three credits may be applied toward major requirements. This course may include a Signature Experience component.

GEOG 4834 Applied Research in GIS
Credit Hours 1.0 TO 3.0
Description

Applied GIS research that demonstrates the ability of the student to apply GIS knowledge to real-world situations. This course may include a Signature Experience component.

GEOG 4870 Honors Thesis: Research
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites Good standing with the Honors College and consent of instructor
Description

Readings or research preparatory to honors thesis or project. This course may include a Signature Experience component.

GEOG 4880 Honors Thesis: Writing
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites GEOG 4870 with grade of C or higher, good standing with the Honors College and consent of instructor
Description

Writing or production of honors thesis or project. This course may include a Signature Experience component.

GEOG 4995 Directed Readings B.I.S.
Credit Hours 3.0 TO 4.0
Description

Directed Readings designed for Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies students. This course may satisfy the junior and/or senior-level Critical Thinking Through Writing requirements.