Geography (GEOG)

Courses

GEOG 2301. PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY. 3 Hours.

Survey of geographies of the natural environment and human-environment interactions with an emphasis on spatial patterns and processes.

GEOG 2302. HUMAN GEOGRAPHY. 3 Hours.

An introduction to geographical perspectives. An exploration of human activities from a local to a global scale. Emphasis on mapping and interpreting patterns and processes of human geography.

GEOG 2303. WORLD REGIONAL GEOGRAPHY. 3 Hours.

Survey of the geography of major world regions. Introduces global issues from a regional perspective with an emphasis on developing an understanding of the connections between and differences among world regions.

GEOG 3300. RESEARCH METHODS IN GEOGRAPHY. 3 Hours.

An introduction to geographic research that includes generating research questions, research design, methods of quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis, and communication of research results. Prerequisite: GEOG 2302.

GEOG 3304. HISTORICAL GEOGRAPHY OF THE UNITED STATES TO 1850. 3 Hours.

The geography of the United States from the colonial era to 1850 with an emphasis on acquisition of geographic knowledge, cultural transfer and acculturation, spatial organization of societies, human-environment relationships, sectionalism, territorial expansion, and changing notions of territory, borderlands and boundaries. Course taught as HIST 3304 and GEOG 3304. Credit will be granted in only one department.

GEOG 3305. HISTORICAL GEOGRAPHY OF THE UNITED STATES SINCE 1850. 3 Hours.

The geography of the United States since 1850 with an emphasis on sectionalism, regional and national integration, urbanization, human-environment relationships, cultural landscapes, and evolving notions of territory, borderlands and frontiers. Course taught as HIST 3305 and GEOG 3305. Credit will be granted in only one department.

GEOG 3350. READING THE LANDSCAPE. 3 Hours.

How historians and geographers identify and interpret clues in the landscape (such as place names, architecture, vegetation, transportation, field and street patterns) that reflect historical change and its social, economic, environmental and geographic consequences. Offered as GEOG 3350 and HIST 3350; credit will be granted only once.

GEOG 3355. ENVIRONMENTAL HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES. 3 Hours.

People and the natural environment from the colonial period to the present. Ecological change, conservation movements, and artistic and literary interpretations of landscape and nature. Listed as GEOG 3355 and HIST 3355; credit will be granted only once.

GEOG 3371. IMAGES OF THE SOUTHWEST. 3 Hours.

Examines the changing culture, architecture, and landscapes of the American Southwest as depicted in literature, art, film, television, and advertising, including the role of popular culture and commerce in creating and marketing a regional "Southwestern style." Offered as GEOG 3371 and HIST 3371; credit will be granted only once.

GEOG 4191. CONFERENCE COURSE. 1 Hour.

Topics assigned on an individual basis covering personal research or study in designated areas. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

GEOG 4291. CONFERENCE COURSE. 2 Hours.

Topics assigned on an individual basis covering personal research or study in designated areas. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

GEOG 4301. HISTORICAL GEOGRAPHY AND CARTOGRAPHY. 3 Hours.

An introduction to cultural and historical geography with an emphasis on cartography and the use of maps in research and teaching. Offered as GEOG 4301 and HIST 4301; credit will be granted only once.

GEOG 4310. GEOGRAPHY OF THE GREATER SOUTHWEST. 3 Hours.

Geography of the Greater Southwest to include Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, California, and Mexico. How the natural environment, cultural environment, and space itself have affected the history and development of the Southwest.

GEOG 4320. MAPS AND MAPMAKERS. 3 Hours.

A history of geography and cartography with an emphasis on the development of geographical ideas and mapmaking from antiquity to the modern era. Offered as GEOG 4320 and HIST 4320; credit will be granted only once.

GEOG 4330. UNDERSTANDING GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS. 3 Hours.

A practical introduction to GIS and methods of creating, maintaining and displaying spatial data using the ArcGIS software. This course is offered as GEOL 4330 and GEOG 4330; credit will not be granted for both. Prerequisite: Junior standing.

GEOG 4331. ANALYSIS OF SPATIAL DATA. 3 Hours.

Analyzing spatial data using ArcGIS, Spatial Analyst, and 3-D Analyst, topological surface analysis and modeling; 3-D visualization and viewscapes; spatial statistics and data quality management. Course taught as GEOL 4331 and GEOG 4331. Credit will be granted in only one department. Prerequisite: GEOL 4330 or GEOG 4330.

GEOG 4332. GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM. 3 Hours.

Review of the NAVSTAR Global Positioning System and its segments: space, operational control, and GPS receivers. Mechanics of the satellite constellation; GPS signal structure; datums and coordinate systems; precision and accuracy; error factors; absolute (point) versus relative (differential) positioning. Various positioning techniques using several types of GPS receivers; field data collection and input into GIS programs for data analysis and presentation. Course taught as GEOL 4332 and GEOG 4332. Credit will be granted in only one department. Prerequisite: GEOL 4330 or GEOG 4330.

GEOG 4333. REMOTE SENSING FUNDAMENTALS. 3 Hours.

The electromagnetic spectrum and the interaction of EM waves with matter; various types of sensing devices; spectral and spatial resolution parameters; airborne and satellite sensor platforms; aerial photographs and false-color images. The sequence of data acquisition, computer processing, and interpretation; sources of data; the integration of remote sending data with other data types in GIS. Course taught as GEOL 4333 and GEOG 4333. Credit will be granted in only one department. Prerequisite: GEOL 4330 or GEOG 4330.

GEOG 4334. GEOGRAPHIC DATA ANALYSIS. 3 Hours.

Acquisition, processing and analysis of a set of spatial data selected by the student with approval of the instructor. A written report of the results is required. Course taught as GEOL 4334 and GEOG 4334. Credit will be granted in only one department. Prerequisite: GEOL 4330 or GEOG 4330, and GEOL 4331 or GEOG 4331, and GEOL 4333 or GEOG 4333.

GEOG 4350. SPECIAL TOPICS IN MODERN GEOGRAPHY. 3 Hours.

Selected topics in an identified area of geography. The course may be repeated for credit.

GEOG 4391. CONFERENCE COURSE. 3 Hours.

Topics assigned on an individual basis covering personal research or study in designated areas. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.