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Interim Chair: Jane M. Cody, Ph.D.

Courses of Instruction

Geography (GEOG)

The terms indicated are expected but are not guaranteed. For the courses offered during any given term, consult the Schedule of Classes.

GEOG 255 American Environmentalism (4, FaSm) Geographic and historic approach to the growth of environmental awareness in the United States from Colonial times to the present. Extensive use of case materials.

GEOG 257g Environment and Ethics (4, SpSm) Examination of ethical issues in environmental context: systematic analysis of problems associated with protection and use of selected environments. Concurrent enrollment: WRIT 140.

GEOG 260Lg Natural Hazards (4, FaSp) The nature and time/space distribution of extreme geophysical events (e.g., floods, droughts, earthquakes), and the range of individual and social adaptations to the resulting hazard.

GEOG 345 Conservation of Natural Resources (4, Fa) Interaction between resource conservation and people based on recent advances, current developments, and future resource utilization. Special attention to the western United States. Field trips.

GEOG 360 Environmental Disasters (4, Sp) Evaluates the causes, effects, and responses to international environmental disasters. Emphasis is on contemporary case studies in a theoretical context.

GEOG 390 Special Problems (1-4, FaSp) Supervised, individual studies. No more than one registration permitted. Enrollment by petition only.

GEOG 393 Field Techniques (4, Fa) Field exploration of physical and cultural aspects of different regions, with emphasis on rural California. Field methods, especially mapping and interviewing.

GEOG 397 Geography Internship (2-4, max 4, FaSpSm) Intensive experience in local public agency, private firm, or non-profit agency engaged in applied geographic work. Graded CR/NC.

GEOG 431 California’s Changing Landscapes (4, Sp) Type study of a region; distribution of physical and cultural phenomena; delimitation into natural regions; analysis of human-environment interaction in regions of the state. Field trips.

GEOG 490x Directed Research (2-8, max 8, FaSp) Individual research and readings. Not available for graduate credit.

GEOG 593 Practicum in Teaching the Liberal Arts (2, FaSp) (Enroll in MDA 593)

GEOG 599 Special Topics (2-4, max 8, Irregular) Seminar in selected topics in geography.

GEOG 681 Environmental Modeling with GIS (4, 2 years, Sp) Advanced topics related to the collection, analysis, modeling, interpretation, and display of environmental information using GIS and related technologies. Prerequisite: graduate standing and prior GIS experience equivalent to GEOG 482L.

GEOG 682 Health and Place (4, Sp) Examines the relationship between health and place and how geospatial approaches to analyzing and visualizing spatial data may advance our understanding of disease systems. Graduate standing.

GEOG 790 Research (1-12, FaSpSm) Research leading to the doctorate. Maximum units which may be applied to the degree to be determined by the department. Graded CR/NC.

GEOG 794abcdz Doctoral Dissertation (2-2-2-2-0, FaSpSm) Credit on acceptance of dissertation. Graded IP/CR/NC.