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GEOG 101 : Our Physical Environment

Prerequisites: None
Description: Environmental processes; elements of weather and climate; shapes of landforms; formation, distribution of soils and natural vegetation; physiography of oceans. Synergistic relations between the physical and human environments.
General Education:
  • Segment II Area - Physical and Biological Sciences Area (PBS) Category C Integrative Science
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

GEOG 102 : The Human Environment

Prerequisites: None
Description: Nature of cultural geography; interpretation of the cultural elements of the geographic landscape and study of our changing relationship with the environment.
General Education:
  • Segment II Area - Behavioral and Social Sciences Area (BSS)
  • Lifelong Development (LLD)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

GEOG 103 : Geographic Techniques

Prerequisites: GEOG 101 or equivalents, MATH 124 or equivalent.
Description: Geographical analysis; methodology, tools, and techniques used in geographical research, including data acquisition, classification, descriptive statistics; map reading; introduction to geographic information science and remote sensing.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

GEOG 107 : World Regions and Interrelations

Prerequisites: None
Description: World culture regions: economic development, paths of cultural evolution, bases for political organization and resource appraisals; persistence of cultural differentiation in face of increasing interdependence, cultural transfer, and common threats to humanity.
General Education:
  • Segment II Area - Behavioral and Social Sciences Area (BSS)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

GEOG 160 : Introduction to Environmental Science

Prerequisites: None
Description: Introduction to ecological and environmental systems, and processes and problems at global, state, and local levels; examination of ecosystems, natural resources and earth processes and their interactions with the human environment. Classwork, 3 units; laboratory, 1 unit.
Units: 4

GEOG 203 : Geographical Measurement

Prerequisites: A score of 550 or above on the Entry Level Mathematics (ELM) examination, or an approved exemption.
Description: Extraction and analysis of qualitative and quantitative information about our environment. Applications of numerical and statistical techniques through the use of maps, geographic information systems, remote sensing, surveying, and GPS. Lecture, 2 units; laboratory, 1 unit.
General Education:
  • Segment I Area - Quantitative Reasoning (QR)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

GEOG 312 : Geography of Landforms

Prerequisites: GEOG 101 and GEOG 103; or consent of instructor.
Description: Development of earth's surface landforms through processes involving weathering, hill slopes and flowing water, wind and ice. Structural and climatic control of landforms. Geographic analysis of landform systems. Classwork, 3 units; laboratory, 1 unit.
Units: 4
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

GEOG 313 : Earth's Climate System

Prerequisites: GEOG 101 and GEOG 103; or consent of instructor.
Description: Physical characteristics and processes of Earth's climate system; atmospheric composition, radiation, energy and water budgets and circulations, interaction with biological, oceanic and cryospheric systems and global climate change. Computer-based analysis using climate measurements and models. Classwork, 3 units; fieldwork, 1 unit.
Units: 4
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

GEOG 314 : Bioclimatology

Prerequisites: GEOG 101 and GEOG 103; or consent of instructor.
Description: Interactions between climate and the biosphere including ecosystem-atmosphere exchanges of energy, water and carbon, agricultural and urban climatology, wind transport and energy and measurement techniques. Classwork, 3 units; fieldwork, 1 unit.
Units: 4
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

GEOG 316 : Biogeography

Prerequisites: GEOG 101, GEOG 103, or consent of instructor.
Description: Distribution, ranges, and limits of plants and animals and the biogeographical effects of human occupancy. Ecological and historical themes, the changing patterns of biota in space and time under changing environmental and human conditions. Classwork, 3 units; fieldwork, 1 unit.
Units: 4
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

GEOG 317 : Geography of Soils

Prerequisites: GEOG 101, GEOG 103, and GEOL 100; or consent of instructor.
Description: Properties of soils and factors of formation: parent material, climate, organisms, topography, and time. Distribution of taxonomic suborders. Soils as a natural resource. Classwork, 3 units; laboratory and field work, 1 unit.
Units: 4
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

GEOG 402 : Human Response to Natural Hazards

Prerequisites: ENG 214 or equivalent.
Description: Human-environmental interactions that result in major and/or frequent disasters to human lives and properties; overview of physical mechanisms of natural hazards; coping strategies of societies; mitigation of natural hazards in the context of sustainable development and environmental conservation.
General Education:
  • Segment III Cluster - Our Violent Planet
  • Cultural, Ethnic, or Social Diversity (CESD)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

GEOG 421 : Future Environments

Prerequisites: ENG 214 or equivalent.
Description: Geography of the future. Programs from an economic point of view and economic development from an ecological point of view, including the potential productivity of various regions. Future environments of North America.
General Education:
  • Segment II Area - Behavioral and Social Sciences Area (BSS)
  • Segment III Cluster - Exploring the Future: Next 20 Years
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

GEOG 422 : Environmental Perception

Prerequisites: GEOG 102 or consent of instructor.
Description: Facets of human behavior associated with perceptions of the natural and spatial environment, including mapping, residential preference, hazard perception, environmental attitudes and impacts. Classwork, 2 units; laboratory, 1 unit.
General Education:
  • Segment III Cluster - Preservation of a Livable Environment
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

GEOG 423 : Geographic Perspectives on Gender, Environment and Development

Prerequisites: ENG 214 or equivalent, upper division standing, or consent of instructor.
Description: Explores geographic frameworks linking gender and environment and examines how they have influenced the practice of development. Case studies from US, Latin America, Africa and Asia. Topics include global restructuring, gender-population-environment. This course is offered as GEOG 423 and WGS 423. Students may not repeat the course under an alternate prefix.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

GEOG 425 : Economic Geography

Prerequisites: Upper division standing or consent of instructor.
Description: Location and geographic distribution of the world's major types of production and associated systems of distribution and consumption; interpretation of economic activities in relation to various features of the environment. Classwork, 3 units; fieldwork, 1 unit.
Units: 4
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

GEOG 427 : Agriculture and Food Supply

Prerequisites: Upper division standing or consent of instructor; GEOG 101.
Description: Investigation of the location and distribution of world agricultural production and the environmental forces influencing agricultural organization and food supply. Problems in U.S. and California agriculture are analyzed. Classwork, 3 units; fieldwork, 1 unit.
General Education:
  • Segment III Cluster - Preservation of a Livable Environment
  • Segment III Cluster - Understanding Public Policy
Units: 4
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

GEOG 428 : International Political Economy of Food and Hunger

Prerequisites: Upper division standing or consent of instructor.
Description: Cross listed with I R 428. For course description, see I R 428. (May not be repeated under alternate prefix.)
Units: 4
Latest Offering: Fall 2012

GEOG 430 : Transforming Food and Agriculture Systems: Local to Global

Prerequisites: GEOG 101 and GEOG 102, or GEOG 427, or GEOG 428/I R 428; or consent of instructor.
Description: Exploration of movements for sustainable and urban agriculture, local and regional food systems, food justice and food sovereignty; consideration of ecological, economic, and political aspects of building alternative food systems locally, nationally, and internationally. Field trips and community service required. Classwork, 3 units; laboratory, 1 unit.
Units: 4
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

GEOG 432 : Urban Geography

Prerequisites: ENG 214 or equivalent.
Description: Geographic characteristics of cities in relation to evolution, morphology, and function. The internal and external relationships of diversified urban areas. Classwork, 3 units; fieldwork, 1 unit. This course is offered as GEOG 432 and USP 432. Students may not repeat the course under an alternate prefix.
General Education:
  • Segment III Cluster - Dynamics of the City
Units: 4
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

GEOG 433 : Urban Transportation

Prerequisites: Upper division standing or consent of instructor.
Description: Interrelationship between urban transportation systems and internal spatial pattern of urban areas. Impact of the automobile and mass transit modes on urban morphology. Regional transportation planning methodology. Classwork, 3 units; fieldwork, 1 unit. This course is offered as GEOG 433 and USP 433. Students may not repeat the course under an alternate prefix.
General Education:
  • Segment III Cluster - Planning the Urban Environment
  • Segment III Cluster - Understanding Public Policy
Units: 4
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

GEOG 434 : Geographies of Health and Health Care

Prerequisites: Upper division standing or consent of instructor.
Description: Geographies of health; the role place plays in determining the quality of health status, and in shaping access to and use of health care. This course is offered as GEOG 434 and H ED 434. Students may not repeat the course under an alternate prefix.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

GEOG 435 : Geography of Global Transportation

Prerequisites: ENG 214 or equivalent, GEOG 433, or consent of instructor.
Description: Global transportation policies involving rail transit, bicycles, freight movement, airport ground access and automobile travel. Case studies in the Bay Area, North America, Europe, China, and Africa. Classwork, 3 units; fieldwork, 1 unit.
Units: 4
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

GEOG 454 : San Francisco on Foot

Prerequisites: Upper division standing or consent of instructor.
Description: Selected geographic themes--accessibility, spatial, interaction, differential land use, and the relationships between technology, values, and environmental utility--as expressed in the neighborhoods of San Francisco. Classwork, 2 units; fieldwork, 2 units. May be repeated for a total of 8 units.
Units: 4

GEOG 455 : Geography of Ethnic Communities

Prerequisites: ENG 214 or equivalent.
Description: The spatial structure and organization of ethnic communities as illustrated by reference to San Francisco and other American cities.
General Education:
  • Segment II Area - Behavioral and Social Sciences Area (BSS)
  • Segment III Cluster - Dynamics of the City
  • American Ethnic and Racial Minorities (AERM)
  • Cultural, Ethnic, or Social Diversity (CESD)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

GEOG 500 : Physical and Human Dimensions of Climate Change

Prerequisites: GEOG 101 and GEOG 102.
Description: An interdisciplinary investigation of climate change including the causes, environmental and societal impacts as well as mitigation and adaptation strategies. The class bridges traditional human and physical branches of geography and examines a variety of associated writing conventions.
Units: 3

GEOG 550 : Geography of the United States and Canada

Prerequisites: ENG 214 or equivalent.
Description: Anglo-America's physiography, climates, vegetation, soils, natural resources; the effect on development of industry, commerce, and population distribution.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2012

GEOG 552 : Geography of California

Prerequisites: ENG 214 or equivalent.
Description: Location and description of California's natural resources; influence of land surface, climate, natural vegetation, soils, and minerals upon economic development, routes of commerce, and population distribution. Current water problems.
General Education:
  • Segment III Cluster - California Cultures and Environments
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

GEOG 575 : Emerging China

Prerequisites: Upper division standing or consent of instructor.
Description: Geographic environment of China and impact on modern socioeconomic development. Environmental and resource challenges, regional development strategies, and geopolitical imperatives.
General Education:
  • Segment III Cluster - Asian Society, Politics, and Culture
  • Cultural, Ethnic, or Social Diversity (CESD)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

GEOG 600 : Environmental Problems and Solutions

Prerequisites: ENG 214 or equivalent.
Description: Ecological approach to nature and the landscape. Human populations, natural resources, and environmental quality in California with particular reference to the San Francisco Bay Area. This course is offered as GEOG 600 and ENVS 600. Students may not repeat the course under an alternate prefix.
General Education:
  • Segment II Area - Physical and Biological Sciences Area (PBS) Category C Integrative Science
  • Segment III Cluster - Science and Human Values
  • Segment III Cluster - Preservation of a Livable Environment
  • Segment III Cluster - Understanding Public Policy
  • Segment III Cluster - Our Violent Planet
  • Cultural, Ethnic, or Social Diversity (CESD)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

GEOG 601 : Field Methods in Human Geography

Prerequisites: GEOG 103.
Description: Application of field methods in human geography. Research methodologies and design including interviewing, surveying, ethnographic methods, and archival research. (Paired with GEOG 701. Students who complete GEOG 701 may not take GEOG 601 for credit.)
Units: 4
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

GEOG 602 : Field Methods in Physical Geography

Prerequisites: GEOG 103
Description: Application of field methods to physical geography. Research methods and experimental design for field-based data collection including: geomorphic surveying, biometric sampling and atmospheric measurement and monitoring. Classwork, 2 units; fieldwork, 2 units. Paired with GEOG 702. Students who complete GEOG 602 may not take GEOG 702 for credit.
Units: 4
Latest Offering: Fall 2012

GEOG 603 : Introduction to Geographic Information Systems

Prerequisites: GEOG 103 or equivalent.
Description: Applications of computers in geographic problem-solving. Investigates the nature of geographic information sources--maps, earth images, and spatial databases--and the application of spatial analysis, mapping, charting, and image display tools. Classwork, 2 units; laboratory, 1 unit.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

GEOG 606 : Cartography

Prerequisites: GEOG 103 or equivalent.
Description: Techniques of planning and constructing maps; assembly of source materials and compilation; symbol designing, lettering and layout; drafting and reproduction. Manual and automated techniques. Problems of cartographic generalization and symbolization. Extra fee required. Classwork, 2 units; laboratory, 2 units.
Units: 4
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

GEOG 607 : Meteorological and Oceanic Observing Techniques and Systems

Prerequisites: METR 201 or OCN 200, or GEOG 101 and GEOG 103; and METR 410 or OCN 420 or GEOG 313 or GEO 314; or consent of instructor.
Description: Cross listed with METR 470 and OCN 470. For course description, see METR 470. Classwork, 1 unit; laboratory and fieldwork, 1 unit. (May not be repeated under alternate prefix.)
Units: 2
Latest Offering: Spring 2013

GEOG 610 : Remote Sensing I

Prerequisites: GEOG 103.
Description: Introduction to remote sensing and digital image processing. Image acquisition, physical background, image interpretation. Display and enhancement of digital images, radiometric and geometric corrections. Classwork, 2 units; laboratory, 2 units. Extra fee required.
Units: 4
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

GEOG 611 : Remote Sensing of the Environment II

Prerequisites: GEOG 610, or consent of instructor.
Description: Advanced remote sensing and digital image processing. Selected topics including object-oriented image processing with Definiens Professional. Classwork, 2 units; laboratory, 2 units. Paired with GEOG 711. Students who have completed GEOG 711 may not take GEOG 611 for credit. Extra fee required.
Units: 4
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

GEOG 620 : Geographical Information Systems

Prerequisites: GEOG 603 or equivalent.
Description: Theory and applications of Geographic Information Systems for automating, analyzing, and producing maps from geographic data. (Paired with GEOG 720. Students who have completed GEOG 720 may not take GEOG 620 for credit.) Classwork, 2 units; laboratory, 2 units. Extra fee required.
Units: 4
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

GEOG 621 : Geographic Information Systems for Environmental Analysis

Prerequisites: GEOG 103, GEOG 603 or equivalent, MATH 199 or sufficient score on calculus pretest.
Description: GIS applied to environmental analysis. Raster surface analysis, spatial analysis of discrete and continuous surfaces, spatial statistics and the generation of statistical surfaces from environmental samples and contour data. Classwork, 2 units; laboratory, 2 units. Paired with GEOG 721. Students who have taken GEOG 721 may not take GEOG 621 for credit.
Units: 4
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

GEOG 625 : Programming for Geographic Information Science

Prerequisites: GEOG 620 or GEOG 621; MATH 199 or sufficient score on calculus pretest.
Description: Programming methods for developing new tools for automating existing methods for desktop (Python) and web (Javascript) GIScience environments. Essentials of object-oriented programming methods applied to GIS and remote sensing. Classwork, 2 units; laboratory, 2 units.
Units: 4
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

GEOG 629 : Coastal and Marine Applications of GIS

Prerequisites: GEOG 603 or consent of instructor.
Description: GIS for partial analysis to support coastal and marine research. Benthic habitat mapping, mapping and visualization for coastal/marine applications, spatial analysis of marine animal movements, habitat modeling and mapping of marine protected areas.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

GEOG 642 : Watershed Assessment and Restoration

Prerequisites: GEOG 101 or GEOL 110, GEOG 603, MATH 199 or sufficient score on calculus pretest.
Description: Assessing and restoring watersheds and streams. Hydrologic and watershed processes; variables influencing runoff and erosion; hillslope and stream restoration techniques. Classwork, 3 units; fieldwork and GIS laboratory, 1 unit. This course is offered as GEOG 642 and GEOL 642. Students may not repeat the course under an alternate prefix.
Units: 4
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

GEOG 644 : Water Quality

Prerequisites: GEOG 101, GEOG 103, CHEM 180, BIOL 230 or BIOL 240.
Description: Examination of physical and social properties of water quality including pollution testing and mitigation, state and federal regulations, public policy and environmental justice.
Units: 3

GEOG 646 : The Geography of Marine Resources

Prerequisites: GEOG 101 or consent of instructor.
Description: Character and spatial arrangements of resources of the ocean; analysis of marine biomass, minerals, and energy; examination of maritime policy and economic aspects of the marine environment. Classwork, 3 units; laboratory, 1 unit.
Units: 4
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

GEOG 647 : Geography of Water Resources

Prerequisites: GEOG 101 or consent of instructor.
Description: Distribution and development of atmospheric, surface, and groundwater resources; interrelationships between water and human activities in California and the West. Divergent solutions to water-related issues and controversies. Classwork, 3 units; laboratory, 1 unit.
Units: 4
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

GEOG 648 : Management of National Parks and Protected Areas

Prerequisites: Upper division standing or consent of instructor.
Description: Conservation and preservation of large ecosystem units: national parks, nature and wildlife reserves and equivalent natural areas. History, management, and problems of these tracts of land. Classwork, 3 units; laboratory, 1 unit.
Units: 4
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

GEOG 651 : San Francisco Bay Area Environmental Issues

Prerequisites: Upper division standing or consent of instructor.
Description: Mission and work of environmental management organizations. Managing our air, water, soil, wildlife, and aesthetic resources. Land use and transportation concepts. Field projects. Classwork, 3 units; laboratory, 1 unit. This course is offered as GEOG 651 and USP 651. Students may not repeat the course under an alternate prefix.
General Education:
  • Segment III Cluster - Preservation of a Livable Environment
  • Segment III Cluster - California Cultures and Environments
Units: 4
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

GEOG 652 : Environmental Impact Analysis

Prerequisites: GEOG 103 or consent of instructor.
Description: Cultural and physical environmental interrelationships. Evaluating impact proposals. Reconciling resource potentials with human needs, problems of social development impact, and environmental quality protection. This course is offered as GEOG 652 and USP 652. Students may not repeat the course under an alternate prefix.
Units: 4
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

GEOG 657 : Natural Resource Management: Biotic Resources

Prerequisites: GEOG 101, GEOG 103, or consent of instructor.
Description: Basic theories and methodologies of managing forest, wildlife and rangeland resources. Agencies, laws and policies that govern natural resource management. Emphasis on the urban-wildland interface. This course is offered as GEOG 657 and ENVS 657. Students may not repeat the course under an alternate prefix.
Units: 4
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

GEOG 658 : Land-Use Planning

Prerequisites: ENG 214 or equivalent.
Description: The institutions, practice, and methodology of land-use planning. Relationship of planning to socio-economic objectives within the context of market and political forces. The planning process, locational analysis, zoning, and negotiated development. Classwork, 3 units; laboratory, 1 unit. This course is offered as GEOG 658 and USP 658. Students may not repeat the course under an alternate prefix.
Units: 4
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

GEOG 666 : Geography of Garbage: Recycling and Waste Reduction

Prerequisites: ENG 214 or equivalent and junior standing.
Description: Geographical analysis of waste. Alternative solutions focusing on the San Francisco Bay Area: development and implementation of resource management programs.
General Education:
  • Segment III Cluster - Understanding Public Policy
  • Segment III Cluster - Preservation of a Livable Environment
  • Segment III Cluster - Chemicals: Enticing, Dangerous, and Essential
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

GEOG 667 : Environmental Justice: Race, Poverty, and the Environment

Prerequisites: Upper division standing or consent of instructor.
Description: Cross listed with USP 515. For course description, see USP 515. (May not be repeated under alternate prefix.)
General Education:
  • Segment III Cluster - Understanding Public Policy
  • Segment III Cluster - Planning the Urban Environment
  • Segment III Cluster - Making Cities Humane
  • Cultural, Ethnic, or Social Diversity (CESD)
Units: 4
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

GEOG 668 : Politics, Law, and the Urban Environment

Prerequisites: Upper division standing or consent of instructor.
Description: Cross listed with USP/PLSI 513. For course description, see USP 513. (May not be repeated under alternate prefix.)
General Education:
  • Segment III Cluster - Planning the Urban Environment
Units: 4
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

GEOG 685 : Projects in Teaching Geography

Prerequisites: Upper division standing. B or better in course for training. Instructor's consent.
Description: Training in the teaching of geography. Responsibilities include working with supervising faculty to review and prepare course materials, tutor students, conduct small discussion groups and give brief lectures/demonstrations. (Students may earn a maximum of 4 units toward the baccalaureate degree for any course(s) numbered 685 regardless of discipline.)
Units: 1-3

GEOG 688 : Geographic Internship

Prerequisites: minimum of fifteen (15) units in geography and consent of instructor.
Description: Practical geographic assignments with sponsoring agencies. May be repeated when different internships are undertaken to a maximum of 6 units.
Units: 2-6

GEOG 690 GW : Proseminar: Geographic Writing and Research - GWAR

Prerequisites: Completion of ENG 214 or equivalent with grade of C- or better; completion of core and distribution requirements.
Description: Research project formulation and development, writing strategies and conventions in academic and professional contexts, career preparation in Geography. ABC/NC grade only.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

GEOG 691 : Geography and Environment Capstone

Prerequisites: Senior standing; GEOG 103 and a GWAR course in geography.
Description: Panel discussions with geographers and other environmental professionals working in the Bay Area. Workshops on career preparation and project development. Laboratory.
Units: 2

GEOG 699 : Independent Study

Prerequisites: Consent of instructor, major adviser, and department chair.
Description: Supervised study of a particular problem selected by the student in consultation with the adviser. May be repeated for a total of 3 units.
Units: 1-3

GEOG 701 : Field Methods in Human Geography

Prerequisites: GEOG 103.
Description: Paired with GEOG 601. For course description, see GEOG 601 . Students who have completed GEOG 701 may not take GEOG 601 for credit.
Units: 4
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

GEOG 702 : Field Methods in Physical Geography

Prerequisites: GEOG 103.
Description: Paired with GEOG 602. For course description, see GEOG 602. Students who complete GEOG 702 may not take GEOG 602 for credit.
Units: 4
Latest Offering: Fall 2012

GEOG 705 : Geographical Analysis

Prerequisites: GEOG 103 or equivalent and classified status in geography.
Description: Methods of statistical analysis and review of their use in geographic literature; univariate and multivariate analysis, graphical presentation; statistical software. Classwork, 2 units; laboratory, 1 unit.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

GEOG 711 : Remote Sensing of the Environment II

Prerequisites: Graduate standing; GEOG 610 or consent of instructor.
Description: Paired with GEOG 611. For course description, see GEOG 611. Students who have completed GEOG 711 may not take GEOG 611 for credit.
Units: 4
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

GEOG 720 : Geographical Information Systems

Prerequisites: Graduate standing; GEOG 603 or equivalent.
Description: Paired with GEOG 620. For course description, see GEOG 620. Students who have completed GEOG 720 may not take GEOG 620 for credit.
Units: 4
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

GEOG 721 : GIS for Environment Analysis

Prerequisites: GEOG 103, GEOG 603 or equivalent, MATH 199 or sufficient score on calculus pretest.
Description: Paired with GEOG 621. For course description, see GEOG 621 . Students who have completed GEOG 721 may not take GEOG 621 for credit.
Units: 4
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

GEOG 735 : Seminar in Global Environmental Policy

Prerequisites: Graduate status or consent of instructor.
Description: Cross listed with I R 735. For course description, see I R 735. (May not be repeated under alternate prefix.)
Units: 3

GEOG 751 : Environmental Management

Prerequisites: Classified status in geography; GEOG 600 or consent of instructor.
Description: Management and planning concepts and their application to problems in resource development and environmental protection. History of environmental management and policy, national and international problems in environmental management. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

GEOG 776 : Environmental Policy

Prerequisites: Graduate standing or consent of instructor.
Description: Cross listed with PA 776. For course description, see PA 776 for course description. (May not be repeated under alternate prefix.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

GEOG 785 : College Teaching of Geography

Prerequisites: graduate status; grade of B or better in the course of training; consent of instructor.
Description: Training in the teaching of geography. Work with supervising faculty to review and prepare course materials, tutor students, conduct small discussion groups and give brief lectures/demonstrations. May be repeated for 3 units total of degree credit.
Units: 1-3

GEOG 789 : GIScience Internship

Prerequisites: Classified standing in MS GIScience program and consent of instructor.
Description: Professional work experience: students will work 135 hours with sponsoring agencies or organizations under the supervision of a faculty member and an on-site work supervisor. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

GEOG 801 : Scope and Method in Geography

Prerequisites: Classified graduate status in geography.
Description: Nature of geography and its historical development with emphasis on geographic literature. Alternative geographic approaches to themes central to the discipline. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

GEOG 810 : Seminar in Physical Geography

Prerequisites: GEOG 801, appropriate upper division course work, and classified status in geography. Field to be specified in Class Schedule.
Description: May be repeated when topics vary. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 3

GEOG 810 : Biogeography

Prerequisites: GEOG 801, appropriate upper division course work, and classified status in geography.
Description: An analysis of the biogeographical effects of human occupancy. An investigation of the cultural factors which have produced present biogeographical patterns. Application of such knowledge to current problems of resource management and land use planning in California. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

GEOG 810 : Climatology

Prerequisites: GEOG 801, appropriate upper division course work, and classified status in geography.
Description: Various topics in applied climatology are investigated including mutual interactions between human activities and local and global-scale climatic changes, plus additional topics to be selected according to student interests. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

GEOG 810 : Geomorphology

Prerequisites: GEOG 312 or consent of instructor, and classified status in geography.
Description: An investigation of selected themes in geomorphology, beginning with a general look at theories of fluvial landform development, followed by review of more specialized systems. Discussions of geomorphic processes and applications of this science to problems in environmental management. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2013

GEOG 815 : Seminar in GIScience

Prerequisites: Upper division coursework in GIScience, classified graduate standing in geography or GIScience, or consent of instructor.
Description: Theoretical development of GIScience with emphasis on exploring and discussing research literature in geographic information systems, remote sensing, and spatial analysis. Extra fee required. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

GEOG 820 : Human and Social Geography

Prerequisites: Classified graduate status in geography or consent of instructor.
Description: Investigation of the development of this subfield in cultural geography with special emphasis on concepts of innovation and diffusion, emerging views on social responsibility within the discipline, and applications to contemporary life.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

GEOG 832 : Seminar in Urban Geography

Prerequisites: GEOG 432 or consent of instructor, classified status in geography.
Description: Seminar in geographic theory, methods of analysis, and research techniques relating to urban areas. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2011

GEOG 858 : Seminar in Environmental and Land Use Planning

Prerequisites: Appropriate upper division course work and classified status in geography.
Description: Nature and status of environmental planning, including contemporary themes and research trends. Application of geographic concepts, methods, and research techniques. This course is offered as GEOG 858 and P A 858. Students may not repeat the course under an alternate prefix.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

GEOG 895 : Research Project

Prerequisites: Classified status in geography; consent of instructor and chair of student's committee; and approval of Advancement to Candidacy (ATC) and Culminating Experience (CE) forms by Graduate Studies.
Description: ATC and Proposal for Culminating Experience Requirement forms must be approved by the Graduate Division before registration.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

GEOG 896 : Directed Reading in Geography

Prerequisites: Classified status in geography and consent of adviser.
Description: Intensive supervised research to achieve better understanding of a specific topic, concept, or area chosen on the basis of individual student need. Readings, tutorial discussion, and research report or creative projects required.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

GEOG 897 : Research Project Formulation

Prerequisites: Classified status in geography and filing of ATC form.
Description: Development of Master's thesis: formulation of research question, literature review and methodology, leading to a written and oral proposal; focus on colloquia, thesis defenses, workshops on grants, publication writing, and research methods. CR/NC grading only.
Units: 2
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

GEOG 898 : Master's Thesis

Prerequisites: Classified status in geography; consent of instructor and chairperson of candidate's committee; and approval of Advancement to Candidacy (ATC) and Culminating Experience (CE) forms by Graduate Studies.
Description: ATC and Proposal for Culminating Experience Requirement forms must be approved by the Graduate Division before registration. (CR/NC grading only.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

GEOG 899 : Independent Study

Prerequisites: Classified status in geography; and consent of graduate major adviser, supervising faculty member, and department chair.
Description: Study is planned, developed, and completed under the direction of a member of the departmental faculty. Open only to graduate students who have demonstrated ability to do independent work. Enrollment by petition. May be repeated for a total of 3 units.
Units: 1-3
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