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UWM Undergraduate Catalog 2014-2015


College of Letters and Science


GEOG Geography



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105 Introduction to Human Geography. 3 cr. U. How humans interact with and alter the Earth through cultural, political, and economic processes; how these processes are dependent on and affect Earth's natural resources. 2 hrs lec, 1 hr dis.|Prereq: none.
110 The World: Peoples and Regions. 3 cr. U. Introduction to regional cultural geography through a study of representative and significant areas of the earth.|Prereq: none.
114 Geography of Race in the United States. 3 cr. U. Contemporary geographic issues of segregation, assimilation, belonging, and exclusion facing African-American, white, Asian, Latino, Native American and either groups in the U.S. 2 hrs lec, 1 hr dis.|Prereq: none.
120 Our Physical Environment. 3 cr. U. Characteristics and significance of world land form, climate, soils, vegetation, and mineral and water resources. 2 hrs lec, 2 hrs lab/dis.|Not open for cr to students w/cr in Geog 121(ER), 122(ER). Required all-day field trip for which fee is assessed. Prereq: none.
125 Introduction to Environmental Geography. 3 cr. U. Introduction to environmental geography and related environmental problems aimed at understanding of the earth's systems in our daily encounter with them.|Prereq: none.
128 Introduction to Caves and Caving. 3 cr. U. An introduction to the science of speleology, to the underground world of caves, and to the techniques and history of caving.|Prereq: none.
140 Our Urban Environment: Introduction to Urban Geography. 3 cr. U. Site and situation, central functions, spatial patterns of socio-economic and demographic characteristics of urban population. Spatial patterns of urban economy.|Prereq: none.
193 First-Year Seminar: (Subtitled). 3 cr. U. The specific topics are announced in the Schedule of Classes each time the class is offered.|Open only to freshmen. Students may earn cr in just one L&S First-Year Sem (course numbers 192, 193, 194). Prereq: none.
194 First-Year Seminar: (Subtitled). 3 cr. U. Specific topics are announced in the Schedule of Classes each time the class is offered.|Open only to freshmen. Students may earn cr in just one L&S First-Year Sem (course numbers 192, 193, 194). Prereq: none.
199 Independent Study. 1-3 cr. U. For further information, consult dept chair.|Retakable to 6 cr max. Prereq: 2.5 gpa; writ cons instr, dept chair & asst dean for SAS.
213 Geography of Asia. 3 cr. U. Population, resources, development, and diversity. Regions discussed are East Asia, Southeast Asia, South Asia, and Central Asia.|Prereq: soph st.
214 Wisconsin. 3 cr. U. Regional examination of physical features, resources, people, land utilization, and economic development.|Prereq: soph st.
215 Introduction to Geographic Information Science. 3 cr. U. Geographic objects, their representation and analysis. Topics include special nature of spatial data; concepts of space, mapping, spatial relationships; and use of geographic information systems. 2 hrs lec, 2 hrs lab.|Prereq: none.
216 Geography of the United States and Canada. 3 cr. U. Physical features, resources, peoples, and utilization and economic development of the United States and Canada.|Prereq: soph st.
225 The Language of Maps. 3 cr. U. Maps as a visual language. An introduction to their making, conventions, distortions, use, and significance in society. Historical examples.|Prereq: soph st.
231 (130) Geography of Islam. 3 cr. U. Origin and main features of Islam and the diversity of Muslim cultures in various geographical, social, cultural, and political contexts.|Prereq: none.
247 (447) Quantitative Analysis in Geography. 3 cr. U. Application of quantitative measures to geographic problems. Topics include descriptive statistics, statistical inference, and bivariate relationships. 2 hrs lec, 2 hrs lab.|Prereq: Math 105(P).
253 Austria: The Second German State. 1 cr. U. Lands and people of Austria; climate, soils, and mineral resources; settlements and economy; the role of Austria today.|Prereq: soph st.
261 Africa: Topical Analysis. 3 cr. U. Countries south of the Sahara.|Prereq: soph st.
289 Internship in Geography, Lower Division. 1-6 cr. U. Application of basic principles of geography in a business, organizational, educational, political, or other appropriate setting.|One cr earned for academic work based on 40 hours in internship. Retakable to 6 cr max. Prereq: intro course in Geog; 2.25 gpa; cons supervising faculty member.
296 UROP Apprenticeship. 1-3 cr. U. Undergraduate research participation in a project developed with a supervising member of the faculty or staff.|One credit for 45 hrs research. Retakable to 9 cr max in any combination of UROP apprenticeship courses. Not open to jrs & srs. Prereq: acceptance into UROP; prior or conc reg in UROP seminar.
297 Study Abroad: (Subtitled). 1-12 cr. U. Designed to enroll students in UWM sponsored program before course work level, content and credits are determined and/or in specially prepared program course work.|Retakable w/chg in topic. Prereq: acceptance for Study Abroad Prog.
299 Ad Hoc: (Subtitled). 1-6 cr. U. Course created expressly for offering in a specified enrollment period. Requires only dept & assoc dean approval. In exceptional circumstances, can be offered in one add'l sem.|Retakable w/chg in topic. Prereq: none; add'l prereqs may be assigned to specific topic.
304 Human Impact on the Environment. 3 cr. U. Geographical and temporal distribution of human effects on land and resources; historical background of human concern for deleterious effects of impacts on environments.|Prereq: jr st; intro course in Geog or a life sci recom.
306 Natural Hazards. 3 cr. U. An introduction to processes and conditions responsible for natural hazards, reasons for geographic patterns of hazards' occurrence, and modes of adjustment to natural hazards.|Prereq: jr st; a physical geog course recom.
309 Nationalities and Nations of the World. 3 cr. U. Nationalities, nations and changing borders of countries. Emigration and immigration. Cultural diffusion, languages and folk and popular culture.|Prereq: jr st; 100-level course in Geog or Ethnic recom.
310 General Climatology. 3 cr. U. Global patterns of climate and the processes that shape them. Climatic elements, upper-atmospheric waves, internet data, Midwest climate, climate classification, and climate change.|Prereq: jr st; Geog 120(P) or Atm Sci 100(P) or 240(P).
315 Globalization and Economic Development. 3 cr. U. Geographic perspectives on world economy: geographic organization of contemporary production and consumption around the world; historical development of capitalist economy; economic geography of globalization processes.|Prereq: Geog 105(P), 110(P), 114(P), or 140(P).
330 (230) Europe: East and West. 3 cr. U. Europe's lands and peoples, physical and cultural diversities and similarities.|Prereq: jr st.
332 China: Peoples, Regions, and Development. 3 cr. U. Geographic examination and explanation of change in China, including population, resources, development processes, environment, diverse cities and regions, and integration into the global economy.|Prereq: jr st.
340 Biogeography. 3 cr. U. An introduction to the geography of the biosphere, the earth's surface, and the plants and animals which live there.|Prereq: jr st; a physical geog or a biology course recom.
350 Conservation of Natural Resources. 3 cr. U. Analysis of environmental ethics; the positive and negative consequences of resource development with emphasis on strategies designed to resolve environmental conflicts.|Prereq: jr st or a geog course.
381 Honors Seminar: (Subtitled). 3H cr. U. Selected topics in geography.|Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: soph st; Honors200(P); cons Honors College dir.
400 (effective 01/26/2015) Population, Environment, Development. 3 cr. U/G. Population processes and policies in different geographical contexts: fertility, mortality, migration, and policies affecting these; population-environment relations; interactions of population and economic development.|Prereq: jr st; Geog 105(P), 110(P), 114(P), or 140(P).
400 Geography of Population. 3 cr. U/G. Population processes and policies in different geographical contexts. Fertility, mortality, and migration; theories of population growth; urbanization and megacities; refugees; medical and health geographies.|Prereq: jr st; Geog 110(P) or 115(P).
403 Remote Sensing: Environmental and Land Use Analysis. 4 cr. U/G. Use of aerial photographs and digital imagery in environmental and land use analysis, including urban areas. 3 hrs lec; 2 hrs lab|PC/Windows familiarity recom. Prereq: jr st & Geog 215(P); or grad st.
405 Cartography. 4 cr. U/G. Thematic cartography; map communication, design principles, illustration and mapping software. 3 hrs lec, 2 hrs lab.|Prereq: jr st & Geog 215(P); or grad st.
410 Gendered Geographies. 3 cr. U/G. Various ways feminist geographers have analyzed gender in relation to phenomena such as the body, home, work, the nation, colonization, and globalization.|Prereq: jr st & one of Geog 105(P) or 110(P) or Wmns 200(P) or 201(P) or equiv; or grad st.
411 Physical Climatology. 3 cr. U/G. Analyzing climatic processes at the microclimate scale. Budgets of radiation, energy, water, and momentum at the earth's surface, sensible-latent heat, and soil-plant-atmosphere interactions.|Prereq: jr st, Geog 120(P) or Atm Sci 100(P) or 240(P), & Geog 310(R); or grad st.
415 Hydrogeography. 3 cr. U/G. Role of water in geographic systems. Interaction of water with physical and human systems, key hydrological processes, spatial and temporal variations of water, data collection, modeling.|Prereq: jr st, Geog 120(P) or 125(P), & Geog 215(P); or grad st.
420 (effective 01/26/2015) Methods and Principles in Land Form Geography. 3 cr. U/G. Geographic qualitative and quantitative methods in land form analysis and principles of landscape evolution.|Prereq: jr st & Geog 120(P) or 121(P) or Geo Sci 101(P).
421 Geography of Latin America. 3 cr. U/G. Topical and regional analysis of physical features, discovery and exploration, processes of settlement, evolution of the landscape, and problems of development through modern times.|Prereq: jr st & Geog 110(P) or 120(P) or 125(P); or grad st.
424 Karst Geomorphology. 3 cr. U/G. Description and analysis of karst (limestone) processes and landforms.|Prereq: jr st; Geog 004(P), 120(P) or cons instr.
430 (330) Geography of Transportation. 3 cr. U/G. Geographic analysis of transportation, with emphasis on commodity flows and traffic patterns.|Prereq: jr st; Geog 115(P).
437 (effective 01/26/2015) Qualitative Methods in Geography. 3 cr. U. Research design, interview, focus group, ethnography, survey, and discourse analysis; epistemological debates and the methodological and ethical issues that arise throughout the research process.|Prereq: jr st; Geog 105(P), 110(P), 114(P), or 140(P).
441 Geography of Cities and Metropolitan Areas. 3 cr. U/G. Extent, localization, and geographic relations of land uses, facilities, and internal circulation, with particular reference to large North American cities.|Prereq: jr st & intro course in geog or acceptable course in an urban related field, e.g. Econ, UrbPlan, Urb Std; or grad st.
443 Cities of the World: Comparative Urban Geography. 3 cr. U/G. Geographic analysis of world urban systems with emphasis on the cultural traditions, form, function and socio-economic development of cities.|Prereq: jr st & Geog 110(P), 115(P), or 140(P).
450 Climates of the Past and Climate Change. 3 cr. U/G. Climatic history of the earth and climate models. Milankovitch theory, quaternary climates, temporal-spatial scales of change, general circulation, and earth system models.|Prereq: jr st, Geog 120(P) or Atm Sci 100(P) or 240(P), & Geog 310(R); or grad st.
455 Applied Climatology. 3 cr. U/G. Applications of climate processes and data. Solar energy, wind energy, food production, water usage, building design, urban environments, ecological assessment, and land form development.|Prereq: jr st, Geog 120(P) or Atm Sci 100(P) or 240(P), & Geog 310(R); or grad st.
462 Cultural Geography of Latin America. 3 cr. U/G. Development of cultural landscapes, with emphasis on land use and environmental change resulting from European introductions; historical explanation of modern landscapes and environmental problems.|Prereq: jr st; one of Geog 105(P), 110(P), 421(P), 422(P), Hist 180(P), 388(P), 389(P), or 390(P).
464 Environmental Problems. 3 cr. U/G. General discussion and case studies of geographical contexts and historical roots of modern environmental problems. History of human concern over adverse environmental impacts.|Prereq: jr st & an intro course in a life science or environmental science.
470 Geography of South Asia. 3 cr. U/G. Survey of the historical, cultural and economic geography of South Asia, including India and adjacent countries.|Prereq: jr st; intro Geog, Anthro, or Econ course.
475 Geography of Soils. 3 cr. U/G. Systematic and regional study of soils, interrelationships of soils with the physical and cultural landscape. 2 hrs lec, 2 hrs lab.|Prereq: jr st; Geog 120(P), 121(P), or 125(P) or equiv.
489 Internship in Geography, Upper Division. 1-6 cr. U. Application of advanced principles of geography in a business, organizational, educational, political, or other appropriate setting.|One cr earned for academic work based on 40 hours in internship. Retakable to 6 cr max. Prereq: jr st; 300-level or above course in Geog; 2.25 gpa; cons supervising faculty member.
496 UROP Apprenticeship, Upper Level. 1-3 cr. U. Undergraduate research participation in a project developed with a supervising member of the faculty or staff. One credit for 45 hrs research.|Retakable to 9 cr max. Prereq: jr st; acceptance to UROP.
497 Study Abroad: (Subtitled). 1-12 cr. U/G. Designed to enroll students in UWM sponsored program before course work levels, content, and credits are determined and/or in specially prepared program course work.|Retakable w/chg in topic. Prereq: jr st; acceptance for Study Abroad Prog.
499 Ad Hoc: (Subtitled). 1-6 cr. U. Course created expressly for offering in a specified enrollment period. Requires only dept & assoc dean approval. In exceptional circumstances, can be offered in one add'l sem.|Retakable w/chg in topic. Prereq: jr st; add'l prereqs may be assigned to specific topic.
515 Watershed Analysis and Modeling. 3 cr. U/G. Theories and applications of analytical and modeling techniques for watershed processes, including geographic information systems (GIS), statistics, and computer simulations.|Prereq: jr st; working knowledge of GIS; Geog 415(R) or Geo Sci 463(R) or 562(R); or grad st.
520 Physical Geography of the City. 3 cr. U/G. Spatial aspects and interactions of plants, animals, climate, soils, and water resources relevant to human activities in the urban environment.|Prereq: jr st & Geog 120(P) or 125(P); or grad st.
525 Geographic Information Science. 4 cr. U/G. Geographic and information theoretical foundations of geographic information science (GIS). Use of macro languages in a software project to expand GIS functionality. 3 hrs lec, 2 hrs lab.|Prereq: jr st, & Geog 215(P); or grad st.
540 Globalization and the City. 3 cr. U/G. Spatial aspects of globalization and their impact on the city. Topics include emergence of global cities, impacts on urban development, and global era urban strategies.|Prereq: jr st.
547 Spatial Analysis. 4 cr. U/G. Advanced analysis techniques, including multivariate relationships and spatial modeling.|Prereq: jr st; Geog 247(P) or dept-approved equiv.
564 Urban Environmental Change and Social Justice. 3 cr. U/G. Spatial aspects of contributors to urban environmental change affecting social justice. Inequitable distribution of environmental risks and benefits; challenge of developing policies.|Prereq: jr st.
600 Perspectives on Geography. 3 cr. U. Seminar on concepts, methods, and approaches to geographic inquiry. Discussion of professional geographic materials, bibliographic procedures and methodologies.|Prereq: sr st; declared geography major; writ cons instr.
625 Intermediate Geographic Information Science. 4 cr. U/G. Concepts and techniques of geographic information science (GIS), with emphasis on GIS-based spatial analysis, associated applications, and technology. 3 hrs lec, 2 hrs lab.|Prereq: jr st: Geog 525(P) or UrbPlan 591(P) or 791(P); or cons instr.
650 Geography Field Work. 3 cr. U/G. Geographic field techniques and field problems; classroom preparations and field projects.|Students will pay fieldwork expenses. Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: jr st; writ cons instr.
654 Tropical Field Course: (Subtitled). 3 cr. U/G. Study of geographic field problems and techniques in the tropics. Classroom preparations, field projects and field trip to the tropics.|Students will pay field trip expenses. Retakable for cr w/chg of field topic & site to 9 cr max. Prereq: jr st; writ cons instr.
696 Independent Work in Physical Geography. 1-3 cr. U. Independent reading or project on a physical geography topic under the supervision of a geography faculty member.|Retakable w/chg in topic to 6 cr max. Prereq: jr st; 2.5 gpa; writ cons instr, dept chair, & assoc dean for SAS.
698 GIS/Cartography Internship. 1-6 cr. U/G. Practical GIS/cartography experience with government agency or private firm under supervision of working expert and faculty member. Intern's contract specifies duties and duration.|Retakable to 6 cr max. Prereq: jr st; Geog 215(P); writ cons instr & dept chair.
699 Independent Work. 1-3 cr. U. Independent reading or project. See Advanced Independent Study.|Retakable w/chg in topic to 6 cr max. Prereq: jr st, 2.5 gpa, & writ cons instr, dept chair & asst dean for SAS.

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