Geography and Environment (GEOG)

GEOG 101 Our Physical Environment (Units: 3)

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.

Course Attributes:

  • B1: Physical Science
  • Environmental Sustainability

GEOG 102 The Human Environment (Units: 3)

Nature of cultural geography; interpretation of the cultural elements of the geographic landscape and study of our changing relationship with the environment.

Course Attributes:

  • D1: Social Sciences
  • Environmental Sustainability
  • Global Perspectives

GEOG 107 World Regions and Interrelations (Units: 3)

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.

Course Attributes:

  • D1: Social Sciences
  • Global Perspectives

GEOG 111 Our Physical Environment Lab (Unit: 1)

Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in GEOG 101.

Laboratory related to GEOG 101, Our Physical Environment. Topics include skills in mapping, graphing, field techniques and data analysis in introductory physical geography.

GEOG 160 Introduction to Environmental Science (Units: 4)

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.

Course Attributes:

  • B2: Life Science
  • B3: Lab Science
  • Environmental Sustainability
  • Global Perspectives

GEOG 203 Geographical Measurement (Units: 3)

Prerequisite: A score of 50 or above on the Entry Level Mathematics (ELM) examination, or an approved exemption.

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.
(Note: In order for this course to satisfy General Education, students must earn a C- or CR or higher grade if taken fall 2014 or later.)

Course Attributes:

  • B4: Math/QR

GEOG 205 Geographic Techniques (Units: 3)

Prerequisites: GEOG 101 or equivalent; and Area B4: Lower Division Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning. Restricted to sophomore standing and above.

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. [Formerly GEOG 103]

GEOG 301 Bay Area Environments (Units: 3)

Prerequisite: Upper division standing or consent of instructor.

Introduction to the complex nature of human and environment interaction in the SF Bay Area. Exploration of environmental issues, geologic processes, water, weather, climate and ecosystems, anthropogenic changes across the region, and the future of the Bay Area.
(This course is taught in a hybrid modality [online and in-person]).
(This course is offered as A U 301 and GEOG 301. Students may not repeat the course under an alternate prefix.)

Course Attributes:

  • UD-B: Physical Life Science
  • Partial Online Course
  • Environmental Sustainability

GEOG 312 Geography of Landforms (Units: 4)

Prerequisites: GEOG 101 and GEOG 205 [formerly GEOG 103]; or consent of instructor.

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. Extra fee required.

GEOG 313 Earth's Climate System (Units: 4)

Prerequisites: GEOG 101 and GEOG 205 [formerly GEOG 103]; or consent of instructor.

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.

GEOG 314 Bioclimatology (Units: 4)

Prerequisites: GEOG 101 and GEOG 205 [formerly GEOG 103]; or consent of instructor.

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.

GEOG 316 Biogeography (Units: 4)

Prerequisites: GEOG 101, GEOG 205 [formerly GEOG 103], or consent of instructor.

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.

GEOG 317 Geography of Soils (Units: 4)

Prerequisites: GEOG 101, GEOG 205 [formerly GEOG 103], and ERTH 110 [formerly GEOL 100]; or consent of instructor.

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. Extra fee required.

GEOG 342 Surface Water Hydrology (Units: 4)

Prerequisite: MATH 226, ERTH 210 [formerly GEOL 110] or ERTH 505 [formerly GEOL 125] are recommended; or consent of instructor.

Introduction to surface water hydrology; exploration of hydrologic processes; how precipitation and snowmelt become streamflow, evapotranspiration, and groundwater; watershed hydrology, streamflow processes, and water quality. (Plus-minus letter grade only) [Formerly GEOL 473.]
(This course is offered as ERTH 442 or GEOG 342. May not be repeated under alternate prefix.)

GEOG 402 Human Response to Natural Hazards (Units: 3)

Prerequisite: ENG 214 or equivalent.

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.

GEOG 421 Future Environments (Units: 3)

Prerequisite: ENG 214 or equivalent.

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.

Course Attributes:

  • UD-D: Social Sciences
  • Environmental Sustainability
  • Global Perspectives
  • Social Justice

GEOG 422 Environmental Perception (Units: 3)

Prerequisite: GEOG 102 or consent of instructor.

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.

GEOG 423 Geographic Perspectives on Gender, Environment and Development (Units: 3)

Prerequisite: ENG 214 or equivalent, upper division standing, or consent of instructor.

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.)

GEOG 425 Economic Geography (Units: 3)

Prerequisite: Upper division standing or consent of instructor.

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.

GEOG 427 Agriculture and Food Supply (Units: 4)

Prerequisites: Upper division standing or consent of instructor; GEOG 101.

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.

Course Attributes:

  • Environmental Sustainability
  • Global Perspectives

GEOG 428 International Political Economy of Food and Hunger (Units: 4)

Prerequisite: Upper division standing or consent of instructor.

Exploration of why hunger persists in a world of abundance; food aid, farm policy, and global food trade; whether production can match population growth without environmental harm; crop genetic engineering, international policies and movements for sustainability, and food sovereignty/security.
(This course is offered as I R 428 and GEOG 428. Students may not repeat the course under an alternate prefix.)

GEOG 430 Transforming Food and Agriculture Systems: Local to Global (Units: 4)

Prerequisites: GEOG 101 and GEOG 102, or GEOG 427, or GEOG 428/I R 428; or consent of instructor.

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.

Course Attributes:

  • Environmental Sustainability
  • Global Perspectives
  • Social Justice

GEOG 432 Urban Geography (Units: 4)

Prerequisite: ENG 214 or equivalent.

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.)

Course Attributes:

  • Environmental Sustainability
  • Global Perspectives

GEOG 433 Urban Transportation (Units: 4)

Prerequisite: Upper division standing or consent of instructor.

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.)

GEOG 434 Geographies of Health and Health Care (Units: 3)

Prerequisite: Upper division standing or consent of instructor.

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.)

GEOG 435 Geography of Global Transportation (Units: 4)

Prerequisite: ENG 214 or equivalent.

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.

GEOG 437 Bicycle Geographies (Units: 4)

Prerequisite: Restricted to students with upper division standing.

Use of the campus and San Francisco as a living laboratory to engage in bicycle planning; key concepts and theories of bicycle transportation; examination of bicycling trends, bicycle system design, and social, cultural and political dimensions to cycling locally and globally. Note: Bicycling required; reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities may be arranged in advance with Disability Programs and Resource Center (DPRC). Classwork, 3 units; activity, 1 unit. (Plus-minus letter grade only)

GEOG 445 Geopolitics and Globalization (Units: 3)

Prerequisite: ENG 214 and upper division standing.

Physical and cultural geographic factors in and between political-territorial units. Effects of resource distribution, political motivations and ideologies on establishing territorial sovereignty.
(This course is offered as GEOG 445 and I R 445. Students may not repeat the course under an alternate prefix.)

Course Attributes:

  • UD-D: Social Sciences

GEOG 454 San Francisco on Foot (Units: 4)

Prerequisite: Upper division standing or consent of instructor.

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.

GEOG 455 Geography of Ethnic Communities (Units: 3)

Prerequisite: ENG 214 or equivalent.

The spatial structure and organization of ethnic communities as illustrated by reference to San Francisco and other American cities.

Course Attributes:

  • Am. Ethnic & Racial Minorities
  • Social Justice

GEOG 500GW Physical and Human Dimensions of Climate Change - GWAR (Units: 3)

Prerequisites: GEOG 101 and GEOG 102; ENG 214 or equivalent with a grade of a C- or better.

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. (Plus-minus ABC/NC grading only)

Course Attributes:

  • Graduation Writing Assessment

GEOG 550 Geography of the United States and Canada (Units: 3)

Prerequisite: ENG 214 or equivalent.

Anglo-America's physiography, climates, vegetation, soils, natural resources; the effect on development of industry, commerce, and population distribution.

GEOG 552 Geography of California (Units: 3)

Prerequisite: ENG 214 or equivalent.

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.

Course Attributes:

  • UD-D: Social Sciences
  • Am. Ethnic & Racial Minorities
  • Environmental Sustainability
  • Social Justice

GEOG 575 Emerging China (Units: 3)

Prerequisite: Upper division standing or consent of instructor.

Geographic environment of China and impact on modern socioeconomic development. Environmental and resource challenges, regional development strategies, and geopolitical imperatives.

GEOG 600 Environmental Problems and Solutions (Units: 3)

Prerequisite: ENG 214 or equivalent.

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.)

Course Attributes:

  • UD-D: Social Sciences
  • Environmental Sustainability
  • Global Perspectives

GEOG 601 Field Methods in Human Geography (Units: 3)

Prerequisite: GEOG 205 [formerly GEOG 103].

Application of field methods in human geography. Research methodologies and design including interviewing, surveying, ethnographic methods, and archival research. Classwork, 2 units; laboratory, 1 unit.
(GEOG 601/GEOG 701 is a paired course offering. Students who complete the course at one level may not repeat the course at the other level.)

GEOG 602 Field Methods in Physical Geography (Units: 4)

Prerequisite: GEOG 205 [formerly GEOG 103].

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.
(GEOG 602/GEOG 702 is a paired course offering. Students who complete the course at one level may not repeat the course at the other level.)

GEOG 603 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (Units: 3)

Prerequisite: GEOG 205 [formerly GEOG 103] or ENVS 224, or equivalent.

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.

GEOG 606 Cartography (Units: 4)

Prerequisite: GEOG 205 [formerly GEOG 103] or equivalent.

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.

GEOG 610 Remote Sensing of the Environment I (Units: 4)

Prerequisite: GEOG 205 [formerly GEOG 103].

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.

GEOG 611 Remote Sensing of the Environment II (Units: 4)

Prerequisite for GEOG 611: GEOG 610, or consent of instructor.
Prerequisite for GEOG 711: Graduate standing; GEOG 610 or consent of instructor.

Advanced remote sensing and digital image processing. Selected topics including object-oriented image processing with Definiens Professional. Classwork, 2 units; laboratory, 2 units.
(GEOG 611/GEOG 711 is a paired course offering. Students who complete the course at one level may not repeat the course at the other level.)

GEOG 620 Geographical Information Systems (Units: 4)

Prerequisite for GEOG 620: GEOG 603 or equivalent.
Prerequisites for GEOG 720: Graduate standing; GEOG 603 or equivalent.

Theory and applications of Geographic Information Systems for automating, analyzing, and producing maps from geographic data. Classwork, 2 units; laboratory, 2 units. Extra fee required.
(GEOG 620/GEOG 720 is a paired course offering. Students who complete the course at one level may not repeat the course at the other level.)

GEOG 621 Geographic Information Systems for Environmental Analysis (Units: 4)

Prerequisites: GEOG 205 [formerly GEOG 103], GEOG 603 or equivalent, MATH 199 or sufficient score on calculus pretest.

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.
(GEOG 621/GEOG 721 is a paired course offering. Students who complete the course at one level may not repeat the course at the other level.)

GEOG 625 Programming for Geographic Information Science (Units: 4)

Prerequisites: GEOG 620 or GEOG 621; MATH 199 or sufficient score on calculus pretest.

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.

GEOG 629 Coastal and Marine Applications of GIS (Units: 3)

Prerequisite: GEOG 603 or consent of instructor.

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. Classwork, 2 units; laboratory, 1 unit. Extra fee required.

GEOG 642 Watershed Assessment and Restoration (Units: 4)

Prerequisites: GEOG 101 or ERTH 210 [formerly GEOL 110], GEOG 603, MATH 199 or sufficient score on calculus pretest.

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. [CSL may be available; consult index for page reference.]
(This course is offered as GEOG 642 and ERTH 642 [formerly GEOL 642]. Students may not repeat the course under an alternate prefix.)

GEOG 643 Biogeomorphology of Sierra Nevada Streams and Meadows (Units: 2)

Prerequisite: GEOG 101 or ERTH 110.

Understanding the complex interactions of hydrologic and biogeomorphic systems on streams and meadows in the northern Sierra Nevada, and learning field methods for assessing stream function as they respond to long-term impacts related to glacial history and short-term human impacts of timber extraction, road construction, and grazing. Laboratory
(This course is offered as GEOG 643 and ERTH 643. Students may not repeat the course under an alternate prefix.)

GEOG 644 Water Quality (Units: 3)

Prerequisites: GEOG 101, GEOG 205 [formerly GEOG 103], CHEM 180, BIOL 230 or BIOL 240.

Examination of physical and social properties of water quality including pollution testing and mitigation, state and federal regulations, public policy and environmental justice.

GEOG 646 The Geography of Marine Resources (Units: 4)

Prerequisite: GEOG 101 or consent of instructor.

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.

GEOG 647 Geography of Water Resources (Units: 4)

Prerequisite: GEOG 101 or consent of instructor.

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. Extra fee required.

GEOG 648 Management of National Parks and Protected Areas (Units: 4)

Prerequisite: Upper division standing or consent of instructor.

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.

GEOG 651 San Francisco Bay Area Environmental Issues (Units: 4)

Prerequisite: Upper division standing or consent of instructor.

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.)

Course Attributes:

  • UD-B: Physical Life Science
  • Environmental Sustainability

GEOG 652 Environmental Impact Analysis (Units: 4)

Prerequisite: GEOG 205 [formerly GEOG 103] or ENVS 224, or consent of instructor.

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.)

GEOG 657 Natural Resource Management: Biotic Resources (Units: 4)

Prerequisites: GEOG 101, GEOG 205 [formerly GEOG 103] or ENVS 224, or consent of instructor.

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.)

GEOG 658 Land-Use Planning (Units: 4)

Prerequisite: ENG 214 or equivalent.

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.)

GEOG 666 Geography of Garbage: Recycling and Waste Reduction (Units: 3)

Prerequisites: ENG 214 or equivalent and junior standing.

Geographical analysis of waste. Alternative solutions focusing on the San Francisco Bay Area: development and implementation of resource management programs.

Course Attributes:

  • Environmental Sustainability

GEOG 667 Environmental Justice: Race, Poverty, and the Environment (Units: 4)

Prerequisite: Upper division standing or consent of instructor.

Examination of environmental justice concepts, research and policies; understanding how toxins and other environmental assaults differentially affect communities and groups in USA and abroad; focus on research, ethnic, class dynamics; environmental justice movements, public policy and planning.
(This course is offered as USP 515 and GEOG 667. Students may not repeat the course under an alternate prefix.)

Course Attributes:

  • Environmental Sustainability
  • Global Perspectives
  • Social Justice

GEOG 668 Politics, Law, and the Urban Environment (Units: 4)

Prerequisite: Upper division standing or consent of instructor.

Law and the legal system as mechanisms for regulating urban development and protecting the environment; intervention in development and land use; environmental decay, conservation of open space, other related resources.
(This course is offered as USP 513, GEOG 668, and PLSI 513. Students may not repeat the course under an alternate prefix.)

GEOG 685 Projects in Teaching Geography (Units: 1-3)

Prerequisite: Upper division standing. B or better in course for training. Instructor's consent.

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.)

GEOG 688 Geographic Internship (Units: 2-6)

Prerequisites: Minimum of fifteen (15) units in geography and consent of instructor.

Practical geographic assignments with sponsoring agencies. May be repeated when different internships are undertaken to a maximum of 6 units.

GEOG 690 Senior Seminar in Geography and Environmental Science (Units: 3)

Prerequisites: Completion of core requirements, GEOG 101, GEOG 102 or GEOG 107, GEOG 205, GEOG 500GW; and senior standing in BA Geography or BS Environmental Science.

Research project formulation and development, writing strategies and conventions in academic and professional contexts, career preparation in Geography. [Formerly GEOG 690GW]

GEOG 691 Geography and Environment Capstone (Units: 2)

Prerequisites: Senior standing; GEOG 205 [formerly GEOG 103] and a GWAR course in geography.

Panel discussions with geographers and other environmental professionals working in the Bay Area. Workshops on career preparation and project development. Laboratory.

GEOG 699 Independent Study (Units: 1-3)

Prerequisites: Consent of instructor, major adviser, and department chair.

Supervised study of a particular problem selected by the student in consultation with the adviser. May be repeated for a total of 3 units.

GEOG 701 Field Methods in Human Geography (Units: 3)

Prerequisite: GEOG 205 [formerly GEOG 103].

Application of field methods in human geography. Research methodologies and design including interviewing, surveying, ethnographic methods, and archival research. Classwork, 2 units; laboratory, 1 unit.
(GEOG 601/GEOG 701 is a paired course offering. Students who complete the course at one level may not repeat the course at the other level.)

GEOG 702 Field Methods in Physical Geography (Units: 4)

Prerequisite: GEOG 205 [formerly GEOG 103].

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.
(GEOG 602/GEOG 702 is a paired course offering. Students who complete the course at one level may not repeat the course at the other level.)

GEOG 705 Geographical Analysis (Units: 3)

Prerequisite: GEOG 205 [formerly GEOG 103] or equivalent and classified status in geography.

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.

GEOG 711 Remote Sensing of the Environment II (Units: 4)

Prerequisite for GEOG 611: GEOG 610, or consent of instructor.
Prerequisite for GEOG 711: Graduate standing; GEOG 610 or consent of instructor.

Advanced remote sensing and digital image processing. Selected topics including object-oriented image processing with Definiens Professional. Classwork, 2 units; laboratory, 2 units.
(GEOG 611/GEOG 711 is a paired course offering. Students who complete the course at one level may not repeat the course at the other level.)

GEOG 720 Geographical Information Systems (Units: 4)

Prerequisite for GEOG 620: GEOG 603 or equivalent.
Prerequisites for GEOG 720: Graduate standing; GEOG 603 or equivalent.

Theory and applications of Geographic Information Systems for automating, analyzing, and producing maps from geographic data. Classwork, 2 units; laboratory, 2 units. Extra fee required.
(GEOG 620/GEOG 720 is a paired course offering. Students who complete the course at one level may not repeat the course at the other level.)

GEOG 721 Geographic Information Systems for Environmental Analysis (Units: 4)

Prerequisites: GEOG 205 [formerly GEOG 103], GEOG 603 or equivalent, MATH 199 or sufficient score on calculus pretest.

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.
(GEOG 621/GEOG 721 is a paired course offering. Students who complete the course at one level may not repeat the course at the other level.)

GEOG 735 Seminar in Global Environmental Policy (Units: 3)

Prerequisites: Graduate status or consent of instructor.

International/global policy making process and responses to critical environmental problems confronting the world as well as underlying causes such as population explosion and energy consumption. Policy choices, negotiating strategies, and outcomes.
(This course is offered as I R 735 and GEOG 735. Students may not repeat the course under an alternate prefix.)

GEOG 751 Environmental Management (Units: 3)

Prerequisites: Classified status in geography; GEOG 600 or consent of instructor.

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.)

GEOG 776 Environmental Policy (Units: 3)

Prerequisite: Graduate standing or consent of instructor.

Covers scope and theories of US and CA environmental policy.
(This course is offered as P A 776 and GEOG 776. Students may not repeat the course under an alternate prefix.)

GEOG 785 College Teaching of Geography (Units: 1-3)

Prerequisite: Graduate status; grade of B or better in the course of training; consent of instructor.

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.

GEOG 789 GIScience Internship (Units: 3)

Prerequisite: Classified standing in MS GIScience program and consent of instructor.

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.)

GEOG 801 Scope and Method in Geography (Units: 3)

Prerequisite: Classified graduate status in geography.

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.)

GEOG 810 Seminar in Physical Geography (Units: 3)

Prerequisites: GEOG 801, appropriate upper division course work, and classified status in geography.

Field to be specified in Class Schedule. May be repeated when topics vary. (Plus-minus letter grade only)

GEOG 815 Seminar in GIScience (Units: 3)

Prerequisites: Upper division coursework in GIScience, classified graduate standing in geography or GIScience, or consent of instructor.

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.)

GEOG 820 Human and Social Geography (Units: 3)

Prerequisites: GEOG 801, appropriate upper division course work, and classified standing in geography or consent of instructor.

Investigation of the development of this subfield in human geography with special emphasis on theoretical frameworks, research paradigms and applications to contemporary life. (Plus-minus letter grade only)

GEOG 832 Seminar in Urban Geography (Units: 3)

Prerequisites: GEOG 432 or consent of instructor, classified status in geography.

Seminar in geographic theory, methods of analysis, and research techniques relating to urban areas. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)

GEOG 857 Issues in Marine and Estuarine Conservation (Units: 3)

Prerequisite: Restricted to graduate students in geography; GEOG 801 or BIOL 708; or consent of instructor.

Exploration of issues of marine, wetland and coastal conservation due to human exploitation of resources. Discussions include critical evaluations of landmark and current research; topics of relevance to individual student research. (Plus-minus letter grade only)

GEOG 858 Seminar in Environmental and Land Use Planning (Units: 3)

Prerequisites: Appropriate upper division course work and classified status in geography.

Nature and status of environmental planning, including contemporary themes and research trends. Application of geographic concepts, methods, and research techniques.

GEOG 895 Research Project (Units: 3)

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. ATC and Proposal for Culminating Experience Requirement forms must be approved by the Graduate Division before registration.

GEOG 896 Directed Reading in Geography (Units: 3)

Prerequisites: Classified status in geography and consent of adviser. 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.

GEOG 897 Research Project Formulation (Units: 2)

Prerequisites: Classified status in geography and filing of ATC form. 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)

GEOG 898 Master's Thesis (Units: 3)

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. ATC and Proposal for Culminating Experience Requirement forms must be approved by the Graduate Division before registration. (CR/NC grading only.)

GEOG 899 Independent Study (Units: 1-3)

Prerequisites: Classified status in geography; and consent of graduate major adviser, supervising faculty member, and department chair.

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.