Recipients of the Geography Alumni Scholarship

Graduate Courses

G502: Introduction to Transportation Analysis (3 cr.)
An examination of classical and contemporary approaches to the analysis of transport systems, apatial interaction, sustainable transport, and related environmental and economic aspects of transport at regional and national scales.  For further information contact Geography Department

G535: Introduction to Remote Sensing (3 cr.)
Nature and interpretation of remotely sensed data collected from field, airborne, and spaceborne sensors. Data from the visible, infrared, and microwave portions of the electromagnetic spectrum are discussed and analyzed from a geographic applications perspective. Visual, photogrammetric, digital image processing, and GIS interpretation approaches are presented.   For further information contact Dr. Dan Johnson

G536: Advanced Remote Sensing (3 cr.)
Advanced remote sensing theory and digital image processing techniques with an emphasis on environmental science applications. Hands-on computer exercises provide significant experience in digital image processing techniques for extraction of qualitative and quantitative information about Earth’s terrestrial and aquatic environments. Lecture and laboratory. Prerequisite: G336 or equivalent.  For further information contact Dr. Dan Johnson

G537: Cartography and Graphics (3 cr.)
Compilation, design, production, and evaluation of maps and related graphic materials. Includes symbolization, color use guidelines, map typography, map animation and interactivity, and geographic visualization techniques.  Hard copy and internet-based outputs.   For further information contact Dr. Jeff Wilson

G538: Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (3 cr.)
Overview of the principles and practices of geographic information systems (GIS). The course will deal with issues of spatial data models, spatial database design, introductory and intermediate GIS analysis operations, and case studies of real-world GIS applications. Laboratory exercises provide significant hands-on experience. For further information contact Dr. Rudy Banerjee

G539: Advanced Geographic Information Systems (3 cr.)
Intermediate and advanced topics in geographic information science and spatial analysis using GIS software. Advanced course for upper-division undergraduate and graduate students seeking greater understanding of GIS theory, technology, and applications. Exercises focus on development, management, and analysis of GIS data. Lecture and laboratory. Prerequisite: G338 or equivalent. For further information contact Dr. Rudy Banerjee

G560 Internship in Geographic Analysis     (1-4 cr.)
Faculty-directed study of geographical problems based on internship experience. Area of placement must be related to field of Geographic Information Science. Student may complete more than one internship but total credit hours cannot exceed four. Prerequisites: Admission to MS GIS program and permission of major advisor. A form must be completed and approved by a faculty member and internship supervisor prior to registering for internship credits. For further information contact Dr. Rudy Banerjee

G588: Applied Spatial Statistics (3 cr.)
Extension of traditional statistical analysis to spatial data. Spatial means and spatial variances, the examination of differences in samples over space, spatial autocorrelation, nearest neighbor analysis, map comparison techniques. Emphasis on practical applications with GIS technologies.  Prerequisite: 6 credits in geography or consent of instructor. For further information contact Dr. Rudy Banerjee

G602: Graduate Seminar in Physical Geography (3 cr.)
P: consent of instructor. Distribution, morphology, and human significance of selected phenomena of the physical environment. For further information contact Geography Department

G639: Seminar in Geographic Information Science (3 cr.)
Applications of geographic information science principles in the collection and analysis of spatial data.  Integration of GIS, remote sensing, and GPS technologies.  Review of current literature on techniques, theory, technology, and applications with an emphasis on environmental topics. Discussion, laboratory, and research project.  Prerequisites: G535, G538, and G536 or G539.  For further information contact Dr. Rudy Banerjee

G704: Soils Geography (3 cr.)
P: G538. Examines the spatial aspects of soils from a global and local perspective, including soil genesis, morphology, and classification; physical, chemical, mechanical and biological properties of soil; and land use mapping, analysis, planning, and management. For further information contact Dr. Rick Bein

G830: Readings in Geography (12 cr. max. cr.)
P: advanced course in geography or closely related field. Supervised readings on selected topics.  For further information contact Dr. Rudy Banerjee

G845: Research Papers in Geography (3 cr.)
Research papers under the supervision of a faculty committee.  Graduate students in the MS in Geographic Information Science program who choose the research papers option (as opposed to the thesis) will develop two research papers under supervision of their major advisor and two additional faculty members.  Prerequisites: Admission to MS GIS program and permission of major advisor.  For further information contact Dr.  Rudy Banerjee

G850: Master Thesis (1-6 cr.)
Directed research and writing under the supervision of a faculty committee. Prerequisites: Admission to MS GIS program and permission of major advisor.  For further information contact Dr. Rudy Banerjee