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  Graduate School-New Brunswick 2003-2005 Programs, Faculty, and Courses Geography 450 Graduate Courses  

Graduate Courses

16:450:501(F) Introduction to Natural Resources Management (3) Review of recent literature on natural resources management, with emphasis on identifying and analyzing research themes and methodologies employed by contemporary geographers.
16:450:502(S) Resource Management Decision Making (3) Individual and collective behavior theories applied to the analysis of private decisions and public natural resource policy, from a human ecological perspective. Prerequisite: 16:450:501 or equivalent.
16:450:503(S) Environmental Management (3) Contemporary resource management issues in the United States, including resource evaluation, environmental-impact assessment, and planning procedures. Emphasis on conflict resolution, public participation, and the role of science in decision making. Prerequisite: 16:450:502 or equivalent.
16:450:504(F) Coastal Geomorphology (3) Erosional and depositional processes in the coastal environment. Process-response models and problem-solving methods in coastal research. Prerequisite: 01:450:403 or 404 or equivalent.
16:450:505(F) Advanced Physical Geography (3) Selected topics within the general field of earth science. Prerequisite: 01:450:403 or 404 or equivalent.
16:450:507(S) Applied Geomorphology (3) Applications of modern geomorphological research to environ-mental management, including geomorphological constraints to human activity and human effects on landform processes. Prerequisite: 01:450:403 or 404 or equivalent.
16:450:508(S) Environmental Problems in Developing Countries (3) Similarities and differences among developing countries in their environmental problems, their definitions of them, and their policies about them. The role of economic development in either solving or causing environmental problems. Environmental considerations in development planning.
16:450:509(F) Human Geographical Problems of Developing Countries (3) Human underpinnings to problems of development as seen from the perspectives of historical, political, demographic, economic, and social geography. Case studies and examples from the third world.
16:450:510(S) Water Resources Management (3) Problems in the management of water use in metropolitan environments. The effects of urbanization on the hydrologic regime. The influence of geohydrologic factors on water use decisions.
16:450:511(S) Land-Use Systems (3) Environmental factors in land-use planning. Land-use data systems including storage and retrieval, "third-dimension" planning; water and ground below the surface soil. Multivariate analysis of land variables. Land use and water quality.
16:450:513(S) Settlement Geography (3) Evolution and morphology of selected rural settlement landscapes interpreted in terms of natural conditions, institutional factors, and economic functions. Field trips required.
16:450:514Environment and Culture (3) Interrelations of the environment and cultural practices, knowledge, and ideals. Concepts and methods for studying these interrelations.
16:450:515(S) Population Migration and Mobility (3) Analysis of population mobility at the international (immigration, guest workers, refugees), interregional, and intraurban levels through examination of spatial patterns of migration, locational decisions, impact of migrants in places, and population redistribution policies.
16:450:516(S) Urban Geography (3) Geographic aspects of urbanization, theories of contemporary urban geography, and their application to existing urban patterns.
16:450:517,518Directed Study in Geography (3,3) Directed readings and individual study supplementary to formal courses. Prerequisite: Permission of graduate director.
16:450:519(F) Problems in Political Geography (3) Geographic implications of state theory, locational conflict, public policy, and national and local government relations.
16:450:520Women in the Urban Environment (3) Documentation of the spatial constraints faced by women in the urban environment; examination of women`s roots in the context of the interrelation between the activities of production and reproduction.
16:450:521Regional Hydrology and Landforms (3) Relationships between physiographic regions and hydrologic systems. Field trips to regional watersheds in varying landform areas. Land use and water quality.
16:450:522Tourism Geography (3) Geographical aspects of world`s leading industry by value. Economic, environmental, cultural, and social impacts of tourism domestically and internationally.
16:450:523The Climate System and Global Climate Change (3) The earth`s energy balance, hydrologic cycle, and atmospheric circulation at a variety of spatial and temporal scales. Present climate events and aspects of climate change.
16:450:525Restructuring of Central and Eastern Europe after 1989 (3) Examination of the roots of the collapse of totalitarian regimes in central and eastern Europe. Analyzes spatial implications of the transition for urban development, gender relations, economic restructuring, and environmental change.
16:450:526Property Theory and Policy (3) The problem of private property versus public and common property rights in housing, urban space, and environmental resources, in an international perspective. Policies and practices that determine patterns of ownership, use, economy, and justice in alternative property regimes.
16:450:530Data Structures and Algorithms for Spatial Problems (3) Discussion and hands-on programming of data structures and algorithms used in geographic information systems. Prerequisite: 01:450:321 or 420 or 11:372:415.
16:450:533Geographic Information in the Visual Arts (3) The visual culture of geography. Images as evidence for the condition of the cultural and physical environment and as determinants of knowledge, cultural values, and territoriality.
16:450:601,602Field and Research Methods in Geography (3,3) Research procedures and methods, survey of past and current literature, data collection and analysis, and preparation of reports, papers, and theses; colloquia on analytical problems.
16:450:603(F) Research Proseminar (3) Evolution and status of main disciplinary subfields, contemporary paradigms, transdisciplinary relationships, professional employment trends, introduction to geographical bibliography, and basic research skills. Required for graduate degrees.
16:450:605,606Geography Seminar (3,3) Lectures and special problems in current issues. Course content varies according to student and faculty interest.
16:450:607(S) Seminar in Historical Cultural Geography (3) Origins and diffusions of selected material and nonmaterial culture traits in North America from the 17th through the 19th centuries.
16:450:612Natural Hazards Management (3) Analysis of human and environmental contributions to the generation and management of natural hazards, including, among others, earthquakes, hurricanes, floods, and droughts. Contemporary public policy issues at national and international levels of government. Theoretical emphasis on decision making in the face of uncertainty.
16:450:613(F) Seminar in Coastal Resources Geography (3) Analysis of contemporary maritime management issues, including ecosystem preservation, siting of energy facilities, ocean dumping, storm-disaster mitigation, port development, waterfront revitalization, and beach recreation. Focus on U.S. and international public policy.
16:450:614(F) Seminar in Medical Geography (3) Advanced topics of medical geography. Student research and analysis of specific problems.
16:450:615(S) Seminar in Remote Sensing (3) Remote sensors and their research capabilities. Research design for remote-sensing studies.
16:450:616Seminar in Technological Hazards (3) Human strategies for managing technological hazards. Development and application of public approaches to technological-hazards management in a global context.
16:450:617Seminar in Remote Sensing of the Biosphere (3) Application of satellite remote sensing and geographic information system technology to monitor and model the earth`s biosphere, including terrestrial/aquatic primary production, biogeochemical cycling, and climate dynamics. Lathrop. Prerequisite: 16:450:615 or equivalent or permission of instructor.
16:450:625Seminar in Geographic Information Systems (3) Advanced topics in geographic information systems: raster/vector data structures, GIS modeling. Requires literature review and hands-on computer analysis. Prerequisites: 01:450:420 or 11:372:415.
16:450:632(S) Seminar in Regional Geography (3) Selected world regional and interregional problems associated with environmental constraints, natural resource use, and other public policy issues. Varying foreign area focus.
16:450:701,702Research in Geography (BA,BA)
 
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