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New Brunswick/Piscataway Undergraduate Catalog 2005-2007 Programs of Study For Liberal Arts Students Programs, Faculty, and Courses Geography 450 Courses  


01:450:100Introduction to Geography (3) Geographer's view of the earth, including the natural order of the physical environment, human modification of environments, organization of society, and regional studies.
01:450:101Earth Systems (3) Systematic introduction to physical processes on Earth; including Earth-Sun relations, weather and climate, the hydrologic cycle, earth materials, and landforms. Emphasis on interrelationships among these phenomena.
01:450:102Transforming the Global Environment (3) Introduction to the role of humans as modifiers and transformers of the physical environment. Emphasis on 20th-century changes and contemporary public issues.
01:450:103Human Geography: Space, Place, and Location (3) Introduction to the spatial patterning of human activities and the role of place in human affairs. Population distributions; world cultural patterns; organization of urban and nonurban societies including land use, transportation, and communications. Impacts of global restructuring.
01:450:111Laboratory in Earth Systems (1) Map construction, collection of raw data, and analysis of environmental variables. Lab. 3 hrs. Pre- or corequisite: 01:450:101.
01:450:140The Greenhouse Effect (3) Physical and chemical bases of the "greenhouse effect" and its global impact; biological, climatic, economic, and political. Reducing the emission of "greenhouse" gases; nuclear energy and other alternative energy sources. Lec. 2 hrs., lab. 1.5 hrs. For nonscience majors; not for major credit in science and engineering. Credit not given for both this course and 01:160:140, 01:556:140, or 01:750:140.
01:450:205World Cultural Regions (3) Geography of the world's major cultural regions: Europe; Russia and the Newly Independent States; the Americas; East Asia, Australasia, and Oceania; South Asia; the Middle East; and Africa.
01:450:208Maps and Map Reading (3) Interpretation of the physical and cultural elements of the earth using topographic maps of various scales.
01:450:211Conservation and Use of Natural Resources (3) Evolution of conservation and environmental movements and their roles in affecting the use of soils, water, atmosphere, vegetation, wildlife, minerals, and other natural resources. Problems of renewable and nonrenewable resource management.
01:450:222Cultural Geography (3) Systematic introduction to cultural geography. Spatial analyses of peoples, languages, religions, folk and popular culture, and the varying impacts of cultures on environments.
01:450:240Cities (3) Spatial organization and functioning of cities in different world regions. Emphasis on societal system factors that influence urban development.
01:450:262Geographic Background to Current World Affairs (3) Contemporary global public issues from the perspective of changes in geographical relationships. Examination of major environmental, social, political, and economic trends that involve the restructuring of society and space at a variety of scales.
01:450:270,271Topics in Geography (1.5,1.5) Addresses a subject that is most appropriately treated in an abbreviated format. Topics vary from term to term. Specific titles available at time of registration.
01:450:309Economic Geography (3) Spatial organization of economic activities; emphasis on economic globalization and urban and regional development. Pre- or corequisite: 01:450:103 or permission of instructor.
01:450:311Natural Hazards and Disasters (3) Human dimensions of selected types of extreme natural events (e.g., windstorms, earthquakes, floods, droughts) in developed and developing countries.
01:450:319Quantitative Methods (3) Descriptive and inferential statistical methods useful in dealing with problems of areal association, spatial interaction, and other phenomena associated with geography.
01:450:320Spatial Data Analysis (3) Digital computers in management and analysis of multidimensional data. Introduction to user-oriented packages, including statistical routines, trend surface analysis, and factor analysis.
01:450:321Geographic Information Systems (3) Use of computers for management, analysis, and communication of spatial data. Geocoding, transformations, storage and representation,spatial statistics, data sources.
01:450:322Remote Sensing (3) Principles and techniques of satellite remote sensing. Application of satellite sensing to the study of Earth's land, oceans, and atmosphere.
01:450:323Geographic Information Systems Laboratory (1) Coordinate systems, geographic data structures, error analysis, polygon overlay, digital elevation models, map comparison. Emphasis on applications. Corequisite: 01:450:321.
01:450:330Geographical Methods (3) Approaches to geographical problem solving. Defining geographicalproblems; seeking, organizing, and presenting spatial data; report writing. Prerequisites: 01:450:101, 102, 103; or permission of instructor.
01:450:331New Jersey (3) Physical, historical, urban, and economic geography of the state.
01:450:332Newly Independent States and Eastern Europe (3) Examines social, economic, and political dimensions of the region and the resulting geographical patterns.
01:450:334Western Europe (3) Introduction to the Western European culture area. Its evolution; the features of the physical environment and their influence on human occupancy; demographic characteristics and diversity; regional development problems; quests for regional autonomy.
01:450:335Caribbean Borderlands (3) Regional analysis of basic human and physical differences affecting economic, political, and social conditions in the West Indies, Central America, and Mexico.
01:450:336Latin America (3) Relative significance of natural and cultural environments in contributing to regional contrasts.
01:450:337North America (3) Spatial distribution of population and economic activity in the United States and Canada. The forces stimulating changes in the regional patterns.
01:450:338Africa (3) Regional associations of tribal peoples and national states; analysis of resource endowment, economic development, and Africa's changing position in the world.
01:450:341South Asia and the Middle East (3) Geographic interpretation of the population, economy, and political integration of South Asia and the Middle East.
01:450:342East Asia (3) Geographic interpretation of the population, economy, and political integration of the Orient.
01:450:355Principles of Cartography (4) Theories and techniques of geographic data gathering, analysis, and map preparation. Special attention to problems of thematic map design and preparation. Lec. 3 hrs., lab. by arrangement 3.6 hrs.
01:450:356Advanced Cartography (4) Study of psychophysical factors in map design, including experimenting with surface representation and topography. Photographic materials and methods applicable to graphic reproduction. Lec. 3 hrs., lab. by arrangement 3.6 hrs. Prerequisite: 01:450:355 or permission of instructor.
01:450:357Spatial Data Representation and Display (3) Development of skills in design, use, and interpretation of computercartographic systems. Problem solving and applications emphasis.
01:450:361Gender Geographies (3) Links between gender relations and the spatial organization of society. Emphasis on the spatial division of labor, gendered places, women and development, geographies of safety and fear, and gendered political geographies.
01:450:363Geography of Development (3) Geographical patterns of development in third world areas and less developed parts of advanced capitalist countries. Emphasis on agrarian and industrial development and the restructuring of relations among different regions.
01:450:370Global and Regional Climate Change (3) Physical aspects and societal implications of climate change. Means of predicting and detecting change. Impacts on physical and humansystems. Climate in the political arena; planning for the future.
01:450:380Medical Geography (3) Geographical analysis applied to disease hazards, health status of populations, and health care delivery systems in selected physical and cultural environments.
01:450:402Field Geography (4) Principles of geographic analysis of a local region; the uses of reconnaissance and survey, interviews, existing maps, and ground and aerial photographs in the compilation of information. Lec. 1 hr., field trips. Prerequisites: 01:450:101, 102, 103, or permission of instructor.
01:450:403,404Advanced Physical Geography (3,3) Problems in the geography of landforms, climate, soils, and vegetation analyzed from the viewpoints of both pure and applied science. Prerequisite: 01:450:101 or permission of instructor.
01:450:405Political Geography (3) Basic principles of political geography and the application of these principles to selected areas around the world; causes of the political conflicts and methods used in their resolution.
01:450:406Advanced Topics in Economic Geography (3) Topics vary: causes and consequences of economic globalization; theories of urban and regional growth and decline; sustainability and sustainable development; industrial location. Prerequisite: 01:450:103 or permission of instructor.
01:450:408Practicum in Digital Image Processing of Remotely Sensed Data (1) Applications of aerial photographs and of multispectral and satellite imagery in environmental management. Pre- or corequisite: 01:450:322 or permission of instructor.
01:450:411Advanced Urban Geography (3) Theories of contemporary urban geography and their application to existing urban patterns. Prerequisite: 01:450:240 or permission of instructor.
01:450:417Coastal Geomorphology (3) Processes of erosion and deposition in coastal environments. Process-response models and problem-solving methods in coastal research. Prerequisite: 01:450:101 or 01:460:101 or permission of instructor.
01:450:419Advanced Conservation and Use of Natural Resources (3) Problems, issues, and conflicts that affect the use of renewable and nonrenewable resources at different geographical scales. Prerequisite: 01:450:211 or permission of instructor.
01:450:470History and Theory of Geography (3) Major historical themes, concepts, and theories of geography related to specific geographical changes in the real world; facilitates critical evaluation of the uses of geographic research.
01:450:485,486Internship in Geography (BA,BA) Application of geography skills in professional employment setting. Individually designed and evaluated experience under supervision of intern adviser. Open only to majors.
01:450:487,488Cartographic Problems (3,3) Study for students interested in special cartographic problems. Prerequisite: Permission of chairperson.
01:450:491,492Geographic Problems (3,3) Study for students interested in special geographic problems. Prerequisite: Permission of chairperson.
01:450:495,496Honors Project: Geography (BA,BA)
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