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Fall 2014 Class Schedule - updated April 19, 2014 at 10:56 pm

Number/Section  Title
Days Time Room Instructor
 
GEOG 111-01  Human Geography of Global Issues
MWF 09:40 am-10:40 am CARN 107 David Lanegran
 
GEOG 111-02  Human Geography of Global Issues
MW 07:00 pm-08:30 pm CARN 107 Nicole Simms
 
GEOG 201-01  Introduction to Urban Studies
MWF 01:10 pm-02:10 pm CARN 05 Paul Schadewald
 
GEOG 225-01  Intro to Geog Info Systems
MWF 08:30 am-09:30 am CARN 107 Holly Barcus
*Permission of the instructor required; $25 course fee required*

GEOG 225-L1  Intro to Geog Info Systems Lab
R 01:20 pm-02:50 pm CARN 108 Ashley Nepp
 
GEOG 225-L2  Intro to Geog Info Systems Lab
W 10:50 am-12:20 pm CARN 108 Ashley Nepp
 
GEOG 241-01  Urban Geography
MWF 10:50 am-11:50 am CARN 107 David Lanegran
 
GEOG 242-01  Regional Geography of the US and Canada
TR 01:20 pm-02:50 pm CARN 107 Laura Smith
$35 course fee required*

GEOG 243-01  Geography of Africa: Local Resources and Livelihoods in a Global Context
TR 08:00 am-09:30 am CARN 107 William Moseley
*First Year Course only*

GEOG 250-01  Race, Place and Space
MWF 02:20 pm-03:20 pm NEILL 217 Karin Aguilar-San Juan
*Cross-listed with AMST 250-01; first day attendance required*

GEOG 252-01  Water and Power
TR 01:20 pm-02:50 pm OLRI 205 Roopali Phadke
*Cross-listed with ENVI 252-01 and POLI 252-01; first day attendance required; ACTC students may register on the first day of class with the permission of the instructor; ENVI/GEOL 120 or ENVI 133 or ENVI/GEOG 232 are useful background but not required*

GEOG 256-01  Medical Geography: The Geography of Health and Health Care
TR 09:40 am-11:10 am CARN 107 Eric Carter
 
GEOG 258-01  Geography of Environmental Hazards
TR 03:00 pm-04:30 pm CARN 107 Eric Carter
*Cross-listed with ENVI 258-01; first day attendance required*

GEOG 262-01  Metro Analysis
MWF 02:20 pm-03:20 pm CARN 107 Laura Smith
 
GEOG 294-02  Land Change and Conservation Planning: Understanding and Mitigating a Threat to Critical Habitat
MWF 03:30 pm-04:30 pm CARN 107 Robert Rose
*Cross-listed with ENVI 294-02* The world is in the midst of a biodiversity loss crisis, driven in part by a loss of critical habitat. An estimated 96 elephants are lost each day, a scant 3500 tigers remain in the wild and vast habitats from rainforest to open grassland to coral reefs are rapidly degrading. Since conservation practitioners have limited resources, they need to understand drivers of habitat loss and degradation, carefully choose and prioritize their strategies to prevent further loss, monitor whether those strategies are effective, and change strategies when they are not working. Furthermore, to obtain support from funders, partners, or stakeholders, practitioners need to be able to clearly communicate their goals and strategies, demonstrate their effectiveness, and rely on clear, transparent decision-making. This course draws on the instructor's experience in conservation management at the Wildlife Conservation Society and is designed to introduce students to two critical components of conservation practice: understanding how land use and land cover change threaten critical habitat, and developing a management plan to reduce the threats in a landscape. The course will culminate in a series of mock stakeholder exercises to develop a management plan to curb habitat loss in the Madidi-Tambopata protected area in Bolivia and Peru. Students completing this course will: (1) be familiar with the prominent theories of land change; (2) be able to identify drivers and proximate causes of land change; (3) understand how to assess monitor and predict land change over time; (4) be fluent in the language of conservation planning and adaptive management; and (5) participate in the development of a management plan to reduce habitat loss in one real-world conservation landscape.

GEOG 362-01  Introduction to Remote Sensing
TR 09:40 am-11:10 am CARN 105 Robert Rose
*$25 course fee required; crosslisted with ENVI 394-01*

GEOG 362-L1  Intro to Remote Sensing Lab
R 08:30 am-09:30 am CARN 108 Ashley Nepp
*Cross-listed with ENVI 394-L1*

GEOG 364-01  GIS and Community Partnerships
TR 03:00 pm-04:30 pm CARN 108 Holly Barcus
*$25 course fee required*

GEOG 377-01  Qualitative Research Methods
MWF 12:00 pm-01:00 pm CARN 105 Daniel Trudeau
*First day attendance required* Social scientists use qualitative methods to understand the ways in which societal associations operate and how people experience, contribute to, or try to change these associations. Qualitative methods are thus concerned with analyzing processes and experiences. This course trains students in research design and to use qualitative methods ethically to collect data, analyze it, and draw authoritative conclusions. The course emphasizes how qualitative methods contribute to scientific research and how ethical treatment of research participants affects the practice of qualitative research. Above all, the course focuses on training students to conduct qualitative research that contributes to our understanding of human geographies. The course emphasizes training in interviewing and observation skills and being able to critically analyze data generated through these techniques. Students will develop these skills by engaging in a semester-long research project.

In 2014, students will help evaluate a program run by the Freshwater Society. This program aims to change the ways people perceive urban watersheds and help people change their behaviors in ways that positively impact the health of local water. Students will work individually and in groups to investigate the ways in which residents in several nearby Minneapolis neighborhoods perceive and interact with the Minnehaha Creek watershed, which runs through the western part of the Twin Cities metro area. Specifically, students will conduct participant observation, focus groups, and interviews with residents in these neighborhoods to understand how they perceive, interact with, and respond to the Freshwater Society’s educative programs and materials. Together, students will author a report for the Freshwater Society that identifies the ways residents come to adopt and reject perceptions and practices that contribute to the health of the Minnehaha Creek watershed.

GEOG 488-01  Comparative Environment and Development Studies
TR 01:20 pm-02:50 pm CARN 105 William Moseley
*Permission of the instructor required; cross-listed with ENVI 477-01 and INTL 477-01; first day attendance required; this is a Geography Senior seminar*

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Spring 2015 Class Schedule - updated April 19, 2014 at 10:56 pm

Number/Section  Title
Days Time Room Instructor
 
GEOG 111-01  Human Geography of Global Issues
MWF 09:40 am-10:40 am David Lanegran
 
GEOG 225-01  Intro to Geog Info Systems
MWF 08:30 am-09:30 am Holly Barcus
*Permission of the instructor required; $25 course fee required*

GEOG 225-L1  Intro to Geog Info Systems Lab
W 10:50 am-12:20 pm Ashley Nepp
 
GEOG 225-L2  Intro to Geog Info Systems Lab
T 03:00 pm-04:30 pm Ashley Nepp
 
GEOG 232-01  People, Agriculture and the Environment
TR 01:20 pm-02:50 pm William Moseley
*Cross-listed with ENVI 232-01; first day attendance required*

GEOG 248-01  The Political Geography of Nations and Nationalism
TR 03:00 pm-04:30 pm Daniel Trudeau
 
GEOG 249-01  Regional Geog of Latin America
MWF 12:00 pm-01:00 pm Eric Carter
*Cross-listed with LATI 249-01*

GEOG 256-01  Medical Geography: The Geography of Health and Health Care
MWF 02:20 pm-03:20 pm Eric Carter
 
GEOG 263-01  Geography of Development and Underdevelopment
TR 08:00 am-09:30 am William Moseley
 
GEOG 294-01  Geographies of Consumptions:Power, Identity, and Space in Consumer Culture
M 07:00 pm-10:00 pm Nicole Simms
 
GEOG 341-01  Urban Social Geography: City Life and Landscapes
TR 09:40 am-11:10 am Daniel Trudeau
*Cross-listed with AMST 341-01*

GEOG 365-01  Urban GIS
TR 01:20 pm-02:50 pm Laura Smith
*$25 course fee required*

GEOG 365-L1  Urban GIS Lab
TBA TBA Ashley Nepp
 
GEOG 370-01  Advanced Cartography and Geovisualization
MWF 01:10 pm-02:10 pm Ashley Nepp
*$25 course fee required*

GEOG 370-L1  Advanced Cartography and Geovisualization
W 02:20 pm-03:20 pm Ashley Nepp
 
GEOG 378-01  Statistical Research Methods in Geography
MWF 10:50 am-11:50 am Laura Smith
 
GEOG 394-01  Minnehaha Creek - Planning for an Urban Watershed
M 07:00 pm-10:00 pm David Lanegran
*Permission of the instructor required*

GEOG 394-02  Advanced GIS for Health
TR 09:40 am-11:10 am Eric Carter
*$25 course fee required*

GEOG 488-01  Transportation Geography
W 07:00 pm-10:00 pm Laura Smith
 
GEOG 488-02  Migrants, Migration and the Global Landscape of Population Change
TR 03:00 pm-04:30 pm Holly Barcus
 

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