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Fall 2015 Class Schedule - updated April 1, 2015 at 10:56 am

Number/Section  Title
Days Time Room Instructor
 
GEOG 111-01  Human Geography of Global Issues
TR 09:40 am-11:10 am CARN 107 David Lanegran
 
GEOG 111-02  Human Geography of Global Issues
MWF 03:30 pm-04:30 pm CARN 107 STAFF
 
GEOG 225-01  Intro to Geog Info Systems
MWF 08:30 am-09:30 am CARN 107 Holly Barcus
*Permission of the instructor required*

GEOG 225-L1  Intro to Geog Info Systems Lab
R 01:20 pm-02:50 pm Ashley Nepp
 
GEOG 225-L2  Intro to Geog Info Systems Lab
W 10:50 am-12:20 pm Ashley Nepp
 
GEOG 241-01  Urban Geography
MWF 01:10 pm-02:10 pm CARN 06A Daniel Trudeau
*First day attendance required*

GEOG 242-01  Regional Geography of the US and Canada
TR 01:20 pm-02:50 pm CARN 107 Laura Smith
*First Year Course only*

GEOG 250-01  Race, Place and Space
MWF 02:20 pm-03:20 pm OLRI 101 Karin Aguilar-San Juan
*Cross-listed with AMST 250-01; first day attendance required*

GEOG 261-01  Geography of World Urbanization
MWF 09:40 am-10:40 am MAIN 009 I-Chun Catherine Chang
 
GEOG 262-01  Metro Analysis
MWF 02:20 pm-03:20 pm CARN 107 Laura Smith
 
GEOG 263-01  Geography of Development and Underdevelopment
MWF 10:50 am-11:50 am CARN 107 STAFF
 
GEOG 294-01  Contemporary Mongolia
MWF 10:50 am-11:50 am CARN 105 Holly Barcus
*First Year Course only; cross-listed with ASIA 294-01*

GEOG 294-02  Geography of Asia
TR 03:00 pm-04:30 pm CARN 107 I-Chun Catherine Chang
 
GEOG 294-03  Science, Nature, and Society
TR 09:40 am-11:10 am CARN 105 STAFF
This course introduces students to the study of science as a social practice, with a particular emphasis on the role of scientific knowledge in nature-society interactions, including natural resource and environmental management and efforts toward environmental sustainability. Major topics covered will include core components of the scientific method and of the philosophy, history, and geography of science; current scholarship on the role of science and technology in shaping social dynamics ranging from colonialism, development, democracy, and our ability to navigate the anthropocene; and the relationship between conventional science and distinct approaches to knowing the environment, including traditional and local ecological knowledge. We will also apply the diverse "lenses' provided by this scholarship to shed light on the complex politics of expertise in on-going environmental controversies.

GEOG 364-01  GIS and Community Partnerships
TR 03:00 pm-04:30 pm CARN 108 Ashley Nepp
 
GEOG 364-L1  GIS and Community Partnerships
TBA TBA Ashley Nepp
 
GEOG 377-01  Qualitative Research Methods
MWF 03:30 pm-04:30 pm CARN 105 Daniel Trudeau
 
GEOG 488-01  Cities of the 21st Century
TR 01:20 pm-02:50 pm CARN 105 Daniel Trudeau
*Permission of the instructor required; cross-listed with ENVI 478-01; first day attendance required; this is a Geography senior seminar*

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Spring 2015 Class Schedule - updated April 1, 2015 at 10:56 am

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 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
W 10:50 am-12:20 pm CARN 108 Ashley Nepp
 
GEOG 225-L2  Intro to Geog Info Systems Lab
T 03:00 pm-04:30 pm CARN 108 Ashley Nepp
 
GEOG 232-01  People, Agriculture and the Environment
TR 01:20 pm-02:50 pm CARN 107 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 CARN 06A Daniel Trudeau
 
GEOG 249-01  Regional Geog of Latin America
MWF 12:00 pm-01:00 pm CARN 05 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 CARN 107 Eric Carter
*Counts for the Community and Global Health concentration*

GEOG 263-01  Geography of Development and Underdevelopment
TR 08:00 am-09:30 am CARN 105 William Moseley
*First day attendance required*

GEOG 292-01  Engaging Seattle: Urban Innovation on the Pacific Rim
W 07:00 pm-08:30 pm MARKIM 303 Paul Schadewald
*2 credits; S/N grading only; permission of instructor required* Priority application due date is December 10th; email instructor for application (schadewald@macalester.edu). This course examines contemporary urban issues in Seattle, Washington as a way to understand the possibilities and challenges of cities in the 21st century. Seattle offers a particularly compelling vantage point for urban learning. The Seattle region is a hub for innovative neighborhood engagement programs, sustainability initiatives, a thriving start-up culture, and communities that have been formed through interaction with the Pacific Rim. We will examine Seattle’s unique approaches to urban and community development, reflect on how Seattle compares to the Twin Cities, and discuss what Seattle can teach us about cities, innovation, and civic engagement more broadly. The course meets weekly for 1 ½ hours during the semester. It includes a mandatory, fully funded immersive learning experience in Seattle over spring break.

GEOG 294-01  Geographies of Consumption:Power, Identity, and Space in Consumer Culture
M 07:00 pm-10:00 pm CARN 05 Kathryn Pratt
In this discussion-based class, we will explore historical and contemporary practices of consumption and their variations across different sites, including malls, garage sales, homes, and online exchange platforms such as eBay and Craigslist. We will consider the consumption, use, production, distribution, and marketing of a variety of goods as we seek to understand not only individual and societal questions of need, choice, and citizenship, but also the ways in which everyday practices of consumption are related to wider issues of power and inequality. Together, we will interrogate: How (and where) desire, status, and identity are constructed in consumer culture, and how these constructions intersect with traditional identity markers such as gender, race, and class; How the everyday practices of consumption are embedded in much larger globalized networks of production and distribution, and; The political possibilities of consumption, including participation in second-hand, virtual, and counterfeit economies, supporting organic and fair trade products, and engaging in consumer boycotts.

GEOG 341-01  Urban Social Geography: City Life and Landscapes
TR 09:40 am-11:10 am OLRI 241 Daniel Trudeau
*Cross-listed with AMST 341-01*

GEOG 365-01  Urban GIS
TR 01:20 pm-02:50 pm CARN 105 Laura Smith
*Permission of instructor required; $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 CARN 105 Ashley Nepp
*$25 course fee required*

GEOG 370-L1  Advanced Cartography and Geovisualization
W 02:20 pm-03:20 pm CARN 108 Ashley Nepp
 
GEOG 378-01  Statistical Research Methods in Geography
MWF 10:50 am-11:50 am CARN 107 Laura Smith
 
GEOG 394-01  Minnehaha Creek - Planning for an Urban Watershed
M 07:00 pm-10:00 pm CARN 105 David Lanegran
In this seminar we will analyze the urbanization and economic development of the watershed of Minnehaha Creek. We will examine the landscape changes that came with urbanization, the dynamics of floods, changing perceptions and plans for public spaces, and the revisualization of the creek that have occurred over the past century. We will use the techniques of the “Landscape School” of geography as well as engage in applied urban geography. Students will select individual or group research projects that will document the development of the land in the watershed, the various plans developed by the several municipalities through which the creek flows and present patterns of land use and development. We will also try to assess the iconographic role the watershed plays in the imaging of Minneapolis and Hennepin County. The class product will be a series of case studies of how cities in the watershed have dealt with their segments of the creek. Each student or team will develop two case studies and then at the end of the class we will produce a document that compares and evaluates these approaches. A second potential product will be an atlas of the watershed made up of a variety of thematic maps of the cultural landscape. Because we are engaged in a field seminar the vast amount of the work for this class will occur outside of class in the field and in research centers in the region. Field research logistics will be an important feature of the class. Students will work as individuals or in teams to the greatest degree possible. However we will make some reconnaissance trips as a class. We will also organize several research days during which a van will drop individuals and teams at research locations and collect them later. No prerequisites.

GEOG 394-02  Advanced GIS for Health
TR 09:40 am-11:10 am CARN 108 Eric Carter
This course builds on skills learned in the Introductory Geographic Information Systems (GIS) course by focusing explicitly on geospatial techniques used for analyzing problems in public health. Through lectures, discussions, hands-on labs, and collaborative group work, students will learn how to access, process, and map health outcomes data. Using advanced spatial-statistical and epidemiological tools, we will analyze health disparities, neighborhood effects on health, and spatial clustering of disease events, such as rare cancers. We will use similar techniques to examine environmental health and environmental justice questions in a spatial framework; analyze the spread of infectious diseases; model the spatial ecology of vector-borne diseases, such as Lyme disease and malaria; and optimize spatial access of populations to health care services. Students will be required to complete a final independent project. Lab section registration is required. Three lecture/laboratory hours per week required. $25 materials fee is charged. Prerequisite: GEOG 225.

GEOG 394-L1  Advanced GIS for Health Lab
TBA TBA Ashley Nepp
 
GEOG 488-01  Transportation Geography
W 07:00 pm-10:00 pm CARN 105 Laura Smith
 
GEOG 488-02  Migrants, Migration and the Global Landscape of Population Change
TR 03:00 pm-04:30 pm CARN 105 Holly Barcus
 

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