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Fall 2015 Class Schedule - updated May 23, 2015 at 10:56 pm

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 Claude Peloquin
 
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 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 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* How do racial formations manifest in space and place? Through lecture and discussion, we will define what is spatial or “platial.” A prelude on visual culture will help us to engage the difficult practice of “looking” at race and space. Then we consider how race and racism operate at various levels of spatial scale: women’s reproductive health (Dorothy Roberts, Killing the Black Body), urban renewal (Detroit: An American Autopsy, by Charlie LeDuff), and the planet (“A Fierce Green Fire”). This is an interdisciplinary approach so prior exposure to American Studies, Urban Studies, or Environmental Studies will help ground you in this course.

GEOG 261-01  Geography of World Urbanization
MWF 09:40 am-10:40 am MAIN 009 I-Chun Catherine Chang
We now live in a world where the majority of the population already lives in cities. And yet every year, hundreds of millions of people continue to move into cities to pursue a better future. The contemporary social, economic, and political changes are intrinsically linked to divergent urban processes across the world. This paramount shift poses important theoretical and empirical questions to our age. This course uses the critical perspective of “global urbanism” to both contextualize and connect different urban experiences across places. We will introduce various urban settings and demonstrate how complex relations between urbanization, globalization, and economic development produce spatial unevenness and social inequality. We will study the dominant paradigm of world and global cities, which prioritizes development trajectories of cities in the global North, and discuss contesting views focusing on “ordinary cities” from the global South. Drawing on case studies in the developed and less-developed world, we will also learn how to apply the relational comparative urbanism approach as well as regionally-based theoretical perspectives to comprehend the diverse urban landscapes around the globe.

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 Claude Peloquin
 
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
*Cross-listed with ASIA 294-03* Whether the twenty-first century will be dominated by the “rising Asia” has spurred recurring debates in policy and academic circles. But what is Asia? How can we understand this diverse region where more than half of the world’s population resides? In this course, we will first deconstruct the idea of Asia as a cartographic entity to excavate the layered social-cultural meaning and geographical diversity of the “Asias.” We will also place the “Asias” in a global context to reveal how contemporary Asia anchors the changing world political economy and cultural imaginations outside the West. We will begin with important theoretical debates on (East) Asian development that prevailed in the 1980s and 1990s, including discussions about the colonial past, the path-dependency of development and uneven industrialization, regional disparities and mega-urbanization. We will then use these debates as the foundation to explore the contemporary globalizing Asia. What are the important connections between Asian countries, and with other parts of the world? What are the role of the “Asias” in international governance and geo-politics? Can China replace the United States as the dominant geo-economic power? These are the questions we will explore in this course.

GEOG 294-03  Science, Nature, and Society
TR 09:40 am-11:10 am CARN 105 Claude Peloquin
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, 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 2016 Class Schedule - updated May 23, 2015 at 10:56 pm

Number/Section  Title
Days Time Room Instructor
 
GEOG 111-01  Human Geography of Global Issues
MWF 02:20 pm-03:20 pm STAFF
 
GEOG 225-01  Intro to Geog Info Systems
MWF 08:30 am-09:30 am Holly Barcus
*Permission of the instructor 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 243-01  Geography of Africa: Local Resources and Livelihoods in a Global Context
TR 09:40 am-11:10 am William Moseley
*First day attendance required*

GEOG 248-01  The Political Geography of Nations and Nationalism
MWF 01:10 pm-02:10 pm Daniel Trudeau
*First day attendance required*

GEOG 256-01  Medical Geography: The Geography of Health and Health Care
MWF 09:40 am-10:40 am Kelsey McDonald
 
GEOG 258-01  Geography of Environmental Hazards
TR 09:40 am-11:10 am STAFF
*Cross-listed with ENVI 258-01*

GEOG 294-01  Urban Ecology
MWF 03:30 pm-04:30 pm STAFF
 
GEOG 294-02  Geographies of Consumption:Power,Identity, and Space in Consumer Culture
M 07:00 pm-10:00 pm Nicole Simms
 
GEOG 294-03  Asian Cities
TR 03:00 pm-04:30 pm STAFF
 
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



GEOG 365-L1  Urban GIS Lab
TBA TBA Ashley Nepp
 
GEOG 368-01  Health GIS
TR 09:40 am-11:10 am CARN 108 Kelsey McDonald
 
GEOG 368-L1  Health GIS Lab
TBA TBA CARN 108 STAFF
 
GEOG 378-01  Statistical Research Methods in Geography
MWF 10:50 am-11:50 am Laura Smith
 
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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