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Graduate Catalog 2010-2011
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Graduate Degree Programs
5220. Physical Geography Field Experience (3)
10 classroom hours of orientation and organization over a 2-week period followed by 3 weeks (15 working days) in a field location. P: GEOG 2200, 2250; or consent of instructor. Field-based introduction to basic aspects of physical geography research. Development of research questions, field techniques, use of modern instrumentation, and geographic analysis of field data.
5281, 5282, 5283. Selected Topics in Physical Geography (1,2,3)
May be repeated for up to 6 s.h. P: Consent of instructor. Seminar on selected topic.
5393. Seminar in Human Geography (3)
May be repeated for up to 6 s.h. P: Consent of instructor. Seminar on selected topic in economic-human geography.
6100. History and Philosophy of Geography (3)
Major paradigms constituting discipline of geography. Research frameworks within these paradigms.
6110. Research Design in Geography (3)
For beginning graduate student. P: Graduate standing. Analysis of research procedures. Research objectives, literature searches, data collection design, data analysis techniques, and modes of presentation.
6150. Quantitative Methods in Geography (3)
P: Introductory course in statistics or GEOG 3400. Advanced statistical methods related to geography.
6160. Field Geography (3)
P: Dept consent. Advanced inquiry into development of field techniques and research methods in geography. Data collection, analysis, and writing from field sources.
6200. Research Methods in Physical Geography (3)
Introduces field and lab methods typically used in research in geomorphology and other disciplines of physical geography.
6210. Advanced Fluvial and Hydrological Processes (3)
Comprehensive examination of principles of surface water hydrology and fluvial geomorphology and their application to environmental problems.
6220. Advanced Coastal Geomorphology (3)
Advanced examination of principles of coastal processes and geomorphology, and their application to environmental problems.
6230. Earth Surface Processes on the Coastal Plain (3)
Detailed examination of the dominant geomorphic processes and sediment dynamics involved in the creation of landforms and the redistribution of sediments and contaminants in coastal plain environments. Emphasis on laboratory experimentation.
6270. Advanced Water Resources Management and Planning (3)
Same as PLAN 6270. Advanced investigation of spatial and temporal characteristics of water. Consideration of hydrologic, engineering, economic, and institutional aspects of water management.
6291, 6292, 6293. Independent Study in Physical Geography (1,2,3)
May be repeated for maximum of 6 s.h. May not count toward thesis research. P: Consent of instructor. Analysis of specific problem in physical geography under direct supervision of graduate faculty member.
6300. Seminar in Cultural Geography (3)
For beginning graduate students. Comprehensive exposure to concepts, principles, and terminology of cultural geography. Problem solving and research through required papers.
6310. Seminar in Economic Geography (3)
For beginning graduate students. Comprehensive exposure to concepts, principles, and terminology of economic geography. Problem solving and research through required papers.
6315. Advanced Geographic Images (3)
Social and cultural images of space, place, and environment as produced and consumed through various media and at a variety of scales.
6320. Feminist Theories of Economy (3)
Economy and development from feminist and geographical perspective.
6325. Advanced Population and Development (3)
Demographic issues and population policies in relation to resource use and economic development.
6330. Global Restructuring of Agro-Food Systems (3)
Contemporary trends in global restructuring of agro-food systems of industrialized and developing nations.
6335. Tourism Development (3)
Traditional and emerging forms of tourism development as they transform economic, social, cultural, and environmental landscapes inside and outside the US.
6340. Advanced Medical Geography (3)
Topics range from geographic patterns and processes of disease to locational aspects of health care delivery systems. GIS used to describe and analyze problems in medical geography. Students become acquainted with current research literature.
6345. Human Migration and Global Restructuring (3)
Causes and consequences of human migration processes associated with political and economic restructuring in different regions of the globe.
6350. Seminar in Rural Development (3)
Geographic theories and approaches used to study issues and problems facing rural areas.
6355. Rural Development Practicum (3)
Contemporary approaches to project design, implementation, management, and evaluation. Applies course in grant writing, problem solving, community analysis, participatory action research, group facilitation, and project evaluation.
6390. Political Geography (3)
Geographic factors in current national and world problems at advanced level.
6391, 6392, 6393. Independent Study in Human Geography (1,2,3)
May be repeated for maximum of 6 s.h. P: Consent of instructor. Analysis of specific problem in human geography under direct supervision of graduate faculty member.
6400. Seminar in Geographic Information and Analysis (3)
P: Consent of the instructor. Comprehensive exposure to concepts, principles, applications, and social implications of remote sensing, geographic information systems, and cartography.
6410. Advanced Cartography (3)
P: Undergraduate course work in digital cartographic methods or consent of instructor. Readings, discussion, and independent investigation of cartography topics. Analytic cartography, spatial analysis, and visualization techniques.
6420. Advanced Remote Sensing (3)
P: GEOG 3420 or consent of instructor. Interpretation of environmental phenomena recorded in digital data formats by remote sensing instruments. Advanced techniques of digital image processing for remotely sensed images.
6430. Advanced Geographic Information Systems (3)
P: GEOG 3430 or consent of instructor. Advanced topics.
6440. Spatial Analysis of Coastal Environments (3)
P: GEOG 3410 or equivalent. Applications of geographic information science to research in coastal environments.
6460. Advanced Digital Terrain Analysis (3)
P: GEOG 2410 or equivalent; or consent of instructor. Advanced investigation of digital topographic analyses that focuses on topographic data acquisition, development of digital elevation models, topographic analyses, and terrain visualization.
6491, 6492, 6493. Independent Study in Geographic Techniques (1,2,3)
May be repeated for maximum of 6 s.h. P: Consent of instructor. Analysis of specific problem in geographic techniques under direct supervision of graduate faculty member.
6510. Meteorological Measurement Systems (3)
2 lecture and 3 lab hours per week. Principles of meteorological instruments and measurement techniques; basic and advanced methods in data logging, processing, quality analysis and quality control; hands-on experience in labs, and practical training via independent field project.
6520. Atmosphere Turbulence (3)
Mechanisms and characterization of atmospheric turbulence in terms of fluid dynamics and mathematical methods. Modeling and measurement techniques in study of atmospheric turbulence.
6530. Advanced Micrometeorology (3)
Advanced measurement and modeling techniques and their use in micrometeorological research; estimation of exchange of momentum, mass and energy between Earth’s surface and lowest atmosphere, and their representation in large-scale meteorological models.
6540. Advanced Coastal Storms (3)
Advanced dynamics, analysis, and forecasting of extratropical and tropical storms. History of storms in the Carolinas and current mitigation plans.
6550. Synoptic Meteorology and Forecasting (3) (S)
Analysis and forecasting of mid-latitude weather systems as characterized by large-scale dynamics. Includes advanced techniques of weather analysis, map interpretation, and satellite and radar analysis.
6560. Applied Urban Climatology (3) (F)
Impact of urbanization upon atmospheric processes, including energetic balance, precipitation, atmospheric circulation, and pollution.
6570. Advanced Hydrometeorology (3)
Theory of atmospheric processes related to surface hydrology. Measurement, prediction, and climate analysis techniques of hydrometeorological variables and associated weather and hydrologic events.
6580. Advanced Radar and Satellite Meteorology (3)
P: Consent of instructor. Theoretical basis for weather observations with radar and satellite instruments.
6590. Advanced Tropical Meteorology (3)
P: Consent of instructor. Tropical atmosphere as key component of global weather and climate and climate prediction.
6801, 6802, 6803. Internship in Geography (1,2,3)
60 hours of work responsibility required per semester hour of credit. P: 18 s.h. of graduate work in GEOG; consent of director of geography must be obtained during semester prior to internship. Application of advanced geographic principles in industrial, governmental, or business setting.
May be repeated. May count maximum of 6 s.h.
7001. Thesis: Summer Research (1)
May be repeated. No credit may count toward degree. Students conducting thesis research may only register for this course during the summer.
7300. Seminar in Geography of Heritage (3)
Geographic perspective on the nature of heritage and its cultural, political, and economic uses.
GEOG Banked Courses
5020. Spatial Efficiency Analysis (3)
5025. Coastal Area Planning and Management (3)
2 classroom and 3 studio hours per week. P: Consent of instructor. Conceptual approach to planning and management problems, policies, and practices in coastal area.
5035. Community Planning for Health Facilities (3)
Theories, methodologies, and principles essential to establishing effective community planning process for health facilities.
5045. Environmental Resources Planning and Management (3)
P: PLAN 3010 or equivalent or consent of instructor. Frame of reference for studying natural resources for purpose of development.
5065. Land Use Planning (3)
2 lecture and 2 lab hours per week. Social, economic, physical, and environmental aspects of urban land use and planning. Other tools for effective planning.
5121, 5131. Problems in Planning (2,3) (5131:WI)
3 hours per week per credit hour. P: Consent of instructor. Analysis of specific problem in planning to be approved prior to registration.
5985. Historic Preservation Planning (3) Same as HIST 5985
Historic preservation planning. Examines theoretical, legal, historical, and design bases of preservation planning.
6000. Seminar in Urban Planning (3)
Critical analysis of urban planning process as related to future development of urban areas.
6003. Design For The Built Environment (3) (F)
Urban design theories, tools and determinants of urban form.
6009. Research in Urban Planning (3)
Advanced course involves research problems of increasing complexity.
6010. Seminar in Regional Planning (3)
Detailed analysis and discussion of advanced regional planning concepts and methods.
6015. Emergency/Disaster Planning (3)
Integrate techniques of emergency management planning for technological and natural disasters. Special emphasis on vulnerability assessment and risk management for terrorism and other disaster threats.
6018, 6028, 6038. Internship in Planning (1,2,3)
May count maximum of 3 s.h. P: Undergraduate degree in PLAN or equivalent; 6 s.h. of graduate PLAN courses; undergraduate planning degree or its equivalent or a minimum of 12 s.h. of graduate work in planning prior to registering for an internship. Supervised internship experience with professional planning personnel in approved agency/organization.
6019. Research in Regional Planning (3)
Advanced course in regional planning involving research problems of increasing complexity.
6020. Seminar in Environmental Planning (3)
P: Consent of advisor and instructor. Environmental concepts and their relationship to various planning and management scenarios. Environmental issues, policies, strategies, tasks, and plans.
6029. Research in Environmental Planning (3)
P: PLAN 6020; consent of instructor. Specific problem in environmental planning and management under direct supervision of planning graduate faculty member.
6046. Advanced Planning and Design Studio (3)
P: PLAN 6003 or consent of instructor. Analysis and development of sustainable solutions for real world urban and suburban developments
6050. Seminar on World Architecture and Urbanism (3)
Survey and critical analysis of world architectural styles and urban patterns.
6270. Advanced Water Resources Management and Planning (3)
Same as GEOG 6270. Advanced investigation of spatial and temporal characteristics of water. Consideration of hydrologic, engineering, economic, and institutional aspects of water management.
6301. GIS and CAD Application for Planning (3)
P: Consent of instructor. Theories, models, and techniques for spatial data management, decision support, and design. CAD, GIS, and spatial quantitative methods for effective development and environmental planning.
6305. Developmental Planning and the Environment (3)
P: PLAN 6301 or consent of instructor. Process of planning for development of sites. Environmental limitations and constraints, environmental regulations, and site design standards.
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