GEOGRPHY 1040 Planet Earth 4 Credits

The features of the natural environment (lithosphere, atmosphere and hydrosphere); their character, distribution, origin and relationship with human beings. Principles of environmental conservation are also included. A field trip is required. Not open to students who have had GEOGRPHY 1140 or GEOGRPHY 1240.
Components: Laboratory, Class
GE: Natural Science
Typically Offered: Fall/Spring

GEOGRPHY 1050 Introduction to Human Geography 3 Credits

An introduction to the global distribution of human characteristics. Topics will include population, cultural, agricultural, industrial, economic, political, urban, linguistic and religious geographies. The character, distribution, and origin of these geographies will be examined along with their relationship to each other and the physical environment.
Components: Class
GE: International Education, Social Sciences
Typically Offered: Fall/Spring

GEOGRPHY 1140 Global Landforms 4 Credits

This course is the study of the distribution of landforms across the globe, with consideration of the processes and historical factors that determine these patterns. Lab techniques will include map basics, regional landscapes and field techniques. Field trips are required.
Components: Laboratory, Class
GE: Natural Science
Typically Offered: Fall/Spring

GEOGRPHY 1230 Survey of Cultural Geography 3 Credits

An introduction to the culture of peoples, with a focus on the constructing of culture and the primary components of culture: ethnicity, language, religion, and popular culture. The course concentrates on cross-cultural comparisons in an attempt to broadly describe cultures from around the world.
Components: Class
GE: International Education, Social Sciences
Typically Offered: Fall/Spring

GEOGRPHY 1240 Weather and Climate 4 Credits

Elements and controls of weather and climate; origin, characteristics and distribution of climate and vegetation.
Components: Laboratory, Class
GE: Natural Science
Typically Offered: Fall/Spring

GEOGRPHY 1330 World Regional Geography 3 Credits

Geographic understanding of the major regions of the world; emphasis is placed upon human-environmental relationships.
Components: Class
GE: International Education, Social Sciences
Typically Offered: Fall/Spring

GEOGRPHY 1370 Global Vegetation 4 Credits

This course is a survey of the geographical distribution of vegetation types and habitats, with consideration of the environmental and historical factors that determine these patterns. Field and Lab techniques will be introduced.
Components: Laboratory, Class
GE: Natural Science
Typically Offered: Fall/Spring

GEOGRPHY 2230 Geographic Information Systems: Thematic Mapping 3 Credits

Designing and creating geographic and attribute computer databases for the production of maps, including projections, methods of data reduction, and symbologies.
Components: Laboratory, Class
Typically Offered: Fall

GEOGRPHY 3120 Geography of Wisconsin 3 Credits

A regional approach to the cultural, economic and physical geography of Wisconsin.
Components: Class
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: GEOGRPHY 1040 or GEOGRPHY 1140 or GEOLOGY 1040 or GEOLOGY 1140
Typically Offered: Occasional

GEOGRPHY 3130 Geography of the United States and Canada 3 Credits

A regional approach to the cultural, economic and physical geography of the United States and Canada.
Components: Class
GE: Social Sciences
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: GEOGRPHY 1230 or GEOGRPHY 1330 or consent of instructor
Typically Offered: Occasional

GEOGRPHY 3170 Space, Place, and Gender 3 Credits

An introduction to gender and geography. The role of gender in the study of geography, which is concerned with places, linkages, patterns of flow, locations, landscape, and the social/political/economic production of space.
Components: Class
Cross Offering: WOMGENDR 3170
GE: Gender Studies
Typically Offered: Fall/Spring

GEOGRPHY 3230 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems 3 Credits

An introduction to core GIS concepts including map projections and coordinate systems, raster and vector data models, digital data sources, digitizing, map design and production, attribute data, data manipulation, and fundamental spatial analysis.
Components: Laboratory, Class
Typically Offered: Spring

GEOGRPHY 3330 Environmental Conservation 3 Credits

The relationship of humans and the natural environment. Topics include environmental world views, the effects of eco system disruption, and use and misuse of natural resources.
Components: Class
GE: Social Sciences
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: junior standing or consent of instructor
Typically Offered: Fall/Spring

GEOGRPHY 3340 Biogeography 4 Credits

This course examines Earths biosphere, which extends from the seafloor, to about 5 miles into the atmosphere. Students will study the biosphere, the distribution of biota worldwide, both past and present, and the factors that determine these patterns. Topics discussed include evolution, extinction, dispersal, altitudinal zonation, zoogeographic provinces, regional climate, vegetation structure, ecological succession, species richness, global climate change, biomes, and island biogeography.
Components: Laboratory, Class
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: GEOGRPHY 1040 or GEOGRPHY 1370 or BIOLOGY 1150 or BIOLOGY 1650 or BIOLOGY 1750 or consent of instructor
Typically Offered: Spring

GEOGRPHY 3520 Remote Sensing of the Environment 3 Credits

Introduction to the study of the environment through air photos and satellite imagery. Topics covered includes the principles of remote sensing, interactions of the electromagnetic spectrum with the atmosphere and earths surface, aerial photographs, satellite systems, and senors. The emphasis is on applications to climate change, landcover mapping, forestry, agriculture, and oceanography.
Components: Laboratory, Class
Typically Offered: Fall

GEOGRPHY 3530 Topics in Regional Geography 2-3 Credits

Selected world regions are studied in a traditional regional or topical format.
Components: Class
GE: International Education, Social Sciences
Typically Offered: Occasional

GEOGRPHY 3630 Geography of Latin America 3 Credits

The geographic region of Latin America is comprehensively studied, both regionally and topically. Topics include those from both physical and human geography.
Components: Class
GE: International Education, Social Sciences
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: a 1000-level course in geography or consent of instructor
Typically Offered: Occasional

GEOGRPHY 3720 Advanced Remote Sensing 3 Credits

This course focuses on the theory and techniques of digital image processing (DIP) using current remote sensing techniques. The course will emphasize radiometric and atmospheric corrections, image enhancement, and pattern recognition via classification.
Components: Laboratory, Class
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: GEOGRPHY 3520
Typically Offered: Spring

GEOGRPHY 3730 Geography of Europe 3 Credits

The geographic region of Europe, including Russia, the Baltic States, Ukraine, Belarus, and Moldova, is comprehensively studied, both regionally and topically. Topics include those from both physical and human geography.
Components: Class
GE: International Education, Social Sciences
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: a 1000-level course in geography or consent of instructor
Typically Offered: Occasional

GEOGRPHY 3750 Field Geography of the Western United States 1-4 Credits

This course is built around an extended field experience in selected regions of the western United Sates. Topics for study will include physical, human, and environmental geography.
Components: Class
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: a previous course in geography or consent of instructor
Typically Offered: Summer

GEOGRPHY 3850 Geography of the National Parks 3 Credits

This course examines the National Park System (NPS) of the United States from a geographic perspective. The course will use the NPS as a lens through which to examine issues of geographic importance, including those from physical, human, and environmental geography. There will be a required field trip.
Components: Class
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: a previous course in geography or consent of instructor.
Typically Offered: Spring

GEOGRPHY 3930 Geography of Asia 3 Credits

A regional and topical comprehensive study of the geographic regions of South Asia, Southeast Asia, and East Asia. Topics include those from both physical and human geography.
Components: Class
GE: International Education, Social Sciences
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: a 1000-level course in geography or consent of instructor
Typically Offered: Fall

GEOGRPHY 3950 Guided Research 1-3 Credits

Research conducted by a student in close collaboration with a faculty member; culminates in a formal presentation and/or written report.
Components: Field Studies, Laboratory
Typically Offered: All

GEOGRPHY 3960 Geography of Japan 1-6 Credits

A detailed study of Japan, featuring its physical, cultural, human, demographic, and political geography. *The heart of the course will be a three- or six-week field study in Japan. During the first three weeks students travel from Hokkaido to Kyushu. Students who only participate in this section can sign up for 1-3 hours of credit. Students signing up for the six-week session will complete the three-week travel section and then spend three more weeks in Kumamoto Prefecture. Students signing up for the six-week session can sign up for 1-6 hours of credit. The requirements for the three- and six-week courses are the same for the first three weeks. The six-week course also requires an original field research assignment.
Components: Field Studies
GE: International Education, Social Sciences
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: consent of instructor
Typically Offered: Summer

GEOGRPHY 4030 Geography Seminar 3 Credits

Development of geographic thought, library research techniques, organization and presentation of research data.
Components: Seminar
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: at least junior standing and geography major or minor
Typically Offered: Fall/Spring

GEOGRPHY 4120 Topical Seminar 2-3 Credits

A specific geographic topic within a seminar format.
Components: Laboratory, Seminar
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: junior standing
Typically Offered: Occasional

GEOGRPHY 4150 Environmental History 3 Credits

This course will examine past and current environmental changes, with a focus on climate change. To better understand these environmental changes, the framework of environmental thought will be examined to provide context.
Components: Class
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: any physical geography course or consent of instructor
Typically Offered: EVERY/4TH

GEOGRPHY 4330 Advanced Geographic Information System 3 Credits

This course builds on concepts covered in GEOGRPHY 3230 (Introduction to GIS) with an emphasis on spatial analysis using advanced methods for rasters and vectors.
Components: Laboratory, Class
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: GEOGRPHY 2230 or GEOGRPHY 3230 or CIVILENG 4630 or RECLAM 3940
Typically Offered: Spring

GEOGRPHY 4350 Gender Relations in Cross-Cultural Perspective 3 Credits

This course examines how peoples gender roles are defined across cultures. Specifically we examine implications of these definitions with respect to various issues such as division of labor within households, gender differentiated health issues, domestic violence, gender and politics. We address these issues at a variety of geographic scales ranging from household to the national and global. Critical thinking, analysis, research and writing skills will also be developed.
Components: Class
GE: Gender Studies
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: GEOGRPHY 3170 or consent of instructor
Typically Offered: Occasional

GEOGRPHY 4530 Historical Geography of the United States 3 Credits

Recreation of past geographies; changes through time in the physical and cultural environment.
Components: Class
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: 3 credits in geography or consent of instructor
Typically Offered: Fall

GEOGRPHY 4660 Cooperative Field Experience 1-8 Credits

Enhancement of the educational experience through placement of a student with a cooperating agency, business, industry or institution. The nature of the assignment, type of experience, number of credits and evaluation procedure to be stipulated in a statement of agreement learning contract) between the student and the department.
Components: Field Studies
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: consent of department chair
Typically Offered: Fall/Spring

GEOGRPHY 4760 Geography Field Sudy 1-8 Credits

Field trip of one to eight weeks duration to study regional or systematic geography firsthand in North America or overseas.
Components: Field Studies
Typically Offered: Winter

GEOGRPHY 4920 Independent Study in Geography 1-3 Credits

Independent work on a particular topic or problem supervised by a staff member.
Components: Independent Study
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: consent of department chair
Typically Offered: Fall/Spring