Geography Graduate Courses

Some courses may not be offered every year. Check with the college or department office for current information about when specific courses are offered.  

 

For course syllabi, see the departmental website.

 

GGR  522 REMOTE SENSING TECHNIQUES I      (4)

Introductory principles of electromagnetic radiation and analysis techniques of visible and near infrared photography and imagery.  3 hrs. lecture, 3 hrs. lab.  Co-convenes with GGR 422.  Letter grade or pass-fail.  Course fee required.  Prerequisite: instructor's consent, or admission to GIS certificate program, or graduate status.  

 

GGR  523 REMOTE SENSING TECHNIQUES II      (4)

Analysis techniques of nonvisible, remotely-sensed radar and thermal imagery.  3 hrs. lecture, 3 hrs. lab.  Co-convenes with GGR 423.  Letter grade or pass-fail. Course fee required.  Prerequisite: instructor's consent, or admission to GIS certificate program, or graduate status.  

 

GGR  524 REMOTE SENSING TECHNIQUES III      (2)

Instrumentation and procedures for gathering and interpreting remotely-sensed data in the field.  1 hr. lecture, 3 hrs. lab.  Co-convenes with GGR 424.  Letter grade or pass-fail.  Course fee required.  Prerequisite: instructor's consent, or admission to GIS certificate program, or graduate status.  

 

GGR  525 GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS LAB      (2)

Introduction to geographic information systems through hands on tutorials and instructional exercises.  Cross-listed with FOR 525.  Pass-fail or letter grade.  Course fee required.  

 

GGR  531 GIS PRINCIPLES I:  FOUNDATIONS       (4)

Overview of computer applications in map production, including geographic information systems.  3 hrs. lecture, 3 hrs. lab.  Co-convenes with GGR 331.  Letter grade or pass-fail.  Course fee required.  Prerequisite: instructor's consent, or admission to GIS certificate program, or graduate status.

 

GGR  533 GIS PRINCIPLES II:  PROJECT DESIGN AND IMPLEMENTATION      (4)

Designing and implementing multiple layer geographic information system with raster and vector data.  Co-convenes with GGR 433.  Pass-fail or letter grade.  Course fee required.  Prerequisite or Corequisite:  GGR 531

 

GGR  534 GIS FOUNDATIONS III: EXPLORING SPATIAL DATA      (2)

Examines data sources, data input, data manipulation, data analysis and data presentation tools available for geographic information systems.  Pass-fail or letter grade.  Course fee required.  Prerequisite or Corequisite:  GGR 525

 

GGR  535 GIS PROGRAMMING I:  TOOLS AND APPLICATIONS      (4)

Introduction to computer programming principles and their application in a GIS environment.  Co-convenes with GGR 435.  Letter grade only.  Course fee required.  Prerequisite:  GGR 533 or GGR 534

 

GGR  536 GIS PROGRAMMING II:  DATABASE MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS AND INTERNET GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS       (4)

Introduces database management systems for GIS and implement interactive map services on the Web.  Techniques include database design, SQL, Internet, ArcIMS, MapObjects and VB.NET.  Co-convenes with GGR 436.  Letter grade only.  Course fee required. Prerequisite:  GGR 533 or GGR 534

 

GGR  537 GIS ANALYSIS I:  ENVIRONMENTAL MODELING - RASTER      (4)

This course provides extensive exposure to the raster (cell-based) GIS spatial data model, including the conceptual structure, important GIS operations, object manipulation, and multidisciplinary modeling of the environment.  Co-convenes with GGR 437.  Letter grade only.  Course fee required.  Prerequisite:  GGR 535 or GGR 536  Prerequisite or Corequisite:  STA 570 or STA 571

 

GGR  538 GIS ANALYSIS II:  SPATIAL DATA ANALYSIS - VECTOR      (4)

The course will focus on principles and techniques of vector-based spatial data analysis.  Emphasis will be placed on spatial modeling and spatial statistics.  Co-convenes with GGR 438.  Letter grade only.  Course fee required.  Prerequisite:  GGR 535 or GGR 536  Prerequisite or Corequisite:  STA 570 or STA 571

 

GGR  545 ARID LANDS      (3)

Comparative analysis of the world's dry lands.  Letter grade only.  Course fee required.  

 

GGR  546 ARIZONA AND THE SOUTHWEST      (3)

Regional analysis of the southwestern United States.  Letter grade only.  Course fee required.

 

GGR  547 MOUNTAIN AND HIGHLAND GEOGRAPHY      (3)

Geographic treatment of earth's high elevation and high relief landscapes. Topics include the physical environment of, and human interaction with, mountains. Prerequisites: any introductory course in natural science and in social science.  

 

GGR  551 SNOW AND ICE IN OUR ENVIRONMENT      (3)

Geography of the earth's cold region.  Topics include seasonal snow, ice, glaciers, avalanches, snowmelt water resources and winter recreation.  Co-convenes with GGR 451.  Letter grade only.  Course fee required.  

 

GGR  566 LEGISLATIVE INTERNSHIP      (1-12)

Supervised internship in the Arizona Legislature during spring semester.  You must apply during fall semester; selection is competitive, and you must be a candidate for a graduate degree.  Registration is handled by the internship coordinator after the legislature has made its final selection.  Pass-fail only.  

 

GGR  574 RURAL ECONOMIC GEOGRAPHY      (3)

Examines the relationships between economic theory and rural spatial patterns, including agriculture, small towns, resources, and environmental issues.  Letter grade only.  Course fee required.

 

GGR  576 GEOGRAPHY OF TOURISM AND RECREATION      (3)

Geographic perspectives and methodological techniques in tourism and recreation, emphasizing location models and landscape impacts of leisure activities.  Letter grade only.  Course fee required.  

 

GGR  599 CONTEMPORARY DEVELOPMENTS      (1-3)

Examines recent trends and investigations in a selected area of a particular field of study.  May be offered no more than three times before being submitted for a permanent course number.  May be repeated for credit.  Pass-fail or letter grade.  

 

GGR  608 FIELDWORK EXPERIENCE      (1-12)

Supervised field experience in an appropriate agency, organization, or situation. Department consent required.  Pass-fail only.  Course fee required.

 

GGR  642 RURAL SPATIAL PATTERNS      (3)

Spatial characteristics, relationships, and systems that are unique to the rural environment.  Letter grade only.  Course fee required.

 

GGR  681 GEOGRAPHIC THOUGHT AND METHOD      (3)

History and philosophical evolution of the discipline of geography, including paradigms, approaches, and research methods.

 

GGR  685 GRADUATE RESEARCH      (1-6)

Letter grade or pass-fail.  Department consent required.  

 

GGR  687 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SEMINAR      (1)

Research and writing seminar for rural geography graduate students who are working on a thesis or professional paper. Pass/fail only. May be repeated for up to 3 hours of credit.  Prerequisite:  Admission to Geography-Rural (MA)

 

GGR  689 PROFESSIONAL PRACTICUM EXPERIENCE      (1-9)

Comprehensive project conducted in conjunction with a community development agency, resulting in a paper or document that is presented in a professional forum. Crosslisted with PL 689. Pass-fail only.  Corequisite: Admission to Geographic Info Systems (CERT) or Geography-Rural (MA)

 

GGR  697 INDEPENDENT STUDY      (1-3)

Letter grade or pass-fail.  Department consent required.  

 

GGR  698 SEMINAR IN RURAL GEOGRAPHY      (3)

Opportunity to present and analyze topics in rural and small town geography.  Department consent required.  

 

GGR  699 THESIS      (1-9)

Individualized directed research, writing, and oral defense of selected thesis topic.  May be repeated as needed.  Department consent required.  Prerequisite:  Admission to master's program.