GEO 300 Level Courses

  • GEO 302  Climates of the World

    GEO 302  Climates of the World

    Semester:
    Fall of odd years
    Credits:
    Total Credits: 3   Lecture/Recitation/Discussion Hours: 3
    Recommended Background:
    GEO 206 or GEO 203
    Restrictions:
    Not open to freshmen.
    Description:
    Regional climates and underlying atmospheric circulation patterns. Climate classification, physical climatic processes, spatial and temporal aspects of climate, climate changes. Sources and use of climate data.
  • GEO 303  Severe and Hazardous Weather

    GEO 303  Severe and Hazardous Weather

    Semester:
    Spring of even years
    Credits:
    Total Credits: 3   Lecture/Recitation/Discussion Hours: 3
    Prerequisite:
    GEO 203 or approval of department
    Description:
    Extratropical cyclones, freezing precipitation and ice storms, lake effect snowstorms, cold waves, blizzards, thunderstorms, tornadoes, downbursts, tropical cyclones, floods, drought, and heatwaves.
  • GEO 306  Environmental Geomorphology

    GEO 306  Environmental Geomorphology

    Semester:
    Fall of even years
    Credits:
    Total Credits: 3   Lecture/Recitation/Discussion Hours: 3
    Prerequisite:
    CSS 210 or GEO 206 or GEO 333 or GLG 201 or GLG 304 or ISP 203A
    Description:
    Relationships of running water, weathering, gravity, ice, waves, wind, and biota (including humans) to terrain and soils. Evolution of landscapes. Classical and modern interpretations.
    Interdepartmental With:
    Geological Sciences
  • GEO 314  Methods for Investigation of Urban Systems

    GEO 314  Methods for Investigation of Urban Systems

    Semester:
    Spring of every year
    Credits:
    Total Credits: 4   Lecture/Recitation/Discussion Hours: 3   Lab Hours: 2
    Description:
    Models, approaches, and techniques for urban and regional problem analysis, research, program evaluation, and project management. Application of related computer software.
    Interdepartmental With:
    Urban Planning
  • GEO 324  Remote Sensing of the Environment

    GEO 324  Remote Sensing of the Environment

    Semester:
    Fall of every year
    Credits:
    Total Credits: 4   Lecture/Recitation/Discussion Hours: 2   Lab Hours: 4
    Prerequisite:
    GEO 221
    Description:
    Features and interpretation methods of remotely-sensed imagery, especially black-and-white and color infrared airphotos. Basic features of radar, thermal, and multispectral imagery. Interpretation for agriculture, archaeology, fisheries, forestry, geography, landscape architecture, planning, and wildlife management.
  • GEO 325  Geographic Information Systems

    GEO 325  Geographic Information Systems

    Semester:
    Fall of every year
    Credits:
    Total Credits: 3   Lecture/Recitation/Discussion Hours: 2   Lab Hours: 2
    Prerequisite:
    GEO 221 and GEO 221L
    Description:
    Technical and theoretical issues in the design, implementation, and use of geographic information systems for research and applications.
  • GEO 326  Cartographic Design and Production

    GEO 326  Cartographic Design and Production

    Semester:
    Fall of every year
    Credits:
    Total Credits: 4   Lecture/Recitation/Discussion Hours: 2   Lab Hours: 4
    Prerequisite:
    GEO 221 and GEO 221L
    Description:
    Map design, layout, and usability. Typography and color theory. Techniques of map production, print, and digital display.
  • GEO 330  Geography of the United States and Canada

    GEO 330  Geography of the United States and Canada

    Semester:
    Spring of every year, Summer of every year
    Credits:
    Total Credits: 3   Lecture/Recitation/Discussion Hours: 3
    Description:
    Regional analysis. Evolution and status of environmental, demographic, economic, and sociocultural patterns and processes.
  • GEO 333  Geography of Michigan and the Great Lakes Region

    GEO 333  Geography of Michigan and the Great Lakes Region

    Semester:
    Spring of every year
    Credits:
    Total Credits: 3   Lecture/Recitation/Discussion Hours: 3
    Description:
    Michigan's physical, historical, and economic geography. Interrelationships between the physical environment (rocks, landforms, soils, climate, vegetation, hydrology) and historical and contemporary land uses. Demographic and agricultural patterns. Human history and settlement patterns. Contemporary recreational opportunities.
  • GEO 335  Geography of Latin America

    GEO 335  Geography of Latin America

    Semester:
    Fall of odd years
    Credits:
    Total Credits: 3   Lecture/Recitation/Discussion Hours: 3
    Description:
    Physical and human geography of Latin America. Current development issues, especially people-environment interaction in urban and rural areas. Topics include migration, urbanization, and industrialization.
  • GEO 336  Geography of Europe

    GEO 336  Geography of Europe

    Semester:
    Fall of even years
    Credits:
    Total Credits: 3   Lecture/Recitation/Discussion Hours: 3
    Description:
    Major regions and nations, including their physical resources, peoples, political structures, and economies.
  • GEO 337  Geography of Asia-Pacific

    GEO 337  Geography of Asia-Pacific

    Semester:
    Spring of odd years
    Credits:
    Total Credits: 3   Lecture/Recitation/Discussion Hours: 3
    Description:
    Spatial patterns and processes of economic, urban, human and physical geography in eastern Asia, including China, Korea, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, the Indian subcontinent and other Asian countries. Contemporary regional development.
  • GEO 338  Geography of Africa

    GEO 338  Geography of Africa

    Semester:
    Fall of every year
    Credits:
    Total Credits: 3   Lecture/Recitation/Discussion Hours: 3
    Description:
    Physical and human geography of Africa. Current development issues, especially people-environment interaction in urban and rural areas. Topics include drought, agricultural patterns, hunger, rural development, migration, and urbanization.
  • GEO 339  Geography of the Middle East and North Africa

    GEO 339  Geography of the Middle East and North Africa

    Semester:
    Spring of odd years
    Credits:
    Total Credits: 3   Lecture/Recitation/Discussion Hours: 3
    Description:
    Physical and human geographies of the Middle East and North Africa. Historical and contemporary topics of ethno-nationalism, religion, state-building, and peace and conflict. Current issues of environment, development, urbanization, and global interactions.
  • GEO 340  Geography of Eurasia

    GEO 340  Geography of Eurasia

    Semester:
    Spring of even years
    Credits:
    Total Credits: 3   Lecture/Recitation/Discussion Hours: 3
    Description:
    Physical, ecological, and human geographies of the lands and peoples of the former Russian and Soviet empires and of neighboring regions.
  • GEO 363  Introduction to Quantitative Methods for Geographers

    GEO 363  Introduction to Quantitative Methods for Geographers

    Semester:
    Fall of every year
    Credits:
    Total Credits: 3   Lecture/Recitation/Discussion Hours: 3
    Recommended Background:
    Completion of University mathematics requirement.
    Description:
    Quantitative techniques in the analysis and classification of spatial data.
  • GEO 370  Introduction to Zoogeography

    GEO 370  Introduction to Zoogeography

    Semester:
    Fall of every year
    Credits:
    Total Credits: 3   Lecture/Recitation/Discussion Hours: 3
    Prerequisite:
    IBIO 355
    Description:
    Patterns of geographical distribution of animals and the ecological and historical processes leading to these patterns.
    Semester Alias:
    ZOL 370
    Interdepartmental With:
    Integrative Biology, Fisheries and Wildlife
  • GEO 372  Ecological Monitoring and Data Analysis

    GEO 372  Ecological Monitoring and Data Analysis

    Semester:
    Spring of every year
    Credits:
    Total Credits: 3   Lecture/Recitation/Discussion Hours: 2   Lab Hours: 2
    Prerequisite:
    ((MTH 124 or MTH 132) and completion of Tier I writing requirement) and (STT 201 or STT 224 or STT 231 or STT 421)
    Description:
    Design of ecological monitoring systems and analysis of resulting ecological data sets. Monitoring system design, model specification and implementation, and computational considerations from both a design- and model-based perspective. Hands-on introduction to statistical software.
    Semester Alias:
    FOR 472
    Interdepartmental With:
    Forestry