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Geography

205 Carolina Hall, CB #3220
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First Session, 2022

GEOG 110 The Blue Planet: An Introduction to Earth’s Environmental Systems (3)

MAYMESTER. Emphasizes geographic patterns and interrelationships in energy, climate, terrain, and life. Develops integrative view of how atmospheric, hydrologic, geomorphic, and biotic processes create global patterns in the environment. Incorporates influence of human activities on earth. This course will help understand the natural environment, both globally and in North Carolina. This Maymester section of the course will be a hands-on course, and the UNC Campus will be the learning laboratory.

GEOG 115. Maps: Geographic Information from Babylon to Google (3)

MAYMESTER. Introduces the science and art of map making and will lay the conceptual foundation necessary to understand how and why maps are made and used.

GEOG 120 World Regional Geography (3)

A survey of the geographic structure of human activity in major world regional and nations. Emphasizes current developments related to population, urbanization, and economic activity.

GEOG 121 Geographies of Globalization. (3)

MAYMESTER. This course examines places and the connections between places to build critical understandings of the role of human geographies in global economic, political, social, and cultural systems.

GEOG 130 Development and Inequality: Global Perspectives (3)

An introduction to historical and contemporary ideas about practices and meanings of development. Students will explore “development” in a global landscape of poverty, power, and struggles over inequality.

GEOG 390 Contemporary Topics in Geography (1-12)

MAYMESTER. Agroecology: Principles and Practice (GEOG 390) is an experiential course that explores the intersection of food cultivation, culture, and ecology. In it, we study the history, principles, and practices of Black and indigenous agroliberation movements (past and present); to put principle to practice, we will study and work on a Black-run freedom farm, which fulfills the APPLES service-learning components of this course. Instructor permission required

GEOG 429. Urban Political Geography: Durham, NC.(3)

MAYMESTER. An interdisciplinary exploration of urban social problems, bridging the literature on urban geography with that on urban politics. Students will be required to complete 30 hours of service for an organization that works on an urban social issue

Second Session, 2022

GEOG 120 World Regional Geography (3)

A survey of the geographic structure of human activity in major world regional and nations. Emphasizes current developments related to population, urbanization, and economic activity.

GEOG 121 Geographies of Globalization (3)

This course examines places and the connections between places to build critical understandings of the role of human geographies in global economic, political, social, and cultural systems

GEOG 215 Introduction to Spatial Data Science (3)

This course will introduce students to data science with a focus on spatial (geographic) data, data that are referenced to a location on Earth’s surface. Students will learn concepts and techniques to apply various facets of data science practice, including data collection, management, and integration, descriptive modeling, exploratory spatial data analysis, and communication. via visualization and mapping. Real world examples and datasets spanning physical, social, and health sciences will be used throughout the course.
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