Geography (GEOG)


1000

GEOG 1001 Human Geography: Americas and Europe (3 credits)
1001 and 1003 need not be taken in numerical order. Credit will not be given for this course and GEOG 2062. Principal themes of human geography, including the spatial distributions and interactions of culture, history, economy, population, and environment, with a regional emphasis on the Americas and Europe.
GEOG 1003 Human Geography: Africa and Asia (3 credits)
1001 and 1003 need not be taken in numerical order. Credit will not be given for this course and GEOG 2062. Principal themes of human geography, including the spatial distributions and interactions of culture, history, economy, population, and environment, with a regional emphasis on Africa and Asia.

2000

GEOG 2000 [Not Offered] Hazards Disasters and the Environment (3 credits)
See DSM 2000.
GEOG 2010 [Not Offered] Human Geography (3 credits)
Survey of patterns and processes of world�s cultures and landscapes.
GEOG 2039 [Not Offered] Cartographic Drafting and Graphic Presentation (3 credits)
2 hrs. lecture; 2 hrs. lab. Basic drafting instruments and techniques necessary for preparation of maps and scientific graphics.
GEOG 2040 [Not Offered] GEOSPATIAL TECH (3.0 credits)
GEOG 2050 Physical Geography: The Atmosphere (3 credits)
Credit will not be given for both this course and GEOG 2061. May be taken for elective geology credit. Physical principles, processes, and operations in the atmosphere; world climatic realms.
GEOG 2051 Physical Geography: Land and Water Surfaces, Plant and Animal Realms (3 credits)
Credit will not be given for both this course and GEOG 2061. Surface elements of the earth's environment; relationships among these elements.
GEOG 2055 [Not Offered] Map Reading (3 credits)
2 hrs. lecture; 2 hrs. lab. Nature and interpretation of topographic maps.
GEOG 2061 [Not Offered] Physical Geography (3 credits)
Either GEOG 2050 or 2051 may be substituted for this course. Credit will not be given for both this course and GEOG 2050 or 2051. Analysis of landforms, hydrology, climate, vegetation, and soil; emphasis on world regional patterns.
GEOG 2080 Humans and the Environment (3 credits)
Exploration of geographic concepts that underlie nature-society relationships and human-dimensions of environmental change.
GEOG 2200 HAZ/DIS/ENVIRONMENT (3.0 credits)
GEOG 2210 FUND OF EMERG MGT (3.0 credits)

3000

GEOG 3001 [Not Offered] Geography of Louisiana (3 credits)
Development and current distribution of physical and human geography of Louisiana.
GEOG 3013 METEOROLOGY (3.0 credits)
GEOG 3070 ENVIRON CONSERVATION (3.0 credits)

4000

GEOG 4000 [Not Offered] Modern India: Society and Culture (3 credits)
See SW 4000.
GEOG 4002 [Not Offered] South Asian Society, Polity, and Culture (3 credits)
See INTL 4002.
GEOG 4012 [Not Offered] Elements of Cultural Geography (3 credits)
Culturally oriented proseminar in American geographical thought during the present century.
GEOG 4013 [Not Offered] Meteorology (3 credits)
May be taken for elective geology credit. Temporal and areal variations in composition and structure of the atmosphere; meteorological instruments and measurements.
GEOG 4014 [Not Offered] Climatology (3 credits)
Climatic phenomena; methods in development of regional climatology.
GEOG 4015 [Not Offered] Physical Climatology (3 credits)
Prereq.: GEOG 4013 or 4014 or equivalent and MATH 1552 or equivalent. May be taken for elective geology credit. Exchanges of radiation, energy, matter and momentum between the earth's surface and the atmosphere that produce characteristic environmental conditions near the ground important to both rural and urban land uses.
GEOG 4016 [Not Offered] Methods of Climatological Analysis (2 credits)
Prereq.: GEOG 4013 and 4014; or equivalent. Analysis and interpretation of climatological data and application to physical and human problems.
GEOG 4017 [Not Offered] World Climates (3 credits)
Prereq.: GEOG 2050 or equivalent. Analysis of atmospheric circulation processes that produce differences in climates throughout the world; the earth's problem climates and climatically sensitive zones most susceptible to floods, droughts, and other environmental stresses.
GEOG 4018 [Not Offered] Geographical Hydrology (3 credits)
Prereq.: MATH 1021 or equivalent. 2 hrs. lecture; 2 hrs. lab. Analysis of basic hydrologic processes with geographical perspective; variability of runoff and groundwater; floods and droughts; climatic and land use impacts on local and global water resources.
GEOG 4019 [Not Offered] Aerial Photo Interpretation of Cultural Features (3 credits)
2 hrs. lecture; 2 hrs. lab. Credit will not be given for both this course and GEOG 4020. Analysis of land use/land cover, urban, industrial, and military aspects from aerial photographs.
GEOG 4020 [Not Offered] Aerial Photo Interpretation (3 credits)
Prereq.: GEOL 1001 and 1003 or GEOG 2051. Credit will not be given for both this course and GEOG 4019. 2 hrs. lecture; 2 hrs. lab. Analysis and mapping of geologic structure, lithology, and landforms from aerial photographs.
GEOG 4021 [Not Offered] Alluvial Morphology (3 credits)
Prereq.: GEOL 1001, 1003. May be taken for elective geology credit. Processes that originate and change land and hydrographic forms of alluvial surfaces; emphasis on Louisiana.
GEOG 4022 [Not Offered] Geomorphology (3 credits)
Prereq.: GEOL 1001, 1003. May be taken for elective geology credit. Basic principles underlying the study of land forms; emphasis on processes shaping the natural landscape.
GEOG 4023 [Not Offered] Coastal and Shallow-Marine Depositional Systems (3 credits)
See GEOL 4023. May be taken for elective geology credit.
GEOG 4024 [Not Offered] Coastal Morphodynamics (3 credits)
Prereq.: MATH 1021, 1022, or 1023. See OCS 4024.
GEOG 4029 Coastal Resources and Management (3 credits)
Introduction to coastal environments and contemporary global coastal and estuarine management.
GEOG 4031 Latin America and the Caribbean (3 credits)
Physical and cultural geography of Latin America and the Caribbean.
GEOG 4033 [Not Offered] Geography of Central Asia and Afghanistan (3 credits)
Also offered as INTL 4033. Survey of the geography of Central Asia and Afghanistan; emphasis on geographic elements of the history, ecology, environment, economy, and strategic importance of the region.
GEOG 4035 [Not Offered] Geographical Survey of East Asia (3 credits)
General survey of the physical and cultural geography of the region; focus on economic development and international relations.
GEOG 4037 [Not Offered] Geography of China (3 credits)
Geographic survey of natural environment, population and economy of China and its relationships to the rest of the world.
GEOG 4040 [Not Offered] Advanced Cartography (3 credits)
Prereq.: GEOG 2039 or equivalent. Cartographic history; map projection; advanced techniques of data presentation and cartographic production.
GEOG 4041 [Not Offered] Field Methods in Geography (3 credits)
1 hr. lecture; 4 hrs. lab. Cannot be repeated for credit. Students must have Saturdays free. Fall semester emphasis on interpretation of the cultural landscape; spring semester emphasis on the physical landscape.
GEOG 4042 [Not Offered] Enterprise Geographic Information Systems (3 credits)
The use of vector-based GIS application software for the input, management, analysis, and presentation of geospatial data. Emphasis is placed on how the GIS relates to database management systems as part of building an enterprise-wide GIS.
GEOG 4044 Computer Cartography (3 credits)
No programming knowledge necessary. Introduction to selected mapping packages.
GEOG 4045 Environmental Remote Sensing (3 credits)
Prereq.: consent of instructor. May be taken for elective geology credit. 2 hrs. lecture; 2 hrs. lab. Basic energy and matter relationships; principles of primary remote sensors; environment studied via remote sensing techniques. GIS/Techniques
GEOG 4046 [Not Offered] Webmapping (3 credits)
The creation of Web sites for the presentation of geospatial data via the World Wide Web. Emphasis is placed on how the technologies of Internet Web servers, GIS application software, and database management systems form a symbiotic relationship to make such Web sites possible.
GEOG 4047 Geographic Information Systems (3 credits)
Prereq.: CSC 1250 or 1253 or equivalent. Geographic information systems used in land resource management and planning; data structures and algorithms for automated retrieval and analysis of spatial data; structuring cartographic data into spatial data; integration of remotely sensed data into geographic information systems.
GEOG 4048 Methods of Spatial Analysis (3 credits)
Prereq.: EXST 4001 or equivalent. Mathematical, statistical, and spatial analytical methods for handling and interpreting data related to geography.
GEOG 4049 [Not Offered] Advanced Computer Cartography (3 credits)
Prereq.: CSC 1250 or 1253 and GEOG 4044. Use of computer mapping programs; theory and methods of display of point, line, and area elements in thematic maps; algorithms involved in encoding, editing, storing, retrieving, and displaying data from a digital cartographic data base. Remote Sensing
GEOG 4050 [Not Offered] Historical Geography of the South (3 credits)
Physical and cultural geography of the southern U.S.; emphasis on geographical elements identified with the south and their historical development; environment, exploration, population, agriculture, and cultural landscape.
GEOG 4051 [Not Offered] North Africa and the Middle East (3 credits)
Also offered as INTL 4051. Survey of the geography of North Africa and the Middle East; emphasis on the geographic elements of the history, ecology, economy, and politics of the region.
GEOG 4052 [Not Offered] Geography of the United States and Canada (3 credits)
Physical and cultural geography of the United States and Canada.
GEOG 4055 [Not Offered] Geography of Europe (3 credits)
Geographical survey of the natural, cultural, and economic resources of Europe and their relationships to the rest of the world.
GEOG 4060 [Not Offered] Political Geography (3 credits)
Systematic, cultural-political geography; emphasis on technical and philosophical aspects and on American political landscapes; territorial political entities (cadastral, civil, national, imperial); role of the lands and seas, nature and objects of war; impacts of political entities on the landscape.
GEOG 4061 [Not Offered] POLITICAL GEOGRAPHY (3.0 credits)
GEOG 4070 [Not Offered] Environmental Conservation (3 credits)
Factors governing human use of the earth and its resources.
GEOG 4072 [Not Offered] Urban Historical Geography (3 credits)
Spatial evolution of cities and city-systems in western civilization through the classical, medieval, mercantile, and industrial periods to 1945.
GEOG 4073 Urban Geography (3 credits)
Internal arrangement, external relations, and locational aspects of urban places, with emphasis on U.S.; urban places identified by presence of tertiary economic activities.
GEOG 4074 [Not Offered] Place and Culture (3 credits)
See ANTH 4074.
GEOG 4077 Economic Geography (3 credits)
Location, characteristics, and relationships of primary, secondary, and tertiary economic activity; measurements and theories of location of economic endeavor.
GEOG 4078 [Not Offered] Environment and Development (3 credits)
Geographic theories and methods for analyzing relationship between environment and development.
GEOG 4079 [Not Offered] Geography of Religion (3 credits)
Also offered as REL 4079. Theory and methods of analyzing the culture and movement of religious rituals and traditions over space and time.
GEOG 4080 [Not Offered] Historical Geography (3 credits)
Advanced concepts and principles of historical geography.
GEOG 4082 [Not Offered] Biogeography (3 credits)
Different approaches to description and interpretation of plant and soil distribution patterns.
GEOG 4083 [Not Offered] Quaternary Paleoecology (3 credits)
Prereq.: GEOG 4082 and a basic course in historical geology, or equivalent. 2 hrs. lecture; 4 hrs. lab. Also offered as ANTH 4083. Theory and method of reconstructing climatic, biological, geological, and human history during the Pleistocene and Holocene periods.
GEOG 4085 [Not Offered] Tropical and Subtropical Biogeography (3 credits)
Prereq.: GEOG 4082 or equivalent. Includes field trip during spring vacation. Principles of tropical ecology and biogeography taught as preparation for an expedition to tropical America where field methods will be illustrated and ecological diversity studied.
GEOG 4086 [Not Offered] Human-Environment Interactions (3 credits)
Also offered as ANTH 4086. Cultural adaptation to difficult and distinctive environments, including mountains and highlands, the arctic, deserts, the humid tropics, and grasslands; subsistence strategies, local knowledge, household economies, land use practices, and resource management institutions.
GEOG 4087 [Not Offered] Gender, Place, and Culture (3 credits)
Also offered as ANTH 4087 and WGS 4087. The geographies of everyday life showing how notions of maleness and femaleness influence how we understand and relate to the world around us, from our built environment, to the places we invest with meaning, and the very ways we live, work, travel, and explore.
GEOG 4090 [Not Offered] The History of Geography (3 credits)
3 hrs. lecture and proseminar discussion. Development of geography since ancient times; emphasis on the 19th and 20th centuries.
GEOG 4164 [Not Offered] Deltaic Geology (3 credits)
See GEOL 4164.
GEOG 4221 [Not Offered] The Tropical Atmosphere (3 credits)
Prereq.: GEOG 4013 or 4014. Comparative analysis of the tropical and mid-latitude atmospheric circulation systems, including monsoon systems, tropical cyclones, and easterly waves; elements of interannual tropical variability such as El Ni�o-Southern Oscillation.
GEOG 4995 INTERNSHIP (1-3 credits)
GEOG 4997 [Not Offered] Special Topics in Geography (3 credits)
Permission of instructor. May be taken for a max. of 6 sem. hrs. of credit when topics vary.
GEOG 4998 Independent Reading and Research in Geography (1-6 credits)
Permission of instructor. May be repeated for credit. An honors course, GEOG 4999, is also available . Supervised reading or research on topics selected by qualified advanced students.
GEOG 4999 [Not Offered] HONORS: Independent Reading and Research in Geography (1-6 credits)
Permission of instructor. Same as GEOG 4998, with special honors emphasis for qualified students.

7000

GEOG 7074 [Not Offered] Poetics of Place (3 credits)
Same as ANTH 7074.
GEOG 7901 Introduction to Graduate Study (1 credits)
Same as ANTH 7901. Techniques and methods of their profession for incoming graduate students.
GEOG 7902 Introduction to Research Methods in Geography (3 credits)
GEOG 7906 [Not Offered] Settlement Geography: Exploration (3 credits)
May be taken for a max. of 9 hrs. of credit with consent of department.
GEOG 7910 [Not Offered] Form-Process Relationships in Coastal Environments (3 credits)
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GEOG 7911 [Not Offered] Selected Topics in Geography (3 credits)
Permission of instructor. May be taken for a max. of 9 hrs. when topics vary.
GEOG 7917 Advanced Physical Geography (3 credits)
May be taken for a max. of 9 hrs. of credit with consent of department.
GEOG 7921 [Not Offered] Research and Field Work in Geography (3-6 each credits)
Permission of instructor. Each course may be repeated for credit.
GEOG 7922 [Not Offered] Research and Field Work in Geography (3-6 each credits)
Permission of instructor. Each course may be repeated for credit.
GEOG 7923 [Not Offered] Research and Field Work in Geography (3-6 each credits)
Permission of instructor. Each course may be repeated for credit.
GEOG 7926 [Not Offered] Advanced Geomorphology (3 credits)
May be taken for a max. of 9 hrs. of credit with consent of department.
GEOG 7935 [Not Offered] Quantitative Methods for Geographical Analysis (3 credits)
Prereq.: EXST 7003 or equivalent. Spatial analytical methods for handling and interpreting data related to geography.
GEOG 7936 [Not Offered] ADV QUAL RES GEOG&AN (3.0 credits)
GEOG 7937 [Not Offered] Geographical Literature (3 credits)
GEOG 7938 Culture History (3 credits)
May be taken for a max. of 9 hrs. of credit with consent of department.
GEOG 7939 [Not Offered] SEM CULTURAL GEOG (3.0 credits)
GEOG 7942 [Not Offered] Coastal Climatology (3 credits)
Prereq.: GEOG 4028 and a basic course in either meteorology or climatology, or consent of instructor. Meteorologic and climatologic phenomena occurring in coastal areas.
GEOG 7943 PALEOCLIMATOLOGY (3.0 credits)
GEOG 7945 [Not Offered] SOCIOECONOMIC GIS (3.0 credits)
GEOG 7946 [Not Offered] Coastal and Estuarine Resources (3 credits)
Prereq.: GEOG 4028 and 4029; or equivalent. Nature of coastal and estuarine resources and their perception, evaluation, and exploitation.
GEOG 7950 [Not Offered] Problems in the Geography of Latin America (3 credits)
Prereq.: reading knowledge of Spanish or Portuguese. Problems in the cultural and economic geography of Latin America.
GEOG 7960 [Not Offered] Hydroclimatology (3 credits)
Prereq.: GEOG 4014 or 4015 or equivalent. 1 hr. lecture; 4 hrs. lab. Field measurements and laboratory analyses of radiation and water budgets in rural and urban environments; emphasis on evapotranspiration rates and climatic consequences.
GEOG 7973 Advanced Geographic Information Systems (3 credits)
Prereq.: GEOG 4047 or equivalent. Theory and methods of design, development, implementation, and applications of geographic information systems.
GEOG 7975 [Not Offered] Advanced Remote Sensing Seminar (3 credits)
V Prereq.: GEOG 4045 or equivalent. May be taken for a max. of 9 sem. hrs. of credit when topics vary. Selected topics in remote sensing.

8000

GEOG 8000 Thesis Research (1-12 per sem. credits)
Permission of instructor. �S�/�U� grading.

9000

GEOG 9000 Dissertation Research (1-12 per sem. credits)
Permission of instructor. �S�/�U� grading.