Geography (GEOG)

GEOG803
Environmental JusticeCrosslisted with GEOG 403

Description: Exploration of the concept of environmental justice, which describes how the impacts of the natural and built environment differ according to race, ethnicity, and economic status. Topics include the development of movement from its early concerns with the location of waste facilities, to disparities in health outcomes, access to affordable and healthy food, and climate change issues.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Grade Pass/No Pass Option
Offered:FALL
Groups:CAS Diversity in the US

Credit Hours:3

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GEOG806
Spatial and Environmental Influences in Social SystemsCrosslisted with GEOG 406

Description: How space, spatial structure, and spatially oriented behavior operate in social systems, emphasizing their influence on interpersonal communication and/or social exchange.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Grade Pass/No Pass Option

Credit Hours:3

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GEOG808
Microclimate: The Biological EnvironmentCrosslisted with PLAS 408, GEOG 408, METR 408, NRES 408, WATS 408, AGRO 808, HORT 808, METR 808, NRES 808

Prerequisites: Junior standing, MATH 106 or equivalent, 5 hrs physics, major in any of the physical or biological sciences or engineering.

Description: Physical factors that create the biological environment. Radiation and energy balances of earth's surfaces, terrestrial and marine. Temperature, humidity, and wind regimes near the surface. Control of the physical environment through irrigation, windbreaks, frost protection, manipulation of light, and radiation. Applications to air pollution research. Instruments for measuring environmental conditions and remote sensing of the environment.

This course is a prerequisite for: BSEN 954, NRES 954

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Grade Pass/No Pass Option

Credit Hours:3

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GEOG812
Introduction to Geographic Information SystemsCrosslisted with GEOG 412, NRES 412, NRES 812

Description: Introduction to conceptual foundations and applications of computer-based geographic information systems (GIS). GIS database development, spatial data analysis, spatial modeling, GIS implementation and administration.

This course is a prerequisite for: GEOG 422, GEOG 822; GEOG 922, NRES 922

Course details
Credit Hours:4
Max credits per semester:4
Max credits per degree:4
Grading Option:Grade Pass/No Pass Option
Course and Laboratory Fee:$50

Credit Hours:4

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GEOG814
Spatial Analysis and ModelingCrosslisted with GEOG 414

Prerequisites: GEOG 412 and STAT 218 or STAT 380

Description: Advanced spatial analysis techniques, algorithms, and methods used in solving geographic problems. Topics include: cluster analysis, spatial autocorrelation, spatial regression, spatial sampling, and gravity models.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Grade Pass/No Pass Option
Offered:SPRING

Credit Hours:3

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GEOG815
Introduction to Computer MappingCrosslisted with GEOG 415

Prerequisites: GEOG 317.

Description: Introduction to the tools, techniques, and analytical uses of computer mapping. Programming necessary for producing own computer mapping programs.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Grade Pass/No Pass Option
Course and Laboratory Fee:$15

Credit Hours:3

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GEOG817
Web GISCrosslisted with GEOG 417

Prerequisites: GEOG 317 or GEOG 412

Description: Introduction to Internet-based GIS and web cartography. Focus on programming concepts underlying the creation and implementation of quality web mapping applications.

This course is a prerequisite for: GEOG 483, GEOG 883

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Grade Pass/No Pass Option
Offered:SPRING

Credit Hours:3

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GEOG818
Introduction to Remote SensingCrosslisted with GEOG 418, NRES 418, NRES 818

Prerequisites: Junior Standing

Description: Remote sensing of the earth from aerial and satellite platforms. Aerial photography, multispectral scanning, thermal imaging, microwave remote sensing techniques. Data acquisition and image analysis. Physical foundations of remote sensing using electromagnetic energy and energy-matter interactions. Applications in geographic, agricultural, environmental and natural resources analyses.

This course is a prerequisite for: GEOG 420, GEOG 820; GEOG 421, GEOG 821, NRES 421, NRES 821

Course details
Credit Hours:4
Max credits per semester:4
Max credits per degree:4
Grading Option:Grade Pass/No Pass Option
Offered:FALL
Course and Laboratory Fee:$115

Credit Hours:4

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GEOG819
Applications of Remote Sensing in Agriculture and Natural ResourcesCrosslisted with PLAS 419, GEOG 419, GEOL 419, NRES 420, AGRO 819, GEOL 819, NRES 820

GEOG 418/NRES 418 recommended

Description: Introduction to the practical uses of remote electromagnetic sensing in dealing with agricultural and water-resources issues.

Course details
Credit Hours:4
Max credits per semester:4
Max credits per degree:4
Grading Option:Grade Pass/No Pass Option
Course and Laboratory Fee:$35

Credit Hours:4

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GEOG820
Digital Image Analysis of Remote Sensing DataCrosslisted with GEOG 420

Prerequisites: GEOG 418/818 or GEOG 419/819.

Description: Principles and methods of digital image processing of remotely sensed data. The biophysical basis of remote sensing and the various sensor systems typically used for monitoring terrestrial and aquatic environments. Algorithms for the preprocessing, enhancement, classification and mapping of digital data for agricultural, urban, geological, environmental, and natural resource management problems.

Course details
Credit Hours:4
Max credits per semester:4
Max credits per degree:4
Grading Option:Grade Pass/No Pass Option
Course and Laboratory Fee:$30

Credit Hours:4

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GEOG821
Field Techniques in Remote SensingCrosslisted with GEOG 421, NRES 421, NRES 821

Prerequisites: NRES 418/818

Description: Field techniques as they relate to remote-sensing campaigns. Research methods, systematic approaches to data collection, field spectroscopy, collecting ancillary information linked with spectroscopic data sets as well as aircraft or satellite missions and subsequent analyses of acquired data.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Grade Pass/No Pass Option
Course and Laboratory Fee:$65

Credit Hours:3

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GEOG822
Advanced Techniques in Geographic Information SystemsCrosslisted with GEOG 422

Prerequisites: GEOG 412/812.

Description: Vector and quadtree data structures, use of relational database management systems, topologically structured databases, query languages, digital terrain modeling, advanced data analysis methods and research issues in GIS. Extensive practical experience with the current GIS software.

This course is a prerequisite for: GEOG 922, NRES 922

Course details
Credit Hours:4
Max credits per semester:4
Max credits per degree:4
Grading Option:Grade Pass/No Pass Option
Course and Laboratory Fee:$50

Credit Hours:4

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GEOG825
GeovisualizationCrosslisted with GEOG 425

Prerequisites: GEOG 217

Description: Geovisualization encompasses the techniques and concepts that underlie digital cartography and the broader field of spatial visualization, exploring cartographic applications of computer animation and multimedia for the dual purposes of assisting visual thinking in map-oriented research and data exploration, and in communicating geographic ideas to others.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Grade Pass/No Pass Option
Offered:FALL

Credit Hours:3

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GEOG827
Introduction to the Global Positioning System (GPS)Crosslisted with GEOG 427, NRES 427, NRES 827

Prerequisites: Junior standing.

Familiarity with mapping and GIS recommended.

Description: Integrated lectures, lab exercises and field experience provide an understanding of GPS technology and applications. Students will learn to collect, correct and use GPS data in a geographic information system (GIS) environment.

Course details
Credit Hours:2
Max credits per semester:2
Max credits per degree:2
Grading Option:Grade Pass/No Pass Option
Course and Laboratory Fee:$65

Credit Hours:2

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GEOG831
Cultural GeographyCrosslisted with GEOG 431

Description: The history of cultural geography from von Humboldt through Carl Sauer to the 'new' cultural geographies of Don Mitchell, Gillian Rose and Noel Castree. The current theoretical debates of feminism, post-structuralism, post-colonialism and environmentalism, and the influences of literary and cultural studies in the development of cultural geography and the various methodologies involved.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Grade Pass/No Pass Option

Credit Hours:3

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GEOG832
Programming, Scripting, and Automation for GISCrosslisted with GEOG 432, NRES 432

Prerequisites: GEOG 217

Practical experience or other formal preparation in GIS may be substituted for prerequisite by permission.

Description: GIS-focused programming, scripting, and spatial analysis using the Python and R programming languages. Topics include: the ArcPy library, algorithm development, open source geospatial libraries, and the manipulation and analysis of geospatial data.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Grade Pass/No Pass Option
Offered:SPRING
Course and Laboratory Fee:$50

Credit Hours:3

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GEOG835
Cultural Survival: Indigenous People's RightsCrosslisted with GEOG 435

Description: Threats against indigenous peoples' lands, resources and cultural patrimony, languages and knowledge systems more than 500 years after Columbus instigated European colonialism, creating the first global world order. The responses of Indigenous peoples to the imposition of Western dominated economic and political systems. Land rights, economic development, and women's rights from the perspective of different Indigenous communities around the world.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Grade Pass/No Pass Option

Credit Hours:3

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GEOG841
Geographies of HealthCrosslisted with GEOG 441

Description: Exploration of political economies of health care, the geographic distribution of services, the impacts of location in both care utilization and access, emphasizing the importance of "place" in health outcomes.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Grade Pass/No Pass Option

Credit Hours:3

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GEOG844
Geo-demographic and Geographic Information Systems (GIS)Crosslisted with GEOG 444

Description: Geo-demographic and geographic information system (GIS) analysis, interpretation and mapping of geographical patterns of population size, population composition, and composition change. Theoretical and applied investigation of geo-demographic issues involving marketing research, public facilities planning, public health provision, and small-area population change forcasting. GIS use of TIGER and small-area census data.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Grade Pass/No Pass Option
Course and Laboratory Fee:$45

Credit Hours:3

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GEOG847
Political GeographyCrosslisted with GEOG 447

Description: Importance of factors of a physical, economic, and human character in political development at local to global scales; international geopolitical aspects of environment, territoriality, core areas, capitals, and boundaries; national geographical patterns of voting, representation, public administration and public policy.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Grade Pass/No Pass Option

Credit Hours:3

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GEOG850
Climate and SocietyCrosslisted with PLAS 450, GEOG 450, METR 450, NRES 452, AGRO 850, METR 850, NRES 852

Prerequisites: Junior standing or above.

Offered spring semester of even-numbered calendar years.

Description: Impact of climate and extreme climatic events on society and societal responses to those events. Global in scope and interdisciplinary.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Grade Pass/No Pass Option
Offered:SPRING

Credit Hours:3

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GEOG861
Geospatial Approaches in Digital Humanities and Social SciencesCrosslisted with ANTH 461, ANTH 861, CLAS 461, CLAS 861, GEOG 461, HIST 461, HIST 861

Description: Study of geographic concepts and critical analysis of applications of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in humanities and social sciences and application of geospatial tools for humanities and social science research; learn how to collect, manage, analyze, and visualize spatial data for real-world projects

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Grade Pass/No Pass Option
Course and Laboratory Fee:$50

Credit Hours:3

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GEOG867
Great Plains Field PedologyCrosslisted with PLAS 477, GEOG 467, NRES 477, SOIL 477, NRES 877

Prerequisites: PLAS/SOIL 153.

Description: Spatial relationship of soil properties on various parts of landscape typical of the Plains, causal factors, and predictions of such relationships on other landscapes. Grouping these properties into classes, naming the classes, and the taxonomy that results from this grouping. Application of a taxonomy to a real situation through making a field soil survey in a region representative of the Plains border, predicting land use response of various mapped units as it affects the ecosystem, and evaluating the effectiveness of the taxonomic system used in the region surveyed.

Course details
Credit Hours:4
Max credits per semester:4
Max credits per degree:4
Grading Option:Grade Pass/No Pass Option

Credit Hours:4

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GEOG869
Bio-Atmospheric InstrumentationCrosslisted with GEOG 469, PLAS 407, METR 469, MSYM 469, NRES 469, AGRO 869, HORT 807, METR 869, MSYM 869, NRES 869

Prerequisites: Junior standing; MATH 106; 4 hrs physics; physical or biological science major.

Description: Discussion and practical application of principles and practices of measuring meteorological and related variables near the earth's surface including temperature, humidity, precipitation, pressure, radiation and wind. Performance characteristics of sensors and modern data collection methods are discussed and evaluated.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Grade Pass/No Pass Option

Credit Hours:3

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GEOG883
Cognitive Processes in Map Comprehension and UseCrosslisted with GEOG 483

Prerequisites: GEOG 317 and 417/817.

Description: How cognitive processes help individuals to comprehend the spatial circumstances or arenas they confront when carrying out their daily activities. Awareness of space, spatial knowing, formation of cognitive maps, importance of spatial images in negotiation of surroundings, and the relationship of cognitive maps to orientation and wayfinding.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Grade Pass/No Pass Option

Credit Hours:3

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GEOG884
Water Resources SeminarCrosslisted with PLAS 484, GEOG 484, GEOL 484, NRES 484, WATS 484, NRES 884, AGRO 884, GEOL 884, WATS 884

Prerequisites: Junior or above standing

Description: Seminar on current water resources research and issues in Nebraska and the region.

Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:1
Grading Option:Grade Pass/No Pass Option

Credit Hours:1

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GEOG891
Special Topics in GeographyCrosslisted with GEOG 491, NRES 491

Description: Topics vary.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-6
Max credits per semester:6
Max credits per degree:6
Grading Option:Grade Pass/No Pass Option

Credit Hours:1-6

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GEOG897
Geography Field TourCrosslisted with GEOG 497

Prerequisites: Permission.

Description: Applying geographic concepts with field training.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-6
Max credits per semester:6
Max credits per degree:6
Grading Option:Grade Pass/No Pass Option

Credit Hours:1-6

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GEOG898
ResearchCrosslisted with GEOG 498

Prerequisites: Permission.

Description: Research experience.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-6
Max credits per semester:6
Max credits per degree:6
Grading Option:Grade Pass/No Pass Option
Course and Laboratory Fee:$20

Credit Hours:1-6

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GEOG899
Masters Thesis

Prerequisites: Admission to masters degree program and permission of major adviser

Course details
Credit Hours:1-10
Max credits per semester:10
Max credits per degree:99
Grading Option:Grade Pass/No Pass Option

Credit Hours:1-10

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GEOG901
Pro-seminar in Research Methods and Professional Development

Description: Development of skills required for success in completing a graduate degree and forging a career as a geographer. Setting career goals, designing a graduate program, preparing research proposals, presenting research proposals, presenting research at professional conferences, reviewing professional literature and writing articles for publication.

Course details
Credit Hours:2
Max credits per semester:2
Max credits per degree:2
Grading Option:Grade Pass/No Pass Option

Credit Hours:2

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GEOG902
General Seminar
Course details
Credit Hours:1-2
Max credits per semester:2
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Grade Pass/No Pass Option

Credit Hours:1-2

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GEOG903
History and Philosophy of Geography

Description: History of geographical thought concentrating on the period since 1800. Emphasis on both the traditional and modern ways of viewing the nature of geography and to the linkages between them.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Grade Pass/No Pass Option

Credit Hours:3

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GEOG922
Seminar in Geographic Information Systems (GIS)Crosslisted with NRES 922

Prerequisites: GEOG/NRES 812 and 822; or equivalent

Description: Study of current research and trends in geographic information systems (GIS), GIScience, and GeoComputation. Advanced spatial analytical techniques and geospatial modeling emphasizing GIS applications in natural resources assessment, environmental analyses, agriculture, and land management.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Grade Pass/No Pass Option

Credit Hours:3

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GEOG935
Seminar in Historical GeographyCrosslisted with NRES 935

Description: Discussion of current literature and research on selected aspects of historical geography. Specific theme of course varies according to instructor.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:6
Grading Option:Grade Pass/No Pass Option

Credit Hours:1-3

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GEOG940
Seminar in Human Geography

Description: Discussion of current literature and research on selected aspects of human geography.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-9
Max credits per semester:9
Max credits per degree:9
Grading Option:Grade Pass/No Pass Option

Credit Hours:1-9

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GEOG994
Seminar in Anthropology and GeographyCrosslisted with ANTH 994
Course details
Credit Hours:1-3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:6
Grading Option:Grade Pass/No Pass Option

Credit Hours:1-3

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GEOG996
Non-thesis Research

Prerequisites: 24 hrs geography and permission

Course details
Credit Hours:1-4
Max credits per semester:4
Max credits per degree:24
Grading Option:Grade Pass/No Pass Option

Credit Hours:1-4

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GEOG999
Doctoral Dissertation

Prerequisites: Admission to doctoral degree program and permission of supervisory committee chair

Course details
Credit Hours:1-24
Max credits per semester:24
Max credits per degree:99
Grading Option:Grade Pass/No Pass Option

Credit Hours:1-24

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