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Courses Offered by Department

Geography (GRY) courses

  • GRY 100 World Regional Geography

    General Education Course (Focus on Cultural Competence).

    An examination of the world's geographic regions focusing on the location of Earth's major physical features, human populations and cultures, and their interaction. Topics include natural systems, globalization, ethnic and geopolitical conflicts, and human impacts upon the environment. This course provides both an introduction to geography as a discipline and a basic geographic foundation for those interested in current international issues, politics, history and public affairs.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring

    Projected offerings

  • GRY 108 Principles of Sustainability

    General Education Course (Focus on Social and Behavioral Sciences).

    An introduction to the multidisciplinary concept of "sustainability," including the difficulty of defining sustainability and implementing sustainable development programs. Emphasis is placed on understanding basic environmental and social processes and patterns and how they relate to current events.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring

    Projected offerings

  • GRY 135 Principles of Weather and Climate

    General Education Course (Focus on Physical Sciences).

    An introductory survey of the earth's weather and climate. A description of the physical processes of the atmosphere is followed by a survey of the world's varied climatic regions. The laboratory involves the preparation and interpretation of meteorological data and the classification of climates. Supplemental course fee.

    Credit hours:
    4
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    2

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring

    Projected offerings

  • GRY 142 Introductory Physical Geography

    General Education Course (Focus on Physical Sciences).

    A study of the earth's natural systems including weather and climate, rocks and minerals, landforms and processes of landform development, biogeography, water resources and soils. Map fundamentals and the interrelationships of the geographic factors of the natural environment are emphasized. Students who take GRY 240 and GRY 142 may receive credit for only one of these courses. Supplemental course fee.

    Credit hours:
    4
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    2

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring

    Projected offerings

  • GRY 143 Physical Geography Laboratory

    Laboratory instruction in the earth's natural systems including weather and climate, rocks and minerals, landforms and processes of landform development, biogeography, water resources and soils. Map fundamentals and the interrelationships of the geographic factors of the natural environment are emphasized. This course is open only to transfer students who have already completed a 3-credit course equivalent to the lecture portion of GRY 142.

    Credit hours:
    1
    Lecture contact hours:
    0
    Lab contact hours:
    2

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring

    Projected offerings

  • GRY 197 Selected Topics in Geography I

    Prerequisite: permission.

    Course devoted to a single topic that can vary from semester to semester depending on student and faculty interest. Topics are limited to those requiring no prior geography background. Examples: Geography of the Home Community, Geography of Energy Resources, Geography of Sport. Students should check the semester class schedule to determine the topic title for any given semester. May be repeated to a total of 5 hours credit. Variable content course.

    Credit hours:
    1-3
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • GRY 240 Earth Science for Teachers

    Prerequisite: 30 hours; open only to Early Childhood, Elementary, and Middle School majors.

    A course designed to give students an understanding of the processes of science and the basic concepts of earth science using the inquiry approach in hands-on laboratory activities. Content includes maps, earth in space, weather and climate, soils and vegetation, rocks and minerals, landforms, processes of landform development, water resources, environmental relationship to the physical setting. Does not apply toward the major in Secondary Education. Students who take GRY 240 and GRY 142 may receive credit for only one of these courses.

    Credit hours:
    4
    Lecture contact hours:
    2
    Lab contact hours:
    4

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring

    Projected offerings

  • GRY 275 Introduction to Plane Surveying

    Prerequisite: MTH 138 or MTH 181 or MTH 261 or MTH 287.

    Fundamental concepts and practices of land surveying. Practical exercises comparable to those used at Missouri University of Science and Technology.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    2
    Lab contact hours:
    3

    Typically offered: Fall

    Projected offerings

  • GRY 300 Geography of the United States

    Physical and cultural regions of the United States, including their characteristics and resource utilization. Topics include landforms, climates, natural resources, economic activities, and cultural and political patterns.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall

    Projected offerings

  • GRY 301 Geography of the Ozarks

    Physical and cultural geography of the Ozarks. Surveys basic geology, landforms, soils, vegetation and the geography of settlement, population, major economic activities, lifestyles and the cultural landscape. Emphasis on historical development and spatial distributions. Field trip required. Supplemental course fee. Public Affairs Capstone Experience course.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    2
    Lab contact hours:
    2

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • GRY 305 Selected World Regions

    An in-depth study of selected regions of the world. Examples: Tropical Areas, Arid Regions, Polar Regions, Pacific Islands, Australia and New Zealand. Surveys geology, landforms, soil, vegetation, climate, settlement, population, economic activities and the cultural landscape. The course will be devoted to a single region that can vary from semester to semester. Students should check the current registration schedule to determine the topic title for any given semester. Since topics vary, the course may be repeated with permission. Variable content course.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • GRY 308 Geography of World Tourism

    A systematic description and analysis of the world's major tourism destination regions with special emphasis on World Heritage sites. Case studies will examine the role local communities play in the sustainable development of sites with special natural and/or cultural value.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring

    Projected offerings

  • GRY 310 Fundamentals of Tourism

    Tourism is analyzed from the academic perspective. This course incorporates concepts, principles, and theories from disciplines such as psychology, economics, and marketing that greatly influence the industry. The course covers the destination, marketing, demand, and transportation. It connects the geographical elements and the impact of tourism, while also analyzing the government regulations that attempt to mitigate negative results.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall

    Projected offerings

  • GRY 315 Service Learning in Geography

    Prerequisite: 30 hours and concurrent enrollment in a Geography course designated as a service learning offering.

    This service component for an existing course incorporates community service with classroom instruction in Geography to provide an integrative learning experience that addresses the practice of citizenship and promotes an awareness of and participation in public affairs. Includes 40 hours of service that benefits an external community organization, agency, or public service provider. Approved service placements and assignments will vary depending on the specific course topic and learning objectives; a list of approved placements and assignments is available from the instructor and the Citizenship and Service Learning Office. May be repeated.

    Credit hours:
    1
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring

    Projected offerings

  • GRY 316 Geography of Global Health and Disease

    An examination of global health and disease patterns from a geographic perspective. Part of the course focuses on disease and the impacts of globalization, economic development, land use, pollution, climate change, and cultural beliefs and practices. The rest of the course examines traditional and western health care systems and the distribution of health care resources. Topics include global pandemics, emerging diseases, health care accessibility, and disease mapping.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall

    Projected offerings

  • GRY 318 Geography of the National Parks

    A survey of the U.S. National Park system and national and international protected areas. Topics include natural and cultural heritage, park management, and the role of interpretation in creating a unique sense of place.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Spring

    Projected offerings

  • GRY 320 Cultural Geography

    Geographic exploration of material and nonmaterial elements of culture, focusing on spatial patterns, regional similarities, unique places, and the changing imprint on the natural landscape. Specific topics include settlement, agriculture, language, religion, foodways, music, sport, and their spatial interrelationships. Discussions and readings will encompass global, national, and local scales.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall

    Projected offerings

  • GRY 321 Economic Geography

    Prerequisite: 30 hours.

    Location, distribution and extent of world economic activity. Topics include resource extraction, agriculture, manufacturing, retailing, and services.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Spring

    Projected offerings

  • GRY 322 Urban Geography

    With an emphasis on patterns, this course documents the growth of cities, the reasons for that growth, presents models of urban structure, describes transportation systems, residential concentration, and commercial activities. Finally, current urban problems are identified.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall

    Projected offerings

  • GRY 323 World Political Geography

    Survey of the field of political geography based on the concept of the State. Major topics include territoriality, the development and decline of the nation-state, frontiers and borderlands, colonialism, historical and contemporary geopolitics, and international environmental laws. Modern political issues dealing with ethnicity, sovereignty, ecology, and energy will be discussed from a geographic perspective. This is an upper-division geography course, and students are encouraged to have completed GRY 100 (World Regional Geography) prior to taking this course.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Spring

    Projected offerings

  • GRY 328 Principles of Geotourism

    Prerequisite: GRY 308 and GRY 310.

    From landscapes, habitats and species to global events such as the Olympics, the ways in which humans interact, impact and explore the world leave indelible "footprints". The students will be introduced to some of the key concepts and methods used to investigate and make sense of the role, significance and impact of tourism that sustains or enhances the geographical character of a place--its environment, culture, aesthetics, heritage, and the well-being of its residents.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Spring

    Projected offerings

  • GRY 348 Geomorphology

    Prerequisite: GRY 142 or GLG 110 or both GLG 171 and GLG 172.

    Geomorphology is the study of the origin, composition, and spatial distribution of surface landforms and their formative processes such as tectonic forces, chemical and physical weathering, and erosion and deposition of by water, wind, and ice. Emphasis is on geomorphic processes and landform development, methods of landform analysis, and environmental management. Case study approach is used to apply geomorphic concepts to understanding environmental hazards and sustainability and the role of humans as geomorphic agents. Field trips required.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    2
    Lab contact hours:
    2

    Typically offered: Fall

    Projected offerings

  • GRY 351 Conservation of Natural Resources

    Prerequisite: 30 hours.

    An examination of the dynamic interplay between physical, economic, social, and political factors affecting the major natural resource issues facing the world today. A presentation of the laws of the natural environment followed by an analysis of conservation issues and problems that occur in response to human use of the natural environment.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring

    Projected offerings

  • GRY 353 Geographic Field Studies

    Prerequisite: permission.

    Field methods in physical and cultural geography involving the collection and analysis of data. Fields trips required. Graded Pass/Not Pass only. Supplemental course fee. Variable content course; because destinations vary, the course may be repeated to a total of 4 hours. Public Affairs Capstone Experience course.

    Credit hours:
    2
    Lecture contact hours:
    0
    Lab contact hours:
    4

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • GRY 360 Interpretation of Aerial Photography

    Prerequisite: 30 hours.

    Detection, identification, and analysis of objects or features from film and digital aerial photography and other types of high resolution remotely sensed images. Laboratory emphasizes manual and digital image interpretation for land cover mapping, forestry, agriculture, geology, and planning applications. Field trip is required.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    2
    Lab contact hours:
    3

    Typically offered: Fall

    Projected offerings

  • GRY 363 Introduction to Geographic Information Science

    Prerequisite: 30 hours.

    Introduction to the foundations of geographic information systems (GIS), digital cartography, global positioning systems (GPS), and remote sensing used in academia, government agencies, and private industries. Topics include maps, data collection, data processing, and data analysis and display.

    Credit hours:
    4
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    4

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring

    Projected offerings

  • GRY 367 Research Methods in Geography and Planning

    Prerequisite: MTH 340 or AGR 330 or PSY 200 or QBA 237 or REC 328 or SOC 302.

    With emphasis on applications of descriptive and inferential statistics this course will introduce methods of sampling procedures, collecting, organizing, interpreting and analyzing data related to geography and planning. This course will also include computer applications. Cannot receive credit for both GRY 367 and PLN 367.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring

    Projected offerings

  • GRY 375 Advanced Plane Surveying

    Prerequisite: GRY 275.

    Office and field techniques used in route surveying including circular, transitional and parabolic curves. Topographic mapping applications, slope stake and earthwork computations. Field astronomy, state plane coordinates, boundary control and USPLS surveys.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    1
    Lab contact hours:
    4

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • GRY 377 Legal Aspects of Boundary Surveying

    Prerequisite: GRY 375.

    The legal principles of surveying: Missouri surveying law, Boundary Control, and the role of the surveyor within the judicial frame work of the court system.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • GRY 379 Surveying Computations

    Prerequisite: GRY 375.

    Computations in horizontal control networks, projections including Universal Transverse Mercator and State Plane Coordinates, Practical Astronomy, and Global Positioning Systems.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • GRY 397 Selected Topics in Geography II

    Prerequisite: permission.

    Course devoted to a single topic that can vary from semester to semester depending upon student and faculty interest. Topics generally require previous training in geography. Examples: Geography of Water Resources, Tornadoes and other Violent Storms. Students should check the current registration schedule to determine the topic title for any given semester. Since credit and topics vary, this course may be repeated, with permission, to a total of 5 hours credit. Variable content course.

    Credit hours:
    1-3
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • GRY 399 Internship in Geography

    Prerequisite: permission.

    Work experience in geography. Students have periodic conferences with geosciences department faculty and supervisory personnel of the employing business or agency. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 hours.

    Credit hours:
    1-3
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring

    Projected offerings

  • GRY 410 The Geotourism Industry

    Prerequisite: GRY 328.

    This course includes the asset theory of tourism, cost-benefit analysis, tax policy impacts, and other economic and statistical aspects of tourism, approached from the elements in the Geotourism perspective. The course will examine research designed to determine economic impacts of the Geotourism industry, and study sustainability issues associated with tourism development. Attention paid to the conflicting agenda of society's various stakeholders and the need to reconcile environmental, economic and sociocultural concerns.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall

    Projected offerings

  • GRY 470 International Field Study in Geography

    Prerequisite: permission.

    Focuses on a geography issue or issues affecting an international geographic location. Travel to field location outside the United States is required. In order to apply geographic theory to practical settings the collection and analysis of field data is required. Graded Pass/Not Pass only. Variable content course; because destinations vary, the course may be repeated to a total of 4 hours. Public Affairs Capstone Experience course.

    Credit hours:
    2
    Lecture contact hours:
    0
    Lab contact hours:
    4

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • GRY 495 Undergraduate Research in Geography

    Prerequisite: permission.

    Enrichment through guided but independent, original research in geography and geography related subject areas. May be repeated for a total of 6 credit hours.

    Credit hours:
    1-3
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • GRY 496 Readings in Geography

    Prerequisite: permission.

    Selected readings and reports on geographical literature. May be repeated to a total of 4 hours.

    Credit hours:
    2
    Lecture contact hours:
    1
    Lab contact hours:
    2

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring

    Projected offerings

  • GRY 497 Special Topics in Geography

    Prerequisite: permission.

    Open to departmental majors and minors. Outstanding students obtain additional experience through guided independent study in geography. May be repeated to a total of 5 hours.

    Credit hours:
    1-3
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring

    Projected offerings

  • GRY 498 Placement Seminar in Geography, Geospatial Sciences and Planning

    Prerequisite: 90 hours.

    Readings and discussion of current trends in geography, geospatial sciences, and planning with consideration given to future employment. A senior assessment evaluation is included in this course. Public Affairs Capstone Experience course. Graded Pass/Not Pass only.

    Credit hours:
    1
    Lecture contact hours:
    1
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring

    Projected offerings

  • GRY 507 Geography of Subsaharan Africa

    An in-depth geographic study of Africa south of the Sahara Desert. Surveys physical and political geography, climate, tribalism, religion, demography, natural resources, transportation, industry and economic activities of African states South of the Sahara. Students are required to complete one research project. May be taught concurrently with GRY 607. Cannot receive credit for both GRY 607 and GRY 507.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • GRY 510 Applications in Sustainable Geotourism

    Prerequisite: GRY 410.

    This course will explore environmentally and socially responsible tourism strategies and innovations, and provide tools needed by private and public tourism entities to work together. The principles of Geotourism will be applied in a practicum to a local, regional or national community. Students will work as a team and individually to develop a tourism policy and plan based on Geotourism parameters. May be taught concurrently with GRY 610. Cannot receive credit for both GRY 510 and GRY 610.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Spring

    Projected offerings

  • GRY 525 Environmental Hazards

    Prerequisite: GRY 142 or both GRY 135 and GLG 110.

    Identification, recognition, and impact of hazards. Physical exposure to hazards and human vulnerability in LDCs and MDCs. Disaster trends and patterns. Behavioral and structural paradigms of hazards. EM-DAT: international disaster database. Statistical methods used in risk assessments. Risk perception, communication, and disaster management. Tectonic, mass movement, atmospheric, hydrological, biophysical, and technological hazards: analysis, preparedness, and mitigation. May be taught concurrently with GRY 625. Cannot receive credit for both GRY 625 and GRY 525.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Spring

    Projected offerings

  • GRY 535 Global Climate and Weather Cycles

    Prerequisite: GRY 135; and MTH 340 or AGR 330 or PSY 200 or QBA 237 or REC 328.

    Energy and mass exchanges. Global atmospheric circulation; surface and upper-air flows. Index cycle: zonal and meridional atmospheric circulations. Teleconnections and atmospheric oscillations: NAO, PNA, PDO, AO, ENSO, and AMO. Interactions between atmospheric oscillations and surface climatic variables in the United States and around the world. Weather cycles, natural climatic variability and climate change. Drought indices. Spatial and temporal statistical domains used in climatic data analysis. May be taught concurrently with GRY 635. Cannot receive credit for both GRY 635 and GRY 535.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • GRY 545 Global Environmental Change

    Energy and mass fluxes and storages in the interlinked physical components of the ecosphere. Chemistry of the global atmosphere. Role of the oceans and thermohaline circulation. Land use and land cover influences on terrestrial ecosystems. Concepts of environmental cycles, thresholds, resilience, recovery and response times. Understanding past environmental changes. Causes, mechanisms and likely impacts of natural and anthropogenically-induced changes on the global environment. Predictive models on global environmental change. May be taught concurrently with GRY 645. Cannot receive credit for both GRY 545 and GRY 645.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    2
    Lab contact hours:
    2

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • GRY 550 Fluvial Geomorphology

    Study of the formation, composition, distribution of fluvial landforms. Emphasis is on channel hydrology, quantification of geomorphic relationships, reach and watershed-scale processes, sediment transport, water and sediment contamination, and management applications to streams in the Ozarks Region as well as other places. Field work may be required. May be taught concurrently with GRY 650. Cannot receive credit for both GRY 550 and GRY 650.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Spring

    Projected offerings

  • GRY 596 Topical Issues in Education

    Prerequisite: permission.

    Selected topics in geography and earth science to upgrade understandings and skills in improvement of elementary or secondary teaching. Each course is concerned with a single topic or subject matter area. Number of class hours determined by semester hours of credit. May be repeated to a total of 5 hours credit. Variable content course. May be taught concurrently with GRY 696. Cannot receive credit for both GRY 696 and GRY 596.

    Credit hours:
    1-5
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • GRY 597 Special Topics in Geography

    Prerequisite: permission.

    Selected topics in geography. Special topics will be included in the class schedule for each term. Field trips may be required. Number of class hours determined by semester hours of credit. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 hours credit. Variable content course. May be taught concurrently with GRY 697. Cannot receive credit for both GRY 697 and GRY 597.

    Credit hours:
    1-5
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • GRY 599 Research in Geography

    Prerequisite: permission.

    Enrichment through guided but independent, original research in geography and geography related subject areas. May be repeated for a total of 6 credit hours. May be taught concurrently with GRY 698. Cannot receive credit for both GRY 698 and GRY 599.

    Credit hours:
    1-3
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring

    Projected offerings

  • GRY 607 Geography of Subsaharan Africa

    An in-depth geographic study of Africa south of the Sahara Desert. Surveys physical and political geography, climate, tribalism, religion, demography, natural resources, transportation, industry and economic activities of African states South of the Sahara. Students are required to complete two research projects. May be taught concurrently with GRY 507. Cannot receive credit for both GRY 507 and GRY 607.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • GRY 610 Applications in Sustainable Geotourism

    Recommended Prerequisite: GRY 410. This course will explore environmentally and socially responsible tourism strategies and innovations, and provide tools needed by private and public tourism entities to work together. The principles of Geotourism will be applied in a practicum to a local, regional or national community. Students will work as a team and individually to develop a tourism policy and plan based on Geotourism parameters. May be taught concurrently with GRY 510. Cannot receive credit for both GRY 610 and GRY 510.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Spring

    Projected offerings

  • GRY 625 Environmental Hazards

    Recommended Prerequisite: GRY 142; or both GRY 135 and GLG 110. Identification, recognition, and impact of hazards. Physical exposure to hazards and human vulnerability in LDCs and MDCs. Disaster trends and patterns. Behavioral and structural paradigms of hazards. EM-DAT: international disaster database. Statistical methods used in risk assessments. Risk perception, communication, and disaster management. Tectonic, mass movement, atmospheric, hydrological, biophysical, and technological hazards: analysis, preparedness, and mitigation. May be taught concurrently with GRY 525. Cannot receive credit for both GRY 525 and GRY 625.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Spring

    Projected offerings

  • GRY 635 Global Climate and Weather Cycles

    Recommended Prerequisite: GRY 135; and MTH 340 or AGR 330 or ECO 308 or PSY 200 or QBA 237 or REC 328 or SOC 302. Energy and mass exchanges. Global atmospheric circulation; surface and upper-air flows. Index cycle: zonal and meridional atmospheric circulations. Teleconnections and atmospheric oscillations: NAO, PNA, PDO, AO, ENSO, and AMO. Interactions between atmospheric oscillations and surface climatic variables in the United States and around the world. Weather cycles, natural climatic variability and climate change. Drought indices. Spatial and temporal statistical domains used in climatic data analysis. May be taught concurrently with GRY 535. Cannot receive credit for both GRY 535 and GRY 635.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • GRY 645 Global Environmental Change

    Recommended Prerequisite: GRY 142 or both GRY 135 and GLG 110. Energy and mass fluxes and storages in the interlinked physical components of the ecosphere. Chemistry of the global atmosphere. Role of the oceans and thermohaline circulation. Land use and land cover influences on terrestrial ecosystems. Concepts of environmental cycles, thresholds, resilience, recovery and response times. Understanding past environmental changes. Causes, mechanisms and likely impacts of natural and anthropogenically-induced changes on the global environment. Predictive models on global environmental change. May be taught concurrently with GRY 545. Cannot receive credit for both GRY 545 and GRY 645.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    2
    Lab contact hours:
    2

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • GRY 650 Fluvial Geomorphology

    Study of the formation, composition, distribution of fluvial landforms. Emphasis is on channel hydrology, quantification of geomorphic relationships, reach and watershed-scale processes, sediment transport, water and sediment contamination, and management applications to streams in the Ozarks Region as well as other places. Field work may be required. May be taught concurrently with GRY 550. Cannot receive credit for both GRY 550 and GRY 650.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Spring

    Projected offerings

  • GRY 696 Topical Issues in Education

    Prerequisite: permission.

    Selected topics in geography and earth science to upgrade understandings and skills in improvement of elementary or secondary teaching. Each course is concerned with a single topic or subject matter area. Number of class hours determined by semester hours of credit. Variable content course. May be repeated to a total of 5 hours credit. May be taught concurrently with GRY 596. Cannot receive credit for both GRY 596 and GRY 696.

    Credit hours:
    1-5
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • GRY 697 Special Topics in Geography

    Prerequisite: permission.

    Selected topics in geography. Special topics will be included in the class schedule for each term. Field trips may be required. Number of class hours determined by semester hours of credit. Variable content course. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 hours credit. May be taught concurrently with GRY 597. Cannot receive credit for both GRY 597 and GRY 697.

    Credit hours:
    1-5
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • GRY 698 Research in Geography

    Prerequisite: permission.

    Enrichment through guided but independent, original research in geography and geography related subject areas. May be repeated for a total of 6 credit hours.

    Credit hours:
    1-3
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring

    Projected offerings

  • GRY 700 Cultural Geography for Secondary Teachers I

    Population and the spatial imprint of man on the landscape in terms of settlement, economic activities, institutions; methods and materials of the high school geography project; other current curriculum materials.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    2
    Lab contact hours:
    2

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • GRY 703 Cultural Geography for Secondary Teachers II

    Prerequisite: GRY 700.

    Continuation of GRY 700. Contemporary problems in land use, urbanization and planning for optimum use of resources; methods and materials of the high school geography project; other current curriculum materials.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    2
    Lab contact hours:
    2

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • GRY 730 Weather Elements for Secondary Teachers

    Physical processes of the earth's atmosphere, use of weather instruments and interpretation of weather maps. Applied aspects of weather and climate and their effects on man's activities. Emphasis on current curriculum materials for secondary schools.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • GRY 731 Environmental Assessment

    The procedures and processes of environmental assessment. Soils, hydrology, climate, biogeography and geomorphology will be examined in an environmental assessment context. Environmental assessment is a prerequisite for satisfying the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) requirements.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    2
    Lab contact hours:
    2

    Typically offered: Spring

    Projected offerings

  • GRY 740 Selected Topics in Earth Science

    Prerequisite: permission of instructor.

    Students cooperatively select from general subject areas in earth science more specific areas to explore. Topics are studied consecutively during the semester. Subject areas from which the topic selections will be made are included in the class schedule for each term the course is offered. Variable content course. Since topics vary, the course may be repeated for a total of 6 hours. Identical with GLG 765. Cannot receive credit for more than 6 hours of GRY 740 and GLG 765.

    Credit hours:
    1-3
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • GRY 748 Physiography and Resource Conservation

    Landforms, economic minerals, soils, climate, water resources and closely related aspects of the natural environment as they relate to man's inhabitation and use of the earth; map reading and simple map construction; methods and materials for secondary schools.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    2
    Lab contact hours:
    2

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • GRY 751 Topics in Advanced Physical Geography

    Critical review of recent advances and trends in applied and/or theoretical physical geography. Course will involve the study of seminal and recent journal articles and presentation of a research paper. Course content may vary among the subfields of physical geography including geomorphology, hydrology, water resources, soil geography climatology, and biogeography. Field trips may be required.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • GRY 779 Research in Geography

    Prerequisite: permission.

    Enrichment through guided but independent, original research in geography and geography related subject areas. May be repeated for a total of 3 credit hours.

    Credit hours:
    1-3
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • GRY 799 Thesis

    Prerequisite: permission.

    Independent research and study connected with preparation of thesis.

    Credit hours:
    1-6
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring

    Projected offerings

Geology (GLG) courses

  • GLG 110 Principles of Geology

    General Education Course (Focus on Physical Sciences).

    How Earth works. The building blocks of Earth: minerals and rocks. Earth's dynamic interior: plate tectonics, earthquakes, volcanism, and mountain building. Surface processes associated with streams, ground water, glaciers, wind, and shorelines. Laboratory instruction in identification of common minerals and rocks, the use of topographic maps, and landform identification from topographic maps. Optional weekend field trips. Supplemental course fee.

    Credit hours:
    4
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    2

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring

    Projected offerings

  • GLG 115 Life of the Past

    General Education Course (Focus on Life Sciences).

    Addresses the origin, evolution, and extinction of life forms within the 3.5 billion year history of life on earth. Topics of discussion will include the basic principles of evolution, stratigraphy, and plate tectonics. Optional fossil collecting field trip.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring

    Projected offerings

  • GLG 171 Environmental Geology

    General Education Course (Focus on Physical Sciences).

    Treats those aspects of geology that interface directly with humanity. Key concepts of Earth processes and how they relate to geologic hazards, mineral and energy resources, and sustainability. Human dependence on geologic resources is examined and related to issues confronting society. Optional field trips. (3-0) F,S

    Credit hours:
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered:

    Projected offerings

  • GLG 172 Physical Geology Laboratory

    Prerequisite: permission.

    Laboratory instruction in identification and classification of common minerals and rocks; introduction to the identification of landforms as interpreted from topographic maps. This course number allows students who have already had GLG 171 to take a laboratory section of GLG 110 as a stand-alone one credit course. GLG 171 plus GLG 172 will substitute for GLG 110 in the requirements for all geology programs and in the prerequisites for all upper division geology courses.

    Credit hours:
    1
    Lecture contact hours:
    0
    Lab contact hours:
    2

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring

    Projected offerings

  • GLG 197 Popular Topics in Geology

    Course devoted to a single topic that can vary from semester to semester depending on student and faculty interest. Topics are limited to those requiring no prior geology background. Examples: Earthquakes and Volcanoes, Rocks and Minerals, Caves and Karst, etc. Students should check the current registration schedule to determine the topic title for any given semester. Variable content course. Because topics vary, this course may be repeated, with permission of the instructor to a total of 10 credits. Cannot be counted toward any major or minor in Geology.

    Credit hours:
    1-3
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • GLG 314 Historical Geology

    Prerequisite: GLG 110 or both GLG 171 and GLG 172.

    Geological history of the earth with emphasis on North America; origin and evolution of animal and plant life on earth. One Saturday field trip required.

    Credit hours:
    4
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    3

    Typically offered: Fall

    Projected offerings

  • GLG 318 Physical Oceanography

    Prerequisite: GLG 110 or both GLG 171 and GLG 172.

    A comprehensive study of the physical ocean; including the origin and nature of tides, waves, and ocean currents; marine geology, resources and pollution.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Spring

    Projected offerings

  • GLG 326 Marine Science I: Oceanography

    Prerequisite: MTH 135 and CHM 160 and CHM 170 and CHM 171 and BIO 101 and 111.

    Integrates physical, chemical, biological, and geological oceanography to provide a multidisciplinary approach to the fundamentals of oceanography. (Must be taken at Gulf Coast Research Laboratory, Ocean Springs, Mississippi).

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Summer

    Projected offerings

  • GLG 327 Marine Science I: Oceanography Lab

    Prerequisite: concurrent enrollment in GLG 326.

    Laboratory portion of GLG 326. Field and laboratory activities. (Must be taken at Gulf Coast Research Laboratory, Ocean Springs, Mississippi).

    Credit hours:
    2
    Lecture contact hours:
    0
    Lab contact hours:
    4

    Typically offered: Summer

    Projected offerings

  • GLG 330 Service Learning in Geology

    Prerequisite: 30 hours and permission and concurrent registration in a Geology course designated as a service geology offering.

    This service component for an existing course incorporates community service with classroom instruction in geology to provide an integrative learning experience that addresses the practice of citizenship and promotes an awareness of participation in public affairs. Includes 40 hours of service that benefits an external community organization, agency, or public service provider. Approved service placements and assignment will vary depending on the specific course topic and learning objectives; students should investigate possible placements, available through the Department of Geography, Geology and Planning and the Office of Citizenship and Service Learning prior to registration. May be repeated. Graded Pass/Not Pass only.

    Credit hours:
    1
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring

    Projected offerings

  • GLG 332 Mineralogy

    Prerequisite: GLG 110 or both GLG 171 and GLG 172; and CHM 160; and MTH 135 or MTH 138 or MTH 261 or MTH 287.

    Origin, classification, description, and identification of ore minerals and rock-forming minerals.

    Credit hours:
    4
    Lecture contact hours:
    2
    Lab contact hours:
    4

    Typically offered: Fall

    Projected offerings

  • GLG 333 Petrology

    Prerequisite: GLG 332.

    Origin, classification, and identification of common rocks. A grade of "C" or better is required in this course in order to take GLG 413. Cannot be taken Pass/Not Pass.

    Credit hours:
    4
    Lecture contact hours:
    2
    Lab contact hours:
    4

    Typically offered: Spring

    Projected offerings

  • GLG 340 Structural Geology

    Prerequisite: GLG 314 and GLG 333 or concurrent enrollment; and either MTH 138 or MTH 181.

    Recommended Prerequisite: PHY 123 or PHY 203. Elementary theory of stress and strain, rock behavior, continuous structures, fracture theory, discontinuous structures and kinematics of plate motion. A grade of "C" or better is required in this course in order to take GLG 413. Cannot be taken Pass/Not Pass.

    Credit hours:
    4
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    2

    Typically offered: Spring

    Projected offerings

  • GLG 350 Speleology

    Prerequisite: GLG 110 or GLG 171.

    Caves, karst and cavernous terrain, their origin, geologic environment and evolution. Field trips and field research required.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    2
    Lab contact hours:
    2

    Typically offered: Fall

    Projected offerings

  • GLG 358 Writing II: Reporting Geological Information

    Prerequisite: ENG 110 or equivalent, and 30 hours, and GLG 314; and either GLG 318 or GLG 332. General Education Course (Focus on Written Communication and Integrative and Applied Learning).

    Techniques and strategies for locating and accessing technical geological information. Preparation of technical reports and presentations on geologic topics with emphasis on the styles and formats of the Geological Society of America and the United States Geological Survey. Public Affairs Capstone Experience course.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    1
    Lab contact hours:
    4

    Typically offered: Fall

    Projected offerings

  • GLG 360 Directed Field Trips

    Prerequisite: GLG 110 or both GLG 171 and GLG 172, and permission.

    Geologic field trips to areas of special interest. Because credit hours and destinations vary, the course may be repeated to a total of 8 hours. However, no more than 4 hours may count toward any Geology major. Variable content course. Graded Pass/Not Pass only. Supplemental course fee.

    Credit hours:
    1-3
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • GLG 397 Selected Topics in Geology

    Prerequisite: permission.

    Course devoted to a single topic which may vary from semester to semester depending upon student and faculty interest. Since credit and topics vary, this course may be repeated, with permission, to a total of 5 hours credit. Variable content course.

    Credit hours:
    1-3
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • GLG 399 Internship in Geology

    Prerequisite: permission.

    Work experience in geology. Students have periodic conferences with geology faculty and supervisory personnel of the employing business or agency. May be repeated to a maximum of 3 hours.

    Credit hours:
    1-3
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring

    Projected offerings

  • GLG 412 Field Geology of the Midcontinent Region

    Prerequisite: GLG 314; and either GLG 318 or GLG 333 or concurrent enrollment.

    Regional geology of the Midcontinent including the Ozark, Wichita, Arbuckle, Ouachita and Boston Mountains, and associated basins. Introduction to geologic field methods including the use of aerial photograph and geologic maps, cross-sections, and block diagrams in the interpretation of regional geologic history. Supplemental course fee.

    Credit hours:
    4
    Lecture contact hours:
    2
    Lab contact hours:
    4

    Typically offered: Spring

    Projected offerings

  • GLG 413 Field Geology

    Prerequisite: GLG 314; and a grade of "C" or better in both GLG 333 and GLG 340.

    Use of brunton compass, jacob staff, and tape in field methods; aerial photographs and topographic maps in mapping sedimentary, igneous, and metamorphic rocks; demonstration of lithostratigraphic succession and correlation in the field; preparation of geological reports from field data. Taught at off campus field station.

    Credit hours:
    6
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Summer

    Projected offerings

  • GLG 415 Invertebrate Paleontology

    Prerequisite: GLG 314.

    Morphology and taxonomy of invertebrate fossils.

    Credit hours:
    4
    Lecture contact hours:
    2
    Lab contact hours:
    4

    Typically offered: Spring

    Projected offerings

  • GLG 498 Seminar in Geology

    Prerequisite: permission.

    Lectures and discussions of topics in geology. May be repeated for 4 hours.

    Credit hours:
    2
    Lecture contact hours:
    2
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • GLG 499 Research in Geology

    Prerequisite: permission.

    Outstanding student obtains enrichment through guided, but independent, original research in geology and geology related subject areas. May be repeated at the discretion of the geology staff to a total of 6 hours.

    Credit hours:
    1-3
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring

    Projected offerings

  • GLG 523 Coastal Marine Geology

    Prerequisite: 6 hours of geology; and concurrent enrollment in GLG 524.

    A study of inshore and nearshore geologic processes, sedimentation patterns and landform development. Concurrent enrollment in GLG 524 required. Must be taken at Gulf Coast Research Laboratory, Ocean Springs, Mississippi. May be taught concurrently with GLG 623. Cannot receive credit for both GLG 623 and GLG 523.

    Credit hours:
    2
    Lecture contact hours:
    2
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Summer

    Projected offerings

  • GLG 524 Coastal Marine Geology Lab

    Prerequisite: concurrent enrollment in GLG 523.

    Laboratory portion of GLG 523. Field and laboratory activities. Must be taken at Gulf Coast Research Laboratory, Ocean Springs, Mississippi. May be taught concurrently with GLG 624. Cannot receive credit for both GLG 624 and GLG 524.

    Credit hours:
    1
    Lecture contact hours:
    0
    Lab contact hours:
    2

    Typically offered: Summer

    Projected offerings

  • GLG 530 Optical Mineralogy

    Prerequisite: GLG 333.

    Essentials of optical crystallography; the use of the petrographic microscope in the identification of rock-forming minerals, both in oil-immersion grain mounts and in thin sections. May be taught concurrently with GLG 630. Cannot receive credit for both GLG 630 and GLG 530.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    1
    Lab contact hours:
    4

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • GLG 540 X-Ray Mineralogy

    Prerequisite: GLG 332.

    Principles and techniques of x-ray mineralogy; the use of x-ray powder diffraction in the identification and characterization of minerals and related crystalline phases. May be taught concurrently with GLG 640. Cannot receive credit for both GLG 640 and GLG 540.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    1
    Lab contact hours:
    4

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • GLG 547 Water Resources

    Prerequisite: BIO 122 or GLG 110 or GRY 142; and CHM 160 and CHM 161; and MTH 135.

    An interdisciplinary study of freshwater resource development, including environmental impacts of humans on hydrology and water quality, conflicts among users, and politics at local and global scales. Identical with BIO 547. Cannot receive credit for both GLG 547 and BIO 547. May be taught concurrently with GLG 647. Cannot receive credit for both GLG 547 and GLG 647.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Spring

    Projected offerings

  • GLG 570 Principles of Stratigraphy

    Prerequisite: GLG 314 and GLG 333.

    Principles underlying the deposition of sediments; environmental control of lithofacies and biofacies; recognition of ancient depositional environments by key indicators and modern analogs. May be taught concurrently with GLG 670. Cannot receive credit for both GLG 670 and GLG 570.

    Credit hours:
    4
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    2

    Typically offered: Fall

    Projected offerings

  • GLG 572 Geohydrology

    Prerequisite: GLG 314; and either MTH 261 or MTH 287.

    Aquifer properties; elementary theory of groundwater flow through a porous medium; well and aquifer relationships. Laboratories include ground-water case studies and Hydrologic Investigation Atlas interpretations. Taught concurrently with GLG 672. Cannot receive credit for both GLG 572 and GLG 672.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    2
    Lab contact hours:
    2

    Typically offered: Spring

    Projected offerings

  • GLG 573 Engineering Geology

    Prerequisite: GLG 333 and either MTH 261 or MTH 287.

    Engineering properties of rocks and soils; fundamentals of engineering geology field investigations; application of properties and fundamentals to engineering problems concerning slope stability, groundwater, industrial contamination, urban public works, and karst areas. Laboratories include engineering classification of soils, hydraulic conductivity testing, and public works design and management. Field trip to observe engineering problems of karst required. May be taught concurrently with GLG 673. Cannot receive credit for both GLG 573 and GLG 673.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    2
    Lab contact hours:
    2

    Typically offered: Spring (even-numbered years)

    Projected offerings

  • GLG 574 Petroleum Geology

    Prerequisite: GLG 314.

    Recommended Prerequisite: GLG 333 and GLG 570. Origin of hydrocarbons in sedimentary successions; petroleum systems, sequence stratigraphic concepts; basin analysis; petroleum exploration techniques, including well log and seismic interpretation; techniques for resource exploitation and an introduction to petroleum production. May be taught concurrently with GLG 674. Cannot receive credit for both GLG 574 and GLG 674.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    2
    Lab contact hours:
    2

    Typically offered: Spring

    Projected offerings

  • GLG 580 Geochemistry

    Prerequisite: GLG 332.

    Topics include the dominant chemical reactions in natural waters, equilibrium conditions between mineral precipitation and dissolution, and characteristics of contaminated groundwater. Field trips required. Taught concurrently with GLG 680. Cannot receive credit for both GLG 580 and GLG 680.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    2
    Lab contact hours:
    2

    Typically offered: Fall

    Projected offerings

  • GLG 581 Geochemical Techniques

    Prerequisite: GLG 332.

    Geochemical techniques and procedures used in ore exploration, point and nonpoint contamination and other environmental studies. Analyses of trace elements in rocks, soils, plants and waters using inductively coupled plasma methods. Also use of GPS to locate sample sites and ArcView to prepare maps. Field trips required. May be taught concurrently with GLG 681. Cannot receive credit for both GLG 681 and GLG 581.

    Credit hours:
    4
    Lecture contact hours:
    2
    Lab contact hours:
    4

    Typically offered: Spring (odd-numbered years)

    Projected offerings

  • GLG 590 Applied Geophysics

    Prerequisite: either PHY 124 or PHY 204; and either MTH 280 or MTH 288.

    Recommended Prerequisite: GLG 340. Application of geophysical methods in solving geologic problems. Techniques covered include seismic refraction and reflection, gravity, magnetics, direct current and electromagnetic resistivity. Field trips required. May be taught concurrently with GLG 690. Cannot receive credit for both GLG 690 and GLG 590.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    2
    Lab contact hours:
    2

    Typically offered: Spring

    Projected offerings

  • GLG 594 Global Tectonics

    Prerequisite: GLG 314.

    The fundamental basis of plate tectonics. Topics covered include geophysical methods, plate motion theory, fundamental properties of plate boundaries, formation of sedimentary basins and orogenic belts. May be taught concurrently with GLG 694. Cannot receive credit for both GLG 594 and GLG 694.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Spring

    Projected offerings

  • GLG 597 Selected Topics in Geology

    Prerequisite: permission.

    Detailed treatment of various advanced topics in geology which may vary from year to year. Some typical topics: geologic instrumentation, selenology, sedimentology, and crystallography. Since credit and topics vary, the course may be repeated for a total of 6 hours. Variable content course. May be taught concurrently with GLG 697. Cannot receive credit for both GLG 697 and GLG 597.

    Credit hours:
    1-5
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • GLG 623 Coastal Marine Geology

    Prerequisite: permission; and concurrent enrollment in GLG 624.

    A study of inshore and nearshore geologic processes, sedimentation patterns and landform development. Must be taken at Gulf Coast Research Laboratory, Ocean Springs, Mississippi. May be taught concurrently with GLG 523. Cannot receive credit for both GLG 523 and GLG 623.

    Credit hours:
    2
    Lecture contact hours:
    2
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Summer

    Projected offerings

  • GLG 624 Coastal Marine Geology Lab

    Prerequisite: concurrent enrollment in GLG 623.

    Laboratory portion of GLG 623. Field and laboratory activities. Must be taken at Gulf Coast Research Laboratory, Ocean Springs, Mississippi. May be taught concurrently with GLG 524. Cannot receive credit for both GLG 524 and GLG 624.

    Credit hours:
    1
    Lecture contact hours:
    0
    Lab contact hours:
    2

    Typically offered: Summer

    Projected offerings

  • GLG 630 Optical Mineralogy

    Recommended Prerequisite: GLG 333. Essentials of optical crystallography; the use of the petrographic microscope in the identification of rock-forming minerals, both in oil-immersion grain mounts and in thin sections. May be taught concurrently with GLG 530. Cannot receive credit for both GLG 530 and GLG 630.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    1
    Lab contact hours:
    4

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • GLG 640 X-Ray Mineralogy

    Recommended Prerequisite: GLG 332. Principles and techniques of x-ray mineralogy; the use of x-ray powder diffraction in the identification and characterization of minerals and related crystalline phases. May be taught concurrently with GLG 540. Cannot receive credit for both GLG 540 and GLG 640.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    1
    Lab contact hours:
    4

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • GLG 647 Water Resources

    Recommended Prerequisite: BIO 122 or GLG 110 or GRY 142; and CHM 160 and CHM 161; and MTH 135. An interdisciplinary study of freshwater resource development, including environmental impacts of humans on hydrology and water quality, conflicts among users, and politics at local and global scales. Identical with BIO 647. Cannot receive credit for both GLG 647 and BIO 647. May be taught concurrently with GLG 547. Cannot receive credit for both GLG 647 and GLG 547.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Spring

    Projected offerings

  • GLG 670 Principles of Stratigraphy

    Recommended Prerequisite: GLG 314 and GLG 333. Principles underlying the deposition of sediments; environmental control of lithofacies and biofacies; recognition of ancient depositional environments by key indicators and modern analogs. May be taught concurrently with GLG 570. Cannot receive credit for both GLG 570 and GLG 670.

    Credit hours:
    4
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    2

    Typically offered: Fall

    Projected offerings

  • GLG 672 Geohydrology

    Recommended Prerequisite: GLG 314; and either MTH 261 or MTH 287. Aquifer properties; elementary theory of groundwater flow through a porous medium; well and aquifer relationships. Laboratories include ground-water case studies and Hydrologic Investigation Atlas interpretations. Field trips required. Taught concurrently with GLG 572. Cannot receive credit for both GLG 572 and GLG 672.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    2
    Lab contact hours:
    2

    Typically offered: Spring

    Projected offerings

  • GLG 673 Engineering Geology

    Recommended Prerequisite: GLG 333. Engineering properties of rocks and soils; fundamentals of engineering geology field investigations; application of properties and fundamentals to engineering problems concerning slope stability, groundwater, industrial contamination, urban public works, and karst areas. Laboratories include engineering classification of soils, hydraulic conductivity testing, and public works design and management. Field trip to observe engineering problems of karst required. May be taught concurrently with GLG 573. Cannot receive credit for both GLG 673 and GLG 573.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    2
    Lab contact hours:
    2

    Typically offered: Spring (even-numbered years)

    Projected offerings

  • GLG 674 Petroleum Geology

    Recommended Prerequisite: GLG 314 and GLG 333 and GLG 570. Origin of hydrocarbons in sedimentary successions; petroleum systems, sequence stratigraphic concepts; basin analysis; petroleum exploration techniques, including well log and seismic interpretation; techniques for resource exploitation and an introduction to petroleum production. May be taught concurrently with GLG 574. Cannot receive credit for both GLG 674 and GLG 574.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    2
    Lab contact hours:
    2

    Typically offered: Spring

    Projected offerings

  • GLG 680 Geochemistry

    Recommended Prerequisite: GLG 332. Topics include the dominant chemical reactions in natural waters, equilibrium conditions between mineral precipitation and dissolution, and characteristics of contaminated groundwater. Field trips required. Taught concurrently with GLG 580. Cannot receive credit for both GLG 580 and GLG 680.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    2
    Lab contact hours:
    2

    Typically offered: Fall

    Projected offerings

  • GLG 681 Geochemical Techniques

    Recommended Prerequisite: GLG 332. Geochemical techniques and procedures used in ore exploration, point and nonpoint contamination and other environmental studies. Analyses of trace elements in rocks, soils, plants and waters using inductively coupled plasma methods. Also use of GPS to locate sample sites and ArcView to prepare maps. Field trips required. May be taught concurrently with GLG 581. Cannot receive credit for both GLG 581 and GLG 681.

    Credit hours:
    4
    Lecture contact hours:
    2
    Lab contact hours:
    4

    Typically offered: Spring (odd-numbered years)

    Projected offerings

  • GLG 690 Applied Geophysics

    Recommended Prerequisite: GLG 340; and either PHY 124 or PHY 204; and either MTH 280 or MTH 288. Application of geophysical methods in solving geologic problems. Techniques covered include seismic refraction and reflection, gravity, magnetics, direct current and electromagnetic resistivity. Field trips required. May be taught concurrently with GLG 590. Cannot receive credit for both GLG 590 and GLG 690.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    2
    Lab contact hours:
    2

    Typically offered: Spring

    Projected offerings

  • GLG 694 Global Tectonics

    Recommended Prerequisite: GLG 314. The fundamental basis of plate tectonics. Topics covered include geophysical methods, plate motion theory, fundamental properties of plate boundaries, formation of sedimentary basins and orogenic belts. May be taught concurrently with GLG 594. Cannot receive credit for both GLG 694 and GLG 594.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Spring

    Projected offerings

  • GLG 697 Selected Topics in Geology

    Prerequisite: permission.

    Detailed treatment of various advanced topics in geology which may vary from year to year. Some typical topics: geologic instrumentation, selenology, sedimentology, and crystallography. Variable content course. May be repeated for a total of 6 hours. May be taught concurrently with GLG 597. Cannot receive credit for both GLG 597 and GLG 697.

    Credit hours:
    1-5
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • GLG 701 Geology for Secondary Teachers I

    Prerequisite: permission.

    Earth materials, geological processes, geological history and the geological environments.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    2
    Lab contact hours:
    2

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • GLG 702 Geology for Secondary Teachers II

    Prerequisite: GLG 701.

    Continuation of GLG 701.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    2
    Lab contact hours:
    2

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • GLG 713 Field Geology for Secondary Teachers

    Prerequisite: permission.

    Field work; identification and correlation of rock units; determination of depositional environments from fossils and other indicators. Students are required to make a collection of specimens from rock formations in the study area. May be repeated to a total of 6 hours when destination varies. Supplemental course fee.

    Credit hours:
    1-3
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • GLG 751 Seminar in Geology

    Prerequisite: permission.

    Preparation of an extensive paper on selected topics to be read before staff seminars.

    Credit hours:
    2
    Lecture contact hours:
    2
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • GLG 765 Selected Topics in Earth Science

    Prerequisite: permission.

    Students cooperatively select from general subject areas in earth science more specific areas to explore. Topics are studied consecutively during the semester. Subject areas from which the topic selections are made are included in the class schedule for each term the course is offered. Variable content course. Since topics vary, the course may be repeated for a total of 6 hours. Identical to GRY 740. Cannot receive credit for more than 6 hours of GLG 755 and GRY 740 combined.

    Credit hours:
    1-3
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • GLG 779 Research/Geological Sciences

    Prerequisite: permission.

    Original research supervised by the geology staff, involving special areas of the geological sciences. May be repeated to a total of 3 hours.

    Credit hours:
    1-3
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • GLG 796 Science Internship

    Completion of an internship project (80 hours/credit hour) at a discipline-related business, nonprofit organization, or government agency, approved and supervised by both the departmental and internship advisors. Includes a formal report in the appropriate professional format, and an oral presentation at an approved venue. Graded Pass/Not Pass only. No more than 6 hours may count toward a masters degree.

    Credit hours:
    1-6
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

    Projected offerings

  • GLG 799 Thesis

    Prerequisite: permission.

    Independent research and study connected with preparation of thesis.

    Credit hours:
    1-6
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

Geospatial Sciences (GEO) courses

  • GEO 551 Remote Sensing

    Prerequisite: GRY 360.

    Introduction to environmental studies through the application of remotely sensed imagery and geospatial technologies. The course covers principles of remote sensing, interactions of electromagnetic energy with the atmosphere and earth's surface, satellite systems and sensors (electro-optical, thermal, radar and LiDAR). Emphasis is placed on regional and global monitoring, land cover mapping, forestry, agriculture, geology, planning and oceanography. Laboratory emphasizes interpretation of remotely sensed imagery and introduction to digital image processing including enhancements, corrections and classification routines. May be taught concurrently with GEO 651. Cannot receive credit for both GEO 651 and GEO 551.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    2
    Lab contact hours:
    2

    Typically offered: Spring

    Projected offerings

  • GEO 561 Intermediate Geographic Information Science

    Prerequisite: GRY 363.

    Principles and applications of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) software. Examines the nature and accuracy of spatially referenced data, as well as methods of data capture, storage, retrieval, visualization and output. May be taught concurrently with GEO 661. Cannot receive credit for both GEO 661 and GEO 561.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    2
    Lab contact hours:
    2

    Typically offered: Spring

    Projected offerings

  • GEO 562 Internet Geospatial Science

    Prerequisite: GEO 561.

    Basic understanding of the contemporary standards for using the Internet to distribute and utilize geospatial data. Students will develop and implement both single or multiple source geospatial portals. A major part of the course will examine user interaction design for geospatial data in both a wired and wireless environment. May be taught concurrently with GEO 662. Cannot receive credit for both GEO 662 and GEO 562.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    2
    Lab contact hours:
    2

    Typically offered: Fall

    Projected offerings

  • GEO 566 Advanced Geographic Information Science

    Prerequisite: GEO 561.

    A theoretical and practical examination of analytical methods use in GIS, including vector and raster models, spatial overlay, incorporation of field data, analysis of surfaces, interpolation, TINs and network analysis. May be taught concurrently with GEO 666. Cannot receive credit for both GEO 666 and GEO 566.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    2
    Lab contact hours:
    2

    Typically offered: Fall

    Projected offerings

  • GEO 568 Thematic Cartography

    Prerequisite: GEO 561.

    Theoretical and applied aspects of map design in thematic mapping, animated mapping, interactive and web mapping. Emphasis will be applying computer-assisted mapping techniques of the problems of effective and efficient communication of spatial data. Field trip is required. May be taught concurrently with GEO 668. Cannot receive credit for both GEO 568 and GEO 668.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    2
    Lab contact hours:
    2

    Typically offered: Fall

    Projected offerings

  • GEO 572 Introduction to Photogrammetry and LiDAR Technology

    Recommended Prerequisite: GRY 360. Course covers basic concepts of photogrammetry and LiDAR techniques such as stereo feature extraction, orthophoto, LiDAR point cloud visualization and DEM/DTM generation. Laboratory emphasizes geospatial stereo feature extraction using digital photogrammetry software, ArcGIS and Matlab toolboxes. May be taught concurrently with GEO 572. Cannot receive credit for both GEO 572 and GEO 672.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    1
    Lab contact hours:
    4

    Typically offered: Spring

    Projected offerings

  • GEO 573 Geographic Information Science Programming

    Prerequisite: GEO 561; and either CIS 202 or CSC 121 or CSC 125.

    Course devoted to theories and processes of analytical and automated Geographic Information Science (GIS). Principal topics covered are spatial programming, geographic data storage, computer map rendering, application customization and automation and human interface development of GIS. Advanced GIS and programming skills for professional development are emphasized. May be taught concurrently with GEO 673. Cannot receive credit for both GEO 673 and GEO 573.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    2
    Lab contact hours:
    2

    Typically offered: Fall

    Projected offerings

  • GEO 575 GPS Surveying and Mapping

    Prerequisite: 30 hours.

    Theory and operation of global positioning systems (GPS) hardware and software. Including mission planning, measurement of point, line and area features, differential correction techniques and waypoint navigation. Field exercises required. May be taught concurrently with GEO 675. Cannot receive credit for both GEO 675 and GEO 575.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    1
    Lab contact hours:
    4

    Typically offered: Spring

    Projected offerings

  • GEO 578 Remote Sensing Digital Image Processing

    Prerequisite: GEO 551 or GEO 566 or GEO 572.

    Advanced application of remote sensing digital image processing in areas of interest such as land use/land cover mapping, agriculture, forestry, resource planning and geology. Course covers image visualization, image correction, classification algorithms and change detection methods. Laboratory emphasizes advanced image processing techniques using ENVI software. May be taught concurrently with GEO 678. Cannot receive credit for both GEO 678 and GEO 578.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    2
    Lab contact hours:
    2

    Typically offered: Fall

    Projected offerings

  • GEO 651 Remote Sensing

    Recommended Prerequisite: GRY 360. Introduction to environmental studies through the application of remotely sensed imagery and geospatial technologies. The course covers principles of remote sensing, interactions of electromagnetic energy with the atmosphere and earth's surface, satellite systems and sensors (electro-optical, thermal, radar and LiDAR). Emphasis is placed on regional and global monitoring, land cover mapping, forestry, agriculture, geology, planning and oceanography. Laboratory emphasizes interpretation of remotely sensed imagery and introduction to digital image processing including enhancements, corrections and classification routines. May be taught concurrently with GEO 551. Cannot receive credit for both GEO 551 and GEO 651.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    2
    Lab contact hours:
    2

    Typically offered: Spring

    Projected offerings

  • GEO 661 Intermediate Geographic Information Science

    Recommended Prerequisite: GRY 363. Principles and applications of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) software. Examines the nature and accuracy of spatially referenced data, as well as methods of data capture, storage, retrieval, visualization and output. May be taught concurrently with GEO 561. Cannot receive credit for both GEO 561 and GEO 661.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    2
    Lab contact hours:
    2

    Typically offered: Spring

    Projected offerings

  • GEO 662 Internet Geospatial Science

    Recommended Prerequisite: GEO 561 or GEO 661. Basic understanding of the contemporary standards for using the Internet to distribute and utilize geospatial data. Students will develop and implement both single or multiple source geospatial portals. A major part of the course will examine user interaction design for geospatial data in both a wired and wireless environment. May be taught concurrently with GEO 562. Cannot receive credit for both GEO 562 and GEO 662.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    2
    Lab contact hours:
    2

    Typically offered: Fall

    Projected offerings

  • GEO 666 Advanced Geographic Information Science

    Recommended Prerequisite: GEO 561 or GEO 661. A theoretical and practical examination of analytical methods use in GIS, including vector and raster models, spatial overlay, incorporation of field data, analysis of surfaces, interpolation, TINs and network analysis. May be taught concurrently with GEO 566. Cannot receive credit for both GEO 566 and GEO 666.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    2
    Lab contact hours:
    2

    Typically offered: Fall

    Projected offerings

  • GEO 668 Thematic Cartography

    Recommended Prerequisite: GEO 561 or GEO 661. Theoretical and applied aspects of map design in thematic mapping, animated mapping, interactive and web mapping. Emphasis will be applying computer-assisted mapping techniques of the problems of effective and efficient communication of spatial data. Field trip is required. May be taught concurrently with GEO 568. Cannot receive credit for both GEO 668 and GEO 568.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    2
    Lab contact hours:
    2

    Typically offered: Fall

    Projected offerings

  • GEO 672 Introduction to Photogrammetry and LiDAR Technology

    Recommended Prerequisite: GRY 360. Course covers basic concepts of photogrammetry and LiDAR techniques such as stereo feature extraction, orthophoto, LiDAR point cloud visualization and DEM/DTM generation. Laboratory emphasizes geospatial stereo feature extraction using digital photogrammetry software, ArcGIS and Matlab toolboxes. May be taught concurrently with GEO 572. Cannot receive credit for both GEO 572 and GEO 672.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    1
    Lab contact hours:
    4

    Typically offered: Spring

    Projected offerings

  • GEO 673 Geographic Information Science Programming

    Recommended Prerequisite: GEO 561 or GEO 661, and either CIS 202 or CSC 121 or CSC 125. Course devoted to theories and processes of analytical and automated Geographic Information Science (GIS). Principal topics covered are spatial programming, geographic data storage, computer map rendering, application customization and automation and human interface development of GIS. Advanced GIS and programming skills for professional development are emphasized. May be taught concurrently with GEO 573. Cannot receive credit for both GEO 573 and GEO 673.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    2
    Lab contact hours:
    2

    Typically offered: Fall

    Projected offerings

  • GEO 675 GPS Surveying and Mapping

    Theory and operation of global positioning systems (GPS) hardware and software. Including mission planning, measurement of point, line and area features, differential correction techniques and waypoint navigation. Field exercises required. May be taught concurrently with GEO 575. Cannot receive credit for both GEO 575 and GEO 675.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    1
    Lab contact hours:
    4

    Typically offered: Spring

    Projected offerings

  • GEO 678 Remote Sensing Digital Image Processing

    Prerequisite: GEO 551 or GEO 651 or GEO 566 or GEO 666 or GEO 572 or GEO 672.

    Advanced application of remote sensing digital image processing in areas of interest such as land use/land cover mapping, agriculture, forestry, resource planning and geology. Course covers image visualization, image correction, classification algorithms and change detection methods. Laboratory emphasizes advanced image processing techniques using ENVI software. May be taught concurrently with GEO 578. Cannot receive credit for both GEO 578 and GEO 678.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    2
    Lab contact hours:
    2

    Typically offered: Fall

    Projected offerings

  • GEO 700 Introduction to Graduate Study in Geospatial Science

    Orientation to graduate study in geospatial sciences and development of a research proposal.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall

    Projected offerings

  • GEO 701 Research Methods in Geospatial Science

    Prerequisite: GEO 700.

    Methods of collecting, organization, and analyzing data pertinent to graduate study in Geospatial Science. Emphasis will be on the application of univariate and multivariate statistical techniques and other quantitative techniques pertinent to mathematically and statistically modeling geospatial problems.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    2
    Lab contact hours:
    2

    Typically offered: Spring

    Projected offerings

  • GEO 755 Applications of Digital Cartography, Analytical Photogrammetry, and Remote Sensing

    Prerequisite: permission.

    Advanced application of aerial photography and digital imagery, analytical photogrammetry, remote sensing, digital cartography and other geospatial technologies in areas of interest such as land use/land cover mapping, landscape ecology, agriculture, forestry, resource planning, geology, and soils. Since credit and topics vary, the course may be repeated for a maximum of 7 hours with permission.

    Credit hours:
    1-3
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • GEO 770 Advanced Field and Laboratory Methods

    Advanced training in laboratory and field methods in geography and geology. Topics will vary due to faculty expertise or student interest. Examples include watershed monitoring techniques, geochemical techniques, and field studies in remote areas. Field trips are required.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    1
    Lab contact hours:
    4

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • GEO 780 Research Paper in Geospatial Sciences

    Prerequisite: permission.

    Extensive research paper on selected topic to be presented orally at a departmental seminar or professional meeting. Exclusively used to satisfy requirements for non-thesis option.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

Planning (PLN) courses

  • PLN 100 Understanding Cities

    Prerequisite: 12 hours. General Education Course (Focus on Public Issues).

    This course provides an introduction to understanding metropolitan issues from a variety of viewpoints. This course will explore questions such as: What is a city? What is the relationship between the natural and built environments? How do people perceive cities? What are their current issues and problems? How will cities respond to a changing world economy and the globalization of culture? This course will help students recognize community needs and how to contribute knowledge and work within the community to meet those needs.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring

    Projected offerings

  • PLN 367 Planning Methods

    Prerequisite: SOC 302.

    Introduces data collection, sampling methods, statistical procedures and analysis, changing demographic characteristics, economic analysis, population projection methodologies and computer application in data analysis. Cannot receive credit for both PLN 367 and GRY 367.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall

    Projected offerings

  • PLN 371 History and Introduction to Planning

    This course provides an introduction to planning and a critical analysis of past and present planning concepts in terms of social, economic, political, and urban design aspects. It examines the development of urban form in different eras as well as the history and forces behind the development of the planning profession in the United States.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall

    Projected offerings

  • PLN 372 Planning Theory and Ethics

    This course aims to introduce students to the theories of city and regional planning. Specifically, it examines the need for theory in planning and overviews the evolution of planning paradigms from the beginning of the 20th century to the present. Additionally, the following issues are investigated: why plan; how to planners plan; how can planning be achieved in a pluralistic society; what are the values and ethics of planners? Finally, a major aim is for students to appreciate the link between theory and praxis. Filed trip required.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Spring

    Projected offerings

  • PLN 397 Selected Topics in Planning

    Course devoted to a single topic which may vary from semester to semester depending upon student and faculty interest. Since credit and topics vary, this course may be repeated, with permission, to a total of 5 hours credit. Variable content course.

    Credit hours:
    1-3
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • PLN 400 Communication Techniques in Planning

    Focuses on the oral, written, graphic and computer techniques used by planners in communicating with the public and elected officials. Emphasis is on visual analysis, graphic design, planning graphics, diagramming, photo editing techniques, spreadsheets, report writing, and the developing of a portfolio.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Spring

    Projected offerings

  • PLN 505 Social Planning

    This course will address planning practice in relation to values of justice, equity, fairness, and efficiency. In particular the course will focus upon inclusion of different community groups within the planning decision making process. A field project is required. May be taught concurrently with PLN 605. Cannot receive credit for both PLN 505 and PLN 605.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Spring

    Projected offerings

  • PLN 570 Planning Law

    Study of the legal foundations of land use controls. Topics include historic legal cases establishing government intervention in private development zoning, subdivision, growth management, individual liberty, environmental regulation and the general welfare concept. May be taught concurrently with PLN 670. Cannot receive credit for both PLN 570 and PLN 670.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Spring

    Projected offerings

  • PLN 571 Land Use Planning

    Prerequisite: PLN 371 or PLN 372 or FIN 266.

    Focuses on conceptual and analytical techniques of land use planning, including land use analysis, planning studies and procedures, and synthesis of planning elements through comprehensive plan development. May be taught concurrently with PLN 671. Cannot receive credit for both PLN 571 and PLN 671.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall

    Projected offerings

  • PLN 572 Community Planning Practicum

    Prerequisite: PLN 571.

    Focuses on the process of plan preparation and is intended to provide experience in the application of planning principles and analytical techniques learned in other program courses to an actual planning problem. Students will work on an individual basis and as part of a team in preparing a final report. Field problems will vary. May be taught concurrently with PLN 672. Cannot receive credit for both PLN 572 and PLN 672. Public Affairs Capstone Experience course.

    Credit hours:
    4
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    2

    Typically offered: Spring

    Projected offerings

  • PLN 573 Urban Design and Preservation

    Prerequisite: PLN 271 and GRY 322.

    Elements of urban design and preservation in relation to social, economic, and political forces; the role of the urban designer in the planning process. May be taught concurrently with PLN 673. Cannot receive credit for both PLN 673 and PLN 573.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Spring

    Projected offerings

  • PLN 574 Open Space Planning

    Principles and methods of open space planning. Students will learn about the relationship between open space and the quality of life in cities and will obtain a foundation for conducting open space planning projects. Class format includes lecture, seminar and studio. Field problem required. May be taught concurrently with PLN 574. Cannot receive credit for both PLN 574 and PLN 674.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    2
    Lab contact hours:
    2

    Typically offered: Spring

    Projected offerings

  • PLN 576 Site Planning Studio

    Prerequisite: PLN 271 an PLN 372.

    Lecture-studio focusing on the principles and processes of urban design and site specific design requirements. Students will design site plans for specific uses such as subdivisions, shopping centers and parks for public presentation. May be taught concurrently with PLN 676. Cannot receive credit for both PLN 676 and PLN 576.

    Credit hours:
    4
    Lecture contact hours:
    2
    Lab contact hours:
    4

    Typically offered: Fall

    Projected offerings

  • PLN 596 Research in Planning

    Prerequisite: permission.

    Enrichment through guided but independent, original research in planning and planning related subject areas. May be repeated to a total of 6 hours. May be taught concurrently with PLN 696. Cannot receive credit for both PLN 696 and PLN 596.

    Credit hours:
    1-3
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring

    Projected offerings

  • PLN 597 Selected Topics in Planning

    Detailed treatment of various advanced topics in planning which may vary from semester to semester. Some typical topics: Economic Development Planning, Rural and Small Town Planning, Housing in America. Since credit and topics vary, the course may be repeated to a total of 6 hours. Variable content course. May be taught concurrently with PLN 697. Cannot receive credit for both PLN 697 and PLN 597.

    Credit hours:
    1-5
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • PLN 599 Internship in Urban and Regional Planning

    Prerequisite: 90 hours and PLN 571.

    Work in community or regional planning agency. Students are monitored by Planning faculty and supervisory personnel of the planning agency. May be repeated to a total of 6 hours. May be taught concurrently with PLN 699. Cannot receive credit for both PLN 699 and PLN 599.

    Credit hours:
    1-3
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring

    Projected offerings

  • PLN 605 Social Planning

    This course will address planning practice in relation to values of justice, equity, fairness, and efficiency. In particular the course will focus upon inclusion of different community groups within the planning decision making process. A field project is required. May be taught concurrently with PLN 505. Cannot receive credit for both PLN 605 and PLN 505.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Spring

    Projected offerings

  • PLN 670 Planning Law

    Study of the legal foundations of land use controls. Topics include historic legal cases establishing government intervention in private development zoning, subdivision, growth management, individual liberty, environmental regulation and the general welfare concept. May be taught concurrently with PLN 570. Cannot receive credit for both PLN 570 and PLN 670.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Spring

    Projected offerings

  • PLN 671 Land Use Planning

    Recommended Prerequisite: PLN 271 or PLN 372 or FIN 266. Focuses on conceptual and analytical techniques of land use planning, including land use analysis, planning studies and procedures, and synthesis of planning elements through comprehensive plan development. May be taught concurrently with PLN 571. Cannot receive credit for both PLN 571 and PLN 671.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall

    Projected offerings

  • PLN 672 Community Planning Practicum

    Prerequisite: PLN 571 or PLN 671.

    Focuses on the process of plan preparation and is intended to provide experience in the application of planning principles and analytical techniques learned in other program courses to an actual planning problem. Students will work on an individual basis and as part of a team in preparing a final report. Field problems will vary. May be taught concurrently with PLN 572. Cannot receive credit for both PLN 572 and PLN 672.

    Credit hours:
    4
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    2

    Typically offered: Spring

    Projected offerings

  • PLN 673 Urban Design and Preservation

    Recommended Prerequisite: PLN 271 and GRY 322. Elements of urban design and preservation in relation to social, economic, and political forces; the role of the urban designer in the planning process. May be taught concurrently with PLN 573. Cannot receive credit for both PLN 573 and PLN 673.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Spring

    Projected offerings

  • PLN 674 Open Space Planning

    Principles and methods of open space planning. Students will learn about the relationship between open space and the quality of life in cities and will obtain a foundation for conducting open space planning projects. Class format includes lecture, seminar and studio. Field problem required. May be taught concurrently with PLN 574. Cannot receive credit for both PLN 574 and PLN 674.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    2
    Lab contact hours:
    2

    Typically offered: Spring

    Projected offerings

  • PLN 676 Site Planning Studio

    Recommended Prerequisite: PLN 271 and PLN 372. Lecture-studio focusing on the principles and processes of urban design and site specific design requirements. Students will design site plans for specific uses such as subdivisions, shopping centers and parks for public presentation. May be taught concurrently with PLN 576. Cannot receive credit for both PLN 576 and PLN 676.

    Credit hours:
    4
    Lecture contact hours:
    2
    Lab contact hours:
    4

    Typically offered: Fall

    Projected offerings

  • PLN 696 Research in Planning

    Prerequisite: permission.

    Enrichment through guided but independent, original research in planning and planning related subject areas. May be repeated to a total of 6 credit hours. May be taught concurrently with PLN 596. Cannot receive credit for both PLN 596 and PLN 696.

    Credit hours:
    1-3
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring

    Projected offerings

  • PLN 697 Selected Topics in Planning

    Detailed treatment of various advanced topics in planning which may vary from semester to semester. Some typical topics: Economic Development Planning, Rural and Small Town Planning, Housing in America. Variable content course. May be repeated to a total of 6 hours. May be taught concurrently with PLN 597. Cannot receive credit for both PLN 597 and PLN 697.

    Credit hours:
    1-5
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • PLN 699 Internship in Urban and Regional Planning

    Recommended Prerequisite: PLN 571. Work in community or regional planning agency. Students are monitored by Planning faculty and supervisory personnel of the planning agency. May be repeated to a total of 6 hours. May be taught concurrently with PLN 599. Cannot receive credit for both PLN 599 and PLN 699.

    Credit hours:
    1-3
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring

    Projected offerings

  • PLN 704 Community Resource Planning

    Explanation of community growth and change. Review of public and private agency programs. Topics may focus on small towns and rural areas as well as urban and metropolitan areas. Since credit and topics vary, the course may be repeated for a maximum of 7 hours with permission.

    Credit hours:
    1-3
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings