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Geography and Environmental Systems

Fall 2008


General Education Info: GFR | GEP (for students starting Fall 2007)



GES 102   Human Geography                                         3 credits

          Grade Method: REG/P-F/AUD
          GEP/GFR:Meets SS or C.
[3283] 0201 TuTh.......4:00pm- 5:15pm (ENG  LH5)      BENNETT, S
[3284] 0301 TuTh......10:00am-11:15am (AD   LH3)      BENNETT, S


GES 102Y  Human Geography                                         4 credits

          Grade Method: REG/P-F/AUD
          GEP/GFR:Meets SS or C.
[7659] 0101 TuTh......10:00am-11:15am (AD   LH3)      BENNETT, S
            F..........1:00pm- 2:15pm (MP  102) DIS


GES 110   Physical Geography                                      3 credits

          Grade Method: REG/P-F/AUD
          GEP:Meets                    Sci(non-lab).
          GFR:Biol/PhySci(non-lab).
[3285] 0101 TuTh......10:00am-11:15am (BIOL LH1)      LEWIS, L
[3286] 0201 MWF.......10:00am-10:50am (ACIV LH4)      RABENHORST, T


GES 110Y  Physical Geography                                      4 credits

          Grade Method: REG/P-F/AUD
          GEP:Meets                    Sci(non-lab).
          GFR:Biol/PhySci(non-lab).
[7660] 0101 TuTh......10:00am-11:15am (BIOL LH1)      LEWIS, L
            F..........1:00pm- 2:15pm (MP  105) DIS


GES 120   Environmental Science and Conservation                  3 credits

          Grade Method: REG/P-F/AUD
          GEP:Meets                    Sci(non-lab).
          GFR:Biol/PhySci(non-lab).
[3287] 0101 TuTh.......1:00pm- 2:15pm (AD   LH3)      PARKER, E


GES 120Y  Environmental Science and Conservation                  4 credits

          Grade Method: REG/P-F/AUD
          GEP:Meets                    Sci(non-lab).
          GFR:Biol/PhySci(non-lab).
[7661] 0101 TuTh.......1:00pm- 2:15pm (AD   LH3)      PARKER, E
            M..........4:00pm- 5:15pm (SOND109) DIS


GES 220   Lab and Field Techniques for Environmental              4 credits
          Science (MS with lab GFR)                         

          Grade Method: REG/P-F/AUD
          GEP:N/A.  GFR:Meets Biol/PhySci  plus lab.
          Students enrolled in this course will gain
          experience  in field  sampling, laboratory
          procedures  and  data  analysis. Exercises
          will  involve  field  and  laboratory work
          with  some  combination  of  water, soils,
          vegetation,   landforms,  and  atmospheric
          phenomena.   Students  will work  in teams
          and  each  will  develop a  final research
          project for presentation at the end of the
          semester.  This  is a  required course for
          students majoring in Environmental Science
          or  Environmental  Studies. Prerequisites:
          GEOG 120; co or pre-req of either BIOL 100
          or CHEM 101.
[3288] 0101 TuTh.......8:30am-10:45am (SOND006)       READEL, K


GES 286   Exploring the Environment: A Geo-Spatial                4 credits
          Perspective                                       

          Grade Method: REG/P-F/AUD
[3289] 0101 MW.........8:30am- 9:45am (SOND107)       SCHOOL, J
            F..........8:00am- 9:50am (SOND001) LAB


GES 308   Ecology                                                 3 credits

          Grade Method: REG/P-F/AUD
[3291] 0101 TuTh......11:30am-12:45pm (PHYS LH6)      SWAN, C


GES 311   Weather and Climate                                     3 credits

          Grade Method: REG/P-F/AUD
[3292] 0101 TuTh.......8:30am- 9:45am (SOND110)       MEHTA, A


GES 313   Biogeography                                            3 credits

          Grade Method: REG/P-F/AUD
          GEP:Meets WI.
[3293] 0101 TuTh.......1:00pm- 2:15pm (ACIV015)       LEWIS, L


GES 329   Geography of Disease and Health                         3 credits

          Grade Method: REG/P-F/AUD
          GEP:N/A. GFR:Meets SS.
[3294] 0101 MWF.......10:00am-10:50am (SOND112)       BIEHLER, D


GES 342   Metropolitan Baltimore                                  3 credits

          Grade Method: REG/P-F/AUD
[3295] 0101 TuTh.......1:00pm- 2:15pm (SOND209)       BENNETT, S


GES 381   Remote Sensing                                          4 credits

          Grade Method: REG/P-F/AUD
[3296] 0101 M..........2:30pm- 5:00pm (ITE 239)       RABENHORST, T
            W..........2:30pm- 4:30pm (ITE 239) LAB


GES 386   Introduction to Geographic Information                  4 credits
          Systems                                           

          Grade Method: REG/P-F/AUD
[3297] 0101 TuTh.......2:30pm- 3:45pm (SOND007)       TANG, J
            Th.........4:00pm- 5:50pm (SOND007) LAB


GES 400B  Selected Topics In Geography Population                 3 credits
          Geography                                         

          Grade Method: REG/P-F/AUD Pre-req: One 300
          GES   course   in   Human   Geography,  or
          permission of instructor.
[7560] 0101 W..........7:10pm- 9:45pm (SOND107)       RATCLIFFE, M


GES 400H  Selected Topics In Geography Computer                   3 credits
          Aided Negotiation of Water Resources              
          Disputes                                          

(PermReq) Grade Method: REG/P-F/AUD Enrollment is by
          permission  and limited  to 15; interested
          students  should  email Dr.  Andrew Miller
          (miller@umbc.edu)  for  more  information.
          Honors  College  students  may  count this
          course  toward  their  Honors requirements
          but  the  course  is  open  to  other UMBC
          students.  Disputes  over water  are often
          bitterly  fought. The  gun-slingers of the
          old west have been replaced with armies of
          high-priced    lawyers   and   well-funded
          lobbyists,  but it  is a take-no-prisoners
          struggle  nonetheless.  Students  in  this
          course    will    tackle   a   real-world,
          interdisciplinary  water-resources problem
          using  Computer Aided Negotiation (CAN), a
          process for guiding stakeholders to create
          a  mutually beneficial solution to natural
          resource  disputes.  Each  group will have
          the    opportunity    to    consult   with
          professional  experts,  including lawyers,
          biologists,   geologists,  engineers,  and
          economists. Groups of students playing the
          stakeholders will identify what they want,
          need,  and can have  from the water supply
          based  on  relevant  science and  law, and
          then   use   a   water  supply  operations
          computer  model in  planning sessions with
          the other stakeholder groups to agree upon
          the  operating rules for  the system. This
          course  does  not  require  specific prior
          technical  expertise but is designed for a
          diverse  group  of  students  with  senior
          standing,  strong academic  records, and a
          range  of  disciplinary  backgrounds.  The
          course  is  being piloted at  UMBC in Fall
          2008  under  a  grant  from  the  National
          Science   Foundation   with  the  goal  of
          developing  a  model  that can  be used at
          other universities.
[7726] 0101 MW.........4:00pm- 5:15pm (SOND205)       STAFF


GES 408   Field Ecology                                           4 credits

          Grade  Method: REG  GES 408 pre-requisite:
          GES 308.
[3299] 0101 Tu.........2:30pm- 3:45pm (SOND006)       SWAN, C
            Th.........2:30pm- 5:45pm (SOND006) LAB


GES 416   Hydrology                                               4 credits

          Grade Method: REG/P-F/AUD
[3300] 0101 MW........10:00am-10:50am (SOND206)       MILLER, A
            F..........9:00am-10:50am (TBA) LAB


GES 451   Urban Sustainability                                    3 credits

          Grade Method: REG/P-F/AUD
[3302] 0101 MW.........1:00pm- 2:15pm (SOND001)       NEFF, R


GES 481   Remote Sensing of Environment                           3 credits

          Grade Method: REG/P-F/AUD
[3303] 0101 Tu........10:00am-11:15am (SOND007)       TANG, J
            Th........10:00am-11:15am (SOND007) LAB


GES 482   Cartographic Internship                                 3 credits

(PermReq) Grade  Method: P-F  Individual Instruction
          course:  contact department  or instructor
          for permission to enroll.
[3304] 0101 Time and room to be arranged              SCHOOL, J


GES 483   GIS Internship                                          3 credits

(PermReq) Grade  Method: P-F  Individual Instruction
          course:  contact department  or instructor
          for permission to enroll.
[3305] 0101 Time and room to be arranged              TANG, J


GES 491   Independent Study in Geography and                    1-3 credits
          Environmental Systems                             

(PermReq) Grade   Method:   REG/P-F/AUD   Individual
          Instruction  course: contact department or
          instructor for permission to enroll.
[3306] 0101 Time and room to be arranged              BENNETT, S
[3307] 0102 Time and room to be arranged              SWAN, C
[3308] 0103 Time and room to be arranged              READEL, K
[3309] 0104 Time and room to be arranged              STAFF
[3310] 0106 Time and room to be arranged              STAFF
[3311] 0107 Time and room to be arranged              MILLER, A
[3312] 0108 Time and room to be arranged              PARKER, E
[3313] 0109 Time and room to be arranged              RABENHORST, T
[3314] 0110 Time and room to be arranged              SCHOOL, J
[3315] 0112 Time and room to be arranged              ELLIS, E
[3316] 0113 Time and room to be arranged              TANG, J
[3317] 0114 Time and room to be arranged              NEFF, R
[3318] 0115 Time and room to be arranged              LEWIS, L
[3319] 0116 Time and room to be arranged              HALVERSON, J
[7982] 0117 Time and room to be arranged              BAKER, M
[7983] 0118 Time and room to be arranged              BIEHLER, D


GES 491H  Independent Study in Geography and                    1-3 credits
          Environmental Systems                             

(PermReq) Grade   Method:   REG/P-F/AUD   Individual
          Instruction  course: contact department or
          instructor for permission to enroll.
[3320] 0101 Time and room to be arranged              BENNETT, S
[3321] 0102 Time and room to be arranged              READEL, K
[3322] 0104 Time and room to be arranged              SWAN, C
[3323] 0106 Time and room to be arranged              STAFF
[3324] 0107 Time and room to be arranged              MILLER, A
[3325] 0108 Time and room to be arranged              PARKER, E
[3326] 0109 Time and room to be arranged              RABENHORST, T
[3327] 0110 Time and room to be arranged              SCHOOL, J
[3328] 0112 Time and room to be arranged              ELLIS, E
[3329] 0113 Time and room to be arranged              TANG, J
[3330] 0114 Time and room to be arranged              NEFF, R
[3331] 0115 Time and room to be arranged              LEWIS, L
[3332] 0116 Time and room to be arranged              HALVERSON, J
[7984] 0117 Time and room to be arranged              BAKER, M
[7985] 0118 Time and room to be arranged              BIEHLER, D


GES 497   Research Internship                                   2-3 credits

(PermReq) Grade  Method: P-F  Individual Instruction
          course:  contact department  or instructor
          for permission to enroll.
[3333] 0101 Time and room to be arranged              PARKER, E
[3334] 0201 Time and room to be arranged              NEFF, R
[3335] 0301 Time and room to be arranged              ELLIS, E
[3336] 0401 Time and room to be arranged              SWAN, C
[3337] 0501 Time and room to be arranged              MILLER, A
[3338] 0601 Time and room to be arranged              BENNETT, S
[3339] 0701 Time and room to be arranged              TANG, J
[3340] 0801 Time and room to be arranged              READEL, K
[3341] 0901 Time and room to be arranged              HALVERSON, J
[3342] 1001 Time and room to be arranged              RABENHORST, T
[3343] 1101 Time and room to be arranged              LEWIS, L
[3344] 1201 Time and room to be arranged              SCHOOL, J
[7986] 1301 Time and room to be arranged              BAKER, M
[7987] 1401 Time and room to be arranged              BIEHLER, D


GES 498   Geography & Environmental Systems                       3 credits
          Internship                                        

(PermReq) Grade  Method: P-F  Individual Instruction
          course:  contact department  or instructor
          for permission to enroll.
[3346] 0101 Time and room to be arranged              PARKER, E


GES 601   INTRODUCTION TO GEOGRAPHY AND                           3 credits
          ENVIRONMENTAL SYSTEMS                             

(PermReq) Grade Method: REG
[7771] 0101 MW.........4:00pm- 5:15pm (SOND210)       HALVERSON, J


GES 608   FIELD ECOLOGY                                           4 credits

(PermReq) Grade Method: REG
[3347] 0101 Tu.........2:30pm- 3:45pm (SOND006)       SWAN, C
            Th.........2:30pm- 5:45pm (SOND006) LAB


GES 616   Physical Hydrology                                      4 credits

(PermReq) Grade   Method:   REG   NOTE:  A  separate
          recitation  hour for  graduate students is
          still to be determined.
[3348] 0101 MW........10:00am-10:50am (SOND206)       MILLER, A
            F..........9:00am-10:50am (TBA) LAB


GES 621   WATER IN THE URBAN ENVIRONMENT                          3 credits

(PermReq) Grade  Method:  REG Permission  required -
          Contact Andrew Miller (miller@umbc.edu).
[3349] 0101 MW.........1:00pm- 2:15pm (PUP 438)       MILLER, A


GES 622   RESEARCH DESIGN FOR THE URBAN ENVIRONMENT               3 credits

(PermReq) Grade Method: REG
[3350] 0101 MW.........2:30pm- 3:45pm (PUP 438)       MILLER, A


GES 651   URBAN SUSTAINABILITY                                    3 credits

          Grade Method: REG
[7961] 0101 MW.........1:00pm- 2:15pm (SOND001)       NEFF, R


GES 681   Remote Sensing of Environment                           3 credits

          Grade Method: REG
[3351] 0101 Tu........10:00am-11:15am (SOND007)       TANG, J
            Th........10:00am-11:15am (SOND007) LAB


GES 686   Introduction to Geographic Information                  4 credits
          Systems                                           

(PermReq) Grade Method: REG
[3352] 0101 TuTh.......2:30pm- 3:45pm (SOND007)       TANG, J
            Th.........4:00pm- 5:50pm (SOND007) LAB


GES 689   DEPARTMENT SEMINAR                                       1 credit

          Grade Method: P-F GES 689 will meet in TRC
          206.
[7922] 0101 F..........2:00pm- 3:00pm (TBA)           BAKER, M


GES 799   MASTER'S THESIS RESEARCH                              1-6 credits

(PermReq) Grade Method: P-F
[7909] 0101 Time and room to be arranged              PARKER, E
[7910] 0201 Time and room to be arranged              NEFF, R
[7911] 0301 Time and room to be arranged              ELLIS, E
[7912] 0401 Time and room to be arranged              SWAN, C
[7913] 0501 Time and room to be arranged              MILLER, A
[7914] 0601 Time and room to be arranged              BENNETT, S
[7915] 0701 Time and room to be arranged              TANG, J
[7916] 0901 Time and room to be arranged              HALVERSON, J
[7917] 1101 Time and room to be arranged              LEWIS, L
[7918] 1301 Time and room to be arranged              BAKER, M
[7919] 1401 Time and room to be arranged              BIEHLER, D


GES 999   LEAVE OF ABSENCE                                        No credit

(PermReq) Grade Method: NGI
[7998] 0101 Time and room to be arranged              STAFF


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