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Summer 2006




GEOG 102  Geography of Human Activities (SS or C)                 3 credits
Students will study the distributions of human activities at global and regional scales, and the causes and consequences of those distributions. Specific topics covered will include population, natural resources, agriculture, economic activity, urban and rural settlements, and cultural phenomena. Special attention will be paid to the role that globalization plays in altering patterns of human activity at multiple scales. Students will also learn about the tools that human geographers use to describe the world, and gain a basic understanding of how those tools are applied. Recommended as one of the first two courses to be taken by prospective majors. Note: Formerly listed as Human Geography. For more information contact neff@umbc.edu.
          Grade Method: REG/P-F/AUD
          GFR/GER:Meets SS or C. GDR:Meets S.
[0206] 7060 Meets 07/10/2006 - 08/18/2006             NEFF, R
            TuTh.......1:00pm- 4:10pm (SOND103)


GEOG 110  Geography of Environmental Systems (MS)                 3 credits
The study of principles and processes that shape and/or control climate, earth materials, landforms, soils, and give logic to the integrated patterns of world distribution. The course is taught using graphic rich presentations that provide numerous visual examples of topics discussed in class. These graphic presentations will also be available to students for additional study through the UMBC Library E-Reserves. This course is ideal for the non-science major who wants to gain an appreciation for how the physical earth processes operate without the need for a strong science background. Recommended as one of the first two courses to be taken by prospective majors. Note: Formerly listed as Physical Geography. For more information contact tom.rabenhorst@umbc.edu.
          Grade Method: REG
          GFR:Meets  Biol/PhySci(non-lab). GER:Meets
          MS. GDR:Meets M.
[0207] 6060 Meets 05/30/2006 - 07/07/2006             RABENHORST, T
            TuTh.......9:00am-12:10pm (SOND205)


GEOG 120  Environmental Science and Conservation                  3 credits
          (MS)                                              
An introduction to the study of how human populations use and impact the earth's ecosystems. Topics covered include basic ecological principles, ecosystem dynamics, natural resources (air, water, soils, energy), human population growth, food production systems, biodiversity and endangered species, climate change and pollution. Natural-resource conservation policies and strategies are presented and evaluated. For more information contact eparker@umbc.edu.
          Grade Method: REG/P-F
          GFR:Meets  Biol/PhySci(non-lab). GER:Meets
          MS. GDR:Meets M.
[0208] 6060 Meets 05/30/2006 - 07/07/2006             PARKER, E
            MW.........1:00pm- 4:10pm (SOND204)


GEOG 302A Selected Topics in Geography Oceanography               3 credits
This course is designed to introduce students from diverse backgrounds to the physical, chemical, biological and geological aspects of the oceans and to the methods and techniques of research in this rapidly expanding field. Prerequisite: Three credits in geography and environmental systems or consent of the instructor. Some topics will require additional prerequisites. For more information contact sjeffrey@ccbcmd.edu.
          Grade Method: REG/P-F/AUD
[0210] 6060 Meets 05/30/2006 - 07/07/2006             JEFFREY, S
            TuTh.......9:00am-12:10pm (SOND210)


GEOG 302B Selected Topics in Geography Water in the               3 credits
          Urban Environment                                 
This is an intermediate-level course for students interested in urban environmental problems and water resources. Baltimore is a focal point for ongoing research in urban hydrology and ecology and the UMBC campus is becoming a major center for urban environmental research. This class will introduce students to some of the exciting work being done here, through a combination of classroom instruction and field trips using local research sites of the Baltimore Ecosystem Study and the instructor's Baltimore-based research projects. We will visit drinking-water and wastewater treatment facilities and talk with public officials responsible for management of water quality. We will talk with scientists who are involved in research on urban flood hazards and water-quality problems associated with nutrients, pathogens and chemical contaminants in urban streams. We will discuss how changes in the hydrologic cycle due to urbanization affect stream channels, and what is being done by public agencies to try to mitigate these problems. We will discuss the recent consent decrees for mitigation of leaking sewer systems, which will involve expenditures of nearly $2 billion over the next 15 years in Baltimore City and Baltimore County. We will substitute at least one and possibly two full-day field trips in lieu of afternoon classes; possible dates include Friday June 16, 23, or 30 or Tuesday June 6, 20 or 27. Carpooling will be needed for off-campus field trips. Prerequisites: Math 150 or its equivalent and a C or better in at least one other physical science course. For more information contact miller@umbc.edu.
          Grade Method: REG
[0211] 6060 Meets 05/30/2006 - 07/07/2006             MILLER, A
            TuTh.......1:00pm- 4:10pm (SOND203)


GEOG 482  Cartographic Internship                                 3 credits

(PermReq) Grade     Method:    REG/P-F    Individual
          Instruction  course: contact department or
          instructor to obtain section number.


GEOG 483  GIS Internship                                          3 credits

(PermReq) Grade  Method: REG  Individual Instruction
          course:  contact department  or instructor
          to obtain section number.


GEOG 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 to obtain section number.


GEOG 497  Research Internship                                   2-3 credits

(PermReq) Grade  Method: REG  Individual Instruction
          course:  contact department  or instructor
          to obtain section number.


GEOG 498  Environmental and Public Policy Internship              3 credits

(PermReq) Grade     Method:    REG/P-F    Individual
          Instruction  course: contact department or
          instructor to obtain section number.


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