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Geography and Environmental Systems

Summer 2008


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



GES 110   Physical Geography                                      3 credits
Study of the principles and processes of climate, earth materials, landforms, soils and vegetation that give logic to their integrated patterns of world distribution. 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. Section 6060 is taught using graphic rich presentations that provide numerous visual examples of topics discussed in class. These graphic presentations, as well as notes, will also be available to students for additional study through the UMBC Library E-Reserves or Blackboard.  For more information contact tom.rabenhorst@umbc.edu for section 6060 or school@umbc.edu for section 7060.
          Grade Method: REG/P-F/AUD
          GEP:Meets                    Sci(non-lab).
          GFR:Biol/PhySci(non-lab).
[0136] 6060 Meets 05/27/2008 - 07/03/2008             RABENHORST, T
            TuTh.......9:00am-12:10pm (SOND204)
[0137] 7060 Meets 07/07/2008 - 08/15/2008             SCHOOL, J
            MW.........6:00pm- 9:10pm (SOND110)


GES 307   Conservation Biology                                    3 credits
This course focuses on the biology that underlies conservation problems and the challenges we face as a society. This course will introduce some of the literature, controversies, and promising methodologies used in conservation biology. Objectivity and sound research design are essential for scientific progress, thus a major emphasis will be on carefully evaluating each issue in a rigorous, scientific context. Specific goals of the course are: 1) To introduce the principal concepts and methodologies of conservation biology, 2) to enrich understanding of the scientific contributions necessary for solving conservation problems, 3) to foster understanding of the process of science in general, and as applied in conservation contexts, 4) to further develop analytical and communication skills, thereby improving the ability to contribute to creating solutions. Classes will consist of lectures and discussion on particular issues and readings. Prerequisites: GES 120 and BIOL 100, or for biology majors, BIOL 100 only. For more information contact cmswan@umbc.edu.
          Grade Method: REG
[0138] 6060 Meets 05/27/2008 - 07/03/2008             SWAN, C
            TuTh.......1:00pm- 4:10pm (SOND101)


GES 482   Cartographic Internship                                 3 credits

(PermReq) Grade  Method: P-F  Individual Instruction
          course:  contact department  or instructor
          for permission to enroll.
[7734] 0101 Meets 05/27/2008 - 08/15/2008             SCHOOL, J
            Time and room to be arranged


GES 483   GIS Internship                                          3 credits

(PermReq) Grade  Method: P-F  Individual Instruction
          course:  contact department  or instructor
          for permission to enroll.
[7735] 0101 Meets 05/27/2008 - 08/15/2008             SCHOOL, J
            Time and room to be arranged


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.
[7736] 0101 Meets 05/27/2008 - 08/15/2008             PARKER, E
            Time and room to be arranged


GES 497   Research Internship                                     3 credits

(PermReq) Grade  Method: P-F  Individual Instruction
          course:  contact department  or instructor
          for permission to enroll.
[7737] 0101 Meets 05/27/2008 - 08/15/2008             PARKER, E
            Time and room to be arranged


GES 498   Geography & Environmental Systems                       3 credits
          Internship                                        

(PermReq) Grade  Method: P-F  Individual Instruction
          course:  contact department  or instructor
          for permission to enroll.
[7738] 0101 Meets 05/27/2008 - 08/15/2008             PARKER, E
            Time and room to be arranged


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