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Undergraduate
  • Geomatics for Civil Engineering
    (CVEN-423) Read More

    Credits 3. 2 Lecture Hours. 3 Lab Hours. Use of GIS, GPS, Survey and Remotely-sensed data integrated with predictive models for infrastructure management systems. Prerequisite: CVEN 303 or approval of instructor.

  • Principles of Geocomputation
    (GEOG 479) Read More

    Credits 4. 3 Lecture Hours. 2 Lab Hours. Geocomputation including geospatial technologies, computational techniques and algorithms utilizing high-performance computing; fundamental geocomputation principles, artificial and computational intelligence. Prerequisites: GEOG 361, GEOG 390, GEOG 475; CSCE 110 or CSCE 111.

  • Terrain Analysis and Mapping
    (GEOG 477) Read More

    Credits 4. 3 Lecture Hours. 2 Lab Hours. Geomorphometry for land surface characterization; fundamentals of terrain analysis; theory of land surface dynamics; application of software for digital terrain modeling and analysis. Prerequisites: GEOG 361 and GEOG 390 or equivalents, or approval of instructor; junior or senior classification.

  • GIS Practicum
    (GEOG 476) Read More

    Credits 3. 3 Other Hours. Introduction to current topics in Geographic Information Science including ethical and legal issues surrounding spatial technologies, proper GIS management practices and professional certification; development of professional research, technical and communication skills through participation in a coordinated internship or independent research project. Meets writing-intensive course requirements for environmental geosciences, environmental studies and geography majors. Prerequisites: Senior classification and enrollment in Geographic Information Science and Technology or approval of instructor.

  • Advanced Geographic Information Science
    (GEOG 475) Read More

    Credits 4. 3 Lecture Hours. 2 Lab Hours. Advanced Topics in Geographic Information Systems. Topics related to GIS implementation, spatial database design, spatial data analysis, and various advanced GIS applications. Prerequisite: GEOG 390 or equivalent.

  • Dynamic Modeling of Earth and Environment Systems
    (GEOG 467) Read More

    Credits 4. 3 Lecture Hours. 2 Lab Hours. Dynamical systems modeling; key concepts and processes in earth and environmental systems; human impact on these systems; model building and testing; system behavior over time; model validation and sensitivity; examples from the applications in earth and environmental sciences. Prerequisite: GEOG 203 or approval of instructor.

  • Hydrology and the Environment
    (GEOG 434) Read More

    Credits 4. 3 Lecture Hours. 2 Lab Hours. Examination of hydrologic processes in relation to climate, soils, vegetation, land use practices, and human impacts; natural scientific perspectives emphasized; field and laboratory included. Prerequisite: GEOG 203 or equivalent.

  • Principles of Geographic Information Systems
    (GEOG 390) Read More

    Credits 4. 3 Lecture Hours. 2 Lab Hours. Basic concepts of design, planning and implementation of geographic information systems. Prerequisite: Junior or senior classification.

  • Workshop in Environmental Studies
    (GEOG 380) Read More

    Credits 2 to 6. 2 to 6 Lab Hours. The study, understanding and solution of human environment problems based on principles learned in the classroom; library, laboratory and field work carried out by individuals and in groups; reports on work accomplished. May be repeated for credit as many as three times. Prerequisite: GEOG 330.

  • Remote Sensing in Geosciences
    (GEOG 361) Read More

    Credits 4. 3 Lecture Hours. 2 Lab Hours. Introduction to the principles, techniques and applications of remote sensing technology in geosciences including the analysis and interpretation of airborne and spaceborne remote sensing data for studying key earth system processes. Prerequisite: Junior or senior classification.

  • Natural Hazards
    (GEOG 360) Read More

    Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours. Introduction to the types and causes of natural events that pose risk to society; an examination of prevailing concepts and theories of human response and vulnerability; characteristics of natural events; natural hazard paradigms; case studies. Prerequisites: GEOG 203 or GEOL 101; junior or senior classification.

  • Remote Sensing of the Environment
    (ESSM 444) Read More

    (2-3). Credit 3. Principles and techniques necessary for applying remote sensing to diverse issues in studying and mapping land uses and land covers of the terrestrial environment; emphasizes a hands-on learning approach with theoretical foundations and applications in both aerial and satellite remote sensing, using optical and lidar datasets. Prerequisite: Junior or senior classification or approval of instructor.

Graduate
  • Civil Engineering Applications of GIS
    (CVEN-658) Read More

    Credits 3. 2 Lecture Hours. 2 Lab Hours. Use of geographic information system (GIS) concepts and methods to solve civil engineering problems; emphasis on different areas of civil engineering. Class presentations and laboratory sessions used to familiarize students with computer software. Prerequisite: Graduate classification.

  • Stochastic Mechanics
    (CVEN 650) Read More

    Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours. Introduction to the use of Bayesian inference methods to solve mechanical inverse problems with varying evidence conditions; experimental observations, model complexity and expert beliefs; representation of the probabilistic calibration of models with varying parameters in space and time, in the form of boundary conditions, material properties, and even numerical parameters; improves the scientific and engineering inferences stemmed from research practice. Prerequisite: STAT 201.

  • Structural Reliability
    (CVEN-655) Read More

    Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours. Uncertainties in structural mechanics; probabilistic models for load and resistance variables, fundamentals of structural reliability theory, advanced first-order second moment methods and reliability of complex structural systems; applications to selected structures. Prerequisites: CVEN 345 and CVEN 421.

  • Frontiers in Geographic Information Science
    (GEOG 695) Read More

    Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours. Theoretical foundations and the latest development of geographic information science (GIScience); topics related to representations of space and time, geocomputation, spatially integrated social sciences, and social informatics. Prerequisite: Introductory GIS.

  • GIS-Based Spatial Analysis and Modeling
    (GEOG 665) Read More

    Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours. 1 Lab Hour. Investigates methodology of integrating various spatial analysis and modeling techniques with GIS for environmental/socio-economic applications; practical applications; theoretical/technical aspects of related issues in detail. Prerequisite: GEOG 660 or equivalent or approval of instructor.

  • Digital Image Processing and Analysis
    (GEOG 661) Read More

    Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours. 1 Lab Hour. Principles of georectifying, processing, manipulating and interpreting data collected by nonphotographic sensors concentrating on solid earth resources. Prerequisite: GEOG 651 or equivalent or approval of instructor.

  • Remote Sensing for Geographical Analysis
    (GEOG 651) Read More

    Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours. 1 Lab Hour. Provides and introduction to remote sensing fundamentals. Discussion of past, present and planned earth observing sensors as well as technical issues involved in the collection, processing and interpretation of remote sensing images with emphasis on application to geographic problems, including geomorphology, hydrology and coastal oceanography. Prerequisite: Graduate classification.

  • Fluvial Geomorphology
    (GEOG 626) Read More

    Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours. Concepts and methods applicable to the fluvial systems; components affecting rivers and drainage basin and analysis geomorphology; analytical treatment of problems arising from fluvial changes. Prerequisite: GEOG 203 or approval of instructor.

  • Advanced Remote Sensing
    (ESSM 656) Read More

    Sensing. (2-2). Credit 3. Advanced techniques for information extraction using air- borne and satellite imagery; active and passive sensors characteristics; customizing and developing image processing tools for remote sensing applications for a broad range of sensors and applications. Prerequisites: ESSM 655, ESSM 444, GEOG 651, GEOG 661.

  • Hydrology and the Environment
    (GEOG 634) Read More

    Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours. Examination of hydrologic processes affecting surface and groundwater resources; impact of climate, soils, vegetation, land-use practices, and human effects on hydrologic processes; natural-scientific perspectives emphasized. Prerequisite: Graduate classification. Cross Listing: WMHS 601/GEOG 634.

  • Remote Sensing for Natural Resource Management
    (ESSM 655) Read More

    (2-2). Credit 3. Remote sensing for the management of renewable natural resources; use of aerial photography and satellite imagery to detect, identify and monitor forest, range and agricultural resources; utilize remotely sensed data as input to computerized information management systems. Prerequisite: Graduate classification.

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