Fall 2020 GEOG 510 Seminar in Physical Geography
Fire, Ecosystems, and People
Instructor: Alan H. Taylor
Fire is a powerful agent that influences ecosystems, ecosystem services, and people who live in fire prone landscapes. This seminar will focus on the historic, current, and future role of fire as a disturbance process and as a management and political issue.
Fall 2020 GEOG 530 Seminar in Human–Environment Interactions
Power, Uncertainty, Health
Instructor: Brian King
We will focus on the themes of power, uncertainty, and health to provide a conceptual framework for addressing emerging concerns about sustainability, poverty, race, gender, formal and informal decision-making, power, and justice.
Fall 2020 GEOG 560 Seminar in Geographic Information Science
Spatiotemporal Studies in GIScience
Instructor: Manzhu Yu
Everything happens in space and time. From natural disasters to human catastrophes; from public health to energy sustainability; from urban growth to food security. Are you interested in how these phenomena are linked in space and time? Would you like to have a deeper understanding how we can use GIScience methodologies and tools to address these challenging issues?
Spring 2021 GEOG 510 Seminar in Physical Geography
Human Impacts on Climate
Instructor: Andrew Carleton
This graduate seminar examines the many ways in which human activities influence recent and contemporary climate, via changes to the energy and moisture budgets on local through regional to hemispheric/global scales. It is geared not only to physical geographers but to all those students with an interest in how the climatic background state is changing, and the role of humans.
Spring 2021 GEOG 520/WMNST 597 Seminar in Human Geography
Who Cares? The Geography of Care, Vulnerability and Responsibility
Instructor: Lorraine Dowler
This class will focus on the places, and scales of contemporary care in order to conceptualize care as a progressive action that unlike the quote above obliges states, institutions and individuals to actively care across distant spaces.
Spring 2021 GEOG 530 Seminar in Human–Environment Interactions, Section 1
Political ecology of the food-energy-water nexus: energy transitions and environmental justice
Instructor: Jennifer Baka
Spring 2021 GEOG 530 Seminar in Human–Environment Interactions, Section 2
Coordinated FEWS seminar on integrating water, food system, agriculture, and conservation to justice and energy issues through nexus approaches
Instructor: Karl Zimmerer
Spring 2021 GEOG 560 Seminar in Geographic Information Science
Effective monitoring and response for weather related hazards
Instructor: Helen Greatrex
Learning how to deal with the weather is one of oldest challenges facing humanity, and extreme events can impact almost every aspect of human life.