Registration deadline for spring 2022 classes is January 9, 2022
Seminars planned for spring 2022
GEOG 510 Seminar in Physical Geography will be taught by Shujie Wang
GEOG 520-section 1 Seminar in Human Geography will be taught by Joshua Inwood
GEOG 520-section 2 Seminar in Human Geography will be taught by Emily Rosenman
GEOG 530 Seminar in Human-Environment Interactions will be taught by William Easterling
Spring 2022 GEOG 510 Seminar in Physical Geography
Advances of Remote Sensing in Physical Geography
Instructor: Shujie Wang
This graduate seminar examines how various remote sensing techniques advance our understanding of physical geography. We will cover four major topics: 1) Optical remote sensing; 2) Microwave remote sensing; 3) Radar and laser altimetry; and 4) Space gravimetry. We will introduce and discuss the principles, methodologies, and applications of each category for the study of physical geography.
Spring 2022 GEOG 520-001 Seminar in Human Geography
Landscape and Race
Instructor: Joshua Inwood
Conflicts over public health, in the face of COVID-19, and the older but no less lethal pandemic of white supremacy and police brutality against people of color are indicative of the central place that landscape plays within the struggle to create a more just and sustainable society. These realities raise key questions for scholarship and practitioners of landscape studies: To what purpose can an understanding of landscape, of its revelatory power and meaning, play in exposing for critical scrutiny the realities of poverty and racism, of violence and militarism, the conditions of sexism and patriarchy that characterize life and death in the United States?
Spring 2022 GEOG 530 Seminar in Human-Environment Interactions
Humans in the Earth System
Instructor: William E. Easterling
Earth System Science is an approach to understanding how the planet operates as a single, complex adaptive system driven by the diverse interactions among energy, matter, and organisms, especially including humans. This seminar explores the power of the Earth System approach to understanding dynamic change that is altering the sustainability of the biosphere across scales and ecosystems.