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Volume XCII – July 2008
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UT Arlington Undergraduate Catalog Fall 2008
Course Descriptions for Geography (GEOG)

GEOG 2401. WEATHER & CLIMATE (3-3) Processes that control weather and climate. Methods of describing and forecasting weather. Predicting severe weather, tornadoes, hurricanes, and floods. Offered as GEOG 2401 and GEOL 2401; credit will be granted only once. Prerequisite: GEOL 1425 or permission of instructor.

GEOG 2409. EARTH LANDFORMS (3-1) The Earth's surface processes which control landforms. Formation and classification of soils and the effects of human activity on landscape evolution. Offered as GEOL 2409 and GEOL 2409; credit will be granted only once. Prerequisite: GEOL 1425.

GEOG 3305. INTRODUCTION TO METEOROLOGY AND CLIMATOLOGY (3-0) Dynamics of the atmosphere: examination of processes that control weather; long-term climatic cycles and geological record of global climate change; atmospheric pollution and its effects on climate. Prerequisite: six hours of science and junior standing, or permission of the instructor. Offered as GEOG 3305, and GEOL 3305 credit will be granted only once. (Science and Engineering majors: see GEOL 4405).

GEOG 3350. READING THE LANDSCAPE (3-0) How historians and geographers identify and interpret clues in the landscape (such as place names, architecture, vegetation, transportation, field and street patterns) that reflect historical change and its social, economic, environmental and geographic consequences. Offered as GEOG 3350 and HIST 3350; credit will be granted only once.

GEOG 3355. ENVIRONMENTAL HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES (3-0) People and the natural environment from the colonial period to the present. Ecological change, conservation movements, and artistic and literary interpretations of landscape and nature. Also listed as GEOG 3355; credit will be granted only once.

GEOG 3371. IMAGES OF THE SOUTHWEST (3-0) Examines the changing culture, architecture, and landscapes of the American Southwest as depicted in literature, art, film, television, and advertising, including the role of popular culture and commerce in creating and marketing a regional "Southwestern style." Offered as GEOG 3371 and HIST 3371; credit will be granted only once.

GEOG 4191. CONFERENCE COURSE (1-0) Topics assigned on an individual basis covering personal research or study in designated areas. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

GEOG 4291. CONFERENCE COURSE (2-0) Topics assigned on an individual basis covering personal research or study in designated areas. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

GEOG 4301. HISTORICAL GEOGRAPHY AND CARTOGRAPHY (3-0) An introduction to cultural and historical geography with an emphasis on cartography and the use of maps in research and teaching. Offered as GEOG 4301 and HIST 4301; credit will be granted only once.

GEOG 4310. GEOGRAPHY OF THE GREATER SOUTHWEST (3-0) Geography of the Greater Southwest to include Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, California, and Mexico. How the natural environment, cultural environment, and space itself have affected the history and development of the Southwest.

GEOG 4350. SPECIAL TOPICS IN MODERN GEOGRAPHY (3-0) Selected topics in an identified area of geography. The course may be repeated for credit.

GEOG 4391. CONFERENCE COURSE (3-0) Topics assigned on an individual basis covering personal research or study in designated areas. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.