Courses

GR 100  Introduction to Geography (GT-SS2)  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Major geographic themes applied to selected regions; physical environment, human-land relationships, regional analysis.
Prerequisite: None.
Registration Information: Sections may be offered: Online.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.
Additional Information: Social & Behavioral Sciences 3C, Geography (GT-SS2).

GR 210  Physical Geography  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Also Offered As: ESS 210.
Course Description: Energy, mass budget, and human impacts on atmosphere, hydrosphere, and continental land surfaces.
Prerequisite: None.
Registration Information: Credit not allowed for both GR 210 and ESS 210.
Term Offered: Fall (even years).
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

GR 303  Mountain Geography  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: The physical and human dimensions of mountains. Examples from mountains around the world with case studies from Colorado.
Prerequisite: GR 000 to 99999 - at least 3 credits.
Registration Information: Junior standing.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

GR 304  Sustainable Watersheds  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Also Offered As: WR 304.
Course Description: Effects of climate, land use, and water use on the sustainability of water quantity and quality.
Prerequisite: None.
Registration Information: Completion of the AUCC 1B mathematics requirement. Credit not allowed for both GR 304 and WR 304.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.
Additional Information: Biological & Physical Sciences 3A.

GR 311  GIS for Social Scientists  Credits: 3 (1-4-0)

Course Description: Applications of GIS techniques useful to the social sciences. Mapping techniques and GIS toolkits are practiced in lab.
Prerequisite: GR 100.
Registration Information: Sections may be offered: Online.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

GR 315  Quantitative Geographical Methods  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Methods to collect, analyze, display, and model geographic data.
Prerequisite: GR 100.
Term Offered: Fall (odd years).
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

GR 320  Cultural Geography  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Geographic analysis of cultural phenomena, elements emphasizing human-land relationships and spatial patterns of agriculture, cities, language, religion.
Prerequisite: GR 100.
Registration Information: Sections may be offered: Online.
Term Offered: Fall (odd years).
Grade Modes: S/U within Student Option, Trad within Student Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

GR 323  Remote Sensing and Image Interpretation  Credits: 3 (2-2-0)

Also Offered As: NR 323.
Course Description: Remote sensing systems and applications; characteristics of photographic, scanner and radar images; imagery interpretations.
Prerequisite: None.
Registration Information: Must register for lecture and laboratory. Credit allowed for only one of the following: GR 323, GR 503, NR 323, NR 503.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

GR 330  Urban Geography  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Spatial distribution of urban areas and the geographic similarities and contrasts that exist between and within them.
Prerequisite: GR 100.
Registration Information: Sections may be offered: Online.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

GR 331  Geography of Farming Systems  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Geographic analysis of farming systems worldwide and by region; their development over time, human-land relationships, and spatial patterns.
Prerequisite: GR 100.
Term Offered: Spring (odd years).
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

GR 345  Geography of Hazards  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Causes, effects, distributional patterns, and human adjustments to environmental hazards.
Prerequisite: GR 210.
Term Offered: Spring (odd years).
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

GR 348  Biogeography  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Species distribution of plants and animals in relation to earth history and environments, evolution, and ecology.
Prerequisite: GR 000 to 99999 - at least 3 credits.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

GR 410  Climate Change: Science, Policy, Implications  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Implications and consequences for earth systems including the cryosphere, hydrosphere, and biosphere.
Prerequisite: GR 000 to 9999 - at least 3 credits.
Registration Information: Junior standing.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

GR 415  The Geography of Commodities  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Social relations, international trade, and environmental impacts surrounding the production, transportation, exchange and consumption of commodities.
Prerequisite: GR 100.
Registration Information: Junior standing.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

GR 420  Spatial Analysis with GIS  Credits: 4 (3-2-0)

Course Description: Theory, application of geographic information systems for spatial analysis; conceptual basis of GIS, nature and use of geographic data, case studies.
Prerequisite: GR 000 to 99999 - at least 3 credits.
Registration Information: Credit not allowed for both GR 420 and NR 322.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

GR 430  Land Change Science and Remote Sensing  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Local case studies and global cases of land-use/land-cover changes in rural, peri-urban, and urban areas.
Prerequisite: GR 100.
Registration Information: Junior standing.
Term Offered: Spring (even years).
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

GR 431  Land Change Science Lab  Credit: 1 (0-3-0)

Course Description: Utilize advanced remote sensing techniques and satellite images, air photos, and ancillary data to investigate land-use and land-cover changes.
Prerequisite: GR 323 or NR 323 or GR 503 or NR 503.
Registration Information: Must have concurrent registration in GR 430.
Term Offered: Spring (even years).
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

GR 448  Forest Biogeography and Climate Change  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Forest adaptation and conservation in relation to global change with a focus on climate change.
Prerequisite: ESS 211 or ESS 311 or F 311 or GR 100 or GR 210 or ESS 210 or GR 303 or GR 348 or GR 410.
Registration Information: Junior standing.
Term Offered: Spring (odd years).
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

GR 487  Internship  Credits: Var[1-9] (0-0-0)

Course Description: Academic-based work experience with selected organizations or agencies. Supervised application of principles of geography.
Prerequisite: GR 100 to 499 - at least 9 credits.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

GR 493  Capstone  Credit: 1 (1-0-0)

Course Description: Exploration of the linkages among geographic sub-fields and other natural and social sciences as well as how professional geographers approach issues.
Prerequisite: GR 303 with a minimum grade of A++, may be taken concurrently or GR 410 with a minimum grade of A++, may be taken concurrently or GR 415 with a minimum grade of A++, may be taken concurrently or GR 430 with a minimum grade of A++, may be taken concurrently.
Term Offered: Fall. Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

GR 495  Independent Study  Credits: Var[1-3] (0-0-0)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: None.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring.
Grade Mode: Instructor Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

GR 503  Remote Sensing and Image Analysis  Credits: 4 (3-3-0)

Also Offered As: NR 503.
Course Description: Interpretation and analysis of photographic, multispectral scanner, and radar data; sensor systems; applications to resource management.
Prerequisite: None.
Registration Information: Must register for lecture and laboratory. Credit allowed for only one of the following: GR 503, GR 323, NR 323, NR 503.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.