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Spring 2018  |  GEOG 5401 Section 001: Geography of Environmental Systems and Global Change (69113)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
4 Credits
Grading Basis:
Student Option
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Meets With:
GEOG 3401 Section 001
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/16/2018 - 05/04/2018
Mon, Wed, Fri 09:05AM - 09:55AM
UMTC, East Bank
Blegen Hall 317
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Processes that create/change the spatial patterns of climate, vegetation, and soils. Potential of humans to alter climate, vegetation, and soil processes. Possible impacts of human-altered environmental conditions. prereq: grad student or instr consent
Class Description:
The underlying theme to this course is that the natural environment provides the resources that sustain humans, and that our well being depends crucially on our interaction and interdependence with the natural environment. We have three main objectives: (1) to understand the processes that create the patterns of the natural environment, specifically the patterns of climate, vegetation, and soils; (2) to evaluate how changes in those processes may influence spatial patterns of climate, vegetation, and soils; and (3) to assess how humans may cause changes in these processes, spatial patterns, and ultimately, our natural resources. Course topics will be covered through a mixture of lectures, in-class discussion, and individual homework assignments. A series of short projects that focus on environmental concepts discussed in class (climate, vegetation, and soils geography) will help lay the foundation for the final project: a term paper that evaluates the likely consequences of future climate change (which may be good, bad, or both) for a specific community within or outside of the United States. Students will also write a short review essay focusing on climate policy.
Grading:
10% Midterm exam
15% Final exam
40% Final paper
25% Short projects
10% Review essay
Exam Format:
essay
Class Format:
75% Lecture
25% Discussion
Workload:
30 pages (appx.) of reading per week
50 pages (appx.) of writing per term
3 short projects
Textbooks:
http://www.bookstores.umn.edu/buybooks.cgi?deptlookup=1&search=GEOG5401~001&term=1183
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/klink_GEOG3401_Spring2017.pdf (Spring 2017)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
7 November 2016

Spring 2017  |  GEOG 5401 Section 001: Geography of Environmental Systems and Global Change (70143)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
4 Credits
Grading Basis:
Student Option
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Meets With:
GEOG 3401 Section 001
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/17/2017 - 05/05/2017
Mon, Wed, Fri 09:05AM - 09:55AM
UMTC, West Bank
Anderson Hall 330
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Processes that create/change the spatial patterns of climate, vegetation, and soils. Potential of humans to alter climate, vegetation, and soil processes. Possible impacts of human-altered environmental conditions. prereq: grad student or instr consent
Class Description:
The underlying theme to this course is that the natural environment provides the resources that sustain humans, and that our well being depends crucially on our interaction and interdependence with the natural environment. We have three main objectives: (1) to understand the processes that create the patterns of the natural environment, specifically the patterns of climate, vegetation, and soils; (2) to evaluate how changes in those processes may influence spatial patterns of climate, vegetation, and soils; and (3) to assess how humans may cause changes in these processes, spatial patterns, and ultimately, our natural resources. Course topics will be covered through a mixture of lectures, in-class discussion, and individual homework assignments. A series of short projects that focus on environmental concepts discussed in class (climate, vegetation, and soils geography) will help lay the foundation for the final project: a term paper that evaluates the likely consequences of future climate change (which may be good, bad, or both) for a specific community within or outside of the United States. Students will also write a short review essay focusing on climate policy.
Grading:
10% Midterm exam
15% Final exam
40% Final paper
25% Short projects
10% Review essay
Exam Format:
essay
Class Format:
75% Lecture
25% Discussion
Workload:
30 pages (appx.) of reading per week
50 pages (appx.) of writing per term
3 short projects
Textbooks:
http://www.bookstores.umn.edu/buybooks.cgi?deptlookup=1&search=GEOG5401~001&term=1173
Syllabus:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/klink_GEOG3401_Spring2017.pdf
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
7 November 2016

Spring 2015  |  GEOG 5401 Section 001: Geography of Environmental Systems and Global Change (70521)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
4 Credits
Grading Basis:
Student Option
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Meets With:
GEOG 3401 Section 001
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/20/2015 - 05/08/2015
Mon, Wed, Fri 10:10AM - 11:00AM
UMTC, West Bank
Blegen Hall 120
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Processes that create/change the spatial patterns of climate, vegetation, and soils. Potential of humans to alter climate, vegetation, and soil processes. Possible impacts of human-altered environmental conditions. prereq: grad student or instr consent
Class Description:
The underlying theme to this course is that the natural environment provides the resources that sustain humans, and that our well being depends crucially on our interaction and interdependence with the natural environment. We have three main objectives: 1. to understand the processes that create the patterns of the natural environment, specifically the patterns of climate, vegetation, soils, and landforms; 2. to comprehend how changes in the processes may influence spatial patterns; and 3. to study the potential of humans to cause changes in processes, spatial patterns, and ultimately, our natural resources. The course topics will be covered with a mixture of lectures, discussion, and computer-based lab work. Lab projects focus on environmental concepts discussed in class (climate, vegetation, and soils geography) and the lab projects lead up to each student's final project. The final (term) project involves evaluating the local effects of global climatic change. Your analysis will focus primarily on a location within the United States (for which information will be more easily available). Your first task will be figuring out the current natural environment (climate, vegetation, and soils) for your location. Next you will determine the likely climatic changes at your location under doubled atmospheric carbon dioxide as predicted by several climate models.
Grading:
15% Final Exam
30% Reports/Papers
35% Written Homework
20% Additional Semester Exams
Exam Format:
essay
Class Format:
70% Lecture
30% Discussion
Workload:
40 Pages Reading Per Week
30 Pages Writing Per Term
3 Exam(s)
1 Paper(s)
4 Homework Assignment(s)
Textbooks:
http://www.bookstores.umn.edu/buybooks.cgi?deptlookup=1&search=GEOG5401~001&term=1153
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/klink_GEOG3401_Spring2017.pdf (Spring 2017)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
15 October 2012

Spring 2013  |  GEOG 5401 Section 001: Geography of Environmental Systems and Global Change (52855)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
4 Credits
Grading Basis:
Student Option
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
Delivery Medium
Meets With:
GEOG 3401 Section 001
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/22/2013 - 05/10/2013
Mon, Wed, Fri 10:10AM - 11:00AM
UMTC, West Bank
Anderson Hall 230
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Processes that create/change the spatial patterns of climate, vegetation, and soils. Potential of humans to alter climate, vegetation, and soil processes. Possible impacts of human-altered environmental conditions.
Class Description:
The underlying theme to this course is that the natural environment provides the resources that sustain humans, and that our well being depends crucially on our interaction and interdependence with the natural environment. We have three main objectives: 1. to understand the processes that create the patterns of the natural environment, specifically the patterns of climate, vegetation, soils, and landforms; 2. to comprehend how changes in the processes may influence spatial patterns; and 3. to study the potential of humans to cause changes in processes, spatial patterns, and ultimately, our natural resources. The course topics will be covered with a mixture of lectures, discussion, and computer-based lab work. Lab projects focus on environmental concepts discussed in class (climate, vegetation, and soils geography) and the lab projects lead up to each student's final project. The final (term) project involves evaluating the local effects of global climatic change. Your analysis will focus primarily on a location within the United States (for which information will be more easily available). Your first task will be figuring out the current natural environment (climate, vegetation, and soils) for your location. Next you will determine the likely climatic changes at your location under doubled atmospheric carbon dioxide as predicted by several climate models.
Grading:
15% Final Exam
30% Reports/Papers
35% Written Homework
20% Additional Semester Exams
Exam Format:
essay
Class Format:
70% Lecture
30% Discussion
Workload:
40 Pages Reading Per Week
30 Pages Writing Per Term
3 Exam(s)
1 Paper(s)
4 Homework Assignment(s)
Textbooks:
http://www.bookstores.umn.edu/buybooks.cgi?deptlookup=1&search=GEOG5401~001&term=1133
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/klink_GEOG3401_Spring2017.pdf (Spring 2017)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
15 October 2012

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