Fall 2013  |  GEOG 5565 Section 001: Geographical Analysis of Human-Environment Systems (34430)

Instructor(s)
Jennifer Immich (Secondary Instructor)
Class Component:
Laboratory
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
Student Option
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
09/03/2013 - 12/11/2013
Wed 01:00PM - 02:00PM
UMTC, West Bank
Blegen Hall 445
 
09/03/2013 - 12/11/2013
Wed 02:00PM - 03:30PM
UMTC, West Bank
Blegen Hall 455
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Applications of geographic information systems and other spatial analysis tools to analysis of environmental systems patterns, dynamics, and interactions. Focuses on global to landscape databases developed to analyze atmospheric, hydrospheric, geomorphic, pedologic, biologic, and human landuse systems.
Class Description:
Spatial analysis and modeling are used to understand a range of human and environmental systems. The course will focus on agent based modeling of spatial processes, patterns, and relationships. Agent based modeling is a fast-emerging analytical approach in many disciplines. It involves simulating the behavior and relationships of autonomous agents, which range from simple particles to complex groups, in order to understand the nature of individuals and systems of which they are part. Our core readings center on human-environment systems, but student interest will lead the class to a larger array of research domains that could range from ecological dynamics such as predator-prey relationships or animal movement to human systems such as cities or economies. See the course URL for more information, including a syllabus.
Grading:
78% Reports/Papers
22% Class Participation Other Grading Information: The bulk of grading is for a student project that involves programming and writing.
Class Format:
20% Lecture
20% Discussion
60% Laboratory We spend 1 hours in lecture/discussion, and 1.5 hours in the lab doing hands-on work.
Workload:
30 Pages Reading Per Week
30 Pages Writing Per Term
1 Paper(s)
Textbooks:
http://www.bookstores.umn.edu/buybooks.cgi?deptlookup=1&search=GEOG5565~001&term=1139
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
1 April 2013

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