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Geography and Regional Development (GEOG)
Harvill Building, Room 409
(520) 621-1652

Professors David A. Plane, Head, Michael E. Bonine (Near Eastern
Studies), Terence Burke, Robert D. Carpenter (Emeritus), Lay J.
Gibson, Andrew M. Kirby, Lawrence D. Mann, Gordon F. Mulligan,
Leland R. Pederson, Richard W. Reeves, Thomas F. Saarinen, Dan
Stanislawski (Emeritus), Andrew W. Wilson (Emeritus), Ervin H.
Zube (Renewable Natural Resources)

Associate Professors D. Robert Altschul, Charles F. Hutchinson
(Arid Lands Resource Sciences), Katherine K. Hirschboeck
(Climatology, Tree Ring Laboratory), Stuart E. Marsh (Arid Lands
Resource Sciences), Sallie A. Marston, Marvin Waterstone

Assistant Professors Andrew C. Comrie, Lisa J. Graumlich
(Dendrochronology and Renewable Natural Resources), Beth A.
Mitchneck

Curricula in geography and regional development are designed to
contribute to general education; to provide a solid substantive
and methodological grounding in geography for those who plan to
teach or pursue graduate work in the field; and to provide
preparation for those persons desiring professional training
and/or careers in such fields as urban and regional planning,
land development, resource management, environmental policy-
making, foreign service, and cartography and remote sensing.

The degrees of Bachelor of Arts with a major in geography and
Bachelor of Science with a major in regional development are
available through the College of Arts and Sciences and the
Bachelor of Arts in Education, with a teaching major in
geography, is available through the College of Education. In
addition, the Master of Arts, Master of Education, and Doctor of
Philosophy degrees are offered with a major in geography. The
Master of Science with a major in planning (regional planning
concentration) is offered through the Graduate College for
students wishing professional preparation for careers in planning
for urban and rural regions. For graduate admission and degree
requirements, consult the Graduate Catalog.

The major in geography: 35 units, including 102a-102b, 103a-103b,
104a-104b, 357; at least 3 units from 330, 381, 417, 418, 457,
481, 483; and at least 3 units from 151, 375, 407, 408, 411, 412,
413, 464, 469. To complete the remainder of the 35 minimum
required units, students may design their own concentrations or
may select one of four structured concentrations: geographical
applications and methods, people-environment interaction, urban
geography and planning, world regions and cultures. At least 18
units must be at the upper-division level.

The major in regional development: 35 units, including 102b, 110
or 301, 305, 371, 379; at least six units from 330, 357, 381,
417, 418, 457, 481, 483; and at least three units from 453, 456,
471. At least 21 units must be at the upper-division level. A
supporting minor in economics, finance, real estate, marketing,
or general business is recommended.

A maximum of three units of internship (393) may be counted
toward either the major in geography or the major in regional
development.

Interdisciplinary studies majors may elect a geography or
regional development concentration; students may also minor in
geography or regional development.

The teaching major in geography: 30 units, including 151, 497a,
at least three units from 102a-102b, and at least four units from
103a-103b, 104a-104b.

The teaching minor in geography: 18 to 24 units, depending upon
major and electives, including 151, at least three units from
102a-102b, and at least four units from 103a-103b, 104a-104b.
497a is strongly recommended.

The department participates in the honors program.

Note: 103a-103b and 104a-104b are the only geography courses
which may be applied to the Biological and Physical Sciences
Study Area of the College of Arts and Sciences' general education
requirements.

102a-102b. Human Geography (3-3) Introduction to the main fields
of human geography, with emphasis on world patterns of
distribution and regional examples. 102a is not prerequisite to
102b. Both 102a and 102b are offered each semester. An honors
section of 102a is available. Pederson/Kirby/Marston/Gibson

103a-103b. Physical Geography (3-3) Treats the atmosphere,
biosphere, hydrosphere, and lithosphere as interrelated and
geographically variable components of the earth's physical
landscapes and the natural environment of humans. Both 103a and
103b are offered each semester. 103a is not prerequisite to 103b.
Reeves/Comrie/Altschul

104a-104b. Physical Geography Laboratory (1-1) Field observation
and laboratory analysis of data and map interpretation. 104a: P,
CR, 103a. 104b: P, CR, 103b. Both 104a and 104b are offered each
semester.

110. Regional Land Use (3) I Problems of regional environments in
relation to the use and development of activities on the land.
Emphasis on field study of actual land uses and introduction to
the analysis and mapping of these using microcomputers. The
relation of land use to taxation, zoning, and real estate
transfer and development. (Identical with PLNG 110) Mann

151. World Regional Geography (3) I II Geographic concepts and
information organized by conventional region and nation.
Appropriate for elementary and secondary teaching.

171. Introduction to Meteorology and Climatology (3) I II
(Identical with ATMO 171)

171L. Introduction to Meteorology and Climatology Laboratory (1)
I II (Identical with ATMO 171L)

301. Introduction to Regional Planning (3) II Introduction to the
principles and techniques used for planning in metropolitan and
rural regions. Field trips. (Identical with PLNG 301) Mann

305. Economic Geography (3) I II Analysis and modeling of the
spatial structure of primary, secondary, and tertiary economic
activities; location theory and regionalization in economic
systems. Mulligan/Mitchneck Writing-Emphasis Course*

330. Introduction to Remote Sensing (3) I Introduction to remote
sensing principles, techniques, and applications, designed
principally for those with no background in the field. (Identical
with G EN 330, GEOS 330, S W 330, and WS M 330) Marsh

357. Geographical Research Methods (3) I II Formulation and
solution of geographic problems; models, research design, and
methods of gathering, analyzing, and portraying geographic data.
2R, 3L. P, 3 units of geography. Marston Writing-Emphasis Course*

360. Environmental Perception (3) II Consideration of patterns in
human perception in relation to modification of environment and
environmental planning. Saarinen Writing-Emphasis Course*

371. Principles and Practices of Regional Development (3) I
Introduction to basic concepts, objectives, practices and
techniques of regional and industrial development as a
professional activity, with emphasis on development problems and
solutions. Field trips. Gibson Writing-Emphasis Course*

373. Political Geography (3) II Explores links between global
economic and political processes, national affairs and local
politics. Designed to foster participation; assessment is via
essays and assignments. (Identical with POL 373) Kirby Writing-
Emphasis Course* 

375. Metropolitan Tucson (3) I Physical and cultural bases of
Tucson's geographic patterns, with emphasis on the city's site,
situation, settlement patterns and problems of growth and change.
Field trips. Saarinen

379. Urban Growth and Development (3) I S Location patterns in
urban areas and processes of growth; historical development of
U.S. cities, rent theory, housing markets, commercial and
industrial location, the role of transportation and planning.
Student development teams create a model city using the ACRES
real estate simulation game. (Identical with PLNG 379) Plane

381. Cartography (3) I Tools and techniques, properties and
construction of projections, design and preparation of maps for
publication. 2R, 3L. Altschul

407. The American Landscape (3) II Origin and character of the
visual aspects of places viewed individually and regionally;
changes in habitat, vernacular structures and landscapes,
townscapes, countrysides and special features. Field trips.
(Identical with L AR 407) May be convened with 507. Zube Writing-
Emphasis Course*

408. Arizona and the Southwest (3) I The changing character of
the land and man's occupance of it, with emphasis on Arizona;
historically and problem oriented. Field trip. May be convened
with 508. Writing-Emphasis Course*

409. Russia and the Former Soviet Union (3) II Political,
population and economic elements of contemporary Russia and the
former Soviet Union. Emphasis on human settlement, economy, and
resource development. (Identical with RSS 409) May be convened
with 509.  Mitchneck Writing-Emphasis Course*

411. Middle America (3) II Land, people, and culture in the major
natural and cultural regions of Mexico, Central America, and West
Indies. (Identical with LA S 411) May be convened with 511.
Pederson Writing-Emphasis Course*

412. South America (3) I Physical and cultural bases of South
America's geographic patterns, with emphasis on human settlement
and problems of resource development. (Identical with LA S 412)
May be convened with 512. Pederson Writing-Emphasis Course*

413. Africa (3) II Physical and human bases of regional
contrasts, with emphasis on tropical environmental systems and
changing patterns of resource utilization and development. May be
convened with 513. Altschul Writing-Emphasis Course*

415. Introduction to Water Resources Policy (3) II (Identical
with HWR 415) May be convened with 515.

417. Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (3) II
(Identical with RNR 417) May be convened with 517.

418. Advanced Geographic Information Systems (3) II (Identical
with RNR 418) May be convened with 518.

421. Physical Climatology (3) II (Identical with ATMO 421)

430. The Climate System (3) I Systematic examination of processes
and circulations comprising Earth's climate. Emphasis on
circulations influencing geographic processes using examples of
atmospheric environmental issues. P, 103a or ATMO/GEOG 171.
(Identical with AR L 430) May be convened with 530.

431. Global and Regional Climatology (3) II 1994-95 Description
and analysis of the atmospheric circulation process that produces
differences in climates throughout the world. Emphasis on the
earth's problem climates and climatically sensitive zones most
susceptible to floods, droughts, and other environmental stresses
due to global change. P, ATMO 171/GEOG 171 or GEOG 103a. May be
convened with 531.

453. Locational Analysis (3) I Industrial location theory and
location factors, consumer travel behavior and market areas,
geography of economic impacts, location of public facilities.
(Identical with PLNG 453) May be convened with 553. Mulligan
Writing-Emphasis Course*

456. The American City (3) I An integrated approach to the built
environment with special emphasis on the historical, social, and
political aspects of American urban development. (Identical with
PLNG 456) Marston Writing-Emphasis Course*

457. Statistical Techniques in Geography, Regional Development
and Planning (3) I Methods of gathering and analyzing data for
the solution of geographical, urban, and regional planning
problems, with emphasis on quantitative and statistical
techniques used in spatial analysis and cartography, on the one
hand, and program planning, on the other. P, MATH 117R or 117S or
equivalent preparation. (Identical with PLNG 457) May be convened
with 557.

459. Land Use and Growth Controls (3) II Current planning and
legal techniques to regulate the rate of growth, the sequence of
growth, and the eventual total size of towns, regions, and
states: concentration on case studies. (Identical with PLNG 459)
May be convened with 559. Mann

461. Population and Resources (3) I Estimates of present and
potential world population; distribution and methods of
conserving important resources. (Identical with HWR 461, LA S 461
and PLNG 461) Waterstone Writing-Emphasis Course*

464. The Arid and Semiarid Lands (3) II Past, present and future
of settlement and resource utilization in the world's arid lands;
spatial interrelationships of environmental, demographic,
socioeconomic and political systems. May be convened with 564.
Bonine Writing-Emphasis Course*

465. Physical Aspects of Arid Lands (3) I The climate, landforms,
hydrology, soils and vegetation of deserts, with special emphasis
on processes and distribution at micro-to-macro scales. May be
convened with 565. Altschul Writing-Emphasis Course*

469. Geography of the Middle East (3) I Physical environments and
cultural areas of Southwest Asia, with emphasis on people-
environment interrelationships, settlement systems, and impact of
Islam. (Identical with NES 469) Bonine Writing-Emphasis Course*

471. Problems in Regional Development (3) II Analysis of
population growth trends, market areas, the role of
transportation in development, regional specialization and
economic structure, interregional migration, and regional policy
issues. (Identical with AREC 471 and PLNG 471) May be convened
with 571. Mitchneck  Writing-Emphasis Course*

476. The Land Development Process (3) [Rpt./1] II A case-oriented
approach to site selection, rezoning, financing, architectural
design, economic feasibility, and other facets of the land
development process. Field trip. Consult with department before
repeating course. (Identical with PLNG 476) May be convened with
576. Mann

478. Global Change (3) II (Identical with GEOS 478) May be
convened with 578.

481. Computer Cartography (3) II Introduction to the use of
computers for map production, with emphasis on cartographic
principles and practical experience with several user-oriented
mapping programs. (Identical with PLNG 481) May be convened with
581.

483. Geographic Applications of Remote Sensing (3) II Use of
aircraft and satellite imagery for monitoring landforms, soils,
vegetation and land use, with the focus on problems of land-use
planning, resource management and related topics. 2R, 3L. Field
trip. P, two units of remote sensing or equivalent experience.
(Identical with PLNG 483) May be convened with 583. Marsh

488. Governing Science and Technology (3) II Historical, cross-
cultural, and geographical assessment of strategies societies
have deployed to govern science and technology; effects of
particular strategies in terms of impacts (both positive and
negative) of science and technology on people, their lives, and
the environment. (Identical with ANTH 488 and POL 488) Waterstone
Writing-Emphasis Course*

496. Seminar
a. Research (3) II Open to majors and honors students. Honors
section available. P, junior or senior standing in Geography plus
357, or honors standing. Kirby Writing-emphasis course.* Kirby

497. Workshop
a. Geography for Teachers (3) S May be convened with 597a.

*Writing-Emphasis Courses. P, satisfaction of the upper-division
writing-proficiency requirement (see "Writing-Emphasis Courses"
in the Academic Policies and Graduation Requirements section of
this catalog).

500. Current Geographical Research (3) I Major trends and issues
in human and physical geography. Kirby/Waterstone

504. Public and Policy Economics (3) II (Identical with PA 504)

507. The American Landscape (3) II For a description of course
topics, see 407. Graduate-level requirements include the
completion of an essay and annotated bibliography on the work of
a specific scholar, place, or region. Field trips. (Identical
with L AR 507) May be convened with 407. Zube

508. Arizona and the Southwest (3) I For a description of course
topics, see 408. Graduate-level requirements include the
completion of an original research paper on an approved topic.
Field trip. May be convened with 408.

509. Russia and the Former Soviet Union (3) II For a description
of course topics, see 409. Graduate-level requirements include
two research projects. May be convened with 409. Mitchneck

510. Development of Regional Planning (3) I Survey of the
historical development of the planning profession; the evolution
of American planning as a response to urbanization. Open to
majors only. Credit allowed for this course or 301, but not for
both. (Identical with PLNG 510) Mann

511. Middle America (3) II For a description of course topics,
see 411. Graduate-level requirements include three tutorial
sessions and a research-review paper. (Identical with LA S 511)
May be convened with 411. Pederson

512. South America (3) I For a description of course topics, see
412. Graduate-level requirements include three tutorial sessions
and a research-review paper. (Identical with LA S 512) May be
convened with 412. Pederson

513. Africa (3) II For a description of course topics, see 513.
Graduate-level requirements include the completion and oral
presentation of an original research paper on an approved topic.
May be convened with 413. Altschul

515. Introduction to Water Resources Policy (3) II (Identical
with HWR 515) May be convened with 415.

517. Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (3) II
(Identical with RNR 517) May be convened with 417.

518. Advanced Geographic Information Systems (3) II (Identical
with RNR 518) May be convened with 418.

530. The Climate System (3) I For a description of course topics,
see 430. Graduate-level requirements include the completion of a
term paper. (Identical with AR L 530) May be convened with 430.

531. Global and Regional Climatology (3) II 1994-95 For a
description of course topics, see 431. Graduate requirements
include an additional term paper. May be convened with 431.

550. Metropolitan and Regional Planning (3) II Survey and
evaluation of concepts and examples, including metropolitan,
economic development, state and national, and environmental plans
in the U.S. and abroad. (Identical with PLNG 550) Mann

553. Locational Analysis (3) I For a description of course
topics, see 453. Graduate-level requirements include the
completion of an original research paper on an approved topic.
(Identical with PLNG 553) May be convened with 453. Mulligan

556. Urban Systems Analysis (3) II Theoretical and applied
analysis of urban growth models, gradients of urban influence,
residential and facility decisions, and urban transportation.
(Identical with PLNG 556)

557. Statistical Techniques in Geography, Regional Development
and Planning (3) I For a description of course topics, see 457.
Graduate-level requirements include the completion of several
data-intensive research projects. (Identical with PLNG 557) May
be convened with 457.

559.  and Use and Growth Controls (3) II For a description of
course topics, see 459. Graduate-level requirements include the
completion of a series of research projects. (Identical with PLNG
559) May be convened with 459. Mann

561. Resource Management (3) I Examination and critical appraisal
of social and behavioral science aspects of resource management,
with special emphasis on factors affecting decision making.
(Identical with PLNG 561) Saarinen

563. Perception of Environment (3) II Examination of
interdisciplinary research on environmental perception;
consideration of social and behavioral variables at all scales of
environmental perception and planning. (Identical with PLNG 563)
Saarinen

564. The Arid and Semiarid Lands (3) II For a description of
course topics, see 464. Graduate-level requirements include the
completion of an original research paper on an approved topic.
(Identical with AR L 564) May be convened with 464. Bonine

565. Physical Aspects of Arid Lands (3) I For a description of
course topics, see 465. Graduate-level requirements include the
completion of an oral presentation of an original research paper
on an approved topic. (Identical with AR L 565) May be convened
with 465. Reeves

567. Geographical Analysis of Population (3) II Population
distribution and change; practical methods of demographic
analysis, migration, business and planning applications.
(Identical with PLNG 567) Plane

571. Problems in Regional Development (3) II For a description of
course topics, see 471. Graduate-level requirements include the
completion of an original research paper on an approved topic.
(Identical with AREC 571 and PLNG 571) May be convened with 471.
Mitchneck

576. The Land Development Process (3) [Rpt./1] II S For a
description of course topics, see 476. Graduate-level
requirements include the completion of a series of research
projects. (Identical with PLNG 576) May be convened with 476.

578. Global Change (3) II (Identical with GEOS 578) May be
convened with 478. Mann

581. Computer Cartography (3) II For a description of course
topics, see 481. Graduate-level requirements include the
completion of a project report. (Identical with PLNG 581) May be
convened with 481.

583. Geographic Applications of Remote Sensing (3) II For a
description of course topics, see 483. Graduate-level
requirements include the completion of a project report. Field
trip. P, two units of remote sensing or equivalent experience.
(Identical with PLNG 583) May be convened with 483. Marsh

596. Seminar
k. Risk and Society (3) I (Identical with ANTH 596k, HWR 596k)
Waterstone
u. Interdisciplinary Environment-Behavior-Design (3) II
(Identical with ENV 596u, which is home)

597. Workshop
a. Geography for Teachers (3) S May be convened with 497a.

605. Planning Theories and Perspectives (3) I A critical
examination of normative and methodological assumptions of
alternative planning models, with emphasis on developing a
perspective on contemporary planning issues. (Identical with PLNG
605) Mann

611. Projects in Regional Planning (1 to 5) [Rpt./5 units] II
Lectures, laboratory, and field projects covering various aspects
of professional practice. P, 605, 24 units toward a graduate
degree in planning. Field trips. (Identical with PLNG 611) Mann

657. Spatial Analysis (3) II Formal analysis and modeling of
spatial structures and processes; conceptual evaluation of point
patterns, networks, surfaces and interaction. P, 457 or 557.
(Identical with PLNG 657) Mulligan

689. History of Geographic Thought (3) II History of geographic
philosophy and methodology. P, 15 units of geography. Pederson

696. Seminar
a. Economic Geography (3) [Rpt./2] I II
b. Cultural Geography (3) [Rpt./2] I II
c. Physical Geography (3) [Rpt./2] I II
e. Area Study (3) [Rpt./3] I II
f. Research Methods (3) [Rpt./2] I II
g. Urban Geography (3) [Rpt./2] I II

Geological Engineering

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