Syllabi for these classes can be found on UNT's Faculty Profile System.
GEOG 1000 - National Parks: America's Best Idea
Perspectives on the geographic concept of place are examined using the US National Parks as a case study. Students learn how our ideas about important places are formed and will evaluate how philosophies, cultural norms and values, and identity impact what we determine is "valuable" enough to be deemed a national park. Fulfills the Philosophy, Language and Culture core requirement.
GEOG 2110 - Foundations of Geographic Research
This class introduces majors to the basics of research. Students develop a research topic, design a methodology, collect and analyze data, and write up and present their findings. The research projects focus on real issues or problems on campus, thus has direct outcomes for the campus community. The course also focuses on professional development and career planning.
GEOG 3420 - Applied Biogeography
Climate change and plant hardiness zones
Applied biogeography uses information about the spatial distribution of organisms to inform conservation practices and policies. The courses emphasizes both physical geography and ecological aspects of biogeography, and introduces basic concepts in conservation biology. We focus on issues related to urban contexts. Course project includes mapping and documenting Cross Timbers tree species on campus to evaluate their current distribution and the impact of development on this threatened ecosystem. No background in ecology, geography, or conservation biology is required.
GEOG 3200- Sustainability
Many cities and businesses document their sustainable practices within the framework of greenhouse gas (GHG) inventories. These inventories provide a structure with which to examine sustainability. Greenhouse gas emissions are documented from energy usage, travel and transportation, water use, and waste generation. In this course, we will explore how each of these components generates greenhouse gases, how they are measured, and methods organizations and individuals are using to reduce emissions.
GEOG 4195 - Geospatial Data Analytics and Visualization
This course fills the gap between research design classes and methodological classes such as statistics, GIS, or modeling. Students are introduced to the ins and outs of using data, including data collection and data quality, database design, exploratory data analysis, and visualization. We introduce students to a variety of tools that are relevant to the job market, including Excel Power Query and Power Pivot, Alteryx, Tableau, Power BI, Geoda, SQL.
GEOG 5800 - Research Design and Graphic Applications
Andre Skupin 2005. In Terms of Geography
This required core course for masters students in the Applied Geography program focuses on writing. Students will produce either a proposal draft or thesis chapters. Students will also learn how to conduct literature searches, develop effective presentations.
ARCH 4620 - Ethics in Archaeology
This class explores the ethical, legal, and practical dimensions of ‘doing’ archaeology today. We cover topics such as ethics in cultural resource management, commercialization of artifacts, and repatriation of human remains.
ARCH 4620 - Pacific Islands Archaeology
This is a regional archaeology course that covers the prehistory of Oceania, which includes the culture regions of Melanesia, Micronesia, and Polynesia. We will examine the major issues in Oceanic prehistory, such as colonization, human impacts on the environmental, trade and exchange networks, and the rise of social complexity.