Geography and Anthropology

Phillips 257

715-836-3244
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The Geography and Anthropology Department offers graduate-level course work but no graduate degree programs.

Graduate Faculty

Ari Anand, Ph.D.
Douglas Faulkner, Ph.D.
Sean Hartnett, Ph.D.
Joseph Hupy, Ph.D.
Harry Jol, Ph.D.
Paul Kaldjian, Ph.D. (Chair)
Garry Running, Ph.D.
Daniel P. Strouthes, Ph.D.
Ryan D. Weichelt, Ph.D.
Cyril Wilson, Ph.D.
Ezra Zeitler, Ph.D.

No graduate degree programs offered.

All 500- and 600-level graduate courses include requirements or assignments which differentiate them from their companionate 300- and 400-level undergraduate offerings. Students who have taken a course at the 300- or 400-level may not include that course at the 500- or 600-level in a graduate program, except in the case of special topics courses when the topic is not the same as that taken at the undergraduate level.

Geography (GEOG)

GEOG 512 Space, Society, Subject (3 crs)

Prerequisite: Lecture/Discussion Hours: 3^Seminar Hours: 0^^• Cross-listed with GEOG 312 AND ANTH 312/ANTH 512. Credit may only be earned in one of these courses.^^Broad introduction to social theory in anthropology and geography with an emphasis on contemporary theoretical approaches to social, spatial, and cultural dynamics and their intersections.

Consent: No S/U Grade Option

N

GEOG 513 Culture and Transnational Dynamics (3 crs)

Prerequisite: Lecture/Discussion Hours: 3^Lab/Studio Hours: 0^^• Cross-listed with GEOG 313 and ANTH 313/ANTH 513. Credit may only be earned in one of these courses. ^^Critical discussion of conceptual approaches to cultural processes, differences, and encounters from a transnational perspective.

Consent: No S/U Grade Option

N

Grading Basis: Credit may not be earned in both ANTH 313/GEOG 313 ANTH 513/GEOG 513 and ANTH 351/GEOG 351

GEOG 521 Geography of Latin America (3 crs)

Prerequisite: Lecture/Discussion Hours: 3^Lab/Studio Hours: 0^• Cross-listed with GEOG 321 and LAS 321/LAS 521. Credit may only be earned in one of these courses.^The physical and cultural landscapes of Latin America, including North, Central, and South America and the Caribbean Islands, with attention to the major cultural, economic, social, and political currents of each region.

Consent: No S/U Grade Option

N

GEOG 522 Native Geographies (3 crs)

Prerequisite: Lecture/Discussion Hours: 3^Lab/Studio Hours: 0^^• Cross-listed with GEOG 322 and AIS 322/AIS 522. Credit may only be earned in one of these courses.^^The historical and contemporary relationships of American Indians to place, including land use and environmental issues, indigenous mapping techniques, sacred sites, territorial nationhood, and legal rights to ceded and sovereign lands. The course also provides insight into the unique cultures of indigenous peoples around the world.

Consent: No S/U Grade Option

N

Attributes: Field Trip(s) Required, Special Course Fee Required

GEOG 535 Geographic Information Systems I (3 crs)

Prerequisite: Lecture/Discussion Hours: 2^Lab/Studio Hours: 2^• Cross-listed with GEOG 335. Credit may not be earned in both courses. GEOG 200 is recommended prior to enrollment in this course. ^Introduction to the fundamental concepts of GIS technology and the utilization of spatial data for solving geographic problems. Raster and vector approaches to spatial processing are examined. Special emphasis is given to raster based systems.

Consent: No S/U Grade Option

N

GEOG 536 Geospatial Field Methods (3 crs)

Prerequisite: Lecture/Discussion Hours: 3^Lab/Studio Hours: 0^^• Cross-listed with GEOG 336. Credit may not be earned in both courses.^^Project-based hands-on learning will teach students field data collection techniques/methods for those interested in a career involving geospatial issues. Traditional and advanced geospatial technology are implemented in the course.

Consent: No S/U Grade Option

N

Attributes: Field Trip(s) Required

Grading Basis: GEOG 335/GEOG 535

GEOG 537 Geographic Information Systems II (3 crs)

Prerequisite: Lecture/Discussion Hours: 2^Lab/Studio Hours: 2^^• Cross-listed with GEOG 337. Credit may not be earned in both courses.^^This course expands directly on knowledge gained in Geog 335, Geographic Information Systems I. Focus will be on gaining additional technical skills and applying them to answer more in-depth geospatial questions.

Consent: No S/U Grade Option

N

Grading Basis: GEOG 335/GEOG 535

GEOG 538 Remote Sensing of the Environment (3 crs)

Prerequisite: Lecture/Discussion Hours: 3^Lab/Studio Hours: 0^^• Cross-listed with GEOG 338. Credit may not be earned in both courses. GEOG 200 is recommended prior to enrollment in this course. ^^Descriptive interpretation of remote-sensing images from ground, aerial, and space platforms.

Consent: No S/U Grade Option

N

GEOG 550 Soils and the Environment (4 crs)

Prerequisite: Lecture/Discussion Hours: 2^Lab/Studio Hours: 4^• Cross-listed with GEOG 350. Credit may not be earned in both courses. ^Study of soil properties, formation processes, and classification with emphasis on fieldwork, application of soil information to resource management and land use, and technical report writing.

Consent: A-F Grades Only

N

Attributes: Field Trip(s) Required, Special Course Fee Required

GEOG 558 LiDAR Analysis & Applications (3 crs)

Prerequisite: Lecture/Discussion Hours: 2^Lab/Studio Hours: 2^^Introduction to the visualization, processing & use of airborne & terrestrial LiDAR data for applications in environmental & socio-cultural settings.

Consent: No S/U Grade Option

N

Grading Basis: GEOG 535 and GEOG 538.

GEOG 579 Geography of Wisconsin (3 crs)

Prerequisite: Lecture/Discussion Hours: 3^Lab/Studio Hours: 0^• Cross-listed with GEOG 379. Credit may not be earned in both courses. ^A geographic analysis of Wisconsin and its people, with emphasis on cultural and environmental characteristics, patterns of land use, and changing ways of life.

Consent: No S/U Grade Option

N

Attributes: Field Trip(s) Required, Special Course Fee Required

GEOG 590 Unmanned Aerial Systems (3 crs)

Prerequisite: Lecture/Discussion Hours: 3^Lab/Studio Hours: 0^^Teaches how best to utilize Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) as a means to gather geospatial data. Safety and ‘drone ethics’ will also be stressed throughout the course.

Consent: No S/U Grade Option

N

Attributes: Field Trip(s) Required

GEOG 595 Directed Studies (1-3 crs)

Prerequisite: • Cross-listed with GEOG 395.^^Directed study of a geographic problem approved by the supervising instructor and the Department Chair.

Consent: No S/U Grade Option

N

Repeat: Course may be repeated

GEOG 635 Geographic Information Systems III (3 crs)

Prerequisite: Lecture/Discussion Hours: 2^Lab/Studio Hours: 2^^• Cross-listed with GEOG 435. Credit may not be earned in both courses. No credit if taken after GEOG 491 when offered as Advanced Geographic Information Systems.^^This course will advance students' knowledge of theoretical concepts and skills in geographic information systems in science. Emphasis will be placed on application of these concepts and skills in geospatial analysis.

Consent: No S/U Grade Option

N

Grading Basis: GEOG 335/GEOG 535

GEOG 655 Web Geographic Information Systems (3 crs)

Prerequisite: Lecture/Discussion Hours: 2^Lab/Studio Hours: 2^^• Cross-listed with GEOG 455. Credit may not be earned in both courses.^^An introduction to Web GIS, the programming concepts underpinning construction and implementation of high quality web and mobile solutions.

Consent: No S/U Grade Option

N

Grading Basis: GEOG 335/GEOG 535

GEOG 797 Independent Study/Graduate (1-3 crs)

Prerequisite: An intensive study of a geographic topic resulting in a paper suitable for publication.

Consent: No S/U Grade Option

N

Repeat: Course may be repeated

Anthropology (ANTH)

ANTH 512 Space, Society, Subject (3 crs)

Prerequisite: Lecture/Discussion Hours: 3^Seminar Hours: 0^^• Cross-listed with ANTH 312 AND GEOG 312/GEOG 512. Credit may only be earned in one of these courses.^^Broad introduction to social theory in anthropology and geography with an emphasis on contemporary theoretical approaches to social, spatial, and cultural dynamics and their intersections.

Consent: No S/U Grade Option

N

ANTH 513 Culture and Transnational Dynamics (3 crs)

Prerequisite: Lecture/Discussion Hours: 3^Lab/Studio Hours: 0^^• Cross-listed with ANTH 313 and GEOG 313/GEOG 513. Credit may only be earned in one of these courses. ^^Critical discussion of conceptual approaches to cultural processes, differences, and encounters from a transnational perspective.

Consent: No S/U Grade Option

N

Grading Basis: Credit may not be earned in both ANTH 313/GEOG 313 ANTH 313/GEOG 513 and ANTH 351/GEOG 351.

ANTH 515 Language in Culture and Society (3 crs)

Prerequisite: Lecture/Discussion Hours: 3^Lab/Studio Hours: 0^• Cross-listed with ANTH 315. Credit may not be earned in both courses. ^Examination of the rules and patterns for speech behavior in a variety of cultures. Language as an expression of social status, gender, and group membership. Study of multilingualism and language planning.

Consent: No S/U Grade Option

N

ANTH 556 Women in Cross-Cultural Perspective (3 crs)

Prerequisite: Lecture/Discussion Hours: 3^Lab/Studio Hours: 0^^• Cross-listed with ANTH 356 AND WGSS 356/WGSS 556. Credit may only be earned in one of these courses.^^Study of women's domestic, social, economic, political, and religious roles in a broad range of the world's societies. Examination of the historical development of women's roles and contemporary changes.

Consent: No S/U Grade Option

N

ANTH 622 Anthropology of Law (3 crs)

Prerequisite: Lecture/Discussion Hours: 3^Lab/Studio Hours: 0^• Cross-listed with ANTH 422. Credit may not be earned in both courses. ^The scientific study of comparative law. Examines and analyzes a wide variety of legal systems, plus theories of law, legal change, change of legal systems, and justice.

Consent: No S/U Grade Option

N

ANTH 632 Anthropological Fieldwork Methods and Research Design (3 crs)

Prerequisite: Seminar Hours: 3^Lab/Studio Hours: 0^• Cross-listed with ANTH 432. Credit may not be earned in both courses.^This seminar offers a broad introduction to the subject of fieldwork in sociocultural anthropology, with the goal of training students to undertake independent research. Foci include methodology, field experience, and outstanding research examples.

Consent: A-F Grades Only

N

Grading Basis: ANTH 161; 300-level cultural anthropology course or may be taken concurrently (ANTH 315, ANTH 325, ANTH 345, ANTH 351, ANTH 355 or ANTH 356).