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GEO 210 Landforms 3(2-2)

Study of geomorphic processes including mass wastage, streams, and glaciation affecting the evolution and distribution of landforms in the physical landscape. Prerequisites: GEO 105 or GEL 101.

GEO 303 Geographic Information Systems I 3(2-2)

Concepts and applications of geographic information systems (GIS). Captur- ing, storing, querying, and displaying geographically referenced data. Primary emphasis is on vector-based GIS. Prerequisite: GEO 203

GEO 305 Remote Sensing of the Environment 3(2-2)

Characteristics and principles of sensing systems. Interpretation of photograph- ic and electronic imagery of earth environment from airborne and space platforms. Recommended: 6 hours of geography or other environmental science.

GEO 317 Economic Geography 3(3-0)

Principles and theories of economic geography, the global interrelationships of regional and local economic activities, and the effects of technology on spatial economic structures. (University Program Group III.B.) Recommended: GEO 121, Junior standing, or background in basic economics.

GEO 320 Population Geography 3(3-0)

Spatial patterns of fertility, mortality, and migration, and the processes un- derlying those patterns. Population growth, distribution, problems and policies. Recommended: One of the following: GEO 120, 121, junior standing.

GEO 330 Resource Perception and Utilization 3(3-0) Influence of physical, economic, political, and social factors on the total resource system.

GEO 340 Urban Geography 3(3-0)

The rise of cities and urbanization. Human use of urban space. The city as environment. This course is approved for offering in a distance learning format. Recommended: GEO 121 or Junior standing.

GEO 373 Latin America 3(3-0)

Geographic characteristics of Latin America from colonization to present. Regions are interpreted by analysis of geographical elements and their inter- relationships. This course is approved for offering in a distance learning format. (University Program Group IV-B)

GEO 395 Michigan 3(3-0) Physical environment, resources, settlement, population, and economic activi- ties studied sequentially and regionally. Prerequisite: junior standing.

GEO 500 Advanced Cartography 3(2-2)

Advanced techniques for cartographic exploration and communication. Carto- graphic representation of multivariate data, interactive and animated cartography, and Web-based cartographic communication. Prerequisite: GEO 303.

GEO 506 Applications in Remote Sensing of the Environment 3(2-2)

The study of imagery to reveal characteristics of natural and cultural envi- ronment. Photographic, thermal infrared, and radar imagery to be considered, emphasis on aerial photography. Prerequisite: GEO 305.

GEO 575 Special Studies in Geography 1-6(Spec) Various special topics offered at an advanced undergraduate and graduate level. Prerequisites: permission of instructor.

GER - German

GER 101 Elementary German I: Language and Culture 4(4-0)

Designed for students who have had no German. Basic language skills. Introduction to the culture of the German-speaking countries. Students who have had previous preparation in German are required to take a placement exam. (University Program Group IV-B)

GER 102 Elementary German II: Language and Culture 4(4-0)

Continuation of GER 101. Basic language skills and introduction to the cul- ture of the German-speaking countries. Recommended: GER 101. (University Program Group IV-B)

GER 201 Intermediate German I 4(4-0)

Further development of all language skills, a review of gramma , and exploration of the culture of present day Germany. Recommended: GER 102. (University Program Group IV-B)

GER 202 Intermediate German II 4(4-0) Continuation of GER 201. Recommended: GER 201. (University Program Group IV-B)

GER 210 German Language Study Abroad 1-8(Spec) Intended for intermediate students studying abroad. Prerequisites: GER 102.

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GRN - Gerontology

GRN 247 Introduction to Gerontology 3(3-0)

An interdisciplinary approach to the study of aging with a focus on the normal changes that occur as one ages physically, mentally, and socially. (University Program Group IV-A)

GRN 590 Independent Study 1-4(Spec)

Student-initiated study (reading, research, and/or project development) on a topic not normally covered in existing courses. Prerequisite: permission of instructor.

GRN 597 Special Topics 1-4(Spec)

Selected topics/problems of interest that are not normally included in existing courses. May include conferences, workshops, and seminars sponsored by the Interdisciplinary Gerontology Program. Prerequisite: permission of instructor.

GRN 631 Gerontology: Theory and Practice 3(3-0)

Course examines multidisciplinary gerontological theory and practice. Spans early disease models, successful aging, postmodern paradigms and implications for practice. Emphasizes relationship between theory and practice. Prerequisite: graduate status.

GRN 632 Public Policy and Aging 3(3-0)

Course addresses the development of social policy in the context of popula- tion aging. Emphasizes analysis of current and long-term implications on policy decisions. Prerequisite: graduate status.

HDF - Human Development & Family Studies

HDF 100 Human Growth and Development: Lifespan 3(3-0)

Study of the basic principles of human development and their relation to family interactions throughout the lifespan. Students who have taken EDU 280 or PSY 220 should seek departmental advice prior to enrollment. Prerequisites: None. (University Program Group III-A)

HDF 110 Oppression: Roots and Impact on Human Development in the United States 3(3-0)

Examines the roots and impact of different forms of oppression on the develop- ment of individuals within the family context. (University Program Group IV-C)

This course is approved for offering in a distance learning format.

HDF 211 Marriage and Family Perspectives 3(3-0) Cultural-historical perspective of marriage and family. Social and psychological dynamics of individual and family interaction.

HDF 212 The Family in Cultural Perspective 3(3-0)

The varieties of family forms and resulting patterns of interpersonal relations to be found throughout Western history and in selected Western and non-Western cultures. (University Program Group III-B)

HDF 213 Introduction to Human Sexuality 3(3-0)

Human sexual development throughout the life cycle. Emphasis on understand- ing and acceptance of self as a sexually functioning person. Identical to WST 213. Credit may not be earned in more than one of these courses.

HDF 302 Human Growth and Development: Infancy 3(3-0)

Pregnancy, prenatal development, childbirth, and the development of infants and toddlers (to 3 years) within the family and the larger social systems. Pre- requisite: HDF 100 or EDU 280 or PSY 220.

HDF 303 Human Growth and Development: Early Childhood 4(3-2)

Principles for growth and development of preschool and early elementary children (ages 3-8) from diverse backgrounds and observation of children in early education settings. Prerequisite: HDF 100 or EDU 280 or PSY 220.

HDF 306 Human Growth and Development: Adolescence 3(3-0) Study of adolescence and issues relating to the family of a teenager. Pre- requisite: HDF 100.

HDF 307 Human Growth and Development: Parent-Child Relations 3(3-0)

The study of the parent-child relationship, and the impact of that relationship on the development of both children and parents. Prerequisite: one of: HDF 100, EDU 280, or PSY 220.

HDF 315 Family Management Theory 3(3-0) Integrated nature of family management; values, goals as reflected in deci- sion-making regarding family resources.

HDF 318 Indigenous Families and Survival: A Global Perspective 3(3-0)

Focuses on indigenous peoples globally, describes roots and impact of in- stitutional and cultural racism, and the diversity of indigenous ways of knowing and family survival. Prerequisites: one of: ANT 170, ANT 200; HDF 110; HST 163, HST 176; REL 220. (University Program Group IV-B)

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