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Current Syllabuses

Even if the current term’s course does not have a syllabus linked, search this page for past versions of the course to get an idea of the course structure and expectations. Note that some 410 courses may not have been offered previously and won’t have a syllabus. 

Gen-Ed requirements are indicated on each course
>2: Social Science Group Requirement
>3: Science Group Requirement
AC: American Cultures Multicultural Requirement
IC: International Cultures Multicultural Requirement
IP: Identity, Pluralism & Tolerance Multicultural Requirement
GP: Global Perspectives
US: US Difference, Inequality & Agency

All syllabuses are tentative and subject to change

Click here for the Preliminary Course Offerings for the 2020-2021 academic year.

Fall 2020

GEOG 141: The Natural Environment, >3

GEOG 142: Human Geography, >2, GP, IC

GEOG 209: Middle East & North Africa, >2, GP, IC

GEOG 281: Our Digital Earth

GEOG 323: Biogeography, >3

GEOG 341: Population & Environment, >2, GP, IC

GEOG 410: Black Geographies

GEOG 4/510: Economic Geography

GEOG 419: The Professional Geographer

GEOG 4/565: Environment & Development, GP, IC

GEOG 4/581: GIScience I

GEOG 4/585: Remote Sensing I

GEOG 4/591: Advanced GIS & Python

GEOG 4/594: Spatial Analysis

GEOG 498: Geospatial Project Design

GEOG 607: Seminar in Political Economy

Summer 2020

GEOG 141: The Natural Environment

GEOG 181: Our Digital Earth

GEOG 199: Hike, Bike, Skate, Surf, Ski – Geographies of Adventure

GEOG 142: Human Geographies

GEOG 342: Geography of Globalization

GEOG 391: Social Science Inquiry and Research

GEOG 471/571: North American Historical Landscapes

 

Spring 2020

GEOG 141: The Natural Environment

GEOG 142: Human Geography

GEOG 181: Our Digital Earth

GEOG 208: Geography of U.S. & Canada

GEOG 321: Climatology

GEOG: 343: Society, Culture, & Place

GEOG 360: Watershed Science & Policy

GEOG 4/510: Economic Geography

GEOG 4/527: Fluvial Geomorphology

GEOG4/530: Long-term Environmental Change

GEOG 4/544: Cultural Geography

GEOG 4/545: Culture, Ethnics, & Nationalism

GEOG 4/568: Contemporary Food Systems

GEOG 4/582: GIScience II

GEOG 4/590: Topic: Mapping with Drones

GEOG 4/590: Topic: GIS & Public Health 

GEOG 4/590: Topic: Geographic Artificial Intelligence 

GEOG 4/595: Geographic Data Analytics

Winter 2020

GEOG 141: The Natural Environment

GEOG 199: Hike, Bike, Skate, Surf, Ski – Geographies of Adventure

GEOG 202: Geography of Europe

GEOG 281: The World & Big Data

GEOG 322: Geomorphology

GEOG 341: Geography of Globalization

GEOG 361: Global Environmental Change

GEOG 4/521: Earth’s Climate Future

GEOG 419: The Professional Geographer

GEOG 4/521: Advanced Climatology Future Earth

GEOG 4/541: Political Geography

GEOG 4/565: Environment & Development: Facing Climate Change

GEOG 4/567: International Water Policy

GEOG 4/575: Africa’s Geographies

GEOG 4/581: GIScience I

GEOG 4/582: GIScience II

GEOG 4/593: Advanced Cartography

GEOG 4/594: Spatial Analysis

Fall 2019

GEOG 141: The Natural Environment

GEOG 142: Introduction to Human Geographies

GEOG 181: Our Digital Earth

GEOG 201: World Regional Geography

GEOG 323: Biogeography

GEOG 341: Population and the Environment

GEOG 391: Social Science Research and Inquiry

GEOG 419- The Professional Geographer

GEOG 4/533: Fire and Natural Disturbances

GEOG 4/548: Tourism and Development

ENVS 4/577: Soil Science

GEOG 4/581: GIScience I

GEOG 4/585: Remote Sensing I

GEOG 4/590: Web Mapping

GEOG 4/591: Advanced GIS & Python

GEOG 4/598: Geospatial Project Design

GEOG 611: Theory and Practice in Geography I

Spring 2019

GEOG 141: The Natural Environment >3

GEOG 142: Human Geography >2, IC

GEOG 181: Our Digital Earth >2

GEOG 199: Hike, Bike, Skate, Ski Surf

GEOG 199: Logic and Rationality

GEOG 209: Middle East & North Africa >2, IC

GEOG 321: Climatology >3

GEOG 343: Society, Culture & Place >2, IP

GEOG 360: Watershed Science & Policy >3

GEOG 399: Exploring Oregon

GEOG 4/510: Oregon Environmental Politics

GEOG 4/510: Forests and Society

GEOG 4/523: Topics: African Environments

GEOG 4/527: Fluvial Geomorphology

ASIA 4/580: Chinese Economy

GEOG 4/581: GIScience I

GEOG 490: Mapping with Drones

GEOG 4/590: R for Earth System Science

GEOG 4/591: Advanced GIS: Python

GEOG 4/594: Spatial Analysis

GEOG 4/596: Location-Aware Systems

GEOG 607: Photography in Geographic Research

GEOG 607: Gramsci & Foucault

GEOG 613: Research Design

Winter 2019

GEOG 141: The Natural Environment >3

GEOG 201: World Regional Geography (web) >2, IC

GEOG 202: Geography of Europe >2, IC

GEOG 281: The World and Big Data

GEOG 323: Biogeography >3

GEOG 342: Globalization >2

GEOG 361: Global Environmental Change >3

GEOG 419: The Professional Geographer

GEOG 4/523: Topics: Landscape Ecology

GEOG 4/563: Geography, Law & Environment

GEOG 4/571: North American Historical Landscapes (web) AC

GEOG 4/581: GIScience I

GEOG 4/582: GISience II

GEOG 4/586: Remote Sensing II

GEOG 4/590: Topics: Citizen Science & Geosensors

GEOG 4/593: Advanced Cartography

GEOG 4/595: Geographic Data Analysis

GEOG 607: Seminar: Spatial Information Theory

GEOG 607: Seminar: Water Resources & Climate Change

GEOG 612: Theory and Practice in Geography

Fall 2018

GEOG 141: The Natural Environment

GEOG 142: Human Geographies

GEOG 181: Our Digital Earth

GEOG 208: The Geography of the US & Canada

GEOG 322: Geomorphology

GEOG 341: Population & Environment

GEOG 391: Social Science Research & Inquiry

GEOG 4/510: Economic Geography

GEOG 419: The Professional Geographer

ASIA 4/525: Asian Foodways

GEOG 4/530: Long-term Environmental Change

GEOG 4/541: Political Geography

GEOG 4/548: Tourism & Development

GEOG 4/565: Environment & Development

GEOG 4/567: International Water Policy

ENVS 4/577: Soil Science

4/581: GIScience I

GEOG 4/582: GIScience II

GEOG 4/585: Remote Sensing I

GEOG 4/590: Webmapping

GEOG 607: Seminar Vulnerability and Climate Justice

GEOG 607: Seminar in Spatial and Spatio-temporal Analysis

Summer 2018

GEOG 141: The Natural Environment

GEOG 142: Human Geography

GEOG 181: Our Digital Earth

GEOG 201: World Regional Geography

GEOG 323: Biogeography

GEOG 342: Globalization and Development

GEOG 391: Social Science Research & Inquiry

GEOG 4/571: North American Historical Landscapes

GEOG 4/581: GIScience I

Spring 2018

GEOG 141: The Natural Environment

GEOG 142: Human Geography

GEOG 181: Our Digital Earth

GEOG 209: Middle East & North Africa

GEOG 285: Mapping with Drones

GEOG 321: Climatology

GEOG 343: Society, Culture & Place

GEOG 360: Watershed Science & Policy

GEOG 410: Nationalism & Ethnicity (Inside-Out Course)

GEOG 419: The Professional Geographer

GEOG 4/527: Fluvial Geomorphology

GEOG 4/565: Environment & Development

GEOG 4/568: Contemporary Food Systems

ASIA 4/580: Chinese Economy

GEOG 4/581: GIScience I

GEOG 4/590: Webmapping

GEOG 4/591: Advanced GIS & Python

GEOG 4/596: Location-Aware Systems

GEOG 4/597: Qualitative Methods in Geography

GEOG 607: Economic Geography

GEOG 607: Soil, Plant, Atmospheric Interactions

GEOG 613: Research Design

Winter 2018

GEOG 141: The Natural Environment

GEOG 201: World Regional Geography

GEOG 202: Geography of Europe

GEOG 281: The World and Big Data: Me and my map

GEOG 322: Geomorphology

GEOG 342: Globalization and Development

GEOG 391: Social Science Research & Inquiry

GEOG 4/510: Conflict Transformation in Northern Ireland

GEOG 4/510: Oregon Environmental Politics

GEOG 4/510: Race, Nature and Power

GEOG 4/510: Prison Narratives and Reconciliation

GEOG 419: The Professional Geographer

GEOG 4/521: Climate Change and Variability

GEOG 4/525: Hydrology and Water Resources

GEOG 442: Urban Geography

GEOG 4/561: Environmental Alterations

GEOG 4/571: North American Historical Landscapes

GEOG 4/582: GIScience II

GEOG 4/590: Citizen Science and Geosensors

GEOG 4/593: Advanced Cartography

GEOG 4/595: Geographic Data Analysis

GEOG 607: Seminar: Geographical Perspectives on Geopolitics

GEOG 607: Seminar: Quantitative Methods in Paleoecology

GEOG 612: Theory & Practice in Geography II

Fall 2017

GEOG 141: The Natural Environment

GEOG 142: Human Geography

GEOG 181: Our Digital Earth

GEOG 208: Geography of the US & Canada

GEOG 323: Biogeography

GEOG 341: Population & the Environment

GEOG 361: Global Environmental Change

GEOG 4/510: Economic Geography

GEOG 4/533: Fire & Natural Disturbances

GEOG 4/541: Political Geography

GEOG 4/548: Tourism & Development

GEOG 4/567: International Water Policy

GEOG 4/581: GIScience I

GEOG 4/585: Remote Sensing I

GEOG 4/594: Spatial Analysis

GEOG 607: Science-Policy Interface

GEOG 611: Theory & Practice in Geography I

Spring 2017

GEOG 141: The Natural Environment (3)

GEOG 142: Human Geographies

GEOG 209: Geography of the Middle East and North Africa

GEOG 321: Climatology

GEOG 341: Population & Environment

GEOG 391: Social Science Research & Inquiry

GEOG 399: Mapping with Drones

GEOG 4/527: Fluvial Geomorphology

GEOG 4/530: Long-term Environmental Change

GEOG 4/548: Tourism & Development

GEOG 45/65: Environment & Development: Facing Climate Change

GEOG 4/581: GIScience I

GEOG 4/591: Advanced GIS: Python

GEOG 4/596: Location-Aware Systems

GEOG 4/597: Qualitative Methods

GEOG 607: Distributive Spatial Reasoning

GEOG 613: Research Design

 

Winter 2017

GEOG 141: The Natural Environment (3)

GEOG 181: Our Digital Earth (2)

GEOG 201: World Regional Geography (2, IC)

GEOG 202: Geography of Europe (2)

GEOG 281: The World and Big Data

GEOG 322: Geomorphology (3)

GEOG 343: Society, Culture & Place (2, IP)

GEOG 361: Global Environmental Change (3)

GEOG 399: The Professional Geographer

GEOG 410: Conflict Transformation in Northern Ireland

GEOG 410: Imagined Communities (Inside-Out course)

GEOG 4/523: Global Change Biogeography

GEOG 4/525: Hydrology & Water Resources

GEOG 4/542: Urban Geography

ENVS 4/555: Sustainability

4/563: Geography, Law & the Environment

GEOG 4/571: North American Histroical Landscapes

GEOG 4/582: GIScience II

GEOG 4/586: Remote Sensing II

GEOG 4/593: Advanced Cartography

GEOG 4/595: Geographic Data Analaysis

GEOG 607: Seminar: Water Resources and Climate Change

 

Fall 2016

GEOG 141: The Natural Environment (3)

GEOG 142: Introduction to Human Geography (2, IC)

GEOG 181: Our Digital Earth (2)

GEOG 208: Geography of the US & Canada (2, AC)

GEOG 323: Biogeography (3)

GEOG 342: Globalization & Development (2)

GEOG 360: Watershed Science & Policy (3)

GEOG 4/510: Mountain Geography

GEOG 4/510: Oregon Environmental Politics

GEOG 441: Political Geography (IP)

GEOG 4/581: GIScience I

GEOG 4/585: Remote Sensing

GEOG 4/590: R for Earth System Science

GEOG 4/594: Spatial Analysis

GEOG 607: Social Science & Environmental Change

GEOG 611: Theory & Practice in Geography

Summer 2016

GEOG 141: The Natural Environment (3)

GEOG 142: Introduction to Human Geography (2, IC)

GEOG 181: Our Digital Earth (2)

GEOG 201: World Regional Geography (2, IC)

GEOG 208: Geography of the US & Canada (2, AC)

GEOG 323: Biogeography (3)

GEOG 343: Globalization & Development (2)

GEOG 4/510: Field Methods in Environmental Geography

GEOG 4/571: North American Historical Landscapes (AC)

GEOG 4/581: GIScience I

Spring 2016

GEOG 141: The Natural Environment (3)

GEOG 142: Introduction to Human Geography (2, IC)

GEOG 181: Our Digital Earth (2)

GEOG 208: Geography of the US & Canada (2, AC)

GEOG 214: Geography of Latin America: Drugs, Democracy & Deforestation (2, IC)

GEOG 321: Climatology (3)

GEOG 341: Population & Environment (2, IC)

ASIA 350: What is Asia (taught by Dan Buck) (IC)

GEOG 360: Watershed Science & Policy (3)

GEOG 391: Social Science Inquiry & Research (2)

GEOG 4/510: Spatial Analysis

GEOG 4/521: [Topic] 21st Century Climate Change

GEOG 4/527: Fluvial Geomorphology

GEOG 442: Urban Geography: The Wire

GEOG 4/561: Environmental Alterations

GEOG 481: GIScience I

GEOG 490: [Topics] Spatial Simulation

GEOG 4/590: [Topics] Location-Aware Systems

 

Winter 2016

GEOG 141: The Natural Environment (3)

GEOG 199: The World and Big Data

GEOG 201: World Regional Geography (2, IC)

GEOG 202: Geography of Europe (2)

GEOG 322: Geomorphology (3)

GEOG 342: Geographies of Globalization and Development (2)

GEOG 361: Global Environmental Change (3)

GEOG 399: The Professional Geographer

GEOG 4/510: Geographies of Identity

GEOG 4/510: Mountain Geography

GEOG 423: Biodiversity Crisis

GEOG 4/525: Hydrology

GEOG 4/565: Environment & Development

GEOG 4/571: North American Historical Landscapes (online)

GEOG 4/582: GIScience II

GEOG 4/585: Remote Sensing I

GEOG 4/590: Topics in GIS: Geospatial Project Design

GEOG 4/593: Advanced Cartography

GEOG 4/595: Geographic Data Analysis

GEOG 605: Readings in Biodiversity Crisis

GEOG 607: Seminar: Geographic Approaches to the Region

GEOG 607: Accessible Maps & Mapping

 

Fall 2015 Syllabuses

GEOG 141: The Natural Environment (3)

GEOG 142: Human Geography (IC, 2)

GEOG 181: Our Digital Earth (2)

GEOG 209: Geography of the Middle East & North Africa

GEOG 323: Biogeography (3)

GEOG 343: Society, Culture & Place (IP, 2)

GEOG 4/533: Fire and Natural Disturbances

GEOG 4/541: Political Geography (IP)

GEOG 4/567: International Water Policy

GEOG 4/581: GIScience I

GEOG 4/582: GIScience II

GEOG 4/590: Topics in GIS: Python Programming in GIS

GEOG 4/591: Advanced GIS

GEOG 607: Seminar: Human-Economic Geography

GEOG 607: Seminar: Physical Geography of Oregon

 

Summer 2015 Syllabuses

GEOG 141: Natural Environment (3)

GEOG 142: Human Geography (IC, 2)

GEOG 201: World Regional Geography (IC, 2)

GEOG 208: Geography of US and Canada (AC, 2)

GEOG 323: Biogeography (3)

GEOG 341: Population & Environment (IC, 2)

GEOG 343: Society, Culture & Place (IP, 2)

GEOG 410: Field Studies in Physical Geography

GEOG 471: North American Historical Landscapes

GEOG 481: Introduction to GIS

Spring 2015 Syllabuses

Courses that fulfill Gen-Ed requirements are designated as follows:

Multicultural: American Cultures: AC; Multicultural: International Cultures: IC; Multicultural: Identity, Pluralism & Tolerance: IP; Social Science Group: 2; Science Group: 3

GEOG 141: Natural Environment (3)

GEOG 142: Introduction to Human Geography (IC, 2)

GEOG 201: World Regional Geography (IC, 2)

GEOG 205: Geography of Pacific Asia (IC, 2)

GEOG 321: Climatology (3)

GEOG 342: Geography of Globalization (2)

GEOG 360: Watershed Science & Policy

GEOG 399: Professional Development in Geography

GEOG 427/527: Fluvial Geomorphology

GEOG 430/530: Long-tern Environmental Change

GEOG 445/545: Culture, Ethnicity & Nationalism

GEOG 463/ 563: Geography, Law & Environment

GEOG 465/565: Environment & Development (IC)

GEOG 466/566: Gender & Environment

GEOG 482/582: GIScience II

GEOG 486/586: Remote Sensing II

GEOG 490/590: Spatial Modeling

GEOG 491/591: Advanced GIS: Transportation & the Smart City

GEOG 607: Feminist Environmentalism & Science Studies

GEOG 607: Reading the IPCC Fifth Assessment

GEOG 613: Research Design

 

Winter 2015 Syllabuses

Courses that fulfill Gen-Ed requirements are designated as follows:

Multicultural: American Cultures: AC; Multicultural: International Cultures: IC; Multicultural: Identity, Pluralism & Tolerance: IP; Social Science Group: 2; Science Group: 3

GEOG 141- Natural Environment (3)

GEOG 142 – Introduction to Human Geography (IC, 2)

GEOG 181- Our Digital Earth (2)

GEOG 202- Geography of Europe (2)

GEOG 208- Geography of the US & Canada (AC, 2)

GEOG 322- Geomorphology (3)

GEOG 341- Geography of Globalization (2)

GEOG 343- Society, Culture & Place (IP, 2)

CRES 410- Negotiating Northern Ireland

GEOG 410/510 – North American Immigrant Gateways

GEOG 421/521 – Climatic Variability and Change

GEOG 441/541- Political Geography

GEOG 442/542 – Urban Geography

GEOG 461/ 561- Environmental Alteration

GEOG 471/571 – North American Historical Landscapes (AC)

GEOG 475/575 Africa: Development & Environment (IC)

GEOG 475/575- The Chinese Economy (IC)

GEOG 481/581 – Introduction to GIS

GEOG 482/582- GIS II

GEOG 485/585- Remote Sensing 1

GEOG 493/593- Advanced Cartography

GEOG 495/595 – Geographic Data Analysis

GEOG 607 – Water Resources & Climate

GEOG 607 – The Science-Policy Interface

GEOG 610 – Qualitative Methods in Geography

Fall 2014 Syllabuses

Geography 141 – The Natural Environment

Geography 142 – Introduction to Human Geography

Geography 214 – Geography of Latin America

Geography 410/510 – Oregon Geomorphology: Interpretation and Analysis

Geography 425/525 – Hydrology and Water Resources

Geography 444/544 – Cultural Geography

Geography 481/581 – GIScience 1: Mapping and the Geographic Information Sciences

Geography 490/590 – Special Topics: Python Programming for GIS

Geography 611 – Theory and Practice of Geography I

Summer 2014 Syllabuses

Geography 471/571 – North American Historical Landscapes

Geography 205 – Geography of Pacific Asia

Geography 322 – Geomorphology

Geography 410/510 – Field Human Geography:
Environmental, Economic and Planning Issues

Spring 2013 Syllabuses

GEOG 443/543 – Global Migration

GEOG 463/563 – Geography, Law, and Environment

GEOG 475/575 – The Chinese Economy Transition, Development, Globalization

Winter 2013 Syllabuses

GEOG 199 – Exploring the 21st Century City

GEOG 208 – Geography of the United States and Canada

GEOG 410/510 – People, Place, and Identity in Oregon

GEOG 350 – What is Asia?

GEOG 471/571 – North American Historial Landscapes

Fall 2012 Syllabuses

GEOG 141 – The Natural Environment

GEOG 142 – Introductions to Human Geography.

GEOG 181 – Our Digital Earth.

GEOG 214 – Geography of Latin America.

GEOG 323 – Biogeography Updated.

ASIA 410/510 – Food in Asia.

GEOG 410/510 – Special Topics in GIS: GIS Programming and web mapping.

GEOG 430/530 – Long-term Environmental Change

GEOG 461/561 – Environment Alteration.

GEOG 467/567 – International Water Policy .

GEOG 481/581 – Geographic Information Science I DRAFT SYLLABUS.(currently listed as 410/510).

GEOG 482/582 – Geographic Information Science II.(currently listed as 410/510).

GEOG 607 – Seminar: Geopolitics

GEOG 620 – Theory and Practice of Geography

Spring 2012 Syllabuses

GEOG 323 – Biogeography

GEOG 202 – Geography of Europe

GEOG 607 – Physical Geography of Oregon

GEOG 466/566 – Gender and Environment

Winter 2012 Syllabuses

GEOG 141 – The Natural Environment

GEOG 142 – Introduction to Human Geography

GEOG 208 – Geography of the United States and Canada

GEOG 322 – Geomorphology

ASIA 350 – What is Asia?

GEOG 399 – Workshop: Graduate School/Jobs in Geography

GEOG 410/510 – New North American immigrant gateways: Diversity, people, and place in the ‘burbs

GEOG 425/525 – Hydrology and Water Resources

GEOG 471/571 – North American Historical Landscapes

GEOG 472/572 – Advanced Geographic Information Systems

GEOG 607 – Graduate Seminar in Landscape Dynamics

GEOG 607 – The Urban Question: Society, Space, Nature

GEOG 610 – Interdisciplinary Environmental Science Research