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2010-2011 Denver Campus Catalog 
    
2010-2011 Denver Campus Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Geography and Environmental Sciences


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Chairs: Brian Page
Program Assistant: Sue Eddleman
Office: North Classroom, 3621
Telephone: 303-556-2276
Fax: 303-556-6197
Web site: clas.ucdenver.edu/ges/

Faculty

 
Professors:
Anne Chin, PhD, Arizona State University
 
Professors Emeritus:
Wesley E. Le Masurier, PhD, Stanford University
John G. Weihaupt, PhD, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
 
Associate Professors:
Frederick B. Chambers, PhD, Arizona State University
Brian Page, PhD, University of California, Berkeley
Deborah S. K. Thomas, PhD, University of South Carolina
John W. Wyckoff, PhD, University of Utah
 
Assistant Professors:
Casey Allen, PhD, Arizona State University
Peter Anthamatten, PhD, University of Minnesota
Rafael Moreno-Sanchez, PhD, Colorado State University
Gregory Simon, PhD, University of Washington
Bryan S. Wee, PhD, Purdue University
 
Senior Instructors:
Jon Barbour, PhD, University of California, Davis
Rudi Hartmann, PhD, Technical University of Munich
 
Instructors:
Amanda Weaver, MA, University of Texas, Austin
Ryan Sincavage, MS, University of Colorado
 
Lecturers:
James Fleming
Jeanne Mayne
Peter Timm
James Tindall
 

 

Undergraduate

Geography is a science that focuses on the spatial analysis of human/physical patterns and processes. Geographers attempt to identify the factors affecting the distribution of people and their activities on the surface of the earth and to provide meaningful solutions to problems faced by societies. This discipline is an ideal major for the liberal arts student, providing exposure to the concepts and techniques utilized in investigating the physical sciences, environmental and sustainability issues, socioeconomic problems and planning policies.

The program offers a distinctive curriculum that combines a broad and integrative scientific education with state-of-the-art training in geo-spatial analysis (e.g., computer mapping, GIS, remote sensing). The program is designed to provide the student interested in physical, social or environmental geography with the background necessary for obtaining a rewarding career in government (federal, state, local) or private industry, as well as preparing students for graduate study.

REQUIREMENTS FOR GEOGRAPHY MAJOR 

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Certificate

GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SCIENCE CERTIFICATE 

 

Departmental Honors

The criteria for cum laude shall be a GPA of 3.6 in all courses on the Downtown Campus (a minimum of 30 semester hours for transfer students) and an honors thesis that demonstrates independent research skills. The criteria for magna cum laude shall be a GPA of 3.75 in all Downtown Campus courses and a superior honors thesis. The criteria for summa cum laude shall be a GPA of 3.9 in all Downtown Campus courses and a truly exceptional honors thesis. The GPA alone shall serve only as a minimum criterion for each of the three levels of honors. Evaluation of the honors thesis shall be the deciding criterion for the level that is granted. The department expects that the award of summa cum laude would be a rare occurrence reserved for students who demonstrate extraordinary academic promise.

Admission to the honors program and the awarding of departmental honors shall be subject to faculty approval.

Minors

REQUIREMENTS FOR ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES MINOR 

REQUIREMENTS FOR GEOGRAPHY MINOR 

REQUIREMENTS FOR GEOLOGY MINOR 

REQUIREMENTS FOR URBAN AND REGIONAL PLANNING MINOR 

 

Graduate

MASTER OF SCIENCE IN ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES 

 

Certificate

GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES 

 

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