Climatology

Climatology can be defined as the study of long-term trends in the weather, but this course emphasizes a more in depth examination of the discipline.

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Introduction to Marriage & Families

This course is designed to introduce students to major issues related to families and relationships, with a focus on sociological perspectives and policy implications. Families and primary relationships are a fundamental part of our life experiences. This course is designed to introduce you to the historical and contemporary contexts that have shaped the meanings and importance of families in society.

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Minorities in American Society

This course is a collaborative, student-led effort to understand majority-minority relations as they pattern the experiences, identities, and opportunities of all individuals in U.S. society. While we aim to highlight the role of disparate group experience in creating and perpetuating inequalities, we treat social groupings, including those based on race, ethnicity, nativity, and religion, as deserving of study in their own right.

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Intro to Public Administration

This course is designed as a broad introduction to the field of Public Administration and is suitable for anyone interested in the actual operation of government. Public Administration (PA) is different from many courses that students may take. PA is an applied field, as opposed to an exclusively academic one. PA professionals do not simply study…

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Introduction to Earth Science

Earth is a dynamic planet that is continually being reshaped by forces generated within the Earth’s interior and by processes operating in both the oceans and atmosphere. In this course we will explore the fundamental processes that occur within each of these domains as well as the interactions between them.

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Introduction to Physical Geography

The purpose of this course is to introduce students to physical geography (the study of Earth’s dynamic processes) and to engage students in a way that promotes critical and creative thinking with regards to Earth’s tectonic and atmospheric processes.

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Language & Culture

The purpose of this course is to provide a basic introduction to the study of linguistics from an anthropological perspective. Students will learn how language functions differ across cultures and how anthropologists have interpreted topics ranging from the origins of humans to language phenomena in the present day. The class will be asked…

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Ancient Cities: Development of World Civilization

This is a survey course of urban civilizations across the globe, from the earliest roots and variations to modern times. The course will examine major world traditions and periods of urbanism, from earliest examples to modern times, stopping off at various points across the globe to elaborate specific instances of urban development and regional trajectories of change.

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Digital Image Processing

Learn how Remote Sensing can be used to help study and address many global environmental issues around the world today and in the process gain a highly desirable job market skill set. This course provides an introduction to the use of remotely sensed data in environmental research.

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Women, Leadership, & Diversity in the Global Environment

This course examines key leadership concepts in general, and women in particular. The course is not set up to teach you how to be a leader (or be a better leader), per se, but it will operate with the assumption that if you know how successful women and men have navigated power and authority, applied knowledge and core competencies, and balanced life and work, you will be better able to direct your own academic endeavors and professional development.

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