Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), Major in Aquatic Resources

Ph.D. Program

Sustainable freshwater resources provide a foundation for aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems, as well as human use and economic development. However, inadequate understanding of aquatic resources and a prevailing inability to properly integrate scientific, technical, and socioeconomic elements continues to seriously hinder the goal of providing sustainable aquatic resources, not only in Texas but across the nation and around the world.

Educational Goal

The doctoral program emphasizes original research and is designed to provide depth and breadth of knowledge in the field of aquatic resources and related disciplines, including basic and applied research, management, and policy. Students will work, both independently and with other specialists, in a multidisciplinary environment to identify and solve complex problems and issues relevant to the sustainable use of aquatic resources.

Admission Policy

For information regarding admission application requirements and deadlines, please visit The Graduate College website at http://www.gradcollege.txstate.edu/aqrp.html.

Department Policies

Each doctoral student will develop a program of research and study in consultation with their Ph.D. advisor and the doctoral program director and approved by the dean of The Graduate College. This program will include a set of core courses and an appropriate selection of elective courses necessary to provide the student with the scientific expertise and knowledge to work independently and with others in a multidisciplinary environment to address the range of issues constituting sustainable aquatic resources.

Prospective students must contact doctoral faculty members to identify an individual willing to serve as their major advisor prior to submitting their application to the graduate program. A list of faculty and their research areas is available at http://www.bio.txstate.edu/Graduate-Programs/Ph-D--Aquatic-Resources.html.

Financial Assistance

Assistantships and scholarships are available to qualified applicants. The Department of Biology offers doctoral instructional assistantships and teaching assistantships on a competitive basis to full-time students enrolled in the aquatic resources Ph.D. program. Detailed information on the department’s assistantship policy is included in the Department’s Graduate Guide. The office of The Graduate College can provide further information regarding scholarships.

Course Work

Degree Audit

Each Ph.D. student is issued a preliminary degree audit by The Graduate College that should be used to plan the student’s course of study. In the first term of enrollment, students should review the degree audit in consultation with their supervising professor and the program director.

With admission into the doctoral program, it is expected that students will pursue their course work and research activities in an efficient and timely manner. If it is determined that a student is not making adequate progress toward completion of the doctoral degree requirements, consultations will be undertaken between the student, their Ph.D. advisor, the program director, and the department graduate committee to develop a remediation plan, which may include revising a student’s program of study or research. Failure to successfully remedy documented deficiencies will result in termination of the student’s enrollment in the doctoral program at the discretion of the graduate committee. Students removed from the doctoral program in this manner may appeal to the dean of The Graduate College for reinstatement in the program.

Course Work Requirements

For students entering the program with a master’s degree, the Ph.D. in aquatic resources requires the completion of 21 hours of core courses and 40 hours of elective courses and dissertation (including a minimum of 15 hours of dissertation credit). For students entering the program with a bachelor’s degree, the Ph.D. in aquatic resources requires the completion of 28 hours of core courses and 63 hours of elective courses and dissertation (including a minimum of 15 hours of dissertation credit). The selection of core courses should be made in consultation with the student’s Ph.D. advisor and the program director. With approval of the program director, a core course beyond the minimum required hours can be counted as an elective course toward the total hours required for the degree.

Entering with a Master's Degree

Core Courses
BIO 7102Seminar in Aquatic Resources (Taken twice)2
BIO 7303Research (Taken three times)9
BIO 7405Statistics and Experimental Design I4
or BIO 7406 Statistics and Experimental Design II
BIO 7312Government Policy and Aquatic Resources3
PHIL 7323Environmental Ethics and Sustainable Aquatic Resources3
Electives
Select 25 hours from the following:25
Agriculture and Sustainable Aquatic Resources
Collaborative Research
Population Biology Seminar
Collaborative Research
History of Vegetation and Climate
Collaborative Research
Natural History and Conservation of Large Mammals
Wildlife and Recreation: Impact, Policy, and Management
Integrated Waterbird Management
Evolutionary Ecology
Conservation Biology
Aquatic Resources Economics
Aquatic Resources Law
Biogeography
Plant-Water Relations
Pollution of Aquatic Ecosystems
Industry and Sustainable Aquatic Resources
Environmental Linkages and Sustainable Aquatic Resources
Role of State and Federal Courts in Protection and Maintenance of Aquatic Resources
Evolutionary Ecology
Advances in Water Quality Investigations
Approaches to Aquatic Resource Modeling
Molecular Techniques in Microbial Ecology
Parasites and Diseases fo Fishes and Other Aquatic Animals
Bayesian Statistics for Biology
Evolution
Landscape and Biogeography of Texas
Wetland Ecology
Behavioral Ecology
Regulation of Plant Growth and Development
Spatial Ecology of Animals
Community and Ecosystem Ecology
Soil Biology
Karst Hydrogeology and Geomorphology
Sustainability in a Changing World
Techniques in Aquatic Biology
Integrated Water Resources Management
Behavioral Ecology
Instrumentation for Water Quality Analysis
Fish Ecology and Conservation
Aquatic Microbial Ecology
Environmental Hydrology
Ichthyology
Stream Ecology
Landscape Dynamics
Wetlands Ecology
Phycology
Ecology and Management of Aquatic Macrophytes
Principles of Population Biology I
Principles of Population Biology II
Population Genetics
Herpetology
Aquatic Toxicology
Microbial Physiology and Genetics
Phylogenetics
Groundwater Resources
Introduction to Ecological Modeling
Limnology
Reservoir Ecology
Restoration of Polluted Aquatic Resources
Environmental Chemistry
Specializations in Professional and Technical Communication Topics
Remote Sensing and the Environment
GIS and Environmental Geography
Geographic Aspects of Water
Geographic Information Systems
Resolution of Disputes Involving Aquatic Resources
Dissertation
Select a minimum of 15 hours from the following:15
Dissertation
Dissertation
Dissertation
Dissertation
Dissertation
Dissertation
Total Hours61

Entering with a Bachelor's Degree

Core Courses
BIO 7102Seminar in Aquatic Resources (Taken twice)2
BIO 7303Research (Taken three times)9
BIO 7405Statistics and Experimental Design I4
or BIO 7406 Statistics and Experimental Design II
BIO 7312Government Policy and Aquatic Resources3
BIO 7310Global Aquatic Resources3
PHIL 7323Environmental Ethics and Sustainable Aquatic Resources3
Elective Courses
Select 48 hours from the following:48
Agriculture and Sustainable Aquatic Resources
Collaborative Research
Population Biology Seminar
Collaborative Research
History of Vegetation and Climate
Collaborative Research
Natural History and Conservation of Large Mammals
Wildlife and Recreation: Impact, Policy, and Management
Integrated Waterbird Management
Evolutionary Ecology
Conservation Biology
Aquatic Resources Economics
Aquatic Resources Law
Biogeography
Plant-Water Relations
Pollution of Aquatic Ecosystems
Industry and Sustainable Aquatic Resources
Environmental Linkages and Sustainable Aquatic Resources
Role of State and Federal Courts in Protection and Maintenance of Aquatic Resources
Evolutionary Ecology
Advances in Water Quality Investigations
Approaches to Aquatic Resource Modeling
Molecular Techniques in Microbial Ecology
Parasites and Diseases fo Fishes and Other Aquatic Animals
Bayesian Statistics for Biology
Evolution
Landscape and Biogeography of Texas
Wetland Ecology
Behavioral Ecology
Regulation of Plant Growth and Development
Spatial Ecology of Animals
Community and Ecosystem Ecology
Soil Biology
Karst Hydrogeology and Geomorphology
Sustainability in a Changing World
Techniques in Aquatic Biology
Integrated Water Resources Management
Behavioral Ecology
Instrumentation for Water Quality Analysis
Fish Ecology and Conservation
Aquatic Microbial Ecology
Environmental Hydrology
Ichthyology
Stream Ecology
Landscape Dynamics
Wetlands Ecology
Phycology
Ecology and Management of Aquatic Macrophytes
Principles of Population Biology I
Principles of Population Biology II
Population Genetics
Herpetology
Aquatic Toxicology
Microbial Physiology and Genetics
Phylogenetics
Groundwater Resources
Introduction to Ecological Modeling
Limnology
Reservoir Ecology
Restoration of Polluted Aquatic Resources
Environmental Chemistry
Specializations in Professional and Technical Communication Topics
Remote Sensing and the Environment
GIS and Environmental Geography
Geographic Aspects of Water
Geographic Information Systems
Resolution of Disputes Involving Aquatic Resources
Techniques Courses
BIO 7401Assessment Techniques for Aquatic Resources4
or BIO 7402 Molecular Field Techniques
Dissertation Courses
Select a minimum of 15 hours from the following:15
Dissertation
Dissertation
Dissertation
Dissertation
Dissertation
Dissertation
Total Hours91

Advancement to Candidacy

Application for Advancement to Candidacy

Students can download the “Application for Advancement to Candidacy” from The Graduate College website or they can obtain a copy from the program director. The student should complete and sign the upper portion of the form and return it to the program director. When all requirements for admission to candidacy have been met (completion of core course work, submission of an approved dissertation proposal, and completion of the comprehensive examination), the program director will forward the Application for Advancement to Candidacy form to the dean of The Graduate College for review and approval.

Advancement to Candidacy Time Limit

Students entering the doctoral program in aquatic resources with a master’s degree and receiving departmental support are expected to take the Advancement to Candidacy Comprehensive Examination by the end of their second year in the program; students entering with a bachelor’s degree and receiving departmental support are expected to take the examination by the end of their third year. All students are expected to have passed the Advancement to Candidacy Comprehensive Examination within one calendar year of completing the core course work required by their degree audit. This expectation holds for both full-time and part-time students. Requests for a time extension must be submitted to the program director by the student’s Ph.D. advisor and approved by the graduate committee.

No credit will be applied toward a student’s doctoral degree for course work completed more than four years before the date on which the student is admitted to candidacy. This time limit applies to course credit earned at Texas State, as well as course credit transferred to Texas State from other accredited institutions.

Grade-Point Requirements for Advancement to Candidacy

A minimum GPA of 3.0 on all course work undertaken as a graduate student in the aquatic resources doctoral program is required for admission to candidacy. No grade below “B” on any graduate course work may apply toward a Ph.D. degree in aquatic resources at Texas State.

Incomplete grades must be cleared through the office of The Graduate College at least ten days before approval for advancement to candidacy will be granted.

Advancement to Candidacy Comprehensive Examination

Students in the aquatic resources doctoral program are required to pass a comprehensive examination that will assess the student’s preparedness to carry out the proposed plan of dissertation research. Students taking the Advancement to Candidacy Comprehensive Examination must have completed all required core and background courses as prescribed in their degree audit. Detailed information on the examination procedure can be found in the Department of Biology’s Guide to Graduate Study or obtained from the program director.

The Advancement to Candidacy Comprehensive Examination will consist of both written and oral components. The written component of the examination will consist of questions submitted by the dissertation committee members and will be administered by the program director. Successfully passing the written component of the examination requires positive votes from all members of the dissertation committee.

Successful completion of the written portion of the candidacy exam must be followed within thirty days by an oral presentation and defense of the dissertation proposal. The oral component of the Advancement to Candidacy Comprehensive Examination will entail a public seminar presentation of the student’s dissertation proposal, followed immediately by a closed defense of the proposal attended only by the student and his or her dissertation committee. Both the presentation and defense must take place on the same day. Successfully passing the oral examination requires positive votes from all members of the student’s dissertation committee.

Dissertation Proposal

A dissertation proposal prepared by the student and approved by the student’s Ph.D. advisor and all other members of the dissertation committee is a requirement for advancement to candidacy status. The proposal must outline the substance and scope of the dissertation research, present the methodology to be used, and survey the relevant literature. The student’s Ph.D. advisor and other dissertation committee members must indicate approval of the dissertation proposal on the “Dissertation Proposal form" which can be downloaded from The Graduate College website or obtained from the program director. A final copy of the dissertation proposal, accompanied by the signed approval form, must be turned in to the program director, who will forward it to the dean of The Graduate College for review and final approval.

Recommendation for Advancement to Candidacy

The dissertation committee recommends the applicant for advancement to candidacy after completing the “Doctoral Comprehensive Examination Report” which can be downloaded from The Graduate College website or obtained from the program director. The results of the Advancement to Candidacy Comprehensive Examination and the Application for Advancement to Candidacy must be filed in the office of The Graduate College before the dean of The Graduate College gives final approval to candidacy. The program director is responsible for submitting these forms to the office of The Graduate College.

Dissertation Research and Writing

All doctoral students are required to complete a dissertation. The dissertation must represent an original contribution to scholarship based on independent investigation. Preparation of the dissertation should follow the guidelines in the current edition of the CBE (Council of Biology Editors) Style Manual or in an appropriate professional journal in the designated field, as deemed acceptable by the dissertation committee.

Dissertation Enrollment Requirements

After being admitted to candidacy, students must be continuously enrolled for dissertation hours each term until the defense of their dissertation. If a student is receiving supervision on the dissertation during the summer or the student is graduating during the summer, the student must be enrolled in dissertation hours for the summer. All candidates for graduation must be enrolled in dissertation hours during the term in which the degree is to be conferred. Students must complete a minimum of 15 semester hours of dissertation research and writing credit.

Dissertation Time Limit

Students are expected to complete the dissertation within three years of advancement to candidacy. Successful completion of the dissertation defense must occur within ten years of the student’s entry into the Ph.D. program. Any exceptions to these time limits require the approval of the program director and the dean of The Graduate College. The dissertation committee and the program director will review each student annually to ascertain his or her progress in pursuing the degree, and will consult with the student’s Ph.D. advisor and dissertation committee on this matter as appropriate.

Dissertation Committee

The dissertation committee is responsible for the Advancement to Candidacy Comprehensive Examination and will oversee the research progress of a doctoral student and the writing of the student’s dissertation. The committee will consist of at least five members, including the student’s Ph.D. advisor, two other Texas State biology doctoral faculty members, and two external doctoral-level members, at least one of whom must be from an institution other than Texas State. The student’s Ph.D. advisor will chair the committee and will normally be from the major department. The student, program director, department chair, and the dean of The Graduate College will approve the composition of the dissertation committee. The student is responsible for obtaining committee members’ signatures on the “Dissertation/Research Advisor Assignment form” and the “Dissertation Committee Request form,” which can be downloaded from The Graduate College website.

Committee Changes

Any changes to the dissertation committee must be submitted for approval to the dissertation committee chair, the doctoral program director, the department chair, and the dean of The Graduate College. Changes must be submitted no less than sixty days before the dissertation defense. The “Dissertation Advisor/Committee Member Change Request form” may be downloaded from The Graduate College website.

Dissertation Defense

The dissertation defense will consist of two parts. The first part is an oral presentation of the dissertation research as a public seminar that should be given as part of the department’s weekly seminar series. The second part of the defense is restricted to the student’s dissertation committee and will entail an oral examination over the dissertation research.

The oral examination over the dissertation research may not be scheduled until all other academic and program requirements have been fulfilled. A complete draft of the dissertation must be given to the members of the dissertation committee at least 65 days before the date of commencement during the semester in which the student intends to graduate. After committee members have reviewed the draft with the student and provided comments, the student, in consultation with the Ph.D. advisor, will incorporate the recommended changes into a second draft of the dissertation. When each committee member is satisfied that the draft dissertation is defendable, the oral examination may be scheduled. The full committee, including all external members, must be present. Approval of the dissertation requires positive votes from all members of the dissertation committee. At the conclusion of the defense, a “Dissertation Defense Report form” — which can be downloaded from The Graduate College website — must be completed, signed by all committee members, and submitted to the program director, who will forward it to the dean of The Graduate College for review and final approval. Specific information on the examination procedure can be found in the Department of Biology's Guide to Graduate Study or obtained from the program director.

Approval and Submission of the Dissertation

Following approval and signing of the dissertation by the members of the dissertation committee and submission of the "Dissertation Defense Report form", the student must submit one copy of the dissertation and the signed "Thesis/Dissertation Committee Approval" form to The Graduate College. Specific guidelines for approval and submission of the dissertation can be obtained from The Graduate College.

Fee Reduction

A master’s or doctoral degree candidate for graduation may be eligible for a one-time fee reduction under V.T.C.A. Education Code, Section 54.054. Please refer to the section titled Fee Reduction in the Additional Fees and Expenses chapter of this catalog for more information.

Doctoral courses in Biology (and other related departments): AG, BIO, CHEM, ENG, GEO, PHIL, POSI

Courses Offered

Agriculture (AG)

AG 7310. Agriculture and Sustainable Aquatic Resources.

Study of the impacts of agricultural on aquatic resources, including agricultural water requirements for various types of crops and soils, impacts of agricultural chemicals on aquatic ecosystems, efficiency of alternative irrigation practices, and means for altering or mitigating current practices that can adversely affect aquatic resources.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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Biology (BIO)

BIO 7100. Professional Development.

This course is seminar-based and covers topics related to teaching, research, and employment responsibilities. Completion of the course is required as a condition of employment for graduate assistants. This course does not earn graduate degree credit. Repeatable with different emphasis. Graded on a credit (CR), no-credit (F) basis.
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1 Credit Hour. 1 Lecture Contact Hour. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
Course Attribute(s): Graduate Assistantship|Exclude from Graduate GPA
Grade Mode: Leveling/Assistantships

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BIO 7102. Seminar in Aquatic Resources.

Interactive discussion of timely issues and problems, designed to introduce students to the range of scientific, socioeconomic and policy issues likely to be encountered within the field of aquatic resources. All students seeking a doctoral degree in Aquatic Resources must enroll in BIO 7102 at least twice.
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1 Credit Hour. 1 Lecture Contact Hour. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
Course Attribute(s): Exclude from 3-peat Processing
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BIO 7103A. Ecology and Society.

Interactive discussion on relationships between society and the life-supporting ecosystems on which humans depend. Topics include roles of naturalsystems in social systems; effects of social, economic and political institutions on ecological systems and services; and the means by which humans develop and sustain desired ecological and social states.
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1 Credit Hour. 1 Lecture Contact Hour. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
Course Attribute(s): Topics
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BIO 7103B. Aquaculture.

The course comprises a survey of aquaculture production throughout the world. It also examines and discusses the impacts of aquaculture on nutrition, fisheries and the economy.
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1 Credit Hour. 1 Lecture Contact Hour. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
Course Attribute(s): Topics
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BIO 7103C. Marine Pollution.

This course will be an interactive discussion of scientific literature on the bioaccumulation and trophic transfer of pollutants in the marine environment. Topics will include metals, oil, PCBs and emerging contaminants.
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1 Credit Hour. 1 Lecture Contact Hour. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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BIO 7103D. Molecular Biology of the Cell.

Interactive discussion of current literature on molecular biology of the cell. The course is designed to discuss concepts and their applications and methodology associated with the structure and function of the cell at cellular and molecular level.
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1 Credit Hour. 1 Lecture Contact Hour. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
Course Attribute(s): Topics
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BIO 7103E. Contemporary Problems in Ecology.

This course is an interactive discussion of the theoretical foundations and empirical basis for controversial topics in ecology, designed to develop critical thinking skills, and the ability to evaluate and integrate the biological, chemical and physical factors that affect the structure, functions, and interactions characterizing communities and ecosystems.
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1 Credit Hour. 1 Lecture Contact Hour. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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BIO 7103F. Molecular Genetics of Plant Development.

The study of plant development is rapidly changing as plant genome projects discover a multitude of new genes, and their expression and interaction patterns are understood. This course is designed to discuss concepts in plant development, and developmental processes as pathways of gene regulatory activities.
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1 Credit Hour. 1 Lecture Contact Hour. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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BIO 7103G. Ecohydrology.

A review of the concept of ecohydrology, its scientific foundation, and its ecological-hydrological linkages. Current topics in ecohydrology in the literature will be discussed, including manipulation of biota and hydrology interactions in a landscape, and the possibility of augmenting the resilience of ecosystems to anthropogenic changes.
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1 Credit Hour. 1 Lecture Contact Hour. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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BIO 7103H. Integrated Waterbird Management.

This course focuses on the ecology and management of waterbirds, with an emphasis on the inland and coastal waterbirds of Texas. The basic ecology of waterbirds, waterbird management techniques, and waterbird habitat management will be discussed.
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1 Credit Hour. 1 Lecture Contact Hour. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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BIO 7103I. Avian Ecology and Evolution.

This course is an interactive discussion of avian ecology and evolution, providing students with a critical examination of theories, hypotheses, and lab and field-based data that support or refute there hypotheses. This course also discusses peerreviewed literature that challenges some paradigms in avian ecology and evolution.
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1 Credit Hour. 1 Lecture Contact Hour. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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BIO 7114. Collaborative Research.

This course (concurrent enrollment allowed) allows Ph.D. level graduate students to initiate, conduct, and participate in collaborative research with graduate faculty of the Department of Biology that is in addition to research conducted under BIO 7303, BIO 7399A, or BIO 7699A. This course recognizes the collaborative nature of scientific investigation.
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1 Credit Hour. 1 Lecture Contact Hour. 1 Lab Contact Hour.
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BIO 7120. Population Biology Seminar.

This course facilitates exploration of current topics in population and conservation biology through reading and discussion of contemporary primary and secondary literature.
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1 Credit Hour. 2 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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BIO 7199A. Dissertation.

Original research and writing in Aquatic Resources, to be accomplished under direct supervision of the dissertation advisor. While conducting dissertation research and writing, students must be continuously enrolled each long semester. Graded on a credit (CR), non-credit (F) basis.
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1 Credit Hour. 1 Lecture Contact Hour. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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BIO 7214. Collaborative Research.

This course (concurrent enrollment allowed) allows Ph.D. level graduate students to initiate, conduct, and participate in collaborative research with graduate faculty of the Department of Biology that is in addition to research conducted under BIO 7303, BIO 7399A, or BIO 7699A. This course recognizes the collaborative nature of scientific investigation.
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2 Credit Hours. 2 Lecture Contact Hours. 2 Lab Contact Hours.
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BIO 7299A. Dissertation.

Original research and writing in Aquatic Resources, to be accomplished under direct supervision of the dissertation advisor. While conducting dissertation research and writing, students must be continuously enrolled each long semester. Graded on a credit (CR), non-credit (F) basis.
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2 Credit Hours. 2 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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BIO 7302. Problems in Aquatic Resources.

Individual study on specific state, national, or international aquatic resources issues, under direct supervision of a doctoral or associate faculty member. Students may not enroll in BIO 7302 more than twice for doctoral credit without the approval of the Graduate Program Director.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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BIO 7303. Research.

Research course for students who have not yet passed their Candidacy Exam, typically under direction of research-dissertation supervisor. Pre-candidacy students must enroll in course every semester until admission to Candidacy, although it may not be taken more than three times for doctoral credit without the approval of Graduate Program Director.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 3 Lab Contact Hours.
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BIO 7308. History of Vegetation and Climate.

An overview of past vegetation and its relationship to changing climate. Topics include principles of paleovegetation analysis, paleoclimatology, the rise of flowering plants, vegetation during the age of dinosaurs, the rise of the grasslands, and the Quaternary Ice Age. Prerequisites: Consent of instructor.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 1 Lab Contact Hour.
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BIO 7310. Global Aquatic Resources.

Introduction to global, national, and regional aquatic resource issues, including scientific, environmental policy and socioeconomic components and perspectives. Water quantity and quality issues and their root causes in different regions of the world are examined, with an emphasis on case studies.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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BIO 7312. Government Policy and Aquatic Resources.

Examination of aquatic resources issues in federal, state, or local governments, including examination of goals and relations of different governmental entities to each other. Relevant international treaties, and federal and state statutes in which these policies are embodied, are examined.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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BIO 7314. Collaborative Research.

This course (concurrent enrollment allowed) allows Ph.D. level graduate students to initiate, conduct, and participate in collaborative research with graduate faculty of the Department of Biology that is in addition to research conducted under BIO 7303, BIO 7399A, or BIO 7699A. This course recognizes the collaborative nature of scientific investigation.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 3 Lab Contact Hours.
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BIO 7322. Scientific Method and Aquatic Resources.

Analysis of the scientific method applied to ecological research, focusing on aquatic ecosystems. Topics include methods of reasoning and statistical inferences in research, strategies of scientific research in aquatic ecology, and scientific research as a social process.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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BIO 7324. Natural History and Conservation of Large Mammals.

This course will introduce students to advanced details of natural history, research, and conservation of large mammals. Topics considered will include natural history, range and population status (historic and current), importance to and interaction with humans, research design and analysis, and the development of conservation and management plans.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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BIO 7325. Wildlife and Recreation: Impact, Policy, and Management.

Students will be introduced to the impact human recreational activities have on wildlife habitats and populations. Management practices to enhance human-wildlife encounters or to minimize detrimental effects on wildlife populations will be presented. Prerequisite: BIO 4416.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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BIO 7326. Immunobiology.

This lecture-based course will cover the mechanisms and biology of the innate and adaptive immune system. Emphasis will include relationship to cancer, transplantation, hypersensitivity (allergy), and disease. Students will evaluate current research in immunology.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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BIO 7328. Integrated Waterbird Management.

This course examines the principles and practical methodology of integrated waterbird conservation and management, including overview of waterbird ecology, techniques in monitoring and data collection related to population dynamics, and habitat parameters of waterbird species. Field trips may be required.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 3 Lab Contact Hours.
Course Attribute(s): Lab Required
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BIO 7336. Evolutionary Ecology.

This course will use an evolutionary perspective to explore questions provided by natural selection and sexual selection through assessment of current theory and research related to topics such as competition, coevolution, and phenotypic plasticity. Students will achieve comprehension and familiarity with the field through discussions and writing.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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BIO 7342. Virology.

This course examines the structure, multiplication and genetics of bacterial, plant, and animal viruses as well as the role of viruses in human and plant disease. Students are expected to become familiar with the research literature in virology.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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BIO 7346. Conservation Biology.

Examination of the alteration of habitats and associated biological changes threatening the continued existence of species and basic ecosystems. Topics include conservation ethics, working paradigms, levels and loss of global biodiversity, conservation at population and ecosystem levels, restoration ecology, endangered species biology and conservation laws. Recent Advances are stressed.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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BIO 7348. Aquatic Resources Economics.

Examination of economic and related social issues for facilitation of sustainable aquatic resources for competing beneficial human uses and ecosystem maintenance, including valuation of aquatic ecosystem services. Prerequisite: BIO 7312 or consent of instructor.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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BIO 7350. Aquatic Resources Law.

Examination of treaties, state and federal laws, and regional and local regulations, affecting freshwater and coastal aquatic resources. The focus is on aquatic ecosystems, water quantity and quality and environmental conditions, including the availability, storage, use, and protection of aquatic resources. Prerequisite: BIO 7312 or consent of instructor.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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BIO 7353. Biogeography.

Examines historical and ecological explanations of the geographic distribution of organisms including the role of geologic, climatic, and biologic changes. Emphasizes the historical and philosophical development of the science and modern methods of analysis. Prerequisites: Undergraduate evolution and ecology courses, or consent of instructor.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 1 Lab Contact Hour.
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BIO 7355. Plant-Water Relations.

Examination of the physiology and ecology of water use in higher plants, including the uptake, utilization, and movement of water, transpiration and adaptation to variable water availability including drought, and the ecological role of water in structuring plant communities. Prerequisite: BIO 3465 or equivalent, or consent of instructor.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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BIO 7356. Pollution of Aquatic Ecosystems.

Overview of the water quality degradation of aquatic ecosystems (rivers, lakes, wetlands, groundwater aquifers) and their living resources from point and nonpoint pollutant sources. Topics will include aquatic ecosystem pollution and impacts attributable to nutrients, heavy metals, organic chemicals, sediment, salinization, and acid rain. Field trips may be required.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
Course Attribute(s): Lab Required
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BIO 7360A. Industry and Sustainable Aquatic Resources.

Examination of industrial water needs and uses, the types and quantities of water pollutants produced by different industries, problems faced by industry regarding process water for different manufacturing activities, and the possibilities for industry to contribute to the goal of sustainable aquatic resources.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
Course Attribute(s): Topics
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BIO 7360B. Environmental Linkages and Sustainable Aquatic Resources.

Introduction to the environmental relationships between humans and other living beings and the ecological systems in which they exist. Emphasis will be on the potential for individual environmental problems to have serious impacts on other environmental components, as well as the nature of these impacts.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
Course Attribute(s): Topics
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BIO 7360C. Role of State and Federal Courts in Protection and Maintenance of Aquatic Resources.

Examination of current or emerging state, national and international aquatic resources issues, including root causes and their human and ecosystem interactions. The course may be repeated for credit, depending on the topic. No more than six hours can be counted for doctoral credit without the approval of the Program Director.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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BIO 7360D. Evolutionary Ecology.

Examination of current or emerging state, national and international aquatic resources issues, including root causes and their human and ecosystem interactions. The course may be repeated for credit, depending on the topic. No more than six hours can be counted for doctoral credit without the approval of the Program Director.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
Course Attribute(s): Topics
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BIO 7360E. Advances in Water Quality Investigations.

Examination of current or emerging state, national and international aquatic resources issues, including root causes and their human and ecosystem interactions. The course may be repeated for credit, depending on the topic. No more than six hours can be counted for doctoral credit without the approval of the Program Director.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
Course Attribute(s): Topics
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BIO 7360F. Approaches to Aquatic Resource Modeling.

Examination of current or emerging state, national and international aquatic resources issues, including root causes and their human and ecosystem interactions. The course may be repeated for credit, depending on the topic. No more than six hours can be counted for doctoral credit without the approval of the Program Director.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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BIO 7360G. Molecular Techniques in Microbial Ecology.

Lectures on molecular techniques used to analyze structure and function of uncultured microbial communities in the environment with selected examples of applications. Prerequisites: None.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
Course Attribute(s): Topics
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BIO 7360H. Parasites and Diseases fo Fishes and Other Aquatic Animals.

Examination of current or emerging state, national and international aquatic resources issues, including root causes and their human and ecosystem interactions. Prerequisites: Ichthyology.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 3 Lab Contact Hours.
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BIO 7360I. Bayesian Statistics for Biology.

This course examines the theory and mathematical foundations of Bayesian statistics and provides instruction and experience conducting Bayesian analyses using computer-based procedures. The course emphasizes practical applications for Bayesian statistical procedures for problems in biological sciences.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
Course Attribute(s): Topics
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BIO 7360K. Evolution.

Examination of current or emerging state, national and international aquatic resources issues, including root causes and their human and ecosystem interactions. The course may be repeated for credit, depending on the topic. No more than six hours can be counted for doctoral credit without the approval of the Program Director.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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BIO 7360L. Landscape and Biogeography of Texas.

Examination of current or emerging state, national and international aquatic resources issues, including root causes and their human and ecosystem interactions. The course may be repeated for credit, depending on the topic. No more than six hours can be counted for doctoral credit without the approval of the Program Director.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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BIO 7360M. Wetland Ecology.

Examination of current or emerging state, national and international aquatic resources issues, including root causes and their human and ecosystem interactions. The course may be repeated for credit, depending on the topic. No more than six hours can be counted for doctoral credit without the approval of the Program Director.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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BIO 7360N. Behavioral Ecology.

Examination of evolutionary implications of behavioral interactions through the assessment of current theory and research related to cooperation and conflict, mating and parental conflict and sexual selection. Class will consist of lectures, discussions of recent primary literature, and scientific writing.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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BIO 7360P. Regulation of Plant Growth and Development.

Examination of current or emerging state, national and international aquatic resources issues, including root causes and their human and ecosystem interactions. The course may be repeated for credit, depending on the topic. No more than six hours can be counted for doctoral credit without the approval of the Program Director.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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BIO 7360Q. Spatial Ecology of Animals.

Examination of current or emerging state, national and international aquatic resources issues, including root causes and their human and ecosystem interactions. The course maybe repeated for credit, depending on the topic. No more than six hours can be counted for doctoral credit without the approval of the Program Director.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
Course Attribute(s): Topics
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BIO 7360R. Community and Ecosystem Ecology.

Examination of current or emerging state, national and international aquatic resources issues, including root causes and their human and ecosystem interactions. The course may be repeated for credit, depending on the topic. No more than six hours can be counted for doctoral credit without the approval of the Program Director.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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BIO 7360S. Soil Biology.

An introduction to the biology of soil systems, including the roles of biota in forming and maintaining soils, and the interactions between biotic and abiotic components in soils.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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BIO 7360T. Karst Hydrogeology and Geomorphology.

An introduction to, and advanced understanding of, karst hydrogeology, geology, and geomorphology, with emphasis on field and theoretical applications of this information to the study of karst systems, and recognition and understanding of karst landforms at the surface and their relationships with subsurface processes. Pre-requisite: Graduate status and instructor's approval.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
Course Attribute(s): Topics
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BIO 7360U. Sustainability in a Changing World.

Understanding the ecological-social interface, including policies, product development and actions towards sustainability, with emphasis on integrating and implementing theories and methods across disciplines, and improving the knowledge and experience base for public policy and decision-making regarding human-environment linkages within the context of sustainable development. Prerequisite: Instructor approval.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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BIO 7360V. Techniques in Aquatic Biology.

The course will provide hands on experience with a suite of physical, chemical, and biological sampling techniques and gear used in applied river studies. Students will be exposed to the fundamentals of data quality objectives, accuracy, precision, detection limits, data visualization, exploratory analysis, univariate and multivariate statistics.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
Course Attribute(s): Topics
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BIO 7360X. Communicating Science.

This course explores how to successfully disseminate science through visualizations, oral presentations, and written works to multiple audiences. Special emphasis will be placed on communicating with the general public, media and granting agencies.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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BIO 7360Y. Applied Bioinformatics.

This course provides an introduction to scripting and other computational techniques used for visualizing and analyzing large biological datasets. Computational techniques include sequence and structural alignment, data mining, phylogenetic tree construction, and data clustering using UNIX, Python, and R. Students will gain a solid foundation in broadly applicable bioinformatics skills.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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BIO 7360Z. College Science Teaching.

This course is designed for graduate students in the sciences who are interested in improving their science teaching and/or are interested in pursuing careers in academia. This course focuses on the central question, "How do college students best learn science, and thus how do we best teach them?".
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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BIO 7361A. Discipline-Based Educational Research Methods.

This course will expose science graduate students to educational research in a practical setting, supervised by a professor experienced in conducting discipline-based educational research, focusing primarily on qualitative methods.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
Course Attribute(s): Topics
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BIO 7361B. Ecology of Temporary Waters.

Temporary waters (which regularly go dry) are often overlooked. This course explores their diversity, their ecological role and how these systems are impacted by humans. We will also look at the species that rely on temporary waters, their special adaptations, and their populations and community dynamics.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
Course Attribute(s): Topics
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BIO 7362. Environmental Impact Analysis.

Examination of government regulations regarding environmental impact, content of environmental impact statements, procedure for impact studies, application of ecological principles to impact studies, and the review process for environmental impact statements, focusing on aquatic resources.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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BIO 7366. Integrated Water Resources Management.

Study of principles for integrated management of aquatic ecosystems, including drainage basin, regional, and transboundary dimensions. Other global issues (climate change, biodiversity, etc.) also are discussed as components of integrative approach for multi-functional programs for sustainable use of aquatic ecosystems. Prerequisites: BIO 7310 and BIO 7412 or consent of instructor.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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BIO 7367. Behavioral Ecology.

Examination of the evolutionary implications of behavioral interactions through the assessment of current theory and research related to social behavior, sexual selection and sexual conflict, and mechanisms of behavior. Students will achieve comprehension and familiarity with the historical development of the field of behavioral ecology through discussions and writing.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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BIO 7399A. Dissertation.

Original research and writing in Aquatic Resources, to be accomplished under direct supervision of the dissertation advisor. While conducting dissertation research and writing, students must be continuously enrolled each semester (including summer) for at least three dissertation hours. Graded on a credit (CR), progress (PR), no–credit (F) basis.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 5 Lab Contact Hours.
Grade Mode: Credit/No Credit

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BIO 7401. Assessment Techniques for Aquatic Resources.

The rationale for designing and implementing monitoring and sampling programs for aquatic resources is examined. General field and laboratory methods for assessing water quantity, water quantity and the status of aquatic ecosystems and their living resources, will be introduced. Field trips will be required.
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4 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 3 Lab Contact Hours.
Course Attribute(s): Lab Required
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BIO 7402. Molecular Field Techniques.

The application of molecular tools for identifying, quantifying, and interpreting biological diversity assessments in aquatic systems. The course focuses on micro organismal identification and vertebrate model systems.
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4 Credit Hours. 2 Lecture Contact Hours. 3 Lab Contact Hours.
Course Attribute(s): Lab Required
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BIO 7405. Statistics and Experimental Design I.

Introduction to inferential statistics, including exploratory and confirmatory data analysis, estimation and hypothesis testing, analysis of variance and regression, and non-parametric techniques, as applied to aquatic resource issues. Computer applications emphasized.
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4 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 3 Lab Contact Hours.
Course Attribute(s): Lab Required
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BIO 7406. Statistics and Experimental Design II.

Introduction to the principles of experimental design, including randomization, replication, sample-size determination, completely randomized and randomized block design, factorial design, repeated measure design, and analysis of variance and covariance, as applied to aquatic resource issues. Computer applications emphasized. Prerequisite: BIO 7405 or consent of instructor.
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4 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 3 Lab Contact Hours.
Course Attribute(s): Lab Required
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BIO 7407. Instrumentation for Water Quality Analysis.

An introduction to the theory and application of laboratory and field instrumentation and techniques for analysis of water quality. Prerequisite: CHEM 3410 or consent of instructor.
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4 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 3 Lab Contact Hours.
Course Attribute(s): Lab Required
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BIO 7408. Fish Ecology and Conservation.

Examination of the linkages and interactions between fish assemblages and communities and their population ecology. Issues related to flowing and pooled water systems and fisheries conservation also are discussed. Field trips may be required.
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4 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 3 Lab Contact Hours.
Course Attribute(s): Lab Required
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BIO 7410. Aquatic Microbial Ecology.

Examination of microbial organisms, communities, and interactions affecting the form, structure, and functional aspects of aquatic ecosystems. Field trips may be required. Prerequisite: BIO 2400. BIO 3440 (Microbiology) or consent of instructor.
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4 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 3 Lab Contact Hours.
Course Attribute(s): Lab Required
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BIO 7412. Environmental Hydrology.

Overview of the properties, distribution, and movement of water over and under the land surface and its relation to sustainable aquatic ecosystems, including quantitative methods to assess cumulative impacts of human activities on such systems. Field trips may be required. Knowledge of calculus recommended.
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4 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 3 Lab Contact Hours.
Course Attribute(s): Lab Required
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BIO 7414. Ecology of Infectious Diseases of Wildlife.

Concepts of the ecology of infectioius diseases in wildlife are studied in depth with emphasis on their application to the management and conservation of wildlife species and for the control of zoonotic diseases. Requires consent from the instructor to enroll.
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4 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 3 Lab Contact Hours.
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BIO 7415. Ichthyology.

An introduction to the morphology, taxonomy, natural history, and evolution of fishes. Field trips will be made to collect specimens, and laboratory periods will be devoted to morphological and systematic analyses. Prerequisite: Biology undergraduate zoology course or consent of instructor.
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4 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 3 Lab Contact Hours.
Course Attribute(s): Lab Required
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BIO 7419. Stream Ecology.

Study of ecological theories, concepts, and processes occurring at the population, community, and ecosystem levels of organization in running water. Laboratory includes sampling methods, descriptive and comparative studies, experiments, and critical discussion of literature. Field trips may be required.
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4 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 3 Lab Contact Hours.
Course Attribute(s): Lab Required
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BIO 7421. Landscape Dynamics.

Study of processes influencing energy and material flows, interactions and cycling in aquatic ecosystems, including system and spatial analysis of landscapes, aquatic ecosystems, land use characteristics, and associated human impacts. Field trips may be required. Knowledge of calculus recommended. Prerequisite: BIO 7412 or consent of instructor.
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4 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 3 Lab Contact Hours.
Course Attribute(s): Lab Required
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BIO 7422. Wetlands Ecology.

Study of the characteristics, classification, conservation and management of marshes and other periodically-inundated ecosystems, emphasizing the interactions of physical, chemical and biological factors. Field trips may be required. Prerequisite: BIO 4416 or consent of instructor.
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4 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 3 Lab Contact Hours.
Course Attribute(s): Lab Required
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BIO 7424. Phycology.

Examination of algae (phytoplankton, periphyton) and their structure, taxonomy, ecology and distribution.
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4 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 3 Lab Contact Hours.
Course Attribute(s): Lab Required
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BIO 7426. Ecology and Management of Aquatic Macrophytes.

Examination of aquatic macrophytes and their ecology, taxonomy, distribution and management. Field trips may be required.
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4 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 3 Lab Contact Hours.
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BIO 7427. Principles of Population Biology I.

Provides a foundation in theory and mathematics of basic population biology. The course is divided into modular components including defining evolutionary significant units, ecology of populations, genetics of populations, and evolutionary genetics. Prerequisites: BIO 4416 and BIO 2450, or permission of instructor.
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4 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 3 Lab Contact Hours.
Course Attribute(s): Lab Required
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BIO 7428. Principles of Population Biology II.

Provides a foundation in theory and mathematics of basic population biology. The course is divided into modular components which include: 1) Ecology of Communities, 2) Evolution of Behavior, 3) Phylogenic Methods, and 4) Biological Diversity and Conservation Biology. Prerequisite: BIO 7427 or permission of instructor.
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4 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 3 Lab Contact Hours.
Course Attribute(s): Lab Required
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BIO 7430. Mycology.

This course provides an introduction to the organisms in the Kingdom Fungi and to fungus-like organisms, their ecology and evolution, and their role in industry and disease. Special emphasis will be placed on morphology, culturing, and using laboratory techniques for identification.
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4 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 3 Lab Contact Hours.
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BIO 7433. Population Genetics.

This course examines the theoretical foundations of population genetics, including the description of population genetic structure and the forces creating it. The course emphasizes application of principles to a wide range of current problems in evolution, systematics and ecology. Molecular methods, data interpretation and computer-based data analysis are emphasized.
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4 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 2 Lab Contact Hours.
Course Attribute(s): Lab Required
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BIO 7434. Herpetology.

A course treating the origin and evolution of amphibians and reptiles; their reproductive and physiological tactics; taxonomy/systematics; and population biology. While cosmopolitan in scope, emphasis will be placed on North American species and those groups inhabiting Texas.
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4 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 3 Lab Contact Hours.
Course Attribute(s): Lab Required
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BIO 7440. Aquatic Toxicology.

Introduction to principles for identifying and assessing the adverse effects of chemicals and other compounds and mixtures on aquatic organisms and ecosystems. Completion of BIO 7402 is recommended prior to enrollment in BIO 7440.
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4 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 3 Lab Contact Hours.
Course Attribute(s): Lab Required
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BIO 7447. Microbial Physiology and Genetics.

Prokaryotes, including bacteria and archaea, are the most diverse group of organisms on earth. Many prokaryotes live in environments which are inhospitable to other life forms. This course covers major aspects of prokaryotic physiology and genetics that permit them to be so successful. Prerequisites: BIO 2400 and BIO 2450 or equivalents.
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4 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 3 Lab Contact Hours.
Course Attribute(s): Lab Required
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BIO 7466. Phylogenetics.

Study of the use of phylogenetic methodologies in aquatic research, including practical data collection, management, and analysis in the reconstruction of phylogenies. Laboratory exercises will introduce phylogenetic and DNA analysis software. Prerequisite: BIO 2450, BIO 4369 and BIO 5466, or consent of instructor.
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4 Credit Hours. 2 Lecture Contact Hours. 3 Lab Contact Hours.
Course Attribute(s): Lab Required
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BIO 7468. Groundwater Resources.

Study of the geological, physical, chemical and biological factors influencing sustainable groundwater resources, including hydrologic linkages and interactions with surface aquatic resources. Emphasis will be on the karst aquifer systems of Central Texas, and other groundwater aquifer systems of the United States.
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4 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 3 Lab Contact Hours.
Course Attribute(s): Lab Required
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BIO 7469. Introduction to Ecological Modeling.

Mathematical models range from simple conceptual models to complex mechanistic models for mimicking behavior of natural systems. This course provides a broad overview of modeling objectives, techniques and assumptions, as well as the practical skills needed to conduct modeling projects. Computer applications emphasized. Prerequisite: MATH 2471 or equivalent or consent of instructor.
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4 Credit Hours. 2 Lecture Contact Hours. 2 Lab Contact Hours.
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BIO 7470. Limnology.

Physical, chemical, and biological factors affecting productivity in lakes, ponds, and streams. Limnology sampling methods, chemical and biological analysis of samples, and hydrographic surveying are included in the laboratory. Prerequisite: One year of chemistry or consent of instructor.
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4 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 3 Lab Contact Hours.
Course Attribute(s): Lab Required
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BIO 7471. Reservoir Ecology.

Study of the physical, geological, chemical, and biological factors that influence and form structural and functional aspects of reservoir ecosystems. Lab focuses on field, laboratory, and mathematical approaches to quantifying and managing these important ecosystems. Field trips may be required. Prerequisite: BIO 4470 or BIO 5470 or consent of instructor.
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4 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 3 Lab Contact Hours.
Course Attribute(s): Lab Required
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BIO 7475. Restoration of Polluted Aquatic Resources.

Overview of methods for treating or restoring aquatic resources degraded by pollution and related anthropogenic impacts. Topics include point and nonpoint source pollution of surface waters and groundwater aquifers, pollution from storage and waste disposal sites, aquatic habitat rehabilitation, and on-site methods. Field trips may be required. Prerequisite: BIO 7356 or consent of instructor.
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4 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 3 Lab Contact Hours.
Course Attribute(s): Lab Required
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BIO 7599A. Dissertation.

Original research and writing in Aquatic Resources, to be accomplished under direct supervision of the dissertation advisor. While conducting dissertation research and writing, students must be continuously enrolled each long semester. Graded on a credit (CR), non-credit (F) basis.
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5 Credit Hours. 5 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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BIO 7699A. Dissertation.

Original research and writing in Aquatic Resources, to be accomplished under direct supervision of the dissertation advisor. While conducting dissertation research and writing, students must be continuously enrolled each semester (including summer) for at least three dissertation hours. Graded on a credit (CR), progress (PR), no–credit (F) basis.
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6 Credit Hours. 6 Lecture Contact Hours. 10 Lab Contact Hours.
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BIO 7999A. Dissertation.

Original research and writing in Aquatic Resources, to be accomplished under direct supervision of the dissertation advisor. While conducting dissertation research and writing, students must be continuously enrolled each long semester. Graded on a credit (CR), non-credit (F) basis.
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9 Credit Hours. 9 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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Chemistry (CHEM)

CHEM 7330. Environmental Chemistry.

An introduction to environmental chemistry, with an emphasis on aquatic resources. Basic principles of geochemistry and atmospheric chemistry, as they relate to pollutant impacts on aquatic ecosystems, also will be examined. Prerequisites: CHEM 1341/CHEM 1141, CHEM 1342/CHEM 1142, CHEM 2341/CHEM 2141, CHEM 2342/CHEM 2142 and CHEM 3410, or consent of instructor.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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English (ENG)

ENG 7300. Language Problems in a Multicultural Environment.

An introduction to the study of multicultural language and linguistics with descriptive, psychological, social, and semantic emphases.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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ENG 7314. Specializations in Professional and Technical Communication Topics.

Provides theoretical and practical information for specialized types of technical and professional communication.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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ENG 7316. Foundations in Rhetoric and Composition.

A course providing students with theoretical, pedagogical, and/or methodological foundations in the field of rhetoric and composition. Emphases vary but may include Contemporary Composition Pedagogy, Basic Writing Theory and Practice, and Writing Assessment. Repeatable with different emphases for up to nine hours of English credit.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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ENG 7317. Specializations in Rhetoric and Composition.

A course providing theoretical, pedagogical, methodological, and/or administrative grounding in specialized areas of rhetoric and composition. Emphases vary but may include Writing Across the Curriculum, Service Learning, Writing Center Theory and Practice, Computers and Writing, Literacy. Repeatable with different emphases for up to nine hours of English credit.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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ENG 7326. Contemporary Composition Theory.

Introduces students to the history of writing instruction in the university and to the theories of writing and composing that inform contemporary composition studies and the teaching of writing.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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ENG 7383. Studies in Rhetorical Theory.

An introduction to classical and rhetorical theory in various areas of English studies. Recent emphases include Teaching of Composition and Techinical Communication. Repeatable with different emphases for up to nine hours of English credit.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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Geography (GEO)

GEO 7150. Practicum in Teaching Geography.

An introduction to key concepts and practices in the teaching of college Geography. Provides regular in-service training and planned periodic evaluations of instructional responsibilities. Required for first-year teaching and instructional assistants in the Geography Department. This course does not earn graduate degree credit. Graded on a credit (CR), no-credit (F) basis.
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1 Credit Hour. 1 Lecture Contact Hour. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
Course Attribute(s): Graduate Assistantship|Exclude from Graduate GPA
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GEO 7190. Independent Study.

Research in geography under the direction of a supervising professor. Repeatable once for additional credit with a different topic.
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1 Credit Hour. 1 Lecture Contact Hour. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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GEO 7199A. Dissertation.

Original research and writing in Geography-Environmental Geography to be accomplished under direct supervision of the dissertation advisor. While conducting dissertation research and writing, students must be continuously enrolled each long semester. Graded on a credit (CR), no-credit (F) basis.
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1 Credit Hour. 1 Lecture Contact Hour. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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GEO 7199B. Dissertation.

Original research and writing in Geography-Geographic Education to be accomplished under direct supervision of the dissertation advisor. While conducting dissertation research and writing, students must be continuously enrolled each long semester. Graded on a credit (CR), no-credit (F) basis.
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1 Credit Hour. 1 Lecture Contact Hour. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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GEO 7199C. Dissertation.

Original research and writing in Geography-Geographic Information Science, to be accomplished under direct supervision of the dissertation advisor. While conducting dissertation research and writing, students must be continuously enrolled each long semester. Graded on a credit (CR), no-credit (F) basis.
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1 Credit Hour. 1 Lecture Contact Hour. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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GEO 7250. Practicum in Teaching Geography.

An introduction to key concepts and practices in the teaching of college Geography. Provides regular in-service training and planned periodic evaluations of instructional responsibilities. Required for first-year teaching and instructional assistants in the Geography Department. This course does not earn graduate degree credit. Graded on a credit (CR), no-credit (F) basis.
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2 Credit Hours. 2 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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GEO 7290. Independent Study.

This course is designed to provide a student with credit while conducting independent research in consultation with his or her research advisor. Repeatable once for additional credit with a different topic.
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2 Credit Hours. 2 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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GEO 7299A. Dissertation.

Original research and writing in Geography-Environmental Geography to be accomplished under direct supervision of the dissertation advisor. While conducting dissertation research and writing, students must be continuously enrolled each long semester. Graded on a credit (CR), no-credit (F) basis.
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2 Credit Hours. 2 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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GEO 7299B. Dissertation.

Original research and writing in Geography-Geographic Education to be accomplished under direct supervision of the dissertation advisor. While conducting dissertation research and writing, students must be continuously enrolled each long semester. Graded on a credit (CR), no-credit (F) basis.
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2 Credit Hours. 2 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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GEO 7299C. Dissertation.

Original research and writing in Geography-Geographic Information Science, to be accomplished under direct supervision of the dissertation advisor. While conducting dissertation research and writing, students must be continuously enrolled each long semester. Graded on a credit (CR), no-credit (F) basis.
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2 Credit Hours. 2 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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GEO 7300. Advanced Geographic Research Design.

The purpose of this course is to develop an appreciation for the process of research as practiced by contemporary professional geographers. Topics covered include formulating research problems, reviewing and critiquing published literature, developing and executing a research design, and completing a research project.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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GEO 7301. Advanced Quantitative Methods in Geography.

How to mathematically and statistically model geographic problems is the focus of this course. The application of multivariate statistical techniques to geographic problems and the problems that spatial data create in the application of statistical and other quantitative techniques are central issues.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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GEO 7302. Nature and Philosophy of Geography.

This course is a critical analysis of the historical development of geographic thought: its roots, its present status, and future directions.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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GEO 7305. Historical Geography of the American Environment.

This course examines the spatial evolution of environmental problems in the United States using the techniques and analytical perspectives of historical geography. Special emphasis is given to the emergence of environmental problems in the context of urbanization and industrialism. The course will expose students to the most significant work by geographers in this area to date, and to the historical development of environmental geographic analysis in the U.S.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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GEO 7308. Advanced Regional Field Studies.

Advanced study of geographic phenomena during field excursions to a particular site or region. Course includes preparation of site inventory, site guides, and on-site presentations. Repeatable once for additional credit with a different site or region.
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3 Credit Hours. 1 Lecture Contact Hour. 4 Lab Contact Hours.
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GEO 7313. Environmental Systems.

Theories and concepts involved in environmental systems will be examined. Tools and research issues relevant to their analysis will also be explored. Basic principles, as well as specific research questions and techniques, will be proposed to give students a foundation for analysis of current issues involving environmental systems.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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GEO 7314. Geography of Resource Development.

This course will provide a detailed and in-depth analysis of theories, policies, and practices regarding resource development.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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GEO 7316. Remote Sensing and the Environment.

A detailed examination and implementation of sophisticated approaches for processing satellite digital images with emphasis on environmental applications.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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GEO 7318. GIS and Environmental Geography.

This course examines the nature of environmental problems and explores the potential of GIS for environmental modeling and management. The conceptual basis for using GIS as well as the framing of environmental research problems will be covered.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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GEO 7330. Geography of Natural Hazards.

This seminar examines the interdisciplinary nature of natural hazards research, the evolution of theories and thought in natural hazards, the geophysical causes of natural hazards, human impact and response to natural disasters, and issues and challenges in the Third World.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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GEO 7331. Geography of the Hazards of Technology.

This research seminar focuses on the theories, methods, issues, and concepts of the major themes in geographic research on technological hazards. Special attention will be paid to the theoretical and conceptual understandings of hazards among both professionals and the public to evaluate how these views affect policies, choices, behaviors, and impacts.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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GEO 7334. Geographic Aspects of Water.

This seminar is a critical analysis of developmental and current literature that define water’s critical role in determining the physical and cultural characteristics of the earth. Principal focus will be placed on water’s role on land use and as a critical resource.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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GEO 7342. Theories and Methods in Geographic Education.

This seminar is a critical analysis of previous and current literature concerning problems in pedagogy, philosophy, learning theory, research methods, teaching methodologies, and techniques of geographic education. A research paper will be required of each student on a topic related to the course content.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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GEO 7344. Seminar in Geographic Curriculum.

The seminar will be a survey and discussion of major curricula in geographic education. Geography will be viewed as a school subject that is part of the social studies, as an element of interdisciplinary studies, and as a stand alone subject.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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GEO 7346. Standards and Assessment in Geography.

An introduction to assessment procedures in geography education is central to the course. Analysis of national standards in geography and how they have affected geographic learning in grades K-12 will be addressed.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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GEO 7348. Ethnic Geography.

This course will engage student in the in-depth critical analysis of the theories and methods of ethnic geography. The students will conduct careful research on a topic in ethnic geography. (MULT).
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
Course Attribute(s): Multicultural Content
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GEO 7349. Population Geography.

An in-depth study of the growth, movement, and spatial distribution of human populations is the central theme. Students will read and discuss professional articles that stress both theory and analytical techniques. Topics will include population growth and the environment, rural and small town depopulation, spatial diffusion processes, migration trends and theories, urban population growth, and techniques such as multivariate analysis and population projections.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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GEO 7361. Advanced Geographic Information Systems.

This course provides exposure to advanced topics in GIS, particularly to quantitative methods and techniques for developing and interpreting models of natural and anthropogenic phenomena over the geographical space.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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GEO 7362. Geographic Visualization.

This course focuses on the interdisciplinary field of Geographic Visualization. Students will review visualization research in computer graphics, human computer interaction, GIScience, and cartography and relate the research approaches to useful and usable geographic visualizations. Prerequisite: GEO 3411 or equivalent.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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GEO 7364. Geocomputation.

Geocomputation reviews and analyzes concepts of computational modeling in Geography. The course will include modeling theory and advanced topics such as parallel processing, neural networks, cellular automata, scientific visualization, and fuzzy modeling. Students will practice model development, specifically spatially explicit simulation.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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GEO 7365. Theoretical Cartography.

This course focuses on theoretical developments in cartography, and in particular looks at the role of maps and other graphic devices as tools for the discovery, analysis, and communication of geographical knowledge. Prerequisite: GEO 3411 or equivalent.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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GEO 7366. Advanced Topics in Remote Sensing.

The course focuses on advanced topics including the theoretical basis, mathematical foundations, and current research frontiers in remote sensing. Prerequisite: GEO 5415 or equivalent.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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GEO 7370. Advanced Seminar in Environmental Geography.

This research seminar focuses on the methods, approaches, issues, and concepts of major themes in environmental geography. Special emphasis will be placed on theoretical and conceptual understandings of how humans interact with the environment from a geographical perspective. Repeatable once for additional credit with a different topic.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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GEO 7371. Advanced Seminar in Geographic Education.

This research seminar analyzes literature and research into recent trends in geographic education. Emphasis will be on new developments in curriculum, content, and teaching methodologies. Repeatable once for additional credit with a different topic.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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GEO 7372. Seminar in Geographic Information Science.

This course deals with advanced and current research issues in Geographic Information Science. Based on this objective, the course aims at educating doctoral students to conduct research in Geographic Information Science as well as develop innovative applications of Geographic Information Science. May be repeated for credit with a different topic.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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GEO 7390. Independent Study.

Research in geography under the direction of a supervising professor. Repeatable once for additional credit with a different topic.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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GEO 7391. Foundation Studies in Geography.

Students develop knowledge and skills required for success in graduate-level coursework in Geography. Course content varies depending on academic preparation. This course does not earn graduate credit. Repeatable with different emphasis. Prerequisite: Approval of graduate advisor in Geography.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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GEO 7393A. Qualitiative Methods.

This course introduces the qualitative research paradigm, including appropriate research design, methods of data collection, types of inductive analysis and evaluation, as well as, standards of rigor for research that calls for a deeper understanding of more complex human relationships. The focus and application will be oriented towards human geography.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
Course Attribute(s): Topics
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GEO 7393B. Biogeography in Mountain Environments.

This course examines how plants and animals interact with and affect geomorphological processes and landforms, and how geomorphological processes, landforms and geological factors affect spatial distribution of animals and plants; all within the environmental limitation and conditions of mountains. The role of humans in affecting these interrelationships will be emphasized.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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GEO 7393C. Managing Urbanization.

This course examines survey methods and procedures related to managing and preparing for urban growth. Selected topics for examination include transportation planning, housing, historic preservation, and environmental design.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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GEO 7393D. International Migration.

This course provides a survey of geographic and social science research conducted across various topics of international migration.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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GEO 7393E. Geography of Land Mangagement.

This course explores U.S. land management philosophies, techniques, and development approaches. Major topics include land ethics/philosophies, U.S. traditions in cadastral geography, urban sprawl and green development, land conservation techniques, the role of local/state/federal regulation in land management, and the human-environment impacts of land development.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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GEO 7393F. Gender and Development.

This course is a survey of geographic and social science research conducted across various topics of gender studies and international development.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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GEO 7393G. Political Geography.

This course is a survey of geographic and social science research conducted across various topics of political geography.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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GEO 7393H. Urban Environment.

This course explores scholarly and governmental research relating to urban environments, urban environmentalism, and urban environmental management. Emphasis is placed on the myriad ways in which human-environment interaction influences, and is influenced by, urban geography and the urban experience.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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GEO 7393I. Contemporary Topics in Geography Education.

This course will be a survey of recent initiatives in geography education. This course will focus on areas such as research, assessment, and the development and use of instructional materials in relation to the National Science Foundation funded "Road Map for 21st Century Geography Education".
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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GEO 7393J. Soil and Society.

This course explores the importance of soil resources for environmental and socioeconomic sustainability. Soil science will be introduced, but the majority of the course will focus on soil's value to societies. Specific topics that will be explored include soil geography, historical abuses of soil resources, and current conservation efforts.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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GEO 7393K. Biogeomorphology.

This course will examine the ways in which plants and animals interact with and affect geomorphological processes and landforms, and how geomorphological processes, landforms, and geological factors affect spatial distributions of animals and plants. The role of humans in affecting these interrelationships will be emphasized.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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GEO 7393L. Lidar.

This course is an introduction to Light Detection and Ranging (lidar) systems for mapping and analysis. Students will learn to successfully apply knowledge of lidar sensors and technology for a variety of geographic information science applications. Students must have prior knowledge and experience with GIS analysis and mapping tools.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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GEO 7393M. Global Climate Change.

This course examines various implications of global climate change, including impacts on science, politics, and society. Emphasis will be placed on anthropogenic influences across the 20th and 21st centuries, contemporary mitigation options, and future adaptation strategies amidst a complex and dynamic climate system.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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GEO 7393N. Rivers and Society.

This course examines river system processes and how they are influenced by human activities. We will discuss the principles and practices of large-scale river basin management with an emphasis on the different perspectives and motivations driving different management goals.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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GEO 7393O. Exploring Spatial Databases.

This course covers principles of spatial ontologies and spatial semantics to facilitate appropriate database conceptualization, design and implementation. Course assignments and projects will provide in-depth experience with database query languages. Many DBMSs will be reviewed, but practical work will be completed with RDBMSs. Prerequisite: GEO 5418 or the equivalent.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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GEO 7399A. Dissertation.

Original research and writing in Environmental Geography, to be accomplished under direct supervision of the dissertation advisor. While conducting dissertation research and writing, students must be continuously enrolled each semester (including summer) for at least three dissertation hours. Graded on a credit (CR), progress (PR), no-credit (F) basis.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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GEO 7399B. Dissertation.

Original research and writing in Geographic Education, to be accomplished under direct supervision of the dissertation advisor. While conducting dissertation research and writing, students must be continuously enrolled each semester (including summer) for at least three dissertation hours. Graded on a credit (CR), progress (PR), no-credit (F) basis.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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GEO 7399C. Dissertation.

Original research and writing in Geographic Information Science, to be accomplished under direct supervision of the dissertation advisor. While conducting dissertation research and writing, students must be continuously enrolled each semester (including summer) for at least three dissertation hours. Graded on a credit (CR), progress (PR), no-credit (F) basis.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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GEO 7415. Geographic Applications of Remote Sensing.

Students will focus on geographic applications of the principles and practices of digital image processing, classification, and modeling using satellite images.
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4 Credit Hours. 2 Lecture Contact Hours. 4 Lab Contact Hours.
Course Attribute(s): Lab Required
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GEO 7417. Geographic Information Systems.

Course is concerned with the analysis of interpretation of maps stored in digital form. Students are introduced to the concepts involving computerized cartographic and geographic data input, storage and retrieval, data manipulation and analysis, graphic and tabular report generation, and cartographic modeling.
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4 Credit Hours. 2 Lecture Contact Hours. 4 Lab Contact Hours.
Course Attribute(s): Lab Required
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GEO 7418. Technical Foundations and Methods in Geographic Information Science.

This course is concerned with the analysis and interpretation of maps stored in digital form. It will cover a variety of topics of interest to those seeking more in-depth knowledge of GIS and ancillary topics such as spatial statistics. The course provides an in-depth understanding of spatial analysis and modeling.
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4 Credit Hours. 2 Lecture Contact Hours. 4 Lab Contact Hours.
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GEO 7430. Field Methods.

Methods and techniques for observing, measuring, recording, and reporting on geographic phenomena are investigated in this course. Students will learn the use of instruments and materials in the collection of data for mapping and field research in the local area. Prerequisites: GEO 2410 and GEO 3301 or equivalents.
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4 Credit Hours. 2 Lecture Contact Hours. 4 Lab Contact Hours.
Course Attribute(s): Lab Required
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GEO 7447. Spatial Graphics in Geographic Education.

This course examines traditional and innovative geoinformation and geovisualization technologies and their relationship to spatial thinking and the teaching and learning of geography. The course reviews academic literature, research methods, and teaching methodologies related to spatial graphics in geographic education. The lab portion provides geovisualization design skills for geographic education.
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4 Credit Hours. 2 Lecture Contact Hours. 4 Lab Contact Hours.
Course Attribute(s): Lab Required
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GEO 7599A. Dissertation.

Original research and writing in Geography-Environmental Geography to be accomplished under direct supervision of the dissertation advisor. While conducting dissertation research and writing, students must be continuously enrolled each long semester. Graded on a credit (CR), no-credit (F) basis.
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5 Credit Hours. 5 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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GEO 7599B. Dissertation.

Original research and writing in Geography-Geographic Education to be accomplished under direct supervision of the dissertation advisor. While conducting dissertation research and writing, students must be continuously enrolled each long semester. Graded on a credit (CR), no-credit (F) basis.
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5 Credit Hours. 5 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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GEO 7599C. Dissertation.

Original research and writing in Geography-Geographic Information Science, to be accomplished under direct supervision of the dissertation advisor. While conducting dissertation research and writing, students must be continuously enrolled each long semester. Graded on a credit (CR), no-credit (F) basis.
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GEO 7699A. Dissertation.

Original research and writing in Environmental Geography, to be accomplished under direct supervision of the dissertation advisor. While conducting dissertation research and writing, students must be continuously enrolled each semester (including summer) for at least three dissertation hours. Graded on a credit (CR), progress (PR), no-credit (F) basis.
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6 Credit Hours. 6 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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GEO 7699B. Dissertation.

Original research and writing in Geographic Education, to be accomplished under direct supervision of the dissertation advisor. While conducting dissertation research and writing, students must be continuously enrolled each semester (including summer) for at least three dissertation hours. Graded on a credit (CR), progress (PR), no-credit (F) basis.
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6 Credit Hours. 6 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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GEO 7699C. Dissertation.

Original research and writing in Geographic Information Science, to be accomplished under direct supervision of the dissertation advisor. While conducting dissertation research and writing, students must be continuously enrolled each semester (including summer) for at least three dissertation hours. Graded on a credit (CR), progress (PR), no-credit (F) basis.
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6 Credit Hours. 6 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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GEO 7999A. Dissertation.

Original research and writing in Environmental Geography, to be accomplished under direct supervision of the dissertation advisor. While conducting dissertation research and writing, students must be continuously enrolled each semester (including summer) for at least three dissertation hours. Graded on a credit (CR), progress (PR), no-credit (F) basis.
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9 Credit Hours. 9 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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GEO 7999B. Dissertation.

Original research and writing in Geographic Education, to be accomplished under direct supervision of the dissertation advisor. While conducting dissertation research and writing, students must be continuously enrolled each semester (including summer) for at least three dissertation hours. Graded on a credit (CR), progress (PR), no-credit (F) basis.
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9 Credit Hours. 9 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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GEO 7999C. Dissertation.

Original research and writing in Geographic Information Science, to be accomplished under direct supervision of the dissertation advisor. While conducting dissertation research and writing, students must be continuously enrolled each semester (including summer) for at least three dissertation hours. Graded on a credit (CR), progress (PR), no-credit (F) basis.
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9 Credit Hours. 9 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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Philosophy (PHIL)

PHIL 7323. Environmental Ethics and Sustainable Aquatic Resources.

Examination of the ethical implications of environmental use and management policies and practices, with emphasis on sustainable aquatic resources.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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Political Science (POSI)

POSI 7310. Resolution of Disputes Involving Aquatic Resources.

Analysis of historically significant environmental disputes affecting aquatic resources and establishing precedents for resolution of subsequent disputes. Techniques for resolving environmental disputes (e.g., litigation, arbitration, mediation, negotiation) and how science and scientists are used in each procedure. Design of systems for using dispute resolution procedures in appropriate sequence.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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