Online Urban, Community Studies,
and Geography Courses

Summer Session 2022

Summer 2022 Online Urban, Community Studies
and Geography Courses

 

UConn’s Geography department offers many fully online urban, community studies, and geography courses to help you get ahead, save money, or catch-up. Online urban, community studies and geography classes are taught by UConn instructors and are delivered within an asynchronous format. You can participate at any time of day from nearly anywhere.

If you are a student from another school, you can take UConn summer classes online and transfer them to your home institution (you should check with your home institution to ensure transferability). With UConn’s online Urban, Community Studies, and Geography summer courses, you’re attending classes at one of the nations top-ranked public institutions.

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Introduction to Geography (GEOG 1000)

GEOG 1000

Principles, concepts and methods of modern geography are developed both in general form and specific case studies. Examples pertaining to both the human and physical environment will be discusssed. CA 2. SM-10/14/13

The City in the Western Tradition (GEOG 1200)

GEOG 1200

A broad discussion of the role and structure of the city in the western tradition from the Classical period to contemporary America. Special emphasis will be placed on the mechanisms by which cities and ideas about them have been diffused from one place to another and on the changing forces that have shaped the western city. CA 1.

 

Also offered as: URBN 1200

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: RHAG students cannot take more than 22 credits of 1000 level courses

Grading Basis: Graded

Climate, Weather, and the Environment (GEOG 1300E)

GEOG 1300E

Interactions between weather and climate and the human and natural environment. Emphasis on understanding the linkages between natural processes and societal/environmental issues. CA 3.

GIS Modeling of Environmental Change (GEOG 1302)

GEOG 1302

An introduction to environmental processes and patterns, especially assessing change in environmental systems using spatial analysis techniques. Students will map field sites using Global Positioning System technology and aerial photographs, collect field data on various environmental systems, and build and test a Geographical Information System-based environmental model. CA 3-LAB.

 

4.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

World Regional Geography (GEOG 1700)

GEOG 1700

Study of geographic relationships among natural and cultural environments that help to distinguish one part of the world from another. Analysis of selected countries as well as larger regions, with specific reference to the non-western world. CA 2. CA 4-INT.

Prerequisites: RHAG students cannot take more than 22 credits of 1000 level courses

Globalization (GEOG 2000)

GEOG 2000

Globalization as a complex-multidimensional process. Linkages and interconnectedness between spatial processes and social, cultural, economic, political, and environmental change around the world today. Theory and impacts of economic, social, political, and cultural globalization through case studies at the local, regional, national, and international scales. CA 2. CA 4-INT.

Introduction to Urban Studies (URBN 2000)

URBN 2000

Introduction to the analysis of urban development with particular stress on those problems pertinent to the American central city.

Economic Geography (GEOG 2100)

GEOG 2100

Examination of the relationship among economic, cultural, and geographic processes which affect the patterns, structure, and growth or decline of economic activities. The global extent of the agricultural, manufacturing, and service sectors is presented with particular emphasis on the interdependency of non-western and western economies. CA 2.

Introduction to Human Geography, (GEOG 2200)

GEOG 2200

Geographic perspectives on the relationships between human behavior/activities, and the physical, economic, and cultural environments. CA 2. CA 4-INT.

 

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Introduction to Sustainable Cities (GEOG 2400E)

GEOG 2400E

Pathways to make cities more sustainable from social, economic, and environmental perspectives. Topics include sustainable transportation, renewable energy, recycling of waste, and green infrastructure in contemporary metropolitan areas in developed and developing nations. CA 2. CA 4-INT.

Health Geography: Connecting People, Place, and Health (GEOG 3240)

GEOG 3240


The role of geospatial technologies in science and society; how these technologies address environmental issues; how further development of these technologies may impact lives in the future. Provides a strong conceptual and scientific foundation for further coursework and includes discussion of career opportunities in GIScience. CA 3.

3.00 credits
Prerequisites: None.

Environmental Evaluation and Assessment
(GEOG 3320W)

GEOG 3320W

TBD

Introduction to Physical Geography (GEOG 2300E)

GEOG 2300E

The physical elements and processes of the lithosphere, hydrosphere, atmosphere, and biosphere in relation to one another and to the distribution of the world's environments. Emphasis on the basic concepts and theories of physical geography and relationships between humans and the physical environment they interact with every day. CA 3.

 

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: May not be taken out of sequence after passing GEOG 4300.

Grading Basis: Graded

 

Climate Change: Current Geographic Issues (GEOG 2320E)

GEOG 2320E

The science, impacts, and politics of climate change from a geographic perspective. Examination of physical mechanisms, extreme weather events, impacts on water, food and energy systems, impacts on polar regions, energy strategies and solutions, policy and negotiations, and mitigation and adaptation strategies. CA 2.

 

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

 

Quantitative Analysis in Political Science (POLS 2072Q)

POLS 2072Q

Explanation of the quantitative methods used in political science. Application of these methods for the analysis of substantive political questions.

Quantitative Analysis in Political Science (POLS 3240E)

POLS 3240E

Introduction to major debates about environmental and climate justice and the related policies and programs. Implications for the ongoing efforts to promote environmental stewardship and the design of global, national, and subnational institutions of climate governance. CA 2.

3.00 credits
Prerequisites: Open to juniors or higher.

Introduction to Statistics I (STAT 1000Q)

STAT 1000Q

Introduction to major debates about environmental and climate justice and the related policies and programs. Implications for the ongoing efforts to promote environmental stewardship and the design of global, national, and subnational institutions of climate governance. CA 2.

3.00 credits
Prerequisites: Open to juniors or higher.

Introduction to Statistics II (STAT 2215Q)

STAT 2215Q

Analysis of variance, multiple regression, chi-square tests, and non-parametric procedures.

Prerequisites: STAT 1000 or STAT 1100 .

Immigrants and the Shaping of American History (HIST 3554)

HIST 3554

The origins of immigration to the United States and the interaction of immigrants with the social, political, and economic life of the nation after 1789, with emphasis on such topics as nativism, assimilation, and the "ethnic legacy." CA 1. CA 4.

Also offered as: AAAS 3554
3.00 credits
Prerequisites: Recommended preparation: One course in American history.

Diversity Issues in Human Dev. & Family Studies
(HDFS 2001)

HDFS 2001

Critical issues in diversity and multiculturalism in human development, family relations, and professional practice. CA 4.

Prerequisites: Open to sophomores or higher. Recommended preparation: HDFS 1070.

Introduction to Criminal Justice (SOCI 2310)

SOCI 2310

The criminal justice system from a sociological perspective, including crime, police and law enforcement, courts and adjudication, corrections and juvenile justice. CA 2. CA 4.

Ethnicity and Race (SOCI 3501/AFRA3501)

SOCI 3501/AFRA3501

Ethnic groups, their interrelations, assimilation, and pluralism. Culture, and identity that arise from differences in race, religion, nationality, region, and language.

Prerequisites: Open only to juniors or higher.

City and Community Film (URBN 2400/ AMST 2400)

URBN 2400/ AMST 2400

Aesthetics, history, and contemporary relevance of American films that feature the urban, suburban, and/or small town landscape as a major "character" shaping plot and story. Films read closely as texts that make meaning through a range of tools, including narrative, mise-en-scene, editing, camera work, and genre conventions. CA 1.