Geography Major, Urban Studies Concentration (B.A.) - Undergraduate - 2015 University Catalog

A minimum of 120 semester hours of coursework is required for the baccalaureate degree with a minimum 2.0 overall GPA, and a minimum 2.0 major GPA. However, more than 120 semester hours may be required depending upon the major field of study. In addition to the major requirement outlined below, all university students must fulfill the set of General Education requirements applicable to their degree.

URBAN STUDIES CONCENTRATION

Complete 33 semester hours hours including the following 3 requirement(s):

  1. REQUIRED COURSES

    Complete the following 3 courses:

    EAES 100 Principles of Geography (3 hours lecture) 3
    EAES 281 Introduction to American Urban Studies (3 hours lecture) 3
    EAES 390 Research Methods (3 hours lecture) 3
  2. SELECTED COURSE

    Complete 1 course from the following:

    EAES 161 Human Geography (3 hours lecture) 3
    EAES 170 World Geography (3 hours lecture) 3
  3. MAJOR ELECTIVES

    Complete 21 semester hours from the following:

    EAES 161 Human Geography (3 hours lecture) 3
    EAES 170 World Geography (3 hours lecture) 3
    EAES 200 Geomorphology (3 hours lecture) 3
    EAES 210 Introduction to GIS and Remote Sensing (2 hours lecture, 2 hours lab) 3
    EAES 230 Hydrology (3 hours lecture) 3
    EAES 260 Energy, Environment and Society (3 hours lecture) 3
    EAES 271 Geography of East and Southeast Asia (3 hours lecture) 3
    EAES 272 Land and Life in Latin America (3 hours lecture) 3
    EAES 280 Principles of Land Use (3 hours lecture) 3
    EAES 282 Urban Design and Architecture: American Cityscape (3 hours lecture) 3
    EAES 283 Urban Georgraphy (3 hours lecture) 3
    EAES 300 Energy Transitions: A Global Dependence (3 hours lecture) 3
    EAES 301 Climatology (3 hours lecture) 3
    EAES 303 Field Geography 3
    EAES 310 Geographic Information Systems (GIS) (3 hours lab) 3
    EAES 311 Fundamentals of Remote Sensing of Environment (3 hours lecture) 3
    EAES 330 Fluvial Geography (3 hours lecture) 3
    EAES 331 Geohydrology (3 hours lecture) 3
    EAES 341 Principles of Soil Science (2 hours lecture, 2 hours lab) 3
    EAES 361 Environmental Policy (3 hours lecture) 3
    EAES 362 Environmental Gerontology (3 hours lecture) 3
    EAES 363 Geopolitics (3 hours lecture) 3
    EAES 370 World Resources and Industries (3 hours lecture) 3
    EAES 372 Geography of South Asia (3 hours lecture) 3
    EAES 373 Historical Geography of the United States (3 hours lecture) 3
    EAES 376 Geography of New Jersey (3 hours lecture) 3
    EAES 377 Geography of Sub-Sahara Africa (3 hours lecture) 3
    EAES 378 Geography of the Middle East (3 hours lecture) 3
    EAES 380 Transportation (3 hours lecture) 3
    EAES 381 Urban Field Studies 3
    EAES 384 Managing the Urban Environment (3 hours lecture) 3
    EAES 385 Urbanization and Environment (3 hours lecture) 3
    EAES 386 People and Cities: Comparative Urban Studies (3 hours lecture) 3
    EAES 391 Quantitative Methods in Geography and Urban Studies (3 hours lecture) 3
    EAES 401 Geo-Ecology (3 hours lecture) 3
    EAES 410 Advanced Topics in GIScience (3 hours lecture) 3
    EAES 460 Environmental Law (3 hours lecture) 3
    EAES 462 Population Problems of the World (3 hours lecture) 3
    EAES 471 Urban Studies: London and the British New Towns Movement (3 hours lecture) 3
    EAES 475 Environmental Economics (3 hours lecture) 3
    EAES 480 Urbanization in World Perspective (3 hours lecture) 3
    EAES 481 Problems in Urban Geography (3 hours lecture) 3
    EAES 482 Real Estate Principles (3 hours lecture) 3
    EAES 483 Advanced Real Estate (3 hours lecture) 3
    EAES 484 Urban Planning (3 hours lecture) 3
    EAES 486 Village to Metropolis: Urbanization in Latin America (3 hours lecture) 3
    EAES 487 Senior Seminar in Urban Study (Urban Studies Internship) (3 hours semester) 3
    EAES 490 Independent Study in Geography (Independent Study) 1-4
    EAES 491 Internship 3-12
    EAES 495 Readings in Earth & Environmental Studies (3 hours lecture) 3
    EAES 496 Pro-Seminar in Earth and Environmental Studies (Independent Study) 3

Course Descriptions:

EAES100: Principles of Geography (3 hours lecture)

The course studies the major elements of the natural environment and their interrelation. The principles and processes essential to the understanding of the natural environmental system and their significance are stressed. The elements studied include: atmosphere, weather and climate, continents, landforms, river systems, ocean currents and tides, soils, vegetation, animal and marine life. Previous course EUGS 100 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

EAES161: Human Geography (3 hours lecture)

Human Geography presents the interaction of culture and environment. Variations in environment and culture result in great differences how culture is imprinted upon the environment. The role of politics, language, religion, economics, urban systems, and technology reveal the relative intensity with which culture roots in nature. Emphasis is upon culture as a force that shapes the human use of the earth. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Social Science, Social Science. Previous course EUGS 101 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

EAES170: World Geography (3 hours lecture)

World geography aims to present essential facts and concepts about the natural and human environment of major regions and countries. The course presents a picture of regions as developed through the interactions of natural, cultural, economic and political forces. Geopolitical, social and economic relationships between and among countries are studied. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Social Science, Social Science. Previous course EUGS 102 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

EAES200: Geomorphology (3 hours lecture)

Major controls of climate and the landforms of North America are analyzed in order to gain an understanding of how the continent compares and is related to the rest of the world. The basis and distinct characteristics of the subdivisions of North America are examined in order to bring out contrasts and unique features within the continent. Previous course GEOS 254 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: EAES 100, EAES 101, EAES 105 or EAES 107.

EAES210: Introduction to GIS and Remote Sensing (2 hours lecture, 2 hours lab)

Introduces the basic principles of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and remote sensing. Focus on digital cartographic science, graphic design, spatial data and image portrayal and inquiry, map overlays, and applications. Previous course EUGS 270 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: CSIT 111, EAES 100, EAES 101, EAES 105, EAES 107, EAES 160, EAES 161 or EAES 170.

EAES230: Hydrology (3 hours lecture)

Water, its availability, distribution and usefulness. Hydrologic cycle examined in detail. Interaction with man and his usage. Applications to models and systematic processes. Previous courses ENVR 252 and GEOS 252 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: EAES 100, EAES 101, EAES 105 or EAES 107.

EAES260: Energy, Environment and Society (3 hours lecture)

An introductory survey of present-day energy sources, the impact of their extraction and utilization on Earth's environment, and future options to meet the energy needs of society. Topics include basic principles of energy, carbon cycle, greenhouse effect, origin and production of fossil fuels, hydraulic fracturing ("fracking"), consequences of fossil fuel combustion, nuclear energy, renewable energy sources, energy efficiency, and conservation. Also considered are the impacts of the energy economy on international relations and the uneven distribution of the benefits and negative consequences of resource utilization. Previous course EAES 162 effective through Spring 2015. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 105 or HONP 100; and MATH 106 or MATH 109; and EAES 101 or EAES 105 or BIOL 100 or CHEM 100.

EAES271: Geography of East and Southeast Asia (3 hours lecture)

Regional analysis of East Asia (China and Japan) and Southeast Asia (Indonesia): (1) physical environments; (2) human landscape and their cultural heritages; (3) contemporary issues including economic development, political configurations, and environmental problems. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Social Science, Non-Western Cultural Perspectives. Previous course EUGS 207 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: GNED 199, ENWR 105 or HONP 100 may be taken as prerequisite or corequisite.

EAES272: Land and Life in Latin America (3 hours lecture)

"Land and Life in Latin America" is a regional survey course that explores and explains the physical-human interface and the constantly changing environmental societal needs. The course focuses on the functional processes that mold contemporary states and regional realignments. Emphasis is upon environmental conservation, demographic transitions, the role of culture and politics to foster a viable ecumene. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Social Science, Social Science. Meets World Cultures Requirement. Previous course EUGS 208 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: GNED 199, ENWR 105 or HONP 100 may be taken as prerequisite or corequisite.

EAES280: Principles of Land Use (3 hours lecture)

Geographical analysis of rural and urban land use patterns in the United States. Field work stresses mapping techniques and socio-economic aspects of urban land use in the New York-New Jersey metropolitan area. Previous course EUGS 204 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: GNED 199, ENWR 105 or HONP 100 may be taken as prerequisite or corequisite.

EAES281: Introduction to American Urban Studies (3 hours lecture)

An interdisciplinary introduction to the development of American cities and their suburbs, with an emphasis on current patterns of urbanism and urbanization. The growth and evolution of metropolitan systems, urban-suburban ecology, and planning responses to critical metropolitan issues. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Social Science, Social Science. Meets World Cultures Requirement. Previous course EUGS 206 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: GNED 199, ENWR 105 or HONP 100 may be taken as prerequisite or corequisite.

EAES282: Urban Design and Architecture: American Cityscape (3 hours lecture)

The evolution of American urban form and architecture from the colonial town to the contemporary metropolitan region; city plans and the emergence of professional planning; the architect and the urban environment cultural values and changing urban forms and new town design. Previous course EUGS 209 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: GNED 199, ENWR 105 or HONP 100 may be taken as prerequisite or corequisite.

EAES283: Urban Georgraphy (3 hours lecture)

Principles of location, interaction in the socioeconomic spheres, and the increasing importance of sustainable environmental management are dominant themes. Close attention to socio-spatial conditions, especially the housing sector, are addressed, as well as the suburbanization process and the urban sprawl challenge to a viable long-term urban system. Assignments are structured to introduce students to professional presentations, both maps and graphics, and written analysis. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Social Science, Social Science. Meets World Cultures Requirement. Previous course EUGS 213 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: GNED 199, ENWR 105 or HONP 100 may be taken as prerequisite or corequisite.

EAES300: Energy Transitions: A Global Dependence (3 hours lecture)

This course assesses the interactions of shifting energy dependence and adaptive technologies to add energy sources to the current national energy matrices. Included in this analysis will be a discussion of the growing roster of accessible energy sources by type and environmental source and environmental limitations. History, economy, politics, and culture will be addressed to provide the social context to gauge the growing impact of energy dependence in the contemporary global system. Previous course ENVR 315 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ECON 207, ECON 208, EAES 202, EAES 210, EAES 281, EAES 283 or departmental approval.

EAES301: Climatology (3 hours lecture)

Basic climate elements examined in terms of their influence on habitats and various aspects of human activities. The energy flux between atmosphere and biosphere affords a fundamental understanding of limitations in ecosystems development. Knowledge and climatic influences on health, clothing, human comfort, architecture, commerce and industry encourages the student to investigate new ways of living rationally within a climatic environment. Previous course GEOS 201 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: EAES 201.

EAES303: Field Geography

Geographic analysis of local region. Uses of reconnaissance and survey, interviews, maps and ground and aerial photographs in information gathering. Requires individual area study. Previous course EUGS 303 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: EAES 200, EAES 202, EAES 210, EAES 230, EAES 281 or EAES 283.

EAES310: Geographic Information Systems (GIS) (3 hours lab)

This course deals with fundamental principles and applications of GIS. Various ways in which GIS can be used in planning and management analysis and research will be discussed. Students will learn the issues which need to be considered when planning and implementing GIS. One or two widely used software packages will be employed as a tool to study GIS applications. Previous courses GEOS 470 and EUGS 470 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: EAES 210.

EAES311: Fundamentals of Remote Sensing of Environment (3 hours lecture)

Systematic study of multiband spectral reconnaissance of the environment; multifrequency radar systems and their uses. Previous courses GEOS 455 and ENVR 455 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: EAES 210.

EAES330: Fluvial Geography (3 hours lecture)

Detailed study of streams and rivers emphasizing processes causing variations of size and shape; the morphology of streams and stream channels; processes, quantitative techniques. Previous courses GEOS 352 and EUGS 352 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: EAES 200 or EAES 230 or departmental approval.

EAES331: Geohydrology (3 hours lecture)

The study of ground water with particular emphasis given to its mode of migration, chemistry and relation to the geographic environment. Particular attention is given to Darcy's law, soil porosity, soil permeability and the ability to withdraw water for human consumption. Water pollutants and salt water incursions are investigated. Spatial distributions are analyzed and the processes examined. Previous course GEOS 452 and ENVR 452 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: EAES 200, EAES 230 or EAES 240.

EAES341: Principles of Soil Science (2 hours lecture, 2 hours lab)

Origin, composition, properties and classification of soils. Additional topics include water in soils and human impact on soil resources. Laboratory covers the measurement of soil properties and principles of soil mapping and soil resource assessment. Field trips are required. Previous course GEOS 450 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ANTH 270, ANTH 360, ANTH 370, BIOL 213, CHEM 230, EAES 200, EAES 220, EAES 230 or EAES 240.

EAES361: Environmental Policy (3 hours lecture)

The course studies U.S. environmental policy in air, water, land use, agriculture, energy, and waste disposal and other areas. It examines the major ideas that shape environmental policy, the institutional processes by which these ideas are turned into policy, and how these policies affect both U.S. and global environments. Issues of international environmental policy will also be discussed. Previous course ENVR 313 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: EAES202, EAES281, EAES283, JUST209, LAWS200, JURI210, POLS201 or departmental approval.

EAES362: Environmental Gerontology (3 hours lecture)

This course examines the social, political, economic and spatial impacts of the older adult on the environment. Topics discussed are: demographic characteristics and environmental design of senior leisure and housing environments; migration patterns; mobility, and location of older adults; and the planning, site location, design, and financing of independent and assisted adult living environments. Previous course EUGS 360 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: EAES 202, EAES 210, EAES 281, EAES 283 or departmental approval.

EAES363: Geopolitics (3 hours lecture)

Main theories of the field and their application to selected political entities, current problem zones and the spatial interaction of nations. Previous course EUGS 408 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: EAES 202, EAES 210, EAES 281, EAES 283 or departmental approval.

EAES370: World Resources and Industries (3 hours lecture)

Distribution, flow and consumption of mineral resources. Political, economic and social implications of the geography of resources. Basic studies in industrial location, agricultural land use, problems of economic development and population-resource ratios. Examines world trend in production controls and market allocations. Previous course EUGS 300 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ECON 207, ECON 208, EAES 202, EAES 210, EAES 281 or EAES 283 or departmental approval.

EAES372: Geography of South Asia (3 hours lecture)

Political, cultural and economic study of India, Pakistan and Bangladesh; interrelationship between cultural and physical aspects of the regional landscape. Previous course EUGS 306 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: EAES 202, EAES 210, EAES 281, EAES 283 or departmental approval.

EAES373: Historical Geography of the United States (3 hours lecture)

The slow pace of settlement of the Eastern Seaboard and the development of distinctive culture hearths prior to 1800; the rapid settlement and diffusion of culture traits in the area beyond the Appalachians since 1800. Previous course EUGS 312 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: EAES 202, EAES 210, EAES 281, EAES 283 or departmental approval.

EAES376: Geography of New Jersey (3 hours lecture)

Demographic and economic organization of the State. Spatial contrasts in population density; suburban-central city interactions; the influence of New York and Philadelphia on landscape organization. Philosophical concepts of regionalism and investigation of micro-regionalism in New Jersey. Previous course EUGS 424 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: EAES 202, EAES 210, EAES 281, EAES 283 or departmental approval.

EAES377: Geography of Sub-Sahara Africa (3 hours lecture)

Topical and regional study of African soils, vegetation, climate, physiography, mineral resources and other aspects of the physical environment in the light of man's habitation of the continent. Previous course EUGS 412 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: EAES 202, EAES 210, EAES 281, EAES 283 or departmental approval.

EAES378: Geography of the Middle East (3 hours lecture)

Topical study of area extending from Morocco to Iran: arid land agriculture, nomadism, land tenure systems, settlement patterns, problems of industrial development, and socio-economic and military implications of region's oil wealth. Includes Arab culture and Islamic influences on urban and rural landscapes. Previous course EUGS 413 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: EAES 202, EAES 210, EAES 281, EAES 283 or departmental approval.

EAES380: Transportation (3 hours lecture)

Transportation is the study of spatial interaction of economic factors and societal functioning. Transportation flows are analyzed in the context of technological change, degree of accessibility, different transport cost surfaces, and transportation as it relates to land use planning. Previous course EUGS 234 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: EAES 202, EAES 210, EAES 281 or EAES 283 or departmental approval.

EAES381: Urban Field Studies

Off-campus study of urban conditions in New York-New Jersey metropolitan area: housing, mass transportation, social pathologies, inner city economics and the role of planning. On-campus discussion sessions alternate with field trips. Meets World Cultures Requirement. Previous course EUGS 301 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: EAES 281 or EAES 283.

EAES384: Managing the Urban Environment (3 hours lecture)

An advanced interdisciplinary investigation of the modern city and its suburbs, emphasizing the impact of selected social, political and economic issues. Previous course EUGS 317 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: EAES 202, EAES 210, EAES 281, EAES 283 or departmental approval.

EAES385: Urbanization and Environment (3 hours lecture)

Examines interaction between man and the physical urban environment. Studies dynamic and physical processes as related to air, water and noise pollution, and hydrologic and geologic hazards. Previous course EUGS 331 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: EAES 202, EAES 210, EAES 281, EAES 283 or departmental approval.

EAES386: People and Cities: Comparative Urban Studies (3 hours lecture)

Introduction and cross-cultural investigation of the processes of urbanism and urbanization: formation, structure and functioning of cities throughout the world. Previous course EUGS 462 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ANTH 210, EAES 202, EAES 210, EAES 281, EAES 283 or departmental approval.

EAES390: Research Methods (3 hours lecture)

The course introduces a widely used statistical package to analyze data. The application and interpretation of results of frequently used statistical techniques remains the primary focus. Survey research techniques are stressed. All the steps in the completion of a research project are emphasized. Meets the University Writing Requirement for majors in Geography. Previous course EUGS 309 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: MATH 109 and EAES 210.

EAES391: Quantitative Methods in Geography and Urban Studies (3 hours lecture)

Treatment of measurements and design in geography; definition of problems, hypotheses formulation and tests of hypotheses by alternative methods of measurement. Geographic applications of computer methods, multi-variate analysis, systems analysis, data bank maintenance and evaluation. Meets the University Writing Requirement for majors in Geography. Previous course EUGS 310 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: MATH 109 and EAES 210.

EAES401: Geo-Ecology (3 hours lecture)

Spatial relations of the living environment. A systems approach to functional processes, characteristics and relationships of the ecological elements, i.e. soil, water, air, vegetation, etc. Both natural succession and human-induced changes including pollution, within the ecosystem. Previous course GEOS 404 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: EAES 322, EAES 332, EAES 341, BIOL 370 or departmental approval.

EAES410: Advanced Topics in GIScience (3 hours lecture)

This course will allow students with demonstrated knowledge and skills in the geographic information sciences (GIS and/or Spatial Analysis) to expand on those skills by applying them to a particular geological or geographical issue. Students will work closely with faculty to select appropriate project(s) based on the student's interest and the professor's expertise. Depending on the project's scope and scale, the course will use current software such as ESRI's ArcGIS or ERDAS Imagine. Previous courses EUGS 475 and GEOS 475 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: EAES 310 or EAES 311.

EAES460: Environmental Law (3 hours lecture)

The study of the National Environmental Policy Act; the Environmental Impact Statement; the Clean Air Act; the Clean Water Act; Toxic Substances Control Act; Solid and Hazardous Waste; related environmental laws, i.e. OS&H act; and litigation are analyzed. Aspects of environmental law, within which institutions and corporations must operate, are discussed. Previous courses ENVR 410 and EUGS 410 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ANTH 360, EAES 300, EAES 302, EAES 310, EAES 320, EAES 322, EAES 341, EAES 361, EAES 370, EAES 390, JUST 314, JUST 330, LAWS 302, JURI 300, POLS 365 or departmental approval.

EAES462: Population Problems of the World (3 hours lecture)

Identification, description and analysis of the present-day distributional patterns of the world's people; demographic trends, man-land ratios. Mobility, migration and socio-economics and geographic forces affecting world population. Techniques for measurement and analysis. Previous course EUGS 421 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: EAES 363, EAES 370, EAES 380, EAES 390 or departmental approval.

EAES471: Urban Studies: London and the British New Towns Movement (3 hours lecture)

An "in-the-field" study of London and the new towns movement in the greater London metropolitan region. Students will meet with officials and planners in such agencies as the department at environment, new towns association, and borough government and study: planning and design of new towns and greenbelts; contrasting social, political, economic, cultural and life styles of central city London and surrounding new towns; and urban re-development in central London. Previous course EUGS 428 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: EAES 380, EAES 385, EAES 386 or departmental approval.

EAES475: Environmental Economics (3 hours lecture)

This course explores the economic foundations of environmental problems such as natural resource depletion, conservation, pollution control, climate change, energy and other contemporary problems. In particular, the course develops students' understanding of why resource and environmental problems have occurred from the economic point of view and what kind of economic tools can be used for informed decision-making and tackling of environmental problems. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: BIOL 213 or BSLW 235 or ECON 207 or ANTH 360 or EAES 300 or EAES 363 or EAES 370 or EAES 390 or JUST 314 or SOCI 314 or JUST 330 or POLS 365 or departmental approval.

EAES480: Urbanization in World Perspective (3 hours lecture)

Analysis of characteristics and patterns of urbanism and urbanization in world perspective. Studies multi-faceted problems created by rapid urbanization. Examines role of cities in regional development and modernization of rural sector in Third World. Previous course EUGS 409 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: EAES 363, EAES 380, EAES 385, EAES 386, EAES 390 or departmental approval.

EAES481: Problems in Urban Geography (3 hours lecture)

Seminar on the application of geographic concepts and theories to the analysis of urban problems. Field or library research projects by students on specific urban problems. Previous course EUGS 411 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: EAES 363, EAES 380, EAES 385, EAES 386, EAES 390 or departmental approval.

EAES482: Real Estate Principles (3 hours lecture)

In this course the student is introduced to the principles of real estate from a historical, social, economic, legal, and spatial perspective. The topics explored are: urban-suburban development and the real estate product; the changing nature of real estate through planning, zoning, environmental and social considerations; real estate economics and demographics from a national, local and individual parcel level; and a detailed study of the legal instruments and concepts involved in residential, commercial and industrial real estate transactions. Previous course EUGS 417 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: EAES 363, EAES 373, EAES 380, EAES 385, EAES 386, EAES 390 or departmental approval.

EAES483: Advanced Real Estate (3 hours lecture)

This course builds on the fundamental principles introduced in EAES 482 and explores the following new topics: mortgage finance; market demand analysis for residential, retail commercial, office and industrial land use; location and site planning theory and analysis; real estate investment analysis and appraisal techniques; real estate research sources and methods; and public policy impacts on real estate. Previous course EUGS 418 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: EAES 482.

EAES484: Urban Planning (3 hours lecture)

The course focuses on the principles, processes, and practices of urban planning. The formulation of policies and the management roles of the planning agencies are emphasized. Previous course EUGS 460 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: EAES 373, EAES 380, EAES 385, EAES 386 or departmental approval.

EAES486: Village to Metropolis: Urbanization in Latin America (3 hours lecture)

Examines urbanization in Latin America from Columbian times to the present. Portuguese and Spanish town planning practices and their evolution into modern times, including their impacts upon evolving urban morphology and subsequent metropolitanization. Previous course EUGS 444 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: EAES 363, EAES 380, EAES 385, EAES 386 or departmental approval.

EAES487: Senior Seminar in Urban Study (Urban Studies Internship) (3 hours semester)

A seminar to be taken in conjunction with the urban studies semester internship, and designed as a synthesis of the various approaches in urban studies which the student has acquired in previous urban-related courses. Each semester the seminar focuses upon a specific in-the-field research project, and an analysis and evaluation of the student's internship experience. Previous course EUGS 464 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: EAES 390 or departmental approval.

EAES490: Independent Study in Geography (Independent Study)

Preparation of a research paper or project to be presented to members of the staff. May be repeated three times for a maximum of 10.0 credits as long as the topic is different. Previous course EUGS 490 effective through Spring 2012. 1 - 4 sh.

Prerequisites: Departmental approval.

EAES491: Internship

A full semester internship in an urban or environmental agency. Students will be expected to carry out agency assignments, observe and participate in decision making processes and engage in middle management activities. Previous course EUGS 463 effective through Spring 2012. 3 - 12 sh.

Prerequisites: EAES 390 or departmental approval.

EAES495: Readings in Earth & Environmental Studies (3 hours lecture)

Open only to Geography honor students. Students will be expected to read a number of the more definitive works in modern geography. Examination will be both oral and written. Previous course EUGS 425 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Departmental approval.

EAES496: Pro-Seminar in Earth and Environmental Studies (Independent Study)

Problem-oriented seminar. Specific topics in urban, environmental studies or geography. Content changes according to the needs of the instructor. May be taken three times for a total of nine credits. Previous course EUGS 427 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Departmental approval.