Courses by Track

1. Cities, Citizenship and Migration  (CCM)

Why do people move, and where do they go?  What are the constraints and opportunities for migrants as they settle and integrate in new cities and new nations?  How are cities formed and what are the forces that impact their economic and cultural development?  The courses in this track focus on themes of urbanization and human movement, emphasizing the importance of labor and housing, as well as cultural processes and historical forms of discrimination that shape where people live and work.  Students in this track will develop an understanding of the intersections of power and place as they pertain to migration and immigrant life, citizenship and belonging, and the production of urban space.

GEOG 100 — Introduction to Geography
GEOG 102 — World Regions
GEOG 111 — Global Youth
GEOG 123 — Introduction to Globalization

GEOG 200– Intro to Human Geography
GEOG 208 — Geography of the World Economy: Regional Fortunes and the Rise of Global Markets
GEOG 230 — Urbanization and Development: Geographies of Global Inequality
GEOG 236—Development and Challenge in Greater China
GEOG 245 — Geographic Perspectives on U.S. Population Diversity
GEOG 276 — Introduction to Political Geography
GEOG 277 — Geography of Cities
GEOG 302 — The Pacific Northwest
GEOG 310 — Immigrant America: Trends and Policies from a Geographic Perspective
GEOG 331 — Poverty, Care and Responsibility
GEOG 333 — Russia’s Changing Landscape
GEOG 342 — Geography of Inequality
GEOG 344 — Migration in the Global Economy
GEOG 377 — Urban Political Geography
GEOG 378 — Policing the City
GEOG 431 — Geography and Gender
GEOG 432 — Population and Urbanization Problems of Russia and the Newly Independent States
GEOG 435 — Industrialization and Urbanization in China
GEOG 438 — Cities of East Asia
GEOG 439 — Gender, Race and the Geography of Employment
GEOG 445 — Geography of Housing
GEOG 451 — Cultural Landscapes of Latin America
GEOG 461 — Urban Geographic Information Systems
GEOG 471 — Methods of Resource Analysis
GEOG 476 — Women and the City
GEOG 477 — Advanced Urban Geography
GEOG 478 — Social Justice and the City
GEOG 479 — Race, Ethnicity, and the American City
GEOG 490 — Field Research: The Seattle Region

2. Environment, Economy and Sustainability   (EES)

The courses in this track study the reciprocal and often contradictory forces of economic activity, environmental policy, and sustainability.  Using such key geographic concepts as scale, place and location, these courses analyze relations between such complex processes as: land use, labor markets, corporate location, international trade, energy policy & consumption, environmental regulatory policy, resource use and food systems.

GEOG 123 — Introduction to Globalization|

GEOG 180 –Intro To Global Health
GEOG 200– Intro to Human Geography
GEOG 205 — Introduction to Physical Sciences and the Environment
GEOG 207 — Economic Geography
GEOG 236 — Development and Challenge in Greater China
GEOG 270 — Geographies of International Develop & The Environ
GEOG 271 — Geography of Food and Eating
GEOG 276 — Introduction to Political Geography
GEOG 280 — Introduction to the Geography of Health and Health Care
GEOG 302 — The Pacific Northwest
GEOG 335 — The Developing World
GEOG 342 — Geography of Inequality
GEOG 349 — Geography of International Trade
GEOG 350 — Geographies of Marketing and Retail

GEOG 360–Principles of GIS Mapping
GEOG 367 — Economic Uses of Geographic Information
GEOG 370 — Problems in Resource Management
GEOG 371 — World Hunger and Resource Development
GEOG 380 — Geographic Patterns of Health

GEOG 381–Mapping Health
GEOG 433 — Resource Use and Management in Russia and the Newly Independent States
GEOG 435 — Industrialization and Urbanization of China
GEOG 430 — Contemporary Development Issues in Latin America
GEOG 439 — Gender, Race and the Geography of Employment
GEOG 440 — Regional Analysis
GEOG 445 — Geography of Housing
GEOG 448 — Geography of Transportation
GEOG 462 — Coastal GIS
GEOG 464 — GIS-Based Decision Support
GEOG 467 — Law, Justice and the Environment
GEOG 471 — Methods of Resource Analysis
GEOG 474–Geography & the Law
GEOG 480 — Environmental Geography, Climate, and Health
GEOG 490 — Field Research: The Seattle Region

3. Globalization, Health and Development   (GHD)

How does globalization shape life and death around the planet? How can development initiatives address global health disparities? Providing geographical answers to such questions, this track traces the extraordinarily uneven effects of global trade, global finance, and market-led development on food systems, health and the geography of impoverishment.  By putting global health challenges in a global socio-economic context, the track simultaneously highlights how social movements and social organizing can make a difference, including differences in formal policies effecting human well-being directly as well as innovations in the ethics of care. Courses in the track provide frequent opportunities for service learning as part of the goal of helping students engage with real world challenges.   All our classes also approach these themes through a geographical lens: charting global-local relations and the links between nature, society and political-economy in particular places. This geographical approach in turn enables us to explore how nutrition, health, and development are intertwined with other processes ranging from the personal experiences of migrant farmworkers, to urban and regional redevelopment, to global financial reforms.  Specific questions that frame our classes include: What are the links between life and debt (GEOG 123)? How have sixty years of development increased in-country inequality (Geog 230)?  How do global disease etiologies reflect other global interconnections (Geog 280)? How does agricultural modernization relate to hunger (Geog 371)? And  what are the implications for food security, health security and developmental security when they are re-framed in terms of geopolitics and the global security challenges of international relations (Geog 375)?

GEOG 123 — Introduction to Globalization

GEOG 180–Intro To  Global Health
GEOG 200– Intro to Human Geography
GEOG 208 — Geography of the World Economy: Regional Fortunes and the Rise of Global Markets
GEOG 230 — Urbanization and Development: Geographies of Global Inequality
GEOG 236 — Geography of Greater China
GEOG 270 — Geographies of International Develop & The Environ
GEOG 271 — Geography of Food and Eating
GEOG 276 — Introduction to Political Geography
GEOG 277 — Geography of Cities
GEOG 280 — Introduction to the Geography of Health and Health Care
GEOG 331 — Poverty, Care and Responsibility
GEOG 333 — Russia’s Changing Landscape
GEOG 335 — The Developing World
GEOG 342 — Geography of Inequality
GEOG 349 — Geography of International Trade
GEOG 360 — Principles of GIS Mapping
GEOG 370 — Problems of Resource Management
GEOG 371 — World Hunger and Resource Development
GEOG 375 — Geopolitics
GEOG 380 — Geographical Patterns of Health and Disease

GEOG 381–Mapping Health

GEOG 430 — Contemporary Development Issues in Latin America

GEOG 431 — Geography and Gender
GEOG 433 — Resource Use and Management in Russia and the Newly Independent States
GEOG 435 — Industrialization and Urbanization of China
GEOG 436– Social & Political Geographies of South Asia
GEOG 438 — Cities of East Asia
GEOG 474–Geography & The Law
GEOG 480 — Environmental Geography, Climate, and Health
GEOG 490 — Field Research: The Seattle Region
GEOG495 — The Cultural Politics of Food (Jarosz)
GEOG 495 — Maps & Development (Hannah)

4. GIS, Mapping and Society     (GMS)
In the courses that comprise the GIS, Mapping and Society track, students learn to use GIS, web-based geospatial applications, and database management systems for problem solving in relation to a diverse range of societal concerns, such as those within the other Geography tracks. Students learn a range of analytical and critical methods for cartographic representation, spatial analysis, geovisualization, and database management.  Further, students learn about the politics, ethics and values of mapping and geospatial technologies, and integrate their social and technical skills to undertake projects with research partners in the region.

GEOG 245 — Geographic Perspectives on U.S. Population Diversity
GEOG 360 — Principles of GIS Mapping
GEOG 367 — Economic Uses of Geographic Information
GEOG 375 — Geopolitics
GEOG 381–Mapping Health
GEOG 461 — Urban Geographic Information Systems
GEOG 462 — Coastal GIS
GEOG 464 — GIS-Based Decision Support
GEOG 465 — Databases and Programming
GEOG 469 — GIS Workshop
GEOG 482 — GIS Data Management