Faculty Profile

Waquar Ahmed

Title
Associate Professor
Department
Geography and the Environment
College
College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences

    

Education

PhD, Clark University, 2007.
Major: Geography/Spaces of Power: Foreign Direct Investment in India
MPhil, Center for the Study of Regional Development, Jawaharlal Nehru University, 2002.
Major: Geography/Society Nature Relations and Traditional Knowledge of Indigenous Communities – A Case Study of Uttaranchal
MA, Center for the Study of Regional Development, Jawaharlal Nehru University, 2000.
Major: Geography
BCOM, St. Xavier's College, University of Calcutta, 1995.
Major: Accountancy, Commerce, Economics, Statistics, Business Management

Current Scheduled Teaching*

GEOG 4420.001, Capitalism, Nature and Climate Change, Spring 2021
GEOG 5420.001, Critical Resource Geography, Spring 2021
GEOG 3010.001, Economic Geography, Spring 2021
GEOG 5160.001, Foundations of Geographic Thought, Fall 2020 Syllabus
GEOG 4885.002, Human Geography Topics, Fall 2020 Syllabus
GEOG 5950.007, Master's Thesis, Fall 2020
GEOG 5900.700, Special Problems, Fall 2020

* Texas Education Code 51.974 (HB 2504) requires each institution of higher education to make available to the public, a syllabus for undergraduate lecture courses offered for credit by the institution.

Previous Scheduled Teaching*

GEOG 5950.700, Master's Thesis, Summer 5W2 2020
GEOG 5420.001, Critical Resource Geography, Spring 2020 Syllabus
GEOG 4420.001, Critical Resource Geography : Population, Nature, Food and Energy, Spring 2020 Syllabus
GEOG 4245.001, Geography of International Development, Spring 2020 Syllabus
GEOG 5245.001, International Development, Spring 2020 Syllabus
GEOG 5950.700, Master's Thesis, Spring 2020
GEOG 5900.700, Special Problems, Spring 2020
GEOG 3010.001, Economic Geography, Fall 2019 Syllabus SPOT
GEOG 5160.001, Foundations of Geographic Thought, Fall 2019 Syllabus SPOT
GEOG 5950.007, Master's Thesis, Fall 2019
GEOG 5900.700, Special Problems, Fall 2019
GEOG 5950.700, Master's Thesis, Summer 5W2 2019
GEOG 5420.001, Conservation and Resource Management, Spring 2019 SPOT
GEOG 4420.001, Critical Resource Geography : Population, Nature, Food and Energy, Spring 2019 Syllabus SPOT
GEOG 5950.700, Master's Thesis, Spring 2019
GEOG 4900.700, Special Problems, Spring 2019 Syllabus
GEOG 5900.700, Special Problems, Spring 2019
GEOG 5245.001, Theories and Policies of Development, Spring 2019 SPOT
GEOG 3010.001, Economic Geography, Fall 2018 Syllabus SPOT
GEOG 5160.001, Foundations of Geographic Thought, Fall 2018 SPOT
GEOG 5950.007, Master's Thesis, Fall 2018
GEOG 5420.001, Conservation and Resource Management, Spring 2018 SPOT
GEOG 4420.001, Critical Resource Geography : Population, Nature, Food and Energy, Spring 2018 Syllabus SPOT
GEOG 1200.001, Global Societies, Spring 2018 Syllabus SPOT
GEOG 5950.700, Master's Thesis, Spring 2018
GEOG 5900.700, Special Problems, Spring 2018
GEOG 3010.001, Economic Geography, Fall 2017 Syllabus SPOT
GEOG 5160.001, Foundations of Geographic Thought, Fall 2017 SPOT
GEOG 5950.007, Master's Thesis, Fall 2017
GEOG 5420.001, Conservation and Resource Management, Spring 2017 SPOT
GEOG 4420.001, Critical Resource Geography : Population, Nature, Food and Energy, Spring 2017 Syllabus SPOT
GEOG 1200.001, Global Societies, Spring 2017 Syllabus SPOT
GEOG 5950.700, Master's Thesis, Spring 2017
GEOG 5900.700, Special Problems, Spring 2017
GEOG 3010.001, Economic Geography, Fall 2016 Syllabus SPOT
GEOG 5160.001, Foundations of Geographic Thought, Fall 2016 SPOT
GEOG 5950.007, Master's Thesis, Fall 2016
GEOG 5420.001, Conservation and Resource Management, Spring 2016 SPOT
GEOG 4420.001, Critical Resource Geography : Population, Nature, Food and Energy, Spring 2016 Syllabus SPOT
GEOG 3010.001, Economic Geography, Spring 2016 Syllabus SPOT
GEOG 5950.700, Master's Thesis, Spring 2016
GEOG 5160.001, Foundations of Geographic Thought, Fall 2015 SPOT
GEOG 1200.001, Global Societies, Fall 2015 Syllabus SPOT
GEOG 5950.007, Master's Thesis, Fall 2015
GEOG 3010.001, Economic Geography, Spring 2015 Syllabus
GEOG 1200.002, Global Societies, Spring 2015 Syllabus
GEOG 5950.700, Master's Thesis, Spring 2015
GEOG 4900.700, Special Problems, Spring 2015
GEOG 5900.700, Special Problems, Spring 2015
GEOG 5420.001, Conservation and Resource Management, Fall 2014
GEOG 4420.001, Critical Resource Geography : Population, Nature, Food and Energy, Fall 2014 Syllabus
GEOG 1200.001, Global Societies, Fall 2014 Syllabus
GEOG 5950.007, Master's Thesis, Fall 2014
GEOG 3010.001, Economic Geography, Spring 2014 Syllabus
GEOG 5130.001, Research in Human Geography, Spring 2014
GEOG 5420.001, Conservation and Resource Management, Fall 2013
GEOG 4420.001, Conservation of Resource Management, Fall 2013 Syllabus
GEOG 1200.001, World Regional Geography, Fall 2013 Syllabus
GEOG 3010.001, Economic Geography, Spring 2013 Syllabus
GEOG 5900.700, Special Problems, Spring 2013
GEOG 1200.001, World Regional Geography, Spring 2013 Syllabus
GEOG 4420.001, Conservation of Resource Management, Fall 2012 Syllabus
GEOG 1200.002, World Regional Geography, Fall 2012 Syllabus

* Texas Education Code 51.974 (HB 2504) requires each institution of higher education to make available to the public, a syllabus for undergraduate lecture courses offered for credit by the institution.

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Overall
Summative Rating
Challenge and
Engagement Index
Response Rate

out of 5

out of 7
%
of
students responded
  • Overall Summative Rating (median):
    This rating represents the combined responses of students to the four global summative items and is presented to provide an overall index of the class’s quality. Overall summative statements include the following (response options include a Likert scale ranging from 5 = Excellent, 3 = Good, and 1= Very poor):
    • The course as a whole was
    • The course content was
    • The instructor’s contribution to the course was
    • The instructor’s effectiveness in teaching the subject matter was
  • Challenge and Engagement Index:
    This rating combines student responses to several SPOT items relating to how academically challenging students found the course to be and how engaged they were. Challenge and Engagement Index items include the following (response options include a Likert scale ranging from 7 = Much higher, 4 = Average, and 1 = Much lower):
    • Do you expect your grade in this course to be
    • The intellectual challenge presented was
    • The amount of effort you put into this course was
    • The amount of effort to succeed in this course was
    • Your involvement in course (doing assignments, attending classes, etc.) was
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