Summer 2012 quarter
- Michael Vavrus education, history, political economy
- Fields of Study
- geography, history and sustainability studies
- Preparatory for studies or careers in
- sustainability, social studies, teaching
This course focuses on geography as a cultural encounter. We will study patterns and processes that have shaped human interaction with various environments. The course encompasses human, political, cultural, social, and economic aspects of geography. Central guiding questions we will be addressing in this course:
- How have human beings transformed the planet Earth? What are the changing relations humans have with the planet?
- How have map makers represented (or misrepresented) the Earth’s surface and the ways in which people actually live?
- How have human societies adapted themselves to the natural environment?
- How have relations of power affected people's use of the environment?
This survey of human geography introduces broad concepts that are the focus of contemporary studies in geography. These concepts include
- locations of people;
- the difference in places of human habitats;
- relationships within places of human habitats;
- patterns and effects of movement of humans, products, and information; and
- how regions form and change.
- Advertised Schedule
- Tuesday, June 26, 5:30-8:30, course introduction and determination in collaboration with students a flexible summer schedule for a combination of in-class and on-line meetings. Schedule may vary for individual students according to their summer schedules.
- Campus Location
- Online Learning
- Hybrid Online Learning 25 - 49% Delivered Online
- Greener Store
- Offered During
- Day, Evening and Weekend