Human Geography: Cultural Interactions with the Physical Landscape
Summer 2014 quarter
Human Geography 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.
Graduate students are welcome to attend this course for undergraduate credit.
Human Geography also meets a teacher education endorsement requirement for "geography/world geography" for elementary education, middle-level humanities, social studies, and history.
Fields of Study
Preparatory for studies or careers in
Location and Schedule
Offered during: Evening
Advertised schedule: Thursday on-campus meetings: June 26, July 24 & 31, & August 21. Thursday on-line classes: July 3, 10, & 17, August 7, 14, & 28
|June 17th, 2014||Course cancelled due to low enrollment.|