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HUMAN (CULTURAL) GEOGRAPHY (4 credits)

The human population is incredibly varied. In this course, we study population distributions, variations, processes of change and migrations; cultural characteristics (ethnicity, language, religion) and the resulting landscapes; economic processes and land uses; and the architecture and complex features of towns, cities and metropolitan regions. You will be introduced to valuable concepts and perspectives of geography and learn about patterns and processes around the world. Offered annually. Also offered in Weekend College. Required course for elementary education majors and social studies majors seeking secondary education licensure. Open to all students.

REGIONAL GEOGRAPHY OF THE UNITED STATES: AMERICA’S PEOPLE AND PLACES (4 credits)

Explore the diverse places and regions of the United States and learn about interesting and important patterns and processes. Through virtual (photographic) tours, maps and readings, as well as some art and music, we examine selected characteristics (cultures, towns, national parks, environments, etc.) of each region and tour many interesting places (e.g., New England villages, New York City, Cajun and Creole Louisiana, New Mexico pueblos, desert canyons, the California wine country). These are illustrated in conjunction with explanations of their historical and geographical dimensions.

TOPICS (4 credits)

The subject matter of the course is announced in the annual schedule of classes. Content varies but does not duplicate existing courses.

INDEPENDENT STUDY (2 or 4 credits)

Prerequisites: Faculty supervisor and department chair permission. Recommended: GEOG 2000 or 2500.