First-Year Seminar: Mapping the World: Introduction to Human Geography

GLOBAL STUDIES 155

What is human geography and why is it important? This course addresses these questions by introducing students to the fundamentals of the discipline of human geography. A geographic perspective emphasizes the spatial aspects of a variety of human and natural phenomena. This course first provides a broad understanding of the major concepts of human geography, including place, space, scale and landscape. It then utilizes these concepts to explore the distribution, diffusion and interaction of social and cultural processes across local, regional, national and global scales. Topics include language, religion, migration, population, natural resources, economic development, agriculture, and urbanization. In addition to providing a general understanding of geographic concepts, this course seeks to engender a greater appreciation of the importance of geographic perspectives in an increasingly interconnected and globalized world. No prerequisites.
Course Attributes: EN S; FYS; BU SCI; BU IS; AS SSC; FA SSC; AR SSC

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First-Year Seminar: Mapping the World: Introduction to Human Geography
INSTRUCTOR: Clouser
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