Geography (GEOG)

Courses

GEOG-102 INTRODUCTION TO GEOGRAPHY 3.00 Credits

This course uses the world-regional approach. That is, it is designed to offer students an introduction to the study of the interconnections among places and humans in the context of continuous change. It links geography to related physical sciences and social sciences.

GEOG-380 CULTURE AND ENVIRONMENT 3.00 Credits

Humans have always altered their environment, but in the last fifty years we have witnessed and experienced global environmental changes with no precedent in human history. Anthropology and Geography provide unique lenses from which to analyze the diversity of approaches to understanding and responding to environmental issues. This course provides an introduction to perspectives on human interaction with the environment and emphasizes the mutual interconnectedness of people and nature. How have humans shaped the environment over time and how has the environment shaped human societies? From a holistic and cross-cultural perspective we can investigate the cultural variation and ingenuity in human adaptive strategies around the globe; improving our understanding of contemporary environmental problems and their solutions. Cross-listed with ANTH-380.