Geography 10, Cultural Geography, Spring 2012
Time: Section 1: Mon, Wed, 12-1:15, Section 2: Tue, Thur 9:0-10:15
Location: Clark 224
Welcome to Geography 010, Cultural Geography! The word 'geography' comes from the Greek expression for 'writing the earth.' As an academic subject, geography is concerned with (1) describing the surface of the earth; (2) explaining the natural and cultural processes that give rise to these features; and (3) exploring the ways in which humans experience, imagine, transform, and are transformed by the world around them. Geographers study the relationships between people and the environment. In a world that is becoming increasingly complex, geography is an excellent framework for understanding how people, places, and problems are related.
Cultural geographers are concerned with important themes: population and migration, language, ethnicity, religion, politics, development, agriculture, urban patterns, and resource issues. This course explores the topics of human activity on the globe in a spatial context, exploring the interaction of cultures and how they use and modify the earth.