Geography (GEOG)

GEOG 220. Cultural Geography. (3 Credits)

Cultural Geography, or human geography, studies the interaction and integration of human achievements, needs, and institutions based upon geographic location. Cultural Geography investigates the development of food ways, popular culture, religion, economy, medicine, technology, crime, and human rights. In recent decades, the phenomenon of globalization has increased interconnectedness across borders transforming traditional, local cultures into global ones. Starbucks in Italy, Indian films winning American Oscars, and the increasing speed by which epidemics become pandemics characterize globalization. This course looks at these and other issues of culture and globalization.

GEOG 340. World Regional Geography. (3 Credits)

This course brings to life the impact of global issues by representing the daily lives of men, women, and children in the various regions of our globe. Exploring the rich diversity of human life, students will learn how the activities of ordinary people at the local level are connected to the geographic themes of population, climate, terrain, globalization, power, economics, politics, urbanization, and environment.