Brewster A-206, 252-328-4068, email@example.com
TuTh 12:30 pm, Brewster B-102
People, Places, and Environments
The central theme, which will be used to integrate the diverse topics to be covered, is DEVELOPMENT. Throughout the semester we will maintain an issue oriented examination of each topic. As a result, we should develop a spatial (and global) perspective on pressing issues such as environmental degradation and justice, resource depletion, multi-nationalism and ethnic discord, development and poverty, population growth and pressure, technological change and innovation, and globalization as a process. The intent is to provide an informative and interesting educational experience. With successful conclusion of this course, students will be able to:
a) express understanding of fundamental geographic concepts such as scale, region, site, situation and spatial interaction;
b) illustrate the use of key geographic methodologies including the use of maps and statistics;
c) know the uses of contemporary geographic technologies such as GIS, GPS, and remote sensing to address global issues; and
d) apply geographic concepts and tools to issues of population, resources, economic development, globalization, and social justice.