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GEOG_3762_Fall_2008_week1_outl - 1 GEOG 3762 Geography of...

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1 GEOG 3762 Geography of Europe Fall 2006 Dr. Olaf Kuhlke Week 1 Lecture Overview • Introduction to the Course Website –Syllabus –Technology tools • Lecture and Discussion –“Ideas of Europe” –Discussion of Radio Broadcast with T.R. Reid Ideas of Europe What is Europe? • A Region • Regions are “socially constructed” –Formal Region –Functional Region –Vernacular Region • Defined by Leitmotifs = Ideas, values, images, attitudes, stereotypes Europe as a Formal Region Europe as a Formal Region Europe as a Formal Region Example of a Functional Region Europe as a Func-tional Region Example of a Vernacular Region Ideas of Europe What is Europe? • European Leitmotifs –Ideas and Images of Europe –Student Survey: What is Europe to you? –Ideas –Images –Products 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
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2 –Products –Values –Experiences Ideas of Europe What is Europe? • European Leitmotifs –Roman Empire –Christianization of Europe –The Renaissance –The Age of Reason
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