1101_SyllabusSp08_Rev2

1101_SyllabusSp08_Rev2 - Geography 1101 INTRODUCTION TO...

Info icon This preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Geography 1101 INTRODUCTION TO HUMAN GEOGRAPHY Spring 2008 T, R 12:30P - 1:45P, Room 200 B, GG Building Instructor: Georgeta Stoian Connor, 120-I GG Building. Tel: 542-2856 Email: [email protected] Office Hours: Thursday 1:45-2:45P or by appointment COURSE DESCRIPTION/OBJECTIVES In today’s world, places and regions are increasingly interconnected, experiencing rapid changes in economic, political, and cultural life. Since information and capital are more quickly diffused around the world, the relationships between people and the world they inhabit are more dynamic and complex. Not only are people instantly informed about events that occur anywhere in the world (e.g.: the fall of the Berlin Wall on November 12, 1989; the war in Kosovo in the late 1990s; the terrorist attacks in the U.S. on September 11, 2001; the current war in Iraq) but also they can experience different consequences of some events that take place thousands of miles away. Consider for example some prominent international achievements, disputes, and disasters that might have significant geographical dimensions and a profound spatial impact. The end of the Cold War, for example, has been followed not only by the expansion of the European Union to the East, but also by the liberalization of travel policies in Eastern Europe with significant consequences for both Western and Eastern European countries’ economies and security issues. International disputes may be the result of activities in one country impacting another. In this light, it is well known that an impressive amount of the acid deposition in the Scandinavian countries, Netherlands, Switzerland, and Austria is blown in from Western and Eastern Europe. Also, the dispute over the issue of acid rain between the U.S. and Canada has been a long standing. The radioactive pollution from the 1986 nuclear accident in Chernobyl drastically affected Ukraine and all the surrounding countries. Equally, the 2004 Indonesia mega-earthquake,
Image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Image of page 2
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

{[ snackBarMessage ]}

What students are saying

  • Left Quote Icon

    As a current student on this bumpy collegiate pathway, I stumbled upon Course Hero, where I can find study resources for nearly all my courses, get online help from tutors 24/7, and even share my old projects, papers, and lecture notes with other students.

    Student Picture

    Kiran Temple University Fox School of Business ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    I cannot even describe how much Course Hero helped me this summer. It’s truly become something I can always rely on and help me. In the end, I was not only able to survive summer classes, but I was able to thrive thanks to Course Hero.

    Student Picture

    Dana University of Pennsylvania ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    The ability to access any university’s resources through Course Hero proved invaluable in my case. I was behind on Tulane coursework and actually used UCLA’s materials to help me move forward and get everything together on time.

    Student Picture

    Jill Tulane University ‘16, Course Hero Intern