fall-09-syllabus-GRG-305-2 - GRG305 This Human World unique...

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GRG305: This Human World unique # 37660-37700 Fall 2009, T/Th 8:00-9:30, room JGB2.324 Instructor: Dr. Paul Adams Phone: 232-1599 Office: GRG-414 Office Hours: T/Th 3:30-4:30 Teaching Assistants : Emily Duda, Steven Shannon, Mason McWatters Geography means learning where things are. More importantly, it means understanding how those things got there, and why they are the way they are. These questions lead us away from simply memorizing place names to conducting in-depth inquiry about the processes behind the patterns. These processes are fundamentally cultural; their roots reach down into religion, language, political culture, and built environments, as these traits diffuse through space and form culture regions. They also reflect the inherent opportunities and constraints imposed by the natural environment. A major focus of this course is therefore on the patterns and flows that shape the geographies of various aspects of culture, while a secondary focus is human-environment interactions. In regard to both foci we will discuss what is entailed by responsible citizenship. TEXT The Human Mosaic , by T. Jordan and M. Domosh, 11th Edition. See Online Supplements at: http://bcs.whfreeman.com/jordan11e/ Student Atlas of World Geography by John Allen GRADING PARTICIPATION This portion of the grade includes a mix of the following: contribution to discussions, in-class projects, quizzes, and randomly sampled attendance. 40 pts.
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