GG102 - Wilfrid Laurier University Department of Geography...

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Wilfrid Laurier University Department of Geography and Environmental Studies GG102: Introduction to Human Geography Instructor: Dr. Alison Blay- Palmer Office: 3E5 (Arts Building) Office hours: Tuesday 1:00 to 4:00 Phone: Ext. 2604 E-mail: Class time: MW: 10:30 – 11:20 Classroom: N1001 Lab Instructor: Cherie Mongeon Office: Arts 3E1 (ext. 3983) Office Hours: Mon 9:30 – 10:30 & Thurs 2:30 – 3:30 Email: COURSE OVERVIEW Course description Welcome to ‘Introduction to Human Geography’. This course gives you an overview of the key concepts in human geography. During the semester we will cover topics that relate to people, our environment and how we connect and influence the spaces we live in. Subjects include: globalization; where people live and why; the intersection of nature, society and technology; cultural identities; the role of place and landscapes; how space influences economic development; and the role of cities and urbanization. Through textbook readings and two 50-minute lectures per week, you will learn about the basic principles of human geography. In weekly labs, you will learn techniques and skills that human geographers use to apply those principles to the study of real world phenomena. Required Textbook Knox, P., Marston, S. and A. Nash (2007) Human Geography: Places and Regions in Global Context (2nd Canadian edition), Prentice Hall, Toronto. Lectures and labs will treat some topics in more/less detail than others. Assigned text readings are meant to provide an important supplemental source of material, examples, and case studies. Lecture Outline Week Dates Topic Reading
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Week 1 January 5 Introduction Chapter 1 January 7 Globalization Chapter 2 Week 2 January 12 January 14 Week 3 January 19 Geographies of Population (Writing session) Chapter 3 January 21 Week 4 January 26 Nature, Society and Technology Chapter 4 January 28 Week 5 February 2 Cultural Identities Chapter 5 February 4 Week 6 February 9 Interpreting Places and Landscapes Chapter 6 February 11 READING WEEK Week 7 February 23 Geography of Economic Development Chapter 7 February 25 Week 8 March 2 Agriculture and Food Chapter 8 March 4 Week 9 March 9
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