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GEO 2420 (Section 0667 / Fall, 2011) I NTRODUCTION TO H UMAN G EOGRAPHY P ROFESSOR A. G OLDMAN M,W,F 7 th period (1:55 – 2:45 PM) Florida Gymnasium 220 Office #1: 427 Grinter ( Tel: 392-2183) Email : [email protected] Office #2: 3125 Turlington ( Tel: 392-0494) {Note most days I will use my office in Grinter Hall} Office hrs : Mon & Wed 3:00- 4:00 PM (or by appt) General Education requirements: International Studies (I); Social Sciences (S) C OURSE D ESCRIPTION This course introduces some of the main themes of human geography in the context of change and variation among major world regions, particularly across the non-Western world. The course focuses on historic and contemporary issues of human adaptation to varying environments, population growth, resource use, and major features of economic growth, globalization, and cultural change. The importance of understanding the world outside the U.S., especially the non-Western world, is increasingly evident as we become more interconnected and globalized. This course will give students a better understanding of some of the main forces and directions of change in major regions of the world, as well as relevant aspects of the geographic and historic backgrounds that are the basis of diversity among world regions. The course begins with an overview of general themes that have affected global and regional change in the 20 th and 21 st centuries, including population growth and change; economic and political development and globalization; cultural change, including changing gender roles and ethnic interactions; and human adaptation to and impacts on the natural world. The main portion of the course is organized geographically by world region and major countries within each region. In addition to a general overview of the
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