Geography of US and Canada

This course provides a survey of the geography of US and Canada, starting with core integrative themes and methods of analysis, and then moving into a region-by-region overview. Special emphasis will be on historical development, environmental change and sustainability, and the diversity of peoples and cultures and their relationships with landscapes and each other. Short of literally traveling the continent, the class aims to immerse you in the images, sounds, data, and experiences of places, regions, and people's lives, so they come to life. Every week you will have at least one movie and/or Google Earth exercise that virtually transports you to a new location of study. You'll take different perspectives, try out new skills, dive into data, and think critically. Most weeks you will write reflectively about a movie, Google Earth exercise, and/or experience. (Gen. Ed. SB, DU)

Course Details

Campus: 
Amherst
Format: 
Online
Level: 
Undergraduate
Subject: 
Geography
Number: 
GEOGRAPH 200
Semester: 
Fall 2020
Registration Status: 
Closed
Registration: 
Monday, June 1, 2020 to Monday, September 7, 2020