|Course ID:||GEOG 2130H. 3 hours. |
|Course Title:||Cultural Geography of the United States (Honors)|
|Geographic factors underlying multiculturalism and ethnic relationships in the United States. Spatial development and organization of culture; population growth, migration, and urbanization; and the spatial dimensions of political, economic, and social processes.|
|Oasis Title:||Cultural Geog of the U.S. Hon|
|Duplicate Credit:||Not open to students with credit in GEOG 1103|
|Prerequisite:||Permission of Honors|
|Offered fall and spring semester every year. |
|Grading System:||A-F (Traditional)|
Successful completion of this course will provide the following learning outcomes:
Understanding the fundamental concepts and processes of human geography as they are
applied to the United States.
Exposure to the diversity of American peoples and places as they are expressed
through the landscape.
Thinking critically about the social processes (race, immigration, power, economics)
that create the varying cultural landscapes of a diverse country.
Consider the ways in which Americans have historically viewed and utilized their
environment and its sustainability.
A greater cognizance of the importance of geography in the everyday functioning of
our country, and its crucial role in informing economic and political policy
The ability to effectively communicate the concepts of geography through writing,
public speaking, and cooperative work.
This course meets the following General Education Abilities by accomplishing the
specific learning objectives listed below:
Communicate effectively through writing. This is met by a series of writing
assignments associated with laboratory exercises.
Communicate effectively through speech. This is met by oral presentations,
discussion leading, and classroom participation.
Critical Thinking is central to the learning objectives of this class, and includes
the following elements, which are accomplished through laboratory activities and
assignments, lecture, classroom discussion/inquiry-based learning efforts:
Consider and engage opposing points of view
Support a consistent purpose and point of view
Assimilate, analyze, and present a body of information
Moral Reasoning (Ethics) is an important element of this course, as it seeks to
link an understanding of the diversity of human cultures and languages with
fundamental resource inequalities. Moral reasoning is developed through lectures,
critical writing assignments, classroom discussion, and inquiry-based learning
Introduction to Geography
Landscape and The American Scene
Concepts in Human Geography
Critical Cultural Geography
Micropolitics of Space and Place: Race, Class, Gender
National Political Culture
10 Versions of the Same Scene
Case Study: Spanish Americans
Do You Speak American? Up North
Do You Speak American? Down South
Case Study: The Mormon Culture Region
Homelands: Introduction and Setup Debates
Race: The African-American Experience
Video: The Promised Land, Vol. 2 and 3
Video: An American Nile
The Rediscovery of North America
Agriculture and Foodways
20 Objects of the Kitchen
Video: Mulholland’s Dream