Geography of the United States and Canada, Geo 330v

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This course introduces students to the human and physical landscapes of North America as they would be encountered traveling about the continent. It aims to help students understand why landscapes differ from place to place and at the same time provide them with information and insight about what one could expect to find on the landscape, and why.  The focus of Geography of the United States and Canada is largely on the physical environment and how, in the context of an unregulated economy, it has influenced choices humans have made about how the landscape can best be used to support the population. Since agriculture has transformed the landscape more than any other activity, a great deal of the material will be devoted to understanding the patterns of agriculture across the continent. Geography of the United States and Canada is an ideal course for students wishing to gain regional geographical knowledge, while expanding their understanding of the interconnections among people and place within the United States and Canada.


At least one section of Geography of the United States and Canada is offered during the first or second summer sessions; it may also be offered during the fall semester. See the Schedule of Courses for more details.

Course Description:

Course Authors(s):

Gary Schnakenberg, PhD; Jay R. Harman, PhD

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