Regional Geography of the United States

Geo 330v



Taking a regional approach, GEO 330v introduces students to the human and physical landscapes of the United States. Each regional lesson is designed to help students understand why landscapes differ from place to place and what one could expect to find on the cultural landscape today. An exploration of the physical setting and historical settlement set the stage, providing insight into one of geography's foundation questions: why there? The course also contains video-based modules that focus on broader topics that have influence and impact in every region: early settlement and expansion, agricultural and food, and urbanization. These modules are designed to promote critical thinking by presenting multiple perspectives and ways of thinking about each of these topics. Accompanying each module is a reflection assignment that gives students the opportunity to demonstrate understanding of these perspectives and an application assignment that asks students to apply what they have learned. GEO 330v is ideal for students who wish to gain regional geographical knowledge while expanding their understanding of the interconnections among people and place within the United States.

Offered: At least one section of Regional Geography of the United States is offered during the first or second summer sessions; it may also be offered during the fall semester. See the Schedule of Courses for course availability.

Course Description: via Registrar

Course Authors(s): Juliegh Bookout, M.A.; Jay R. Harman, Ph.D.; Gary Schnakenberg, Ph.D.

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