Geography 105: World Regional Geography (Fall 2018)
This course surveys the major geographic regions of the world in terms of environmental features and resource distributions, economic mainstays, population characteristics, cultural processes, social relationships, and patterns of urbanization and industrial growth. In addition to these topical foci, we use various subfields of geography to animate different regions. This approach provides a sense of depth while we also pursue a breadth of knowledge about the world.
Geography is an interdisciplinary field comprised of two branches: physical and human/cultural geography (and many sub-disciplines) that integrate various academic disciplines from the social sciences and the natural sciences. The idea is to think across space and place through a variety of scholarly lenses, including but not limited to, gender studies, critical social thought, Africana studies, gender studies, environmental studies, and many others. You will conduct interdisciplinary research in World Regional Geography for your research project.
As mentioned, geography is an interdisciplinary field so it is beneficial to utilize course and/or subject guides to make those cross-discipline connections. For example, if you are interested in how pride parades function as potential safe and celebratory spaces for the LGBTQIA community, the gender studies guide would be a useful resource. Click on the links below to find the interdisciplinary connections through other subject guides. The additional guides will connect you to links for locating maps, accessing news articles, and finding images.
Orientalism (latent and manifest)
Maps (general purpose and thematic)
Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
This guide was created through the collaborative work of April L. Graham FP'18, Caro Pinto, Julie Adamo, Mary Stettner, Dr. Mary Glackin, and Dr. Serin D. Houston.