Geography of War
Whether it is maps employed in the defense of the Han dynasty in the second century B.C. or the logistic support for cruise missiles in the Gulf War, geography has always been associated with war and the exercise of power. The course will examine how geography and geographers were involved in the propagation, justification, and administration of territorial conquest and control. Students will be actively involved in unraveling the story of geography and war through group research projects on different wars. The findings of these projects will be presented in an exhibition at the end of the semester. 3 hrs. lect.