Middlebury

GEOG0218

Cultural Geography

Cultural Geography
What do landscapes mean? How are places created and invested with significance? Why do people struggle to control public and private space? In this course we will examine these and similar questions. The main goals are to illuminate the wealth of meanings embodied in the built environment and our metaphorical understandings of landscape, place, space, and geographical identity, and to teach skills for interpreting and representing those meanings. Lectures, course readings, small-group projects, and papers will draw on social theory and empirical approaches, with a regional emphasis on North America. 3 hrs. lect.
Subject:
Geography
Department:
Geography
Division:
Social Sciences
Requirements Fulfilled:
CW NOR SOC
Equivalent Courses:
AMST0218

Sections

Fall 2003

GEOG0218A-F03 Lecture (Knowles)