GEOG 0415

Seminar in Political Geography

Seminar in Political Geography: Landscape and Memory-Geographies of National Identity
This course focuses on the intimate relationship between human-made landscapes and nationalism. It examines both the built landscape and nationalism as twin narratives. Landscapes tell the story of the nation: they reflect what the nation has chosen to remember of its unique past and they also affect the nationalism that develops in a specific territory. With examples from the Western China, Poland, Germany, Israel, and the US, we will illustrate how the human-made landscape serves as important physical and cultural crucible in which people construct ideas, memories, and icons that become an important part of a nation's memory and sense of identity. The relationship between peoples and their physical and social environments will be studied both within the context of time and space in order to help us understand the cultural processes that have been most responsible for the development of nations in the modern era. (Open to seniors only; others by waiver) 3 hrs. seminar
Social Sciences
Requirements Fulfilled:
Equivalent Courses:
INTD 1096


Spring 2012

GEOG0415A-S12 Seminar (Herb)

Fall 2011

GEOG0415A-F11 Seminar (Mayer)

Spring 2010

GEOG0415A-S10 Seminar (Herb)

Fall 2009

GEOG0415A-F09 Seminar (Mayer)

Fall 2005

GEOG0415A-F05 Seminar (Mayer)

Fall 2003

GEOG0415A-F03 Seminar (Mayer)