Geography of US and Canada

Semester: 
Spring
Year: 
2020
Subject Name: 
Geography
Course Number: 
200
Institution: 
UMass Amherst
This course provides a survey of the geography of US and Canada, starting with core integrative themes and methods of analysis, and then moving into a region-by-region overview. Special emphasis will be on historical development, environmental change and sustainability, and the diversity of peoples and cultures and their relationships with landscapes and each other. Short of literally traveling the continent, the class aims to immerse you in the images, sounds, data, and experiences of places, regions, and people's lives, so they come to life. Every week you will have at least one movie and/or Google Earth exercise that virtually transports you to a new location of study. You'll take different perspectives, try out new skills, dive into data, and think critically. Most weeks you will write reflectively about a movie, Google Earth exercise, and/or experience. (Gen. Ed. SB, DU)
Variable Credit Comments: 
https://spire.umass.edu
Instructor Permission: 
Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.
Link to Campus Courses
Schedule #: 
43845

Course Sections

Geography of US and Canada
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
01 3.0 Eve Vogel evevogel@geo.umass.edu M W F 1:25PM 2:15PM Hasbrouck Room 236