The Human Environment
Humans are at once shaping their landscape and being shaped by the landscape. This course encourages critical thinking about the relationships between humans and their environment and considers our own positions in the complex matrix of human-environmental interdependencies. We will explore a variety of sub-fields in human geography including economic, environmental, cultural, historical, political, urban and/or agricultural geographies. After developing a foundation for spatial analysis and understanding interdependencies, students are prepared to pursue more human geography courses and to ask geographic questions about contemporary issues and problems in the world today.