MaconCatalog : College of Liberal Arts and Sciences : ACADEMIC DEPARTMENTS : GEOGRAPHY (GEO)
Amy Nichols-Belo, Chair/Associate Professor of Global Health and Anthropology
Geography courses are offered through the Department of International and Global Studies.
GEO 111. Principles of Human Geography: Mapping Globalization’s Landscape (3 hours)
The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the breadth of the discipline by exploring four themes in the geography of globalization: the social/cultural construction of place, relative location, the cultural landscape, and urbanization. The course includes several critical applied research topics, including the production of place, the relationship between core and peripheral regions, the transformation of traditional cultural landscapes, and the impacts of urbanization in developed and developing economies. (Every year)
GEO 198. Special Introductory Topics in Geography: (Subtitle) (3 hours)
Study of an introductory topic in geography not covered in any of the departmental offerings. (Occasionally)
GEO 313. East Asia in Regional Context: China, Japan, and the Koreas (3 hours)
The course examines modern developments in East Asia, namely China, Japan, and the Koreas. Major themes include urbanization; sub-regions and urban systems; political history, industrialization, migration, socio-ecological systems, and national relationships with globalization. Specific attention will be given to space, place, and culture throughout each theme. (Every three years)