Where Are You? Introduction to Geography and Geographical Awareness

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Spring 2017 quarter

Taught by

Ever wonder why sixth grade geography was so boring? Memorizing place names and locations is NOT geography! Join this program and learn a new way of being in the world. This program will provide an overview of geography as an academic discipline and a knowledge base that defines the uniqueness of places, regions, environmental conditions, and spatial abilities. Using a traditional geography textbook, we will cover the four main areas of geography—physical or Earth sciences, regions of the world, patterns of social organization, and basic methods of data collection and mapping techniques. We will also read a set of texts that inform the creation of landscapes of meaning, environmental awareness, and resource management in the United States. Class meeting times will be used for introductory lecture materials, seminar on texts, and field trips. The online component will include a set of assignments and inquiry-based learning.

Program Details

Fields of Study


Preparatory For

teaching and education, environmental studies, and geography.


Spring Open

Location and Schedule

Campus Location


Time Offered


Advertised Schedule

First class meeting: Thursday, April 6 at 9am (Sem II C3107)

Online Learning

Hybrid Online Learning 25 - 49% Delivered Online


$25 for entrance fees to museums and science centers.


2016-03-22This program is available for 12 or 16 credits.