About GEOG 050 A

Introduction to Geography from global, place-based, cultural, and socio-environmental perspectives.


First years and sophomores only during first week of registration; Juniors and seniors register during second week; Junior and senior GEOG majors contact instructor; Open to Degree and CDE students; Cross listed with GRS 096 D; Total combined enrollment: 120

Section Description

An introduction to Geography from global, regional, and place-based perspectives. The course examines social and environmental transformations that arise from the complex interactions between natural systems and human activities. More generally, the course encourages students to “think geographically” and critically about global processes by applying a regional approach that focuses on several world regions and their social, political, and environmental connections. The thematic approach covers several key issues, including: globalization, physical geography, migration, climate change, cultural identities, and social and environmental justice.

Section Expectation

This is a lecture based course that requires students to do occasional learning outside of the lecture hall. Students are expected to attend all classes, conduct all readings and assignments by the due date, take quizzes and exams on time, and remain open to new ideas and diverse perspectives.


Assessment includes exams, quizzes, and occasional brief homework assignments. There is no required text for the course; all readings and materials will be provided to the students by the professor.

Course Dates



Lafayette Hall L108 (View Campus Map)


to on Monday, Wednesday and Friday

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