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Understanding Cultural and Human Geography

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Overview

From climate change and population growth to the global economy and geopolitical strife, tackle the world's biggest questions in this one-of-a-kind course.

Topics Covered:
  • 1: Writing the World-The Mapmaker's Craft
  • 2: The Problem with Geographical Determinism
  • 3: Anthropocene-The Age of Human Impact
  • 4: Climate Change and Civilization
  • 5: Global Land Change
  • 6: The End of Global Population Growth
  • 7: The Agricultural Puzzle
  • 8: Disease Geography
  • 9: Political Ecology
  • 10: Economic Geography-Globalization Origins
  • 11: The Columbian Exchange
  • 12: Uneven Development and Global Poverty
  • 13: The New Global Economy
  • 14: Restless Humanity-The Migration Conundrum
  • 15: Urbanization-The Rise of New World Cities
  • 16: Geography of Language
  • 17: Understanding Cultural Geography
  • 18: The Importance of Place
  • 19: Cultural Commodification
  • 20: Culture, Power, and the Politics of Meaning
  • 21: The Geopolitical Imagination
  • 22: Regionalism and the Rise of New States
  • 23: Supranationalism-Taking on Big Problems
  • 24: Future Geographies

Taught by

Paul Robbins, Ph.D.

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