38:282 Cultural Geography [Chamberlain]

Prerequisite: 38:179 or 38:180 or 38:192 or permission of Instructor.

The learned and shared concepts and behaviours that constitute culture influence virtually everything people think and do. Cultural geography is the study of spatial variations among culture groups and the interactions of those same groups with the physical environment. It is often organized around five themes. These are culture region, cultural diffusion, cultural ecology, cultural integration and cultural landscape. This course examines each of these themes as they relate to one or more dimensions of culture such as ethnicity, language, religion and settlement.

3 lecture hours per week, one term.

Instructor: Julie Chamberlain