Assistant Instructor — MA Latin American Studies, The University of Texas at Austin
- E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Phone: 232-1586
- Office Hours: Spring 2013: Tuesday and Thursday 11:30-1 or by appointment
- Campus Mail Code: A3100
GRG 305 • This Human World: Intro To Grg
TTH 930am-1100am UTC 2.102A
This course focuses on learning why things are where they are and the processes that underlie spatial patterns. These processes are fundamentally cultural: they involve a complex mix of folk culture, popular culture, communication, religion, demography, industry and urbanization, so the course touches on all of these topics. The course also looks at the indications of human-induced environmental changes, including pollution, resource depletion, and the transformation of ecosystems. It concludes with an introduction to the range of career opportunities for people with training in geography.
Final grades will be based on a combination of three exams (worth approximately 45% of the total grade), three projects (worth approximately 25% of the total grade) and participation (worth approximately 30% of the total grade).