Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies
Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies

William E. Doolittle


ProfessorPh.D., University of Oklahoma

Erich W. Zimmermann Regents Professor in Geography, Department of Geography & the Environment
William E. Doolittle

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Landscapes; agricultural and water control technology; sustainability science; arid lands; American Southwest

Courses


LAS 330 • Landscps Of Mex & Carib Amer

39500 • Fall 2015
Meets MWF 1100am-1200pm CLA 0.128
(also listed as GRG 341K)

This course focuses on the geographical differences that exist within the lands between the continental United States and South America. Although “Middle America” as it is sometimes called, is our immediate neighbor to the south, “Americans” or perhaps more appropriately “estadunideses,” often have an incomplete or inaccurate understanding of this land. The region is in some respects like a tapestry or mosaic.  For example, in reference to one very large portion of it—México—Lesley Byrd Simpson titled his book Many Mexicos. In this course, the region is studied systematically by unraveling or breaking it into 12 sub-regions. Each is discussed in the context of its: (1) biophysical environments, (2) the ways in which people have adapted to and transformed it historically, and (3) the current economic, political, and cultural landscape.

The course is intended for all advanced students, presumably with a modicum of critical-thinking skills, regardless of their specific interests. It is designed to introduce the region to those students with little or no knowledge or it, and to help students familiar with the region to understand better is geographical attributes.

LAS 330 • Landscps Of Mex & Carib Amer

40605 • Fall 2014
Meets MWF 1100am-1200pm CLA 0.128
(also listed as GRG 341K)

The natural regions and cultural landscapes of Mexico, Central America, and the West Indies. Latin American Studies 322 and 330 may not both be counted unless the topics vary.

LAS 330 • Landscps Of Mex & Carib Amer

40130 • Fall 2010
Meets MWF 1100am-1200pm BUR 224
(also listed as GRG 341K)

The natural regions and cultural landscapes of Mexico, Central America, and the West Indies.

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