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Department of Geography and Geographic Information Sciences

Cultural Geography

Cultural Geography Studies focus on the examination of the material and non-material aspects of human life from geographic perspective. In particular, the program studies the origins and distributions of culture, the cultural landscape, the perception and behavior in space, and cultural ecology.

Advising Faculty Members: Acheson, Brown, Hume

Courses Suggested:

  • GEOG 402 Cultural Landscape
  • GEOG 405 Geography of Food
  • ANTH 301 Language and Culture
  • ANTH 302 World Music
  • ANTH 410 Anthropology of Religion
  • ANTH 400 Cultural Anthropology
  • IS 341 The Immigrant In America
  • SOCW 486 Perspectives on Human Diversity
  • WMST 426 Family and Kinship in Cross-Cultural Perspective
  • GEOG 451 Topics in Geography (Cultural Geography Focus)

These courses are only suggestive. Faculty members may tailor the selection of courses to the need and background of individual students. The department also suggests the inclusion of courses from other departments or from a formal minor as part of the requirements of this AOS.

To declare an AOS, you must fill out the AOS agreement form (which can be found on the forms page), obtain the required signatures and turn it in to the department secretary.

Note: All general education requirements of the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) as well as the 36 hour requirement for a major in Geography must be completed separate of the AOS. Courses in the AOS may not be substituted for these courses.

Other areas of study suggested while pursuing this AOS: Urban Studies, Globalization Studies, Regional Studies

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