Courses

The following are the courses I regularly teach at Kennesaw State University.

GEOG 1101: Introduction to Human Geography

This course is a survey of global patterns of resources, population, culture, and economic systems. Emphasis is placed upon the factors contributing to these patterns and the distinctions between the technologically advanced and less advanced regions of the world.

GEOG 1130: World Regional Geography

An introduction to world regions through the context of human geography. The course focuses on basic geographic concepts to analyze social, economic and political issues at local, regional and global scales. Elements of fundamental physical geography will be discussed to illustrate the spatial relationships between the physical environment and human geography.

GEOG 2200: Research Methods

This course is designed to prepare students for scientific research in the environmental field and related disciplines. It introduces students to a variety of spatial and environmental research concepts, approaches, methods and techniques. This course guides students through aspects of scientific research.

GEOG 3300: Urban Geography

An analysis of the location and distribution of urban centers, urban land uses and the geographical aspects of general urban issues.

GEOG 3312: Geography of Europe

A geographical survey of Europe and its environs, with emphasis on the tremendous diversity found in both the physical and human geography of the region. Economic, political and cultural geography are examined within the framework of the forces that are rapidly restructuring European landscapes of Eastern and Western Europe.

GEOG 3345: Population Geography

Population geography and migration studies are fundamental sub-disciplines of human geography. This course examines key issues that affect population patterns and change at different geographic scales, including demographic change, migration, refugee movement and internal displacement, and ethnic and racial categorization. Case studies are used to understand contemporary issues of population growth, labor migration, refugee resettlement, immigration policy, and transnational identity. Students will gain a theoretical framework to understand local, national, regional, and global population dynamics.

GEOG 3380: Geography of North America

A geographical survey of North America emphasizing the significant diversity found in both the physical and human geography of the region. Past, current and changing locational arrangements of people and resources are examined as they relate to economic, political, urban and cultural geographic perspectives within the framework of the forces that have created the variety of landscapes of the North American continent.

GEOG 4100: Directed Applied Research

This course will offer students an opportunity to investigate geographically-oriented concepts and issues by assisting in faculty-led research or scholarship. Course content and instructional methodologies will be identified by the faculty's needs and expectations.

GEOG 4490: Special Topics - Geography of Population and Migration (Spring 2017 and Spring 2018)

Population geography and migration studies are fundamental sub-disciplines of human geography. This course examines key issues that affect population patterns and change at different geographic scales, including demographic change, migration, refugee movement and internal displacement, and ethnic and racial categorization. Case studies are used to understand contemporary issues of population growth, labor migration, refugee resettlement, immigration policy, and transnational identity. Students will gain a theoretical framework to understand local, national, regional, and global population dynamics.

 

Other Courses Previously Instructed at Other Institutions:

Freshman Seminar

Global Connections

Principles of Physical Geography I & II

Introduction to Urban Studies - A survey course exploring the diverse perspectives and experience of North American Cities. Lectures and discussions will focus on the development, organization, function, and meaning of urban areas, as well as the multiple and complex relationships that exist between cities and the people who live and work within them.

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