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Active as of Summer Session 2021

I. General Information

1. Course Title:
Honors Cultural Geography

2. Course Prefix & Number:
GEOG 1460

3. Course Credits and Contact Hours:

Credits: 3

Lecture Hours: 3

4. Course Description:

Cultural geography is the study of cultural phenomena and institutions and their interactions in space. The course will examine human population patterns and migration, religion, agriculture, politics, economic development and urban patterns. This honors course will feature an increased emphasis on the theoretical basis for cultural geography. This will be accomplished in part through the recognition of a variety of cultural groups and the unique landscapes they create. We will examine the ways in which those landscapes reflect and reinforce cultural identity. Students enrolled in this honors course will be required to read additional (topical) literature, participate in team projects, and complete a capstone project. Activities may include (original) research, inquiry based investigation(s), collaboration, or other project types that the instructor deems worthy of the Honors’ designation. At least one extended field trip may be required. Courses in the Honors Program emphasize independent inquiry, informed discourse, and direct application within small, transformative, and seminar-style classes that embrace detailed examinations of the material and feature close working relationships with instructors. In addition, students learn to leverage course materials so that they can affect the world around them in positive ways.

5. Placement Tests Required:

Accuplacer (specify test): Writing Honors College Level Score:

6. Prerequisite Courses:

GEOG 1460 - Honors Cultural Geography

There are no prerequisites for this course.

7. Other Prerequisites
One of the following: ACT English score 24, ACT Reading score 24, Accuplacer Reading Comprehension score 78, Accuplacer NextGen Reading score 250, High School GPA 3.0, Or permission from the instructor or Honors Coordinator

9. Co-requisite Courses:

GEOG 1460 - Honors Cultural Geography

There are no corequisites for this course.