WHAT IS HUMAN GEOGRAPHY?
All of us are curious about Geography Take a look outside your window right now. What do you see? Houses and commercial buildings – streets and highways- gardens and lawns. What do these tell us?
It tells us something interesting and profound about who we are as a culture. If you walk, or drive on a road, or on a plane to another region or country, what do you see? That view outside your window will change, sometimes subtly, sometimes drastically.
Our geographical imaginations will push us to look and think and begin to make sense of what is going on in these different places, why it is structured the way it is, what it means, and how we have changed it and continue to change it. This is Human Geography.
GEOG102-710 Course Description
Human Geography is the study of people and places. It focuses on how people make places, how we organize space and society, how we interact with each other in places, and how we make sense of others and ourselves in our localities, regions, and the world.
What can students learn?
In this course students will learn skills in map interpretation, expand their mental map and enhance their world view, learn the interconnectedness and interdependence of the modern world (culturally, politically and economically), and what the implications are on real world problem solving.
Geog102 is a 3-credit introductory level course that fulfills the multicultural requirement.
Lusiana Browning holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree in Geography from the University of Delaware. Trained as a geographer, Ms. Browning has over 10 years of experience teaching students from diverse communities at the University of Delaware Wilmington campus and the English Language Institute AT Program. She is a native of the Fiji Islands. She has also conducted a number of successful studies abroad programs at the University of Delaware.
Ms. Browning believes students should be encouraged to enroll in a geography course. She treats the subject matter as interconnected, emphasizing that everything students are learning fits together into a holistic understanding of the world, from which they can develop their personal world view.
Ms. Browning believes student outcomes are enhanced when students are taught how to conduct research, think critically and geographically, and demonstrate problem solving.
Her class structure includes in-class discussion where students are taught to refute and defend arguments. Ms. Browning believes that effort and attitude are important values in rewards of accomplishment