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
Cadets are part-time employees who work closely with the Police and Security Divisions of the Department. They patrol campus, provide safety escorts, secure buildings, monitor security cameras, dispatch in the 911 Communications Center, and provide event security, among other assignments. There are a variety of assignments available throughout the day and night but many of the assignments have late night hours that end after midnight. All new hires can expect at least one permanent shift on a Friday or Saturday night. Base rate of pay is $10.50 per hour. Applicants must be available to work nights and weekends. Cadet applications are accepted throughout the calendar year however most applicants are not considered for hire until the end of each Fall semester and Summer Sessions.
All those interested in becoming a Cadet should return completed applications to M/Cpl. Rich in person or via mail at:
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The University of Delaware Police Department currently has open security officer positions at both the Newark and Lewes campuses. Interested applicants should go online to www.udel.edu/udjobs to review a detailed job description as well as to apply for either of these positions.
The last day to apply for Winter 2020 study abroad is Saturday, April 20. To learn more and to apply, visit www.udel.edu/studyabroad.
The Associate in Arts Program’s Faculty Director, Dr. David Satran is leading a study abroad to Athens, Greece.
Study Biblical and Classical Literature in Athens, the birthplace of Western Civilization and democracy! Walk the storied city where Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle practiced philosophy. Visit the awe-inspiring Acropolis, the ancient sanctuary dedicated to its patron, the Goddess Athena. See the Parthenon lit up at night, having read the speeches of Pericles, the general and politician who oversaw its construction.
Athens is a living museum that revels in myth, religion, history, and philosophy. At once ancient and modern, the city invokes both passion and pensiveness. Students enrolled in this winter session program will be housed in the heart of the city at The Athens Centre (http://athenscentre.gr), a facility with classroom space, a library, and a computer lab. In addition to visiting numerous sites in and around Athens—including the Acropolis Museum, the Ancient Agora, Temple of Olympian Zeus, the Church of Panagia Kapnikarea, and the Jewish Museum of Greece—we will also make excursions to ancient Delphi, archaeological and natural sites within the Peloponnese, and many other religious, cultural and historical sites.
Over the course of three intensive weeks, we will read classical works like the epics Iliad and Odyssey and compare them with those from the Biblical tradition. Students will be encouraged to delve into the pantheon of Greek gods, retell old myths, solve ancient riddles, follow in the footstep of ancient heroes like Achilles and Odysseus, wander vibrant streets, and enjoy world-renowned souvlaki and coffee, all while reading and discussing classical works in the land where they were composed.
If you plan on taking summer courses offered by the Associate in Arts Program, register NOW! (Courses with low enrollment will be dropped from the schedule. So don’t delay!) Payment is not due immediately, but must be paid prior to the start of classes.
Students may need to register for Summer courses for the following reasons:
Sophomores graduating in Summer or Fall 2019 who need additional credits to meet the minimum graduation requirements.
First-year students who need the minimum GPA of 2.5 and/or minimum 24 credits by the end of Summer 2019 to keep the SEED scholarship.
First-year students who need to take additional credits to stay on track for Spring 2020 graduation. You should earn 30 credits a year to Finish in Two.