Consider taking Human Geography on the Wilmington campus

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.

Instructor

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

Apply to be UD Police Cadet

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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Winter 2010 Study Abroad Applications Due Saturday, April 20

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.

To learn more, visit https://international.udel.edu/DB/PUB_Program.aspx?Pgm=2529.

Register for summer courses!

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.

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Spring and Summer 2019 Student Fellowship Opportunities

Thanks to generous contributions from our donors Bob and Debbie Norris and the McCarter Family, the UD Partnership for Healthy Communities is currently offering the following undergraduate and graduate paid summer fellowship opportunities in collaboration with our community partners. Applicants must be active UD students (ex. rising sophomore, junior or senior undergraduates or actively enrolled as a graduate student).

Wilmington Play Streets Undergraduate Student Fellow

  • In partnership with City of Wilmington Parks & Recreation
  • 10/hrs week during remainder of spring semester followed by 40 hrs/week during summer 2019
  • See more information about our partnership with Wilmington Play Streets here

Westside Family Healthcare Summer Fellowships

  • In partnership with Westside Family Healthcare
  • External Affairs Fellow – Graduate (40 hrs/week over summer for approx. 12 weeks
  • External Affairs Fellow- Undergraduate (32 hrs/week over summer for approx. 12 weeks)
  • See more information about our partnership with Westside Family Healthcare here

For more information and to apply, visit: https://sites.udel.edu/healthycommunities/2019/03/15/spring-and-summer-2019-student-fellowship-opportunities/.

Last day to change registration or withdraw: Monday, April 15

The last day to change registration or withdraw from courses without academic penalty is Monday, April 15, 2019. Students will receive a grade of “W” for courses they withdrew from after the first 10 class days. The University offers no tuition rebates for registration changes, and students who make late changes must pay a one-time $25 fee. Please consult with your advisor to confer on changes in registration.

Grading Options:

L Listener (Audit) – Registration without credit or grade. Class attendance is required, but class participation is not.
P/F Pass/Fail – For specifically authorized courses. P grades are not calculated in indexes, but F grades will still be calculated. Pass/Fail grading cannot be used to fulfill university/college requirements.
W – Official Withdrawal

*If you would like to make any changes to your schedule, it is STRONGLY recommended that you meet with an advisor prior to making any changes.