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GEOG 336 - Social Geography


Class Hours: 3
Lab/Discussion: 0
Credits: 3

Examines spatial dimensions of American society emphasizing the patterns and places that result from the human use of space. Explains how social theory has influenced the discipline of geography with respects to understanding space from a positivist, humanist, and structuralist perspective, and how this has changed with the shift from modern to postmodern interpretations of place. This understanding of social theory is the base for using positivist techniques involving census statistics and mapping procedures to analyze spatial patterns associated with social landscapes including, race, ethnicity, socio- economic status, migration and neighborhood change. Social theory also underpins class discussions and exercises exploring human spatial behavior, environmental perception, and place identity.



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