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Geography Knows No Boundaries

Credits: 3

In this course we will pursue the geographical quest of changing the world by first knowing it. Our semester will begin with a historical journey exploring the ways in which people have understood, contested, and represented the concept of “regions” throughout time. We will pay particular attention to the development of nation-states and international relations, as well as the challenges and opportunities posed by globalization. The second part of the course focuses on three contemporary regions of interest: Europe and the European Union, Southeastern Europe, and the Middle East. Finally, the last part of the course will examine a series of more general questions related to energy, global health, climate change, and global governance.

Sample Syllabus

World Cultural Regions (01: 450: 205, Fall 2017 )

Upcoming Events

Oct 27 | 3:15PM | Rick Schroeder, Rutgers
Nov 3 | 3:15PM | Tony Broccoli, Rutgers
Nov 8 | 9:30AM | Faculty/Staff Meeting
Nov 10 | 3:15PM | Luke Trusel, Rowan University
Dec 6 | 9:30AM | Faculty/Staff Meeting
Dec 8 | 3:15PM | Laura Ogden, Dartmouth

Contact Us

Department of Geography-Rutgers University
Lucy Stone Hall
54 Joyce Kilmer Avenue
Piscataway, NJ 08854-8045
Voice  848.445.4103 or 848.445.4107
Fax  732.445.0006
Email: Cleo.Bartos@rutgers.edu