Open to all interested university students with second year standing or with permission.  May be of particular interest to DGES, Journalism, Engineering, and Science students.

Course Description:

Geography matters in the events, issues and concerns expressed in the headlines we see in the media every day. This course is an exploration of the geography inherent in the prominent headlines of our time. We will examine the geographical backgrounds to selected issues of current interest through geography’s perspective of integrating human and physical environments. The issues selected will be global in their significance, yet in most instances we will seek the national, regional and local implications and interdependencies of the media concerns. We will evaluate how the scales are linked by major themes in geography, and how these themes, migration for example, help us to understand the headlines and the world around us, from a global perspective all the way to consequences for our National Capital Area.

Instructor: Dr. Victor Konrad, Loeb A425 Loeb; 613 520 2600 extension 6801 (office hours only); Victor.Konrad@carleton.ca

Office Hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays 17:00 to 18:00 or by appointment

Lecture Class: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 18:05-20:55 in Southam 309

Prerequisite: Second year standing or permission

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