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Scott Anderson
Old Main, Room 138
Phone: 607-753-4107
Fax: 607-753-4114

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GRY 580 - Historical Geography of North America

This course takes an interdisciplinary approach in examining 500 years of geographical history on the North American continent. Using secondary and primary source materials, it looks at the evolving human and cultural geography of North America from the first few insecure European “points of attachment” to permanent colonies, expanding empires, transcontinental nations and finally a macroculture of global impact in the 21st century. It examines the changing economic and technological conditions, the clash of cultures (European, Native American and African) and the historical and geographical processes of environmental and landscape change that accompanied these transformations.

(3 cr. hr.)

Frequency code B = offered at least once per year
Additional frequency code descriptions can be found in the Terminology Guide.