GEOG-200   People, Place & Community

Explores the role of humans in the context of their inhabitation of the earth. Humans create spatial landscapes and patterns in their interaction with the natural environment, through their economic activities and as expressions of their cultural values. Individual responses to these spatial patterns are expressed in their sense of place and assessment of risk related to cultural and natural landscapes. The tools of human geography involve the interpretation of these cultural landscapes, including settlement and land use patterns, religion, language, ethnicity, population flows and structures, interactions between culture and nature, and political boundaries, as well as the study of the understanding of behavioral responses to these landscapes.