Aug 09, 2020  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

GEO 2040 Multicultural Geography of USA

his course examines the geography of American racism and classism through the     lens of social science, integrating geography, history, political economy, and other factors that have and continue to shape America’s multicultural geographies. Issues of equality and justice will be addressed by examining the role of dominant social institutions such as the economy, government, political organizations, media and culture in determining the socioeconomic well-being and geographic realities of minoritized groups. Emphasis is placed on the roles of social institutions in shaping biases related to racism and classism issues and settlement structures. Social institutions are vehicles that support     common cultural goals and objectives. Social institutions can play both positive and     negative roles in shaping immigrant experiences and in preserving cultural values and beliefs. The course provides an overview of Post-World War II patterns of multicultural geographies within the United States, including the dramatic changes in U.S. immigration policies responsible for the visible and significant human geographies that have formed in the Post-WWII America.

This course fulfills UCC Area 4-DJUS.
Credits: 3.0