Schedule of Classes Course Description

Medgar Evers College
Course Prefix: GEOG                                     Course Number: 401                                    
Course Title: History of Geographic Thought
Subject: Geography
Minimum Credits: 3.0                                     Maximum Credits: 3.0                                     Hours per week: 3.0


The course is designed to introduce students to the fundamental nature of Geography. It involves a critical examination of the history of the discipline embracing the development of geographic thought from Greek and Roman times to the German, French, British, American and Russian Schools of the 19th and 20th centuries. It identifies the periods of advance and retrogression, noting the people associated with them. Emphasis is placed upon contemporary geographic methodology, concepts as well as the field of applied geography. There will also be a discussion of where the subject is today and where it is likely to be in the future.

Prerequisite: GEOG 101, GEOG 201 or GEOG 202 or instructor's permission.
Start Date:    08/31/2003                         End Date: