The most up-to-date information about courses is available through Banner Web.

100

From Earth to Home (II; 3, 0)

Explores how, why, and where humans transform planet Earth to create the distinct places, landscapes, and territories we call home.

101

Globalization, People, and Place (I; 3, 0)

Investigates the world from a spatial perspective to understand the complexity of places and the dynamic relationship between peoples and the world they inhabit.

110

World Environmental Systems (I; 3, 3)

Survey of physical geography, organized upon an understanding of how natural systems - climate, landscape evolution, biological community - create the different environments of the world. Laboratory science course.

113

Human Impact on the Environment (I or II; 3, 3)

Causes and effects of major environmental changes induced by humans, challenges to our future well-being, and opportunities for future sustainability. Prerequisite: open to first-year students only.

123

Gender, Place, and Culture (I; 3, 0)

Course examines why in most societies women and men inhabit quite different physical and social spaces or inhabit the same space in different ways.

165

Landscapes of Pennsylvania (II; 3, 0)

Understanding the human landscape as a cultural, historical, ecological, and symbolic system through our observation of the geography of Pennsylvania. Not open to student who have taken GEOG 166.

175

Landforms of the World (AI; 3, 3.5)

Understanding the pattern of landforms around the world, the processes that created them, and their influence on humans. Laboratory science course for B.A. students. Prerequisite: juniors and seniors by permission only.

204

Applied G.I.S. (I or II; 3, 1.5)

Introduction to the use of Geographical Information Systems to collect, structure, and display large or complex spatial data sets, using examples from human and physical geography. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

209

Economic Geography (II; 3, 0)

Inquiry into local and global changes in economic activity, location, and spatial organization, especially focusing on implications for the well-being of people in particular places.

210

Urban Condition (I; 3, 0)

Geographic and sociological inquiry into pressing urban issues of advanced industrialized societies, including inequality, housing, employment, and how cities fit into the American present and future. Crosslisted as SOCI 210.

211

Political Geography (I; 3, 0)

Considers political processes from a geographical perspective across a range of scales, in particular analyzing the geographical arguments which shape international political relations.

214

Europe in an Age of Globalization (II; 3, 0)

Examines the geographical mosaic that is "Europe" in the contemporary period marked by conflicting forces of globalization, nationalism, and regionalism.

215

Environmental Planning (II; 3, 0)

Explores the main approaches to planning theory and their environmental applications. Considers how environmental planning can promote the socio-ecological health and sustainability of democratic communities. Crosslisted as ENST 215.

216

Borders, Traffic, Statelessness (AII; 3, 0)

Explores the politics of historical and contemporary national borders, debates over trafficking goods and humans across them, and their links to citizenship and statelessness. Crosslisted as IREL 216.

220

Cultural Geography (I; 3, 0)

Role of culture in shaping places. How cultures are geographically expressed, and how geography is a basic element in the constitution of cultures.

229

Introduction to American Studies (I; 3, 0)

This course introduces the interdisciplinary field of American studies, emphasizing key texts and methods for understanding American culture, values, peoples, and issues. Crosslisted as UNIV 229.

230

Place and Region in American Culture (II; 3, 0)

This course examines twin concepts of place and region as they relate to historical and contemporary development of American culture and identity.

234

Human Ecology (AII; 3, 0)

A general science course in human ecology, to demonstrate the ways humans continue to adapt to their environment through biological, cultural, scientific, symbolic, political, and technical means. Crosslisted as ENST 234.

236

Third World Development (II; 3, 0)

Socio-cultural, economic, and environmental problems confronting developing countries. Includes such topics as political-economic change in a global and local context, transnational corporations, gender relations, food production/consumption, urbanization, and sustainable development.

237

Grassroots Development: Nicaragua (S; A; 15, 0)

This service-learning Bucknell in Nicaragua summer program course focuses on local people's efforts to promote sustainable development. Study involves academic, service, and travel components.

257

Global Environmental Change (I or II; 3, 3.5)

Understanding human and physical systems as they respond to the natural and human-induced changes in the global environment.

292

Service-Learning in Nicaragua (II; 3, 0)

This course focuses on the connections between Nicaraguan development processes and Brigade-based service-learning. Crosslisted as IREL 292 and LAMS 292.

301

Topics in Advanced Physical Geography (I or II; 3, 4)

Specialized topics in physical geography. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

309

Topics in Advanced Economic Geography (I or II; R; 3, 0)

Specialized topics in economic geography.

310

Topics in Advanced Social Geography (I or II; 3, 0)

Specialized topics in social geography. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

311

Topics in Advanced Political Geography (I; R; 3, 0)

Specialized topics in political geography. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

312

Geographies of Health (I; 3, 0)

Seminar considers health across places and society and issues such as inequality, ecological and other risks, political economic changes, and organizing health service provision.

316

Geographies of Nationalism (I or II; 3, 0)

Explores the topic of nationalism, one of the most important belief systems on the planet, its geographies, histories, interconnected identities, and relationships with globalization.

319

320. Undergraduate Research (I and II; R) Half or full course.

Supervised research, readings, and/or preparation of a paper on some aspect of geography. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

321

322. Special Topics in Geography (I and II; R; 3, 0)

Development and growth of geographic thought; investigation, report and/or seminar on currently significant topics in geography. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

323

Gender and Geography (II; 3, 0)

Course develops advanced critical context for analyzing relationships between geography (space/place) and gender (women's and men's socially defined roles and relations). Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

325

Nature, Wealth and Power (I or II; 3, 0)

A seminar in political ecology that explores the historical, social political and economic dimensions of environmental change in developing regions. First-year students and sophomores by permission only. Crosslisted as ENST 325.

330

Conflict and Peace in Northern Ireland (S; 15, 0) 1.5 courses.

Psychological and social aspects of the sectarian conflict in Northern Ireland. This is the seminar course in the Bucknell in Northern Ireland program. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor. Crosslisted as PSYC 330.

332

Evolution, Ecology, and Human Impact (I; 3, 3.5)

This course explores processes shaping the distribution and diversity of life on Earth as a framework for understanding our impact on the biosphere. Laboratory science course.

345

Food and the Environment (I; 3, 3.5)

Nothing from the environment is more important than food production, nothing affects the environment more; we'll study both environmental and social circumstances. Laboratory science course. Crosslisted as ENST 345.

350

Classical Marxism (I; 3, 0)

The goal is to develop an understanding of Marx’s analysis of capitalism by reading mainly original texts by Marx and consider its applications to disciplinary thinking. Crosslisted as ECON 350.

375

Travel, Writing and Place (AI or AII; 3, 0)

Gain experience with, and critical perspectives on, 19th and 20th century American and European travel literature.

420

Environmental Community Projects (I or II; 3, 0)

Community-based "clinic" course on environmental problems or projects for local stakeholders, based on integrative, interdisciplinary research and design. Preference to senior ENST and GEOG majors. Crosslisted as ENST 411.

Close

Places I've Been

The following links are virtual breadcrumbs marking the 27 most recent pages you have visited in Bucknell.edu. If you want to remember a specific page forever click the pin in the top right corner and we will be sure not to replace it. Close this message.