Introduction to Human Geography (GEOG101)
Investigates the world from a spatial perspective to understand the complexity of places and the dynamic relationship between peoples and the worlds they inhabit. Freshmen only.
From Earth to Home (GEOG100)
Co-taught with Prof. Duane Griffin, explores how, why and where humans transform planet Earth, creating the distinct places, landscapes, and territories we call home. Field-trips included! Freshmen only.
Political Geography (GEOG211)
Illustrates the complex relationship between power, knowledge, and geography at a range of different scales, from the local to the global. Also examines the role played by geographers in the service of empires, states and nations, and questions whether contemporary developments challenge the existence of the nation-state.
Europe in an Age of Globalization (GEOG214)
Examines the ever-expanding geographical mosaic that is 'Europe', in a contemporary period marked by sometimes conflicting forces of globalization, nationalism, and regionalism. Provides an introduction to the discipline of human geography (& its many sub-disciplines) as it progresses through various thematic units which illuminate the place and the process that is Europe in an age of globalization.
Geographies of Nationalism (GEOG316)
Analyzes the development of nationalism, nation-building and national identity formation at a range of different scales, paying particular attention to the role that places play in these processes. As such, the course charts the relationship between nationalism and the state, and the intersection of nationalism with other socially constructed subjectvities, such as ethnicity, race, gender and sexuality.
Geographies of Conflict (CAPS411/414)
Illuminates the important role that territory plays in the construction of identity through an examination of such concepts as nationalism, ethnicity, and religious fundamentalism for example. Against a backdrop of globalization, and using the geographical concept of scale as an analytical tool, the course explores the manner in which place is contested at the local, national, and global levels.
Community Organizations in Northern Ireland (PSYCH231/GEOG2XX)
Co-taught with Prof. Bill Flack, summer 2009 service-learning practicum in a community organization.
Sectarian Conflict in Northern Ireland (PSYCH330/GEOG3XX)
Co-taught with Prof. Bill Flack, summer 2009 psychological and geographical aspects of the sectarian conflict in Northern Ireland.