GEOG 4503 Culture, Space, and Place 3/0/3

Prerequisite: GEOG 2503

This seminar explores cultural geography from a critical perspective. Students are asked to consider the relationship between culture and development, post-colonial cultural theory, gender and race, feminist theory, cultural hybridity and globalization, and the new cultural spaces of the 21st century. The focus in upon identifying the geographical dimensions of conflicts, underlying the construction of culture, understanding culture as a discursive project, and appreciating culture as a power relationship.