Spring 2025 | Asia, Africa, and Europe Exploration

GR 320 Cultural Geography

Overview of Course

Throughout our Semester at Sea Voyage you will encounter many different places and cultures. This course offers you an understanding of how place impacts culture and identity and how culture and identity impact a place. Cultural geography requires us to rethink the spaces within which people conduct their lives and to examine how cultural practices intersect with the broader structures of social and political power in specific places. You will examine patterns and spatial influence on language, religion, population, migration, lifestyles, economic activities, etc. The course offers an opportunity to comprehend the diversity of cultures and places, how to apply an equity lens in a cultural context, and how to apply this geographic knowledge and skills to your chosen careers in any field. The course format will use a combination of lectures, maps, videos, case studies, fieldwork, and assignments to provide you with the tools needed to understand the cultural geography of many regions of the world, including the places we will visit during the voyage.