Cultural and Political Geography
|Number of hours||45hrs|
The goal of this course is to analyse how culture is a cornerstone in the way humans perceive and organise their territory. It is in continuity with the Introduction to Geography of the World course and it involves more in-depth analysis of the world's great cultures through their religions, languages, cuisines, music and arts, non-verbal communication, attitudes and values. More emphasis is given to the First Nations of North America, Europe's amazing mosaic of cultures, the Muslim world, the mountain cultures of the Himalayas, and worldwide minorities. There are several short local outings and a one-day field trip to Montreal during which participants will gather first-hand information on world cultures.