Syllabus
Syllabus

GES 3980 Place and Faces ~ Spring 2016

Syllabus in .PDF format

DATE

REGION/TOPIC

FILMS

Tues

Jan 19

Introduction

Developing Geographic Skills: Reading the Landscape
Films as Geographic Text

 

Tues

Jan 26

"The Uncomfortable Classroom"

Due: lizardpoint quizzes

Read Dowler's: "The Uncomfortable Classroom: Incorporaing Feminist Pedagogy and Political Practice in World Regional Geography" (in Blackboard)

Tues

Feb 2

North America: Race Relations

Due: Race Card Project

Book Reflection Due: Men We Reaped

To Be Determined

Tues

Feb 9

Europe: Changing Demographics and Immigration
Due: Article Reflections

"When We Leave"

Tues

Feb 17

Group Organization Meetings

 

Tues

Feb 23

North America: Immigration and Assimilation

Due: Article Reflections

"Real Women Have Curves"

Tues 

Mar 1

South America: Corruption, Poverty and Income Inequality

Due: Article Reflections

"Trash"

Tues

Mar 8

Sub-Saharan Africa: Ethnic Violence

Its Underlying Causes and Manifestations

Due: Article Reflections

"Hotel Rwanda"

Tues

Mar 15

North Africa/Southwest Asia:

The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Due: Article Reflections

"Omar"

Mar 21-27

Spring Break: No Classes

 

Tues

Mar 31

North Africa/Southwest Asia:

Fundamentalist Islam and Women

Due: Article Reflections

"Wadjda"

Tues

Apr 5

South Asia:

Tradition and Modernity in a Globalizing World

Due: Article Reflections

Book Reflection Due: behind the beautiful forevers

"Monsoon Wedding"

Tues

Apr 12

East Asia:

War Ethics

Due: Article Reflections

"Grave of the Fireflies"

Tues

Apr 21

Oceania:

"Stolen Generations"

Due: Article Reflections

"Rabbit-Proof Fence"

Tues

Apr 26

Alternative Film Suggestion

Due: Presentation and Film Paper  

None

Tues

May 3

Movie Night

View/discuss Selected Film

To Be Determined