Geography 12: Cultural Geography

Examines humankind’s relationship with the environment using multidisciplinary perspectives and techniques. Historical and contemporary patterns of cultural-enviro adaptations, the landscape of cultural diversity, demography and mobility, political organization, the process of urbanization, and economic organization will be emphasized.

Transfer: UC/CSU. IGETC 4E; CSU-GE D5. C-ID: GEOG 120.

Geography 12: Syllabus

Geography 12: Exam Questions



Articles for Geography 12


A 'Whom Do You Hang With?' Map of America By Robert Krulwich

American Vice: Mapping the 7 Deadly Sins

Americans on the Move By Drew Desilver (PEW Research)

Artful, Aerial Views of Humanity’s Impact By Jonathan Blaustein

Bike-Sharing Programs Hit the Streets in Over 500 Cities Worldwide By Janet Larsen

Blotting — Not Squatting — In Detroit Neighborhoods By Kate Davidson (NPR)

Can Mass Transit Solve City Sprawl? (Science Friday)

Enjoying the Low Life? By Nicholas Kristof (The New York Times)

Floating Sheep

Food Access Research Atlas - USDA

Girls Lead in Science Exam, but Not in the United States By Hannah Fairfield

How Different Cultures Handle Personal Space By NPR Staff, Leila Fadel, and Lourdes Garcia-Navarro

How the North Ended Up on Top of the Map By Nick Danforth (Aljazeera America)

How the West Overcounts Its Water Supplies By Abrahm Lustgarten (The New York Times)

How Y’all, Youse and You Guys Talk

Inequality, Unbelievably, Gets Worse By Steven Rattner (The New York Times)

International Migrant Population by Country of Origin and Destination

Jim Russel (geographer) -- articles at Pacific Standard on the relationship between migration and economic development.

Portland Will Still Be Cool, but Anchorage May Be the Place to Be: On a Warmer Planet, Which Cities Will Be Safest? By Jennifer A. Kingson (The New York Times)

Sky-High Vegetables: Vertical Farming Sprouts In Singapore By Michaeleen Doucleff

The Age of Humans: Living in the Anthropocene (Special Report from the Smithsonian -- especially see articles about cities)

The Geography Of Fame By Seth Stephens-Davidowitz (The New York Times)

The Global Flow of People By Nikola Sander, Guy J. Abel, and Ramon Bauer

The Great Divide - articles from The New York Times

The Luckiest Nut in the World (YouTube)

The New World By Frank Jacobs and Parag Khanna

The North-South Divide on Two-Parent Families By David Leonhardt (The New York Times)

This Architect Has Painstakingly Standardized the World's Subway Maps By Jenny Xie (City Lab: The Atlantic)

Where Do Borders Need to Be Redrawn? (The New York Times)