Cultural Geography

GEOG 160 C Course Description

Cultural Geography investigates and interprets the interrelationship of human activities with cultural background, physical environment and the diffusion of ideas. Emphasis is placed on where and why people locate, the distribution of different cultural characteristics on the earth’s surface, how people earn a living in various parts of the world, how people organize their lives and how their problems may result from the use of the earth’s resources. Cultural geography helps us understand where and why spatial patterns exist among human interactions on earth.

3 semester units. UC/CSU, AA GE, CSU GE, IGETC, C-ID: GEOG 120)

Course Materials

  • Required text: The Cultural Landscape: An Introduction to Human Geography (12th Ed.), Rubenstein, James.
  • Scantrons: Scantron Forms #882 for midterm and final examinations.

Weekly Workload

Students will be assigned chapter readings each week. At the conclusion of each week’s readings, students will be tested on the material.