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Michael P. Brown
GEOG 315
Seattle Campus

Explanation and Understanding in Geography

Covers the beginning steps in the research process. Introduces the discipline of geography, the department, and current faculty through the research aims of explanation and understanding that frame social scientific inquiry. Students develop basic library and writing skills as preparation for future research methods classes and independent research.

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This is a required course for Geography Majors in the basics of social-science research design. It is a prerequisite for several 400-level geography classes. You should take this course as early in the major as possible.

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The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Michael P. Brown
Date: 04/19/2012