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Michael P. Brown
GEOG 477
Seattle Campus

Advanced Urban Geography

Geographic patterns and social processes within metropolitan areas. Canvases current research topics, methods, and theoretical debates in urban geography. Issues covered range across urban economic, political, and cultural geography. Recommended: GEOG 277.

Class description

For Spring 2002, Advanced Urban Geography will explore the political geographies of health and nature in the city.

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

The class will be a seminar format, with students orally presenting weekly reading and critical commentary.

Recommended preparation

Geography 277, 377, 280, 380, or 480 would be helpful, but are *not* necessary preparation.

Class assignments and grading

Weekly reading assignments, oral presentation several times during the year, one term paper based on a case study and theoretical text. Class participation will be weighted heavily.


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: 01/15/2002