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Kim V.L. England
SISCA 490
Seattle Campus

Special Topics

Content varies.

Class description

This Special Topics class is a new course called "Geographies of Difference".

The geographical focus of the course is a comparison of the U.S. and Canada within a global context. The course explores the geographies of socially constructed categories of difference (especially ‘race’/ethnicity, gender, class, sexuality, disabilities, and national identities).

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

Instruction is by a mixture of lectures, class discussion, student presentations and fieldwork

Recommended preparation

Social science background. Must not be attempted by freshmen nor sophomores.

Class assignments and grading

Fieldwork in Seattle, data analysis and interpretation, presentations, book review, exams and research projects.


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 Kim V.L. England
Date: 11/11/2004