One of the objectives of the term papers is to think beyond the information found in Wikipedia or the New York Times. This means engaging with current research about the topic to see how other scholars and researchers are thinking about the topic and the types of questions they’re trying to understand. To this end, […]
Celina Su, an Urban Studies professor at Brooklyn College, has a great guide to help students with critical reading, writing, and peer-editing. I highly recommend students check out the guide. Even if some of the ideas seem really basic and obvious, it never hurts to be reminded that we should be doing these things on […]
Geopolitics is the politics of international relations, particularly those influenced by geographical factors. A quick look at a map might lead to questions about the relationships between nations in terms of their proximity and possible trade. But maps can also provide much deeper insights into the geopolitical histories of nation states if the establishment of […]
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Many of you have probably seen one or more of the maps created by WorldMapper before. Their website contains hundreds of cartograms–maps that display land area proportional to some independent variable–to help people better grasp disproportionate distributions of just about any easily quantifiable information. From the cartograms above, can you match each with the variable […]
Ecologists Erle Ellis and Navin Ramankutty from the University of Maryland, Baltimore have created a set of biome maps, which show the diversity of biological land uses across the world, which reflect the changes caused by human productions of nature over the past 300 years. Check out the full article on Wired.com.
Here are a few resources containing information about careers in geography and how geographic analysis is used in other fields to help you see the richness and breadth of the discipline and why it is a relevant field of study.