“Geographies of Experience: “Culture, Art, and History” (GEO 101): is an intensive interdisciplinary course based on experiential learning. Field trips to historical, cultural and art exhibits and museums introduce the richness and diversity of cultures in the United States and globally. Course themes include physical and cultural geography; relationships between religion, art, music and culture; self and collective identities; culture, acculturation and place; patterns of migration worldwide; and immigration to the US.
The field component includes four College-organized, Faculty-led trips. Students will be responsible for organizing an independent fifth trip. Course readings, films and projects draw from physical and cultural geography, sociology, history, cultural anthropology, philosophy, art, art history, art criticism, literature, mythology and religion.