GEO2420, Cultural Geography

Welcome and thank you for enrolling in this course! I think you will enjoy our time together!
For some, this may be your first online course. If you are not a computer whiz, don’t worry. You don’t need to be. From a computer standpoint, everything is simple to use and easy to navigate.
Please take a few minutes to read the syllabus in its entirety. Exploring all the topics in this syllabus and related links will help you succeed in this course.
I am looking forward to working with you and having a great semester!
Dr. James Ewing

Professor Information
Professor: Dr. James Ewing
Virtual Office Hours: Monday 9 to 10 am
Virtual Contact Methods: skype: james.ewing93
Office Hours: Monday 9 to 10 am
Office Location: Virtual
Office Phone: 904-645-3245
Instructor Response
You can anticipate responses to inquiries and questions within 24 - 48 hours of receipt.
Campus Information
This online course is offered by the Florida State College at Jacksonville Open Campus. For questions or concerns, please feel free to call the Campus Resource Center (904-997-2628). For technical assistance, please contact the Help Desk at 877-572-8895 or (904) 632-3151 or via
Course Description
This course studies the ways cultures vary from place to place. Emphasis is placed on spatial diffusion, human-environmental interaction, and cultural landscapes.
Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to:

Think critically about institutions, cultures, and behaviors in their local and/or national environment.
Think critically about institutions, cultures, and behaviors of the peoples of the world.
Learn about the relationships between cultural aspects of people with their physical environment.
Learn where cultural groups, in the world, are and why they are where they are.
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