University of Oklahoma  |  Department of Geography and Environmental Sustainability
Intro to Geo-Humanities
Spring 2017 | Professor Nicholas Bauch <firstname.lastname@example.org>
3 credit hours | T&R 3:00-4:15
Meets elective and/or liberal arts requirement
What is Geo-Humanities?
"The meeting of geography with the creative arts."
In this introductory course, students practice in various media--photography, digital/web, sculpture, performance, and creative writing--to address concerns in geographical thought. Students should bring an interest in political ecology, map-making, environment-society relations, urban studies, description of places, and/or environmental justice. The class is project-oriented and prepares students to major or minor in geography.
In the field of Geo-Humanities, exploration is emphasized just as much as the hypothesis of the project. We start with a topic of interest and a preferred medium, then we go wherever the project takes us.
To assist students with their projects, they have access to the Experimental Geography Studio, equipped with white-erase boards, large-screen TVs connected to Mac Minis, iMacs and PCs, a lounging area, snacks, and plenty of table space. Additionally, Studio staff can advise students on their projects.
Students who pursue studies in Geo-Humanities will leave with leadership skills (visioning, project management, and team-building), creative and flexible thinking, and the ability to adjust and adapt to a changing environment. They may pursue jobs in the environmental sector, NGOs, the political sphere, technology start-ups, the museum industry, as well as teaching and further education such as Doctoral Studies, Law School, Design School, and Business School.