The Role of Geography in Conflict and Resolution

This course is designed for future teachers and others interested in learning about the role of geography in conflict and resolution. Students will research, study, and teach about the cultural, environmental, ecological, physical and political impact of geography, especially as it pertains to colonization and slavery in Africa, Europe, and North and South America. Students will study how to research, discuss, present and teach about controversial and politically sensitive subjects. A weekly internship at a local school may be required for students seeking teacher certification. Students taking this course who are not seeking certification are not required to do an internship.