GEOG/POSC 462 is a study of the spatial forms and processes of political phenomena.
Concepts, models, and current literature related to territories such as nation-states,
congressional districts, the formation and dissolution of empires, geopolitics, and
international conflict are examined.
In this course, the following topics are usually presented:
What is “Political Geography” ?
The Symbolic Political Landscapes of Capitols and Courthouses
States, Nations, and Nation-States
Basic Characteristics of States
The Geography of Political Representation in the USA
The Not-So-Solid South
Geopolitics and Power
Je Me Souviens: The Political History and Geography of Quebec
The People’s Republic of China: An Emerging Superpower?
International Conflicts de Jour
Devolution, Terrorism, War, and Other Bloody Topics
The Rise and Fall of Great States
Students are evaluated through four exams, map quizzes, and a term project. The
term projects are occasionally conducted by small teams of students.
For more information about GEOG/POSC 462, please contact me.