GEOGRAPHY 491 (Section 2 - Fall 2010)

Special Topics in Geography: Urban Geography

3 credit hours

Prerequisites: Junior standing or consent of instructor








GEOG 491 was a special topics course for Fall 2010 in which students were introduced to the subdiscipline of urban geography.  As such, this course covered how cities are defined, processes of urbanization in the ancient and modern worlds, the functional relationships of cities to other places and region, structural components of metropolitan areas, and the economic and social transformations of urban spaces.


A 3-day fieldtrip to the greater St. Louis area and several other sites was successfully completed.


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If you and a number of fellow students are interested in taking a course like this, please contact the instructor prior to when course scheduling decisions are made by the department (usually by mid/late September and February each year).



Office Location:

201B Johnson EPS Bldg.


Surface Mail:

Agr, Geosciences, & Nat. Res.

256 Brehm Hall

The Univ of Tennessee at Martin

Martin, Tennessee 38238-0001






731.881.7442 (My office)

731.881.7260 (Dept office)