Geography | The Geography of Current Issues
G306 | 2395 | Wohlenberg

TOPIC: American Poverty

We will apply the perspective of geography and some of its analytic tools
to come to a greater understanding of the poverty problem in the United
States.  In the course we will address two central questions: 1) where are
the largest concentrations of poverty? And 2) why?  Geography of current
issues is presented in a lecture/discussion format.  Course readings are
drawn from a variety of sources including THE GEOGRAPHY OF POVERTY and
RURAL POVERTY IN AMERICA.  Course requirements include two essay exams, a
midterm and final, and two graded exercises.