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GEO 100 – World Geography

Introduces students to the major world cultural regions and their characteristics, development and interaction. It focuses particularly on the relationship between cultural groups and the environment within and between each region. Students will be challenged to acquire factual knowledge of cultural regions necessary for geographic literacy and to critically evaluate explanations of these patterns.

Satisfies the General Education Population and Environment and Cultural Diversity and International Perspectives Requirements.


GEO 201 – Introduction to Human Geography

A survey of human geography, paying particular attention to the five themes of Geography: location, cultural and economic aspects of place, human-environment interaction, movement and migration and regional geography.

Satisfies the General Education Cultural Diversity and International Perspectives and Population and the Environment Requirements.

Credits: 3


GEO 212 – Geography of Maine

This course provides a geographical perspective on the historical development of Maine over the last 500 years. The course begins with European contact in the early 1500s, and then examines the evolution of Maine as a borderland during the colonial period, the American settlement of Maine in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, the growth of industrial manufacturing and tourism in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, and the de-industrialization and development of a service economy in Maine today. The course pays particular attention to environmental, cultural, and cross-border issues.

(GEO 212 and HTY 212 are identical)

Satisfies the General Education Population and the Environment Requirement

No prerequisites

Credits: 3


GEO 275 – Geography of Globalization

Examines changing demographic, economic, political, and cultural connections across the globe over the past 500 years; their representation through maps, and our current awareness of the globe and the Earth’s environment.

(GEO 275 and HTY 275 are identical)

Satisfies the General Education Population & Environment and Cultural Diversity & International Perspectives Requirements.

No prerequisites

Credits: 3


GEO 349 – Early Modern North America in Atlantic Perspective

Reflecting the increasing globalization of modern society, this course employs an Atlantic perspective to understand the international history of early modern North America. Focuses on the geography of the European empires that shaped North America, beginning with the Spanish and the French, and then focusing on the British and the revolt of the American colonies.

(GEO 349 and HTY 349 are identical)

Satisfies the General Education Western Cultural Tradition and Cultural Diversity and International Perspectives Requirements.

No prerequisites

Credits: 3


GEO 425 – Historical Geography of Maine

A geographical analysis of the historical development of Maine. Pays particular attention to environmental, cultural, and trans-border issues.

Satisfies the General Education Population and the Environment Requirement.

Prerequisites & Notes Junior standing.

Credits: 3

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Department of Anthropology
5773 S.Stevens Hall
Orono, Maine 04469-5773
Phone: (207) 581-1894 | Fax: (207) 581-1823E-mail: gail.agrell@umit.maine.edu
The University of Maine
Orono, Maine 04469
207.581.1110
A Member of the University of Maine System