ERIC Number: ED081703
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
Reference Count: 0
Introductory Geography: Viewpoints and Themes. Publication No. 5.
Association of American Geographers, Washington, DC. Commission on College Geography.
Eleven position papers, prepared by the staff and guest lecturers of the Summer Institute on Approaches to Introductory College Geography Courses, focus on the purpose, nature, scope, structure, processes, content, and key concepts to be emphasized in introductory college geography courses. Since each lecturer presented his point of view, the collection reflects a variety of interests and academic ideology. The papers deal with topics concerning introductory physical geography, the role of climate in an introductory physical geography course, the relationship between physical and human geography, structure in geographic instruction, viewpoints in the geography of economic activity, coverage considered in an introductory economic geography course, characteristics of an introductory course currently being taught at the University of Iowa, problems and approaches to teaching an introductory course in cultural geography, the use of cultural concepts in geographical teaching, and an example of an introductory cultural geography course created to serve in a particular liberal arts setting. (SJM)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Association of American Geographers, Washington, DC. Commission on College Geography.