ERIC Number: ED240012
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Oct-26
Reference Count: 0
Attracting Future Geographers: The Introductory Course.
The organization and content of an introductory human geography course instituted at Mansfield State University (Pennsylvania) to interest students in a geography major and possible geography career is described. Organized around basic geography "co-traditions," the course begins by examining geography's origin, purpose, and relation to other disciplines; it also stresses the practical value of the discipline and the employment opportunities for prospective majors. Content is studied through case studies chosen on the basis of timeliness and potential student interest. Student activities focus on the self-study assignment, in which students are required to use the local area for the application of concepts and of various geographic approaches studied. The course concludes with a brief discussion of applied geography and geography of the future. (LP)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the National Council for Geographic Education Conference (Ocho Rios, Jamaica, October 23-28, 1983).