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Keenan, Kevin; Fontaine, Danielle – Journal of Geography, 2012
How undergraduate students learn research methods in geography has been understudied. Existing work has focused on course description from the instructor's perspective. This study, however, uses a grounded theory approach to allow students' voices to shape a new theory of how they themselves say that they learn research methods. Data from two…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Teaching Methods, Geography, Grounded Theory
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Kostelnick, John C.; Rowley, Rex J.; McDermott, David; Bowen, Carol – Journal of Geography, 2009
Programs in geographic information systems (GIS) and related areas (e.g., GPS, remote sensing) have become important additions to the curriculum at colleges and universities of all sizes and types, including tribal colleges and universities (TCUs) such as Haskell Indian Nations University. This article discusses the recent development of a GIS…
Descriptors: American Indian Education, College Programs, Tribally Controlled Education, Curriculum Development
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Estaville, Lawrence E.; Brown, Brock J.; Caldwell, Sally – Journal of Geography, 2006
Vision and mission statements are the foundation for the types of undergraduate degrees departments confer as well as other types of academic programs such as pre-major, certificate, and distance education curricula. Critical to each department should be careful administration of course selections and offerings and management of academic majors,…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Study, Curriculum Development, Models, Departments
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Martis, Kenneth C. – Journal of Geography, 2005
The geographical analyses and descriptions of Appalachia "not only reflect reality, but they help to constitute this reality." This work first analyzes the status of the North American (United States and Canada) regional courses in the 210 geography degree-granting institutions listed in the Association of American Geographers…
Descriptors: Area Studies, Geography, Textbook Content, Content Analysis
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Russo, Richard A. – Journal of Geography, 2004
This paper addresses the neglect of social justice a social change in the undergraduate general education curriculum at a community college. The intended audience of this paper is community college instructors with heavy teaching loads of mostly general education courses. Without pretending to be a rigorous analysis of theories of radical pedagogy…
Descriptors: Justice, Social Change, Undergraduate Study, General Education