GEOG 161

Research and Writing in Human Geography

Description: Seminar, three hours. Limited to seniors. Writing and research are two key aspects of what human geographers do. Students improve writing through proposing and conducting self-directed research project. Students should come with idea of topic of interest. Students learn process of doing geography research, including how to ask good research questions, how to search for relevant sources, how to construct argument, how to build literature review, and how to properly cite and incorporate academic sources. Culminating final paper on topic of choice. Weekly class workshops offer opportunity to exchange work with peers, giving useful feedback and opportunity to learn how to offer feedback and how to incorporate feedback into editing their work. Letter grading.

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