GEOG 241:  Urban Geography

This course introduces you to the geographical study of cities with an emphasis on learning about cities through a cultural landscape approach. The central point of the course is to examine how society and space shape each other through the construction, management, and everyday life of cities. This course focuses on American cities and Minneapolis-St. Paul in particular. This course takes advantage of Macalester’s location by immersing you in the urban environment of the Twin Cities through case studies, field study exercises, and visits from experts working in organizations and institutions in the local communities. This course requires an extensive amount of fieldwork, which you will complete independently. This course will demand a lot from you, but it should be a lot of fun and offer a formative learning experience, not only about cities, but about the discipline of geography, the liberal arts, and even yourself.

Daniel Trudeau, Associate Professor