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Cultural Intelligence
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GEOG 571 explores the relationships between culture and civil security and the process of geographically analyzing social, political, economic, and demographic information to understand human history, institutions, and behaviors. It is an elective course in the Geospatial Intelligence Certificate, the Intercollege Master of Professional Studies (iMPS-HLS), and the Master of Geographic Information Systems degree program that is offered exclusively through Penn State's World Campus. It is also one of the optional capstone courses that leads to Penn State's Postbaccalaureate Certificate in GIS. The course consists of projects, associated readings, and exams.

Subject:
Cultural Geography
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Full Course
Provider:
Penn State University
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Penn State's College of Earth and Mineral Sciences (http:// e-education.psu.edu/oer/)
Author:
George Van Otten
Date Added:
04/25/2019
Food Anxiety in Globalising Vietnam
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This open access book approaches the anxieties inherent in food consumption and production in Vietnam. The country’s rapid and recent economic integration into global agro-food systems and consumer markets spurred a new quality of food safety concerns, health issues and distrust in food distribution networks that have become increasingly obscured. This edited volume further puts the eating body centre stage by following how gendered body norms, food taboos, power structures and social differentiation shape people’s ambivalent relations with food. It uncovers Vietnam’s trajectories of agricultural modernisation against which consumers and producers manoeuvre amongst food self-sufficiency, security and abundance.

Food Anxiety in Globalising Vietnam is explicitly about ‘dangerous’ food – regarding its materiality and meaning. It provides social science perspectives on anxieties related to food and surrounding discourses that travel between the local and the global, the individual and society and into the body. Therefore, the book’s lens of food anxiety matters for social theory and for understanding the embeddedness and discontinuities of food globalizations in Vietnam and beyond. Due to its rich empirical base, methodological approaches and thematic foci, it will appeal to scholars, practitioners and students alike.

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Agriculture
Nutrition
Cultural Geography
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Reading
Author:
Judith Ehlert
Nora Katharina Faltmann
Date Added:
04/30/2019
GEOG 2010 Syllabus, Quizzes and Exams
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This is an Introduction to Geography course (GEOG 2010) that was transformed to utilize OER. The package provided here contains all of the quizzes and exams that the course uses in the corresponding OER online textbooks. Direct links to each chapter can be found in the course syllabus. Quizzes and syllabus licensed CC BY 4.0 by Rusti Liner, adapting content from "Introduction to Physical Geography" and "Introduction to Human Geography", by R. Adam Dastrup is licensed under CC BY 4.0

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Physical Geography
Cultural Geography
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Assessment
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LOUIS: The Louisiana Library Network
Author:
Rusti Liner
Date Added:
03/11/2021
GEOG 2030 Syllabus, Assignments and Tests
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This is a Cultural Geography course (GEOG 2030) that was transformed to utilize OER. The package provided here contains all of the assignments and tests that the course uses in the corresponding OER online textbook. Direct links to each chapter can be found in the course syllabus. The assignments, tests and syllabus are licensed CC BY 4.0 by Rusti Liner, adapting content from "World Regional Geography: People, Places, and Globalization" by Royal Berglee is licensed under CC BY NC SA.

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Cultural Geography
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LOUIS: The Louisiana Library Network
Author:
Rusti Liner
Date Added:
03/11/2021
Geographic Foundations of Geospatial Intelligence
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A good detective or researcher like Sherlock Holmes knows the fundamental questions that need to be answered to gather facts to solve a problem. So how does geospatial intelligence contribute to answering these questions? While geospatial technology is useful in revealing who, what, when, and where events take place, it is less useful in explaining why events occur. However, geospatial intelligence analysis leverages geographic information science and technology with the intelligence tradecraft to develop products that support decision-making in national and homeland security, law enforcement, emergency management, and international relief efforts. GEOG 882 will challenge you to think critically, consider alternative viewpoints, and question your own assumptions when analyzing why human events occur over place and time.

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Information Science
Communication
Physical Geography
Cultural Geography
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Full Course
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Penn State University
Provider Set:
Penn State's College of Earth and Mineral Sciences (http:// e-education.psu.edu/oer/)
Author:
Mark Corson
Date Added:
04/25/2019
Geographic Perspectives on Sustainability and Human-Environment Systems
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What factors lead to a natural disaster? What causes a famine? Why do cities flood? According to a recent article in The Atlantic, Houston's flooding during the 2017 Hurricane Harvey was primarily caused by impervious pavement which prevents the absorption of water into the land. This example illustrates how nature and society are interlinked, which is the main focus of Geography 30, Penn State's introductory course to nature-society geography. In addition to examining the linkages between human development and natural hazards, this course will also explore human society's connection to food systems, climate change, urbanization and biodiversity. The course will also cover topics of ethics and decision making in order to help students evaluate the tradeoffs of these interconnections.
\The Atlantic\" needs to be made into a link pointing to this: https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2017/08/why-cities-flood/538251/"

Subject:
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies
Ecology
Geology
Cultural Geography
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
Penn State University
Provider Set:
Penn State's College of Earth and Mineral Sciences (http:// e-education.psu.edu/oer/)
Author:
Brian King
Chongming Wang
Karl Zimmerer
Petra Tschakert
Date Added:
04/25/2019
Geographical Indications at the Crossroads of Trade, Development, and Culture
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Historically, few topics have proven to be so controversial in international intellectual property as the protection of geographical indications (GIs). The adoption of TRIPS in 1994 did not resolve disagreements, and countries worldwide continue to quarrel today as to the nature, the scope, and the enforcement of GI protection nationally and internationally. Thus far, however, there is little literature addressing GI protection from the point of view of the Asia-Pacific region, even though countries in this region have actively discussed the topic and in several instances have promoted GIs as a mechanism to foster local development and safeguard local culture. This book, edited by renowned intellectual property scholars, fills the void in the current literature and offers a variety of contributions focusing on the framework and effects of GI protection in the Asia-Pacific region. The book is available as Open Access.

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Cultural Geography
Political Science
Material Type:
Reading
Author:
Irene Calboli
Date Added:
04/30/2019
Geography of International Affairs
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The face of world politics seems to change as often as we go online or watch the news. In order to understand the realm of international affairs in its contemporary context, it is necessary to understand how we got here. One fundamental part of this is understanding how our global political system came to be and how contemporary systems are based on past iterations. The other fundamental part is to understand the theories that shaped these developments insofar as their influence on global political systems. In this course, we will examine the global political system as it is, as it was, and as it might be in the future.

Subject:
Cultural Geography
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Full Course
Provider:
Penn State University
Provider Set:
Penn State's College of Earth and Mineral Sciences (http:// e-education.psu.edu/oer/)
Author:
Melissa Rock
Date Added:
04/25/2019
Human Dimensions of Global Warming
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GEOG 438W is a writing-intensive course that concentrates on the human-environment interactions involved in contemporary and future global warming. The course comprises two broad topical areas: global warming impacts, which takes place in the first half of the course, and global warming mitigation and policy, which encompasses the second half of the course. Each week highlights a theme, such as the impacts of climate change on human health or greenhouse gas emissions from transportation, that weaves through the course lecture, reading assignment, class discussion, and writing activity.

Subject:
Environmental Science
Communication
Public Relations
Environmental Studies
History
Composition and Rhetoric
Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Physical Geography
Cultural Geography
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
Penn State University
Provider Set:
Penn State's College of Earth and Mineral Sciences (http:// e-education.psu.edu/oer/)
Author:
Brandi Robinson
Brent Yarnal
Date Added:
04/25/2019
Human Geography Lab Manual
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Chapter 1: Digital Geography
1.1 What is a Toponymy?
1.2 Distance and Scale
1.3 Topography and Our National Parks

Chapter 2: Human Population
2.1 Population Dynamics
2.2 World Population
2.3 United States Demographics

Chapter 3: Migration
3.1 The Human Journey
3.2 Cradles of Civilization
3.3 Migration, On the Move
3.4 Syrian Migration Crisis

Chapter 4: Cultural Patterns and Processes
4.1 Language and Religion
4.2 Sacred Place - Sacred Space
4.3 The Crusades
4.4 The Underground Railroad
4.5 Native American Lands

Chapter 5: Political Geography
5.1 Political Borders, Boundaries, and Barriers
5.2 Governments Around the World
5.3 Gerrymandering

Chapter 6: Measuring Human Development
6.1 Comparing Country Development
6.2 Human Development Index
6.3 Globalization

Chapter 7: Food, Water, and Agriculture
7.1 Agricultural Patterns
7.2 Farming and the Rural Landscape
7.3 Down to the Last Drop

Chapter 8: City and Urban Landscapes
8.1: What's the Range?
8.2 Urban Areas and Edge Cities
8.3 Megacities

Subject:
Anthropology
Cultural Geography
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
R Adam Dastrup
Date Added:
08/06/2020
Introduction to Human Geography
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Introduction to Human Geography: A Disciplinary Approach is a free eText designed for students enrolled in survey courses in Human/Cultural Geography or US Geography.

Google Drive link: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1ErBCDo4iOZ6PKeDWgvoYY4vt2EKvU5xk

TABLE OF CONTENTS
1. What Is Geography?
2. Culture And Cultural Practices
3. Agriculture And Foodways
4. Health And Disease
5. People and Landscapes
6. Religion
7. Politics And Power
8. Crime And Punishment
9. Ethnicity
10. Gender And Sexual Identity
11. Urban Geography
12. Economic Geography

Subject:
Cultural Geography
Material Type:
Textbook
Author:
Steven Graves
Date Added:
09/04/2019
Introduction to Human Geography
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"Geography is a diverse discipline that has some sort of connection to most every other academic discipline. This connection is the spatial perspective, which essentially means if a phenomenon can be mapped, it has some kind of relationship to geography.

Studying the entire world is a fascinating subject, and geographical knowledge is fundamental to a competent understanding of our world. In this chapter, you will learn what geography is as well as some of the fundamental concepts that underpin the discipline. These fundamental terms and concepts will be interwoven throughout the text, so a sound understanding of these topics is critical as you delve deeper into the chapters that follow."

Chapters include:

Population and Health
Migration
Folk Culture and Popular Culture
Geography of Language
Religion
Ethnicity and Race
Political Geography
Development and Wealth
Industry
Human Settlements
Environment and

Access and reviews available here: https://open.umn.edu/opentextbooks/textbooks/introduction-to-human-geography-dorrell

Subject:
Cultural Geography
Material Type:
Textbook
Author:
David Dorrell
Georgeta Connor
Joseph Henderson
Lindley Todd
Date Added:
04/24/2019
Introduction to Human Geography (Dorrell and Henderson)
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Geography is a diverse discipline that has some sort of connection to most every other academic discipline. This connection is the spatial perspective, which essentially means if a phenomenon can be mapped, it has some kind of relationship to geography. Studying the entire world is a fascinating subject, and geographical knowledge is fundamental to a competent understanding of our world.

1: Introduction to Geography
2: Population and Health
3: Migration
4: Folk Culture and Popular Culture
5: The Geography of Language
6: Religion
7: Ethnicity and Race
8: Political Geography
9: Development and Wealth
10: Agriculture and Food
11: Industry
12: Human Settlements
13: Environment and Resources

Subject:
Cultural Geography
Material Type:
Reading
Author:
David Dorrel
Joseph P. Henderson
Date Added:
07/27/2020
Mapping, Society, and Technology
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This book is about how to read, use, and create maps. Our exploration of maps will be informed by a contextual understanding of how maps reflect the relationship between society and technology, and how mapping is an essential form of scientific and artistic inquiry. We will also explore how mapping is used to address a variety of societal issues, such as land use planning and political gerrymandering. You will gain insight into the technical underpinnings of mapping as a science approach, complement on-going interest and activities, or provide an applied focus for research or policy.

Subject:
Cultural Geography
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
University of Minnesota
Provider Set:
University of Minnesota Libraries Publishing
Author:
Steven Manson
Date Added:
01/01/2017
Mideast Politics
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Exploration of contemporary politics in the Middle East, examining the salient geographical, historical, and religious features of the area. Analyzes the role of political elites, the Arab-Israeli conflict, gender politics, and factors that have inhibited the growth of democracy.

Subject:
World Cultures
Physical Geography
Cultural Geography
Political Science
Women's Studies
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Full Course
Homework/Assignment
Reading
Syllabus
Provider:
The Saylor Foundation
Date Added:
04/29/2019
The Silk Road and Central Eurasia
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This course will introduce the student to the history of Central Eurasia and the Silk Road from 4500 B.C.E to the nineteenth century. The student will learn about the culture of the nomadic peoples of Central Eurasia as well as the development of the Silk Road. By the end of the course, the student will understand how the Silk Road influenced the development of nomadic societies in Central Eurasia as well as powerful empires in China, the Middle East, and Europe. Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to: identify and describe the emergence of early nomadic cultures in Central Eurasia; identify and describe the rise of silk production in China; identify and describe the various routes of the Silk Road; identify and describe the reasons for China's opening of the Silk Road in the second century; identify and describe Han China's political and commercial relationships with nomadic tribes in Central Eurasia; identify and describe the impact of the Hellenistic World and the Roman Empire on the Silk Road; describe and analyze the 'golden age' of the Silk Road; identify and describe the impact of the Mongol Empire on Silk Road cultures; identify and describe the transmission of art, religion, and technology via the Silk Road; analyze and describe the arrival of European traders and explorers seeking a 'new' silk route in the 1400s; identify and describe the 'Great Game' rivalry between China, Britain, and Russia in Central Eurasia in the nineteenth century; analyze and interpret primary source documents that elucidate political, economic, and cultural exchange along the Silk Road. (History 341)

Subject:
World History
Cultural Geography
Material Type:
Assessment
Full Course
Lecture
Reading
Syllabus
Textbook
Provider:
The Saylor Foundation
Date Added:
02/20/2019
Technologies for Sustainability Systems
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EME 807 overviews a wide range of contemporary technologies in the context of sustainability and examines metrics for their assessment. The course explores the main principles that guide modern science and technology towards sustainable solutions. It covers such topics as resource management technologies, waste and wastewater treatment, renewable energy technologies, high performance buildings and transportation systems, application of informatics and feedback to sustainable systems, and more. Learning in EME 807 heavily relies on real-life examples and taps into current practices of technology analysis. This course goes beyond understanding the background, fostering critical thinking and challenging the students to draw connections between social, environmental, and economic aspects of sustainable technologies.

Subject:
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies
Ecology
Geology
Cultural Geography
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
Penn State University
Provider Set:
Penn State's College of Earth and Mineral Sciences (http:// e-education.psu.edu/oer/)
Author:
Mark Fedkin
Date Added:
04/25/2019
The Western World: Daily Readings on Geography
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In essay format, this textbook considers examples of various sub-categories of Geography in combination with five regions of the Western World.

Table of contents:

1. What is the Western World?
2. What is Regional Geography?
3. Cultural Geography
4. Economic Geography
5. Historical Geography
6. Physical Geography
7. Political Geography
8. Population Geography
9. Urban Geography
10. Medical Geography
11. Pacific Realm
12. Pacific Realm: Regional Example
13. Pacific Realm: Cultural Geography I
14. Pacific Realm: Economic Geography I
15. Pacific Realm: Historical Geography I
16. Pacific Realm: Physical Geography I
17. Pacific Realm: Political Geography I
18. Pacific Realm: Population Geography I
19. Pacific Realm: Urban Geography I
20. Pacific Realm: Cultural Geography II
21. Pacific Realm: Economic Geography II
22. Pacific Realm: Historical Geography II
23. Pacific Realm: Physical Geography II
24. Pacific Realm: Political Geography II
25. Pacific Realm: Population Geography II
26. Pacific Realm: Urban Geography II
27. Pacific Realm: Overview
28. North America
29. North America: Regional Example
30. North America: Cultural Geography I
31. North America: Economic Geography I
32. North America: Historical Geography I
33. North America: Physical Geography I
34. North America: Political Geography I
35. North America: Population Geography I
36. North America: Urban Geography I
37. North America: Medical Geography I
38. North America: Cultural Geography II
39. North America Economic Geography II
40. North America: Historical Geography II
41. North America: Physical Geography II
42. North America: Political Geography II
43. North America: Population Geography II
44. North America: Urban Geography II
45. North America: Overview
46. Europe
47. Europe: Regional Example
48. Europe: Cultural Geography I
49. Europe: Economic Geography I
50. Europe: Historical Geography I
51. Europe: Physical Geography I
52. Europe: Political Geography I
53. Europe: Population Geography I
54. Europe: Urban Geography I
55. Europe: Cultural Geography II
56. Europe: Economic Geography II
57. Europe: Historical Geography II
58. Europe: Physical Geography II
59. Europe: Political Geography II
60. Europe: Population Geography II
61. Europe: Urban Geography II
62. Europe: Overview
63. Latin America and the Caribbean (LACAR)
64. Latin America and the Caribbean (LACAR): Regional Example
65. Latin America and the Caribbean (LACAR): Cultural Geography I
66. Latin America and the Caribbean (LACAR): Economic Geography I
67. Latin America and the Caribbean (LACAR): Historical Geography I
68. Latin America and the Caribbean (LACAR): Physical Geography I
69. Latin America and the Caribbean (LACAR): Political Geography I
70. Latin America and the Caribbean (LACAR): Population Geography I
71. Latin America and the Caribbean (LACAR): Urban Geography I
72. Latin America and the Caribbean (LACAR): Cultural Geography II
73. Latin America and the Caribbean (LACAR): Economic Geography II
74. Latin America and the Caribbean (LACAR): Historical Geography II
75. Latin America and the Caribbean (LACAR): Physical Geography II
76. Latin America and the Caribbean (LACAR): Political Geography II
77. Latin America and the Caribbean (LACAR): Population Geography II
78. Latin America and the Caribbean (LACAR): Urban Geography II
79. Latin America and the Caribbean (LACAR): Overview
80. Russian Domain
81. Russian Domain: Regional Example
82. Russian Domain: Cultural Geography I
83. Russian Domain: Economic Geography I
84. Russian Domain: Historical Geography I
85. Russian Domain: Physical Geography I
86. Russian Domain: Political Geography I
87. Russian Domain: Population Geography I
88. Russian Domain: Urban Geography I
89. Russian Domain: Cultural Geography II
90. Russian Domain: Economic Geography II
91. Russian Domain: Historical Geography II
92. Russian Domain: Physical Geography II
93. Russian Domain: Political Geography II
94. Russian Domain: Population Geography II
95. Russian Domain: Urban Geography II
96. Russian Domain: Overview
97. Russian Domain: Physical Geography III
98. North America: Cultural Geography III
99. Europe: Population Geography III
100. Latin America and the Caribbean (LACAR): Political Geography III

Access is also available here: https://cod.pressbooks.pub/westernworlddailyreadingsgeography/

Subject:
Physical Geography
Cultural Geography
Material Type:
Reading
Textbook
Author:
Joel Quam
Scott Campbell
Date Added:
09/30/2020
World Regional Geography
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Table of Contents
1. Introduction
2. Europe
3. Russia
4. North America
5. Middle and South America
6. Sub-Saharan Africa
7. North Africa and Southwest Asia
8. South Asia
9. East and Southeast Asia
10. Oceania

Subject:
Cultural Geography
Material Type:
Textbook
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About The Contributors
Date Added:
06/12/2020