Representative of the physical geography of London and Paris in general, the capitol status of both London and Paris represents a unique learning environment for studying the impacts of physical geography on the layout and development of cities. This course introduces students to many concepts of physical geography with an urban environment while offering practical, hands-on experience in various field techniques, methods, and assessment (e.g., transects, geographical analysis, survey construction, impacts of development, etc.) with an international perspective usable in any locale. Students may work alongside local researchers, will keep travel journals, and will formulate a final project to be carried out in situ and presented upon return in an open forum as either a poster or a PowerPoint slide show.
This course will be registered as a Spring 2012 course, so Spring Financial Aid is available!