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environmental history



Latin America

southern South America


David Aagesen

Associate Professor of


Bailey 233
1 College Circle
Geneseo, NY 14454

David L Aagesen has been a member of the Geneseo faculty since 1998.

Faculty Information


  • B.A., University of California at Berkeley
  • M.A., Ph.D., University of Minnesota; 1999
Spring 2016 Classes

GEOG 102:
S/Human Geography

    A study of the geographic distribution and interrelationships of human activities over the face of the earth, particularly the variation in cultural and social phenomena and their related imprint on t
    he geographic landscape. Such factors as language, religion, settlements, population, and economic activities are studied as they are distributed and interrelated in earth space. Offered every year
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GEOG 262:
M/Geography of Latin America

    This course provides an introductory understanding of the peoples, places, and environments in Latin America. While aiming to capture the essence of unity and similarity in Latin America, the course
    also draws attention to diversity in the region. The course is divided into three components. The first will focus on the region?s physical geography, indigenous settlement, and European occupation and colonization. The second component is a survey of regions within Latin America. The third part of the course focuses on selected topics in Latin American geography including race and ethnicity, cultural stereotypes, religion, demographic issues, urbanization, agriculture, tourism, health, and environmental change and conservation. Not offered on a regular basis
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GEOG 348:
Sport Geography

    This course examines amateur and professional sports from a geographic perspective. It surveys the ways in which historical, cultural, political, economic, demographic and environmental factors have
    contributed to the origin and diffusion of sports. Analysis will be conducted at different spatial scales; local, regional, national and international. Topics include locational strategies and migration patterns of sports clubs and franchises, spatial analysis of sports arenas and stadiums, economic and environmental impacts of sports, and factors influencing the transition of folk games to modern competitive sports. Prerequisites: GEOG 102 or GEOG 123 or permission of the instructor. Offered not on a regular basis
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