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Darrell Norris

Professor of


Bailey 236
1 College Circle
Geneseo, NY 14454

Darrell Norris has been a member of the Geneseo faculty since 1981.

Faculty Information


  • B.A., Cambridge University, England
  • M.A., McGill University, Canada
  • Ph.D., McMaster University, Canada; 1981
Fall 2015 Classes

GEOG 123:
S/M/The Developing World

    An examination of the cultures, countries, and regions of Latin America, Africa, the Middle East, South and East Asia. Attention is focused on problems such as growing poverty and resource exhaustion,
    and population problems. Prospects for change are examined under different types of development strategies. Offered every year
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GEOG 265:
M/Geography of Islam

    The historical-geographical spread of Islam is examined, and the varied circumstances of Muslims are assessed in a regional and thematic framework. Prospects of socio-economic development are assesse
    d in contexts of religious fundamentalism, geopolitical instability, and limited resources. Not offered on a regular basis
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GEOG 275:
Field Experience

    An intensive, three to four day field course in which students experience geographic phenomena firsthand while cultivating skills in geographic observation. Pre-trip meetings are required and student
    s are asked to conduct, and present in the field, advanced research. Emphasis is placed on reading and interpreting the physical and human landscape in varied regional settings. May be repeated for credit with permission of instructor only. Prerequisites: GEOG 102 or GEOG 111 and GEOG 112. Restricted to Geography majors. Course is available for non-Geography majors by permission of instructor only. Offered every year
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GEOG 350:
Urban Historical Geography

    An international survey of past urban environments, their cultural, socio-economic, and technological context, and evolution. Geographical approaches to Latin American, Canadian, European, and Asian c
    ities provide a framework for assessing the particular experience of American urban development between the colonial period and the twentieth century. Emphasis is placed on urban research techniques and topics appropriate to locally accessible archival evidence. Prerequisites: GEOG 102 or GEOG 123, or permission of instructor. Offered not on a regular basis
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GEOG 399:
DS:The Geography of K-Pop

    GEOG 399:
    DS:Asian Skylines