Christopher A. Kent
Geography Instructor at Spokane Community College
Chair, Department of Social Sciences / Humanities
The science of space and place...
"the study of the surface of the Earth"
||University of Wisconsin - Madison (Geography)
||University of Wisconsin - Madison (Water Resource Management)
||University of California - Davis (Geography)
||University of Colorado - Boulder (Political Science and Economics)
This class provides an overview of Geography and the issues geographers study.
It covers both physical geography topics (landforms, climate and weather, natural resources)
and human geography topics (population, language and religion patterns, political boundaries and war).
One important theme is exploring the human impact on the environment.
In this class, we study a different region of the world each week. We focus mostly on the cultural
and political geography, with some attention to the physical landscape, population patterns, and
economic issues. The class has a strong emphasis on understanding current events - and may require
reading international news throughout the quarter.
We examine the causes and effects of natural disasters in this class: earthquakes, volcanoes,
hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, drought, and other events. We also consider the planning options
available for mitigating a disaster's impact before and after an event.
|As a child:
||Denver CO, El Paso TX, Dallas TX, Jacksonville FL, Tampa FL
|As a student:
||Colorado Springs CO, Geneva Switzerland, Boulder CO, Davis CA, Madison WI
|As an adult:
||San Francisco CA, Portland OR, Spokane WA
||Building 1, Room 220-B
Spokane Community College
1810 N. Greene St.
Spokane, WA 99217-5399