Critical Geography

Studying the social dynamics of power, privilege, control, and inequality

Students and Teacher Inside a Cliff House,

This competence examines the social construction of space.  Students explore socio-spatial questions through theory, reflection, and practice, including field trips, participation in sustainable community development projects, and explorations of social movements such as "right to the city" projects and environmental justice campaigns across the globe.  Courses ask questions such as: How are the social dynamics of power, privilege, control, and inequality, as well as cooperation, production, resistance and social transformation, organized and shaped the ways we collectively organize and live in space and place? Topics of investigation include critical architectural studies, the study of public and private space and state formation, critical development studies, the study of urbanization, the politics of global agricultural production, critical globalization studies, and urban/rural studies


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  • Emily Rolando

    Emily graduated with a B.A. in Psychology with an emphasis in leadership and outdoor programming. She holds a minor in business. After ...    Learn more >

  • Wanda Peters 1980

    Do what you are passionate about, take the time to figure out what gives you the most joy and satisfaction, and do work that is in line with what ...    Learn more >

  • Josephine Arader

    Josephine Arader, no doubt, took inspiration from her father Graham's devotion to the art of the natural world. ...    Learn more >

  • Dillon Metcalfe (Kelly Megan Stack Scholarship Recipient)

    Kelly Megan Stack Scholar, Dillon Metcalfe finished high school in2004 and decided to take a break to examine his interests in and ...    Learn more >

  • David Meeks

    Several years ago David and his siblings visited the Prescott College Kino Bay Center for Cultural and Ecological Studies on the Gulf Coast of ...    Learn more >

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