University Without Walls (UWW) Summer 2021

Below please find a list of Summer 2021 class offerings. Use the search filters to further narrow your results.

Ready to enroll in a class? See the How to Enroll guides based on your current relationship with UMass Amherst.

Questions? Contact us at regoff@uww.umass.edu or 413-545-3653.

Diversity, Globalization, and Sustainability: Introduction to Human Geography Summer 2021 | GEOGRAPH 102

A wide-ranging introduction to the ways people shape the world they live in. We will study the themes and concepts of human geography through the current issues and large questions which guide them. Lectures and reading will focus on the geographic aspects of cultural diversity, population issues, states vs. nations, the global economy, development, urbanization and the human transformation of the earth. We will cover major subdivisions of human geography including cultural geography, population geography, economic geography, social geography, urban geography and political geography. (Gen.Ed. SB, DG)

Instructor TimeMeets.CreditsTerm
Theodore White On-lineMay 17, 2021 – Jun 25, 20214Summer 21
Session 1

Global Environment Change Spring 2021 | GEOGRAPH 110

The natural relationships between the atmosphere, hydrosphere, biosphere, and lithosphere; human impact on the natural environment. Global environmental issues: global warming, sea-level rise, and ozone depletion in the stratosphere. Global changes of the past also studied to give perspective to forecasted changes. Includes writing exercises. (Gen.Ed. PS)

InstructorTime MeetsCreditsTerm
Kinuyo KanamaruOn-lineMay 17, 2021 – Jun 25, 20214Summer 21
Session 1

Geography of US and Canada Spring 2021 | GEOGRAPH 200

This course provides a survey of the geography of US and Canada, starting with core integrative themes and methods of analysis, and then moving into a region-by-region overview. Special emphasis will be on historical development, environmental change and sustainability, and the diversity of peoples and cultures and their relationships with landscapes and each other. Short of literally traveling the continent, the class aims to immerse you in the images, sounds, data, and experiences of places, regions, and people’s lives, so they come to life. Every week you will have at least one movie and/or Google Earth exercise that virtually transports you to a new location of study. You’ll take different perspectives, try out new skills, dive into data, and think critically. Most weeks you will write reflectively about a movie, Google Earth exercise, and/or experience. (Gen. Ed. SB, DU)

InstructorTimeMeetsCreditsTerm
James CarneyOn-line………..Jul 6, 2021 – Aug 13, 20214 ………….Summer 21 Session 2

Seminar- Geographies of Climate Justice Summer 2021 | Geography 393C

Climate change is one of the greatest challenges facing the planet, and it is intimately connected to uneven and inequitable social, political, economic and environmental geographies. In this course we explore climate justice in relation to climate science including greenhouse gas emissions and ongoing and likely future impacts; differential experiences and narratives of climate change; the ways that climate solutions may reinforce or improve social and economic difference and marginalization; more-than-human geographies of climate change; and possibilities for democratic and just responses. Students will leave this course with a broader understanding of the necessity and practice of climate justice.

Instructor Time Meets Credits Term
Shaina SadaiOn-line Jul 6, 2021 – Aug 13, 20213Summer 21
Session 2

Special Topics- Introduction to GIS Summer 2021 | GEOGRAPH 593G

TBA

InstructorTimeMeetsCreditsTerm
Seda SALAP-AYCATU,TH
9:45 – 11:00 am
Fully Remote Class
May 17, 2021 – Jun 25, 20214………………Summer 21
Session 1
Michael NelsonOn-LineJul 6, 2021 – Aug 13, 20214Summer 21
Session 2

SeminarGIS Programming Summer 2021 | GEOGRAPH 691P

This course will explore programming methods and applications in geographic information science. Basic automation methods of repetitive or complex tasks using Model Builder and Python scripting will be explored through the lens of spatial thinking and computational thinking. Fundamentals of Python will also be explored for use inside and outside of the GIS environment.

InstructorTimeMeetsCreditsTerm
Seda SALAP-AYCAM,W
9:45 – 11:00 am
Fully Remote Class
May 17, 2021 – Jun 25, 20213Summer 21
Session 1