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Hickcox, Abby

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  • GEOG 1972 - Environment-Society Geography
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Fall 2018 / Spring 2019 / Fall 2019 / Spring 2020 / Fall 2020 / Spring 2021 / Fall 2021 / Spring 2022 / Fall 2022 / Spring 2023 / Fall 2023
    Examines interactions between humans and the environment across the globe from a geographical perspective. Introduces different analytical perspectives through which to understand nature-society relationships, with a focus on social, cultural and political-economic dimensions, and examples from different natural resource sectors (e.g., water, agriculture) and countries. Formerly GEOG 2412.
  • GEOG 3742 - Place, Power, and Contemporary Culture
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Spring 2019 / Spring 2020 / Spring 2021 / Spring 2022 / Spring 2023 / Spring 2024
    Examines the relationship between places, power, and the dynamics of culture. Explores how the globalization of economics, politics, and culture shapes cultural change. Looks at how place-based cultural politics both assist and resist processes of globalization. Recommended prerequisite: GEOG 1962 or GEOG 1982 or GEOG 1992 or GEOG 2092.
  • HONR 1810 - Honors Diversity Seminar
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2023
    Students will develop an appreciation for, and experience with, diverse perspectives. In particular this includes: racial/ethnic, gender, sexual orientation, and class perspectives, for constructing knowledge as they proceed through their undergraduate studies. Three themes provide the framework for the course: education for the next century, the 21st century citizen, and the modern individual in a diverse society. Topics explored include privilege, stigmatization, targeted and nontargeted grouping, and oppression. Engaging in independent research and experiential, empathetic experiences is required.
  • HONR 3220 - Advanced Honors Writing Workshop
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2024
    Intensive practice of expository writing skills, particularly argumentation in longer forms. Course includes extensive practice in researching secondary sources, synthesizing large bodies of information, structuring cogent arguments for diverse sources, etc.
  • HONR 4000 - Open Topics
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Fall 2019 / Fall 2021
    Variety of new courses at the 4000 level, see Honors Program announcements for specific contents. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours.
  • HONR 4075 - Environmental Justice
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2020 / Fall 2022
    Examines the experiences of people who face disproportionate environmental harms related to historical marginalization correlating with race, class, and gender. Covers the history, principles, and contemporary state of the environmental justice movement in its opposition to environmental inequalities. Recommended restriction: Junior or Seniors with 57-180 credits completed.
  • HONR 4959 - Honors Thesis
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2021
    May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours. Requires approval of Honors Program.


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