The first reflection must be based on the readings from Units 1
Students must draw on all of the required readings/viewings for the particular selected unit in their reflections. For example, if students choose to do a reflection based on Unit 3, the paper must draw on the van Dyk (n.d.) reading and the Knox et al. (2015) reading.
Although students are expected to demonstrate a clear understanding of the readings, reflection papers are not intended to simply summarize the readings. Rather, students should outline the main points of the readings and use this as the basis for a critical reflection.
- Critical reflections should demonstrate depth in thinking about the material they are learning, and evaluate critically how theories and practices of geography can influence their own lived experiences and observations about the world.
- Students are encouraged to draw on other sources in addition to course materials, including the weekly discussion postings from previous Units if applicable.
- All sources, including the course readings, lecture notes, and discussion postings must be properly cited using APA.
- Reflection papers are to be written according to academic scholarship standards (1,000 +/- 100 words excluding title page and references).
Unit 1 Readings and Materials
Prior to your on-campus class, please:
- Book excerpt: Human geography: People, place, and culture (2nd Canadian ed.)
- Unit 1 Notes: Introduction to Human Geography
- Article: The practices of mapping
- Video: Why all world maps are wrong
- Article: Chains and networks, territories and scales: Towards a relational framework for analysing the global economy