Ryan Goode, Ph.D.


Geography | Social Sciences

Email: rgoode@cypresscollege.edu

Office Hours: By appointment

About Professor Goode

Welcome to Geography!

In my courses we examine what I feel are the most pressing questions facing humanity. Can the earth sustain a population of 10 billion people? Where will these people live? What areas of the planet are growing the fastest, the slowest, and why? Why are humans migrating in ever increasing numbers? What are the consequences for the places they’ve left behind? And the places they will soon settle in? Will the consequences of global warming—including increasingly scarce supplies of food and water—force even more people to move? Will this, as the CIA suggests, lead to more conflict in the years to come? How has the threat of a warming planet led to innovative new technologies in terms of transportation, housing, and energy production? If these questions and similar ones interest you, you’ve come to the right place! Please check my recommended course.

Recommended Course

GEOG 100C: World Geography

An introduction to today’s physical and political regions emphasizing location, population, political status, land use problems and potentialities and providing opportunities for worldwide research.

Come join us we explore the rise of ISIS, Putin’s aggression in Ukraine, and the emerging geopolitcs of China through an explicitly geographic analysis emphasizing the spatial dynamics of population growth, resources, ethnicity, and economics.

Classes

World Geography

An introduction to today’s physical and political regions emphasizing location, population, political status, land use problems and potentialities and providing opportunities for worldwide research.
No textbook required. All readings posted on Blackboard.

For successful online education, please visit our Distance Education pages.

Resources

  • Association of American Geographers: The preeminent professional organization for Geographers in the Americas.
  • Chronoatlas: Allows you to view political boundaries going back to 100BC all over the world.
  • Atlas of Economic Complexity: Interactive tool enables you to visualize a state’s (country’s) total trade; including imports/exports, drivers of economic growth, and GDP forecasts.
  • Globaia: Amazing animations and visualizations of our planet raising awareness about social and environmental issues

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