Georgetown Course Gets More Geography; Sparks Student Protest

Map of the Modern World is the name of a course in the Georgetown School of Foreign Service. It’s being reshaped per James Reardon-Anderson, director of the Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service program. The new version focuses on physical geography and its role in international affairs.

Per the school paper: “The changes will be embodied by three lectures on the fundamental forces that shape physical geography at the beginning of the course and a final lecture on global climate change. Reardon-Anderson, who will be teaching the class, acknowledged that the changes are part of the SFS’s effort to increase its students’ exposure to the sciences.”

Students are not pleased. A protest group has sprung up on Facebook with more than 300 members. Some feel political issues will take a backseat to geography.

- The Georgetown Voice

Published Friday, September 25th, 2009

Written by Adena Schutzberg

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