Landscape, Meaning and Culture: The Social Meaning of Place


ANTHR 485 – B1 Instructor: Andie Palmer 

University of Alberta | Summer Term 2013 | Lecture

Registration opens on Bear Tracks on February 15th.


Class Number: TBA

Units/Credits: 3

Class Components: Lecture (Required)



Career: Undergrad

Location: TBA

Campus: Main Campus

Notes: This is a new class! 

Course Description:

This course explores how and why particular places are invested with social meaning by different cultural and linguistic groups.  Students will analyze place-naming practices in their own and other Indigenous languages, and examine the ways in which people talk about place in both  conversation and narrative.  Students will also investigate various perspectives on map-making, and the ways in which Indigenous cultural and worldview can be incorporated into community mapping projects.

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