Mapping History

This course will seek to look at historically significant maps in order to break them down into their cultural significance and historical influence. Students will be exposed to worldviews throughout history based on these various maps. Students will also be exposed to more modern mapping and methodologies used in the current day, with the positive and negative implications that they may possess.

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199: MW 5:00-6:15pm
Fall 2023
Global Issues

Josh Bowen

Josh Bowen is a two-time graduate of Appstate (BS in Environmental Science and MA in Geography and Planning) that works in the electrical utility field. His passion is to visualize the world and its issues in a way that the ordinary person could read and understand what is going on, to feel like they are a part of something. He has a passion for mapping and the implications that maps have. His work with utility companies has shown him that while many people believe the modern world is full of information and data, it is not always as it seems.  Josh believes that everyone should be familiar with the places and spaces around them. They should be aware of the changes, and if possible, a part of them. Explore, find new paths to the same place, take the road less traveled, and encourage others to do the same.