What’s in a Name? Understanding the World Through the Names of its Places

First-Year Seminar Program 142

Usual Description

The course provides an introduction to the study of place names and what they reveal about our histories, cultures and societies. Students will conduct original research about place names in two contexts, one in the United States and the other abroad. In the course of the semester we will discuss issues such as colonialism, multi-lingual settings, monuments, historical memory, the politics of cartography, PC (political correctness), and indigenous rights among others.

Course Listings

These are all of the listings of this course recorded in the Oberlin course catalog since the fall of 2007.

Listing Semester Professor
First-Year Seminar Program 142 Taught by Baron Pineda
First-Year Seminar Program 142 Taught by Baron Pineda