This course investigates the key concepts of, and approaches to, social geography – a rich and dynamic subfield of human geography. Social geographers conceptualize place and space as playing an active role in mediating social processes. In other words, space and society are mutually constituted. GEOG 200 investigates the role of space and place in the (re)production of identities, social hierarchies, exclusions and inclusions, and other social constructions in the contemporary context. From themes of gender, class, race, sexuality, and ability, across a variety of scales, this course will help students think critically about the role that geography plays in shaping our understandings of the world and each other.