HOOSE A COUNTRY (OTHER THAN CANADA) AND AN ISSUE IMPACTING THE HUMAN GEOGRAPHY WITHIN THAT COUNTRY.

CHOOSE A COUNTRY (OTHER THAN CANADA) AND AN ISSUE
IMPACTING THE HUMAN GEOGRAPHY WITHIN THAT
COUNTRY.
i · Your first task is to choose both a country in the world other than Canada that you want to
investigate and an issue impacting the human geography of the country which has social,
economic, political and/or environmental implications for the country. The issue should be
associated with one the broad topics covered in the course, i.e. population growth, structure
and movement; health; cultural identities; economic development; agriculture and food; the
environment; geopolitics; urbanization and cities. It might be helpful to read the chapter in
the textbook related to your issue to gain an insight into the topic and background.

i · The geographic scale of the issue is that of the country (i.e. you should not focus on one
specific city; if you focus on one region within the country, the implications to the country
as a whole must be addressed).

i · If you have any concern about the suitability of your issue, please do not hesitate to discuss
it with the professor.

INVESTIGATE YOUR ISSUE USING AT LEAST SIX (6) SOURCES.
To learn more about your issue, research the topic using at least six (6) peer-reviewed journal
articles, academic books, government reports, organization websites and/or articles in the popular
press.

i · Minimum THREE (3) academic books and/or peer-reviewed journal articles.

i · You can also use government reports, articles in the popular press and organization
websites. Make sure to be aware of any bias in your sources and address it in your essay.
Do NOT use Wikipedia or encyclopedia-type sources. If you use course lecture notes or the
textbook for background, make sure to follow up the information in other sources. Do not
use lecture notes or the textbook directly in the essay. When using websites, make sure to
evaluate them carefully for their usefulness in an academic paper.


i · Sources should not be older than 2005. If there is a specific reason that you want to use an
earlier source, please check with the professor before using it