Nate Gabriel, Ph.D.
Instructor, Rowan University
Contact: nategabriel [at] gmail


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History and Methods
in Geography

[syllabus]
[site]

Earth, People
and Environment

[syllabus]
[site]

Critical Urban
Environments

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Political Ecology
[syllabus]

Urban Geography
[syllabus]

Urban Ethnography
[syllabus]

Transforming the Global Environment
[syllabus]
[site]

Geographic Perspectives on Culture, Society, and the Environment
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Conservation and Use of Natural Resources
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Space, Place, and Location
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Expository Writing
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My central goal as an educator interested in the human/environment interface is to bring attention to the ways in which knowledge about the environment is produced, both in everyday practice and in scientific quarters, and to encourage students to examine the effects of this knowledge on their daily lives. Students taking my classes will learn to approach these questions from a critical perspective that takes into account the political, historical, and spatial dimensions of the issue at hand. While my disciplinary training as a geographer strongly influences my approach, it will prove valuable to a wide variety of students, not just geographers.

I have a strong commitment both to experiential and collaborative learning. Students taking my classes should expect to work closely with their fellows. Education is only possible through a collaborative exchange of information among students and instructors. In that respect, students should think of themselves as active participants in their educational development.

For general information on how written work (papers, essays, reaction papers, etc) will be graded, see my grading matrix here.