The urgency of teaching history and philosophy of geography

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The majority of American and Canadian geography faculty members and departments do not view a course on the history and philosophy of geography as necessary for undergraduate majors. This attitude poses serious risks. A course of this type should be required in order to confront students with intellectual challenges, to develop within them a sense of professional self-awareness and self-identity, and to reduce any confusion they may experience as a result of paradigmatic change.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6-10
Number of pages5
JournalProfessional Geographer
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1982

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Earth-Surface Processes


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