Fall 2019 - GEOG 386 D100

Health Geography (4)

Class Number: 8519

Delivery Method: In Person


  • Course Times + Location:

    Sep 3 – Dec 2, 2019: Tue, 10:30 a.m.–12:20 p.m.

  • Exam Times + Location:

    Dec 16, 2019
    Mon, 12:00–3:00 p.m.

  • Instructor:

    Valorie Crooks
    1 778 782-2004
    Office: RCB 7227
    Office Hours: TBD
  • Prerequisites:

    At least 45 units, including GEOG 100.



A survey of health issues from a geographic perspective, including major spatial influences shaping the health status of populations and health-place relationships.


Together we will explore health using a geographic lens.  This course is structured around broad topical areas that reflect key issues in this exciting and innovative area of geographic inquiry.  Underlying questions we will address include: what is health; why does where we live matter in how we experience health; and, how do intersecting axes of difference (e.g. race, gender, ability, access to income) shape experiences of health/illness?  Students will also become familiar with the dynamic nature of the health geography subdiscipline, including its origins and interdisciplinary nature.

** Please note that there will be no tutorials during the first week of class. **  
** This course cannot be applied towards the Certificate of Liberal Arts. **


  • Assignment 15%
  • Tutorial participation 20%
  • Research paper 35%
  • Final exam 30%


90-100      A+
85-89        A
80-84        A-
76-79        B+
73-75        B
70-72        B-
66-69        C+
63-65        C
60-62        C-
50-59        D
Below 50    F

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