Spring 2020 University of Kentucky
GEO 365/ENS 300 Environment on Film

Course Syllabus

(Online version due to Covid-19)
Dr. J. Anthony Stallins
Department of Geography
869 Patterson Office Tower
ja.stallins@uky.edu
Final grades
Course schedule

January 16
Introduction
Geographic concepts of space, place and environment; environmental causality

January 23
Mobilities
Movement of people across boundaries and borders
Films: Wah Do Dem, La Jaula de Oro

January 30
Speculative futures
Other life forms and tomorrows
Films: Annihilation, District 9

February 6
Sacred space
How places shape and are shaped by religion
Films: Agora, Timbuktu

February 13
Justice
Political and moral geographies of power
Films: Fruitvale Station, Son of Saul

February 20th
Simulacra
Geographies of postmodernism
Films: La La Land, Colma: The Musical

February 27
Information
Geographies of media and information
Films: Eighth Grade, The Post

March 5
Nature and wilderness
Humans as separate from but part of nature
Films: Night Moves, Grizzly Man

March 12
Midterm exam

March 26
Globalization
Patterns and processes of the Anthropocene economy
Films: Two Days and One Night, American Factory

April 2
Identities
Bodies, becoming and being one among many
Films: The Rider, Under the Skin

April 9
Class
Social and economic hierarchies
Films: Parasite, Us

April 16
Home
Geographies of dwelling and making home
Films: Leave No Trace, Minding the Gap

April 23
Animals
Multi-species ethnographies
Films: Wendy and Lucy, Lean on Pete

April 30
Dead Week

May 7 (Thursday)
Final exam - 3:30 pm