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A Crazy World: How Maps Can Help Us Understand It

Course number : CV118   
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Maps are all around us. They are on the GPS on our dashboard, in newspapers, on our smartphones, our Tablets, on cable and network TV. But, do we know the history of maps? Do we know how they have been used and or misused in the past? This course sets out to survey the landscape of maps. We will learn how they influence our view of the world and how they can affect us directly. Some of the topics for which maps are essential to understanding include gerrymandering, transportation, borders, major conflicts, religious issues, and great treks. This course will also include fun aspects of maps, trivia, games, and cartoons.

Class Details

7 Sessions
Weekly - Mon

OLLI - Ringling College Museum Campus

Richard Gelpke 



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Registration Closes On
Monday, March 2, 2020 @ 12:00 AM

Schedule Information

Skip dates: (No class on 01/20/2020)

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
1/13/2020 - 3/2/2020 Weekly - Mon 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM Sarasota, OLLI - Ringling College Museum Campus  Map Richard Gelpke