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.