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GEOG 0339 Practicing Human Geography, Spring 2020

Identifier: S7_GEOG0339

Scope and Contents

8 files containing the assignment prompt and 7 journals submitted by students enrolled in Jessica L'Roe's GEOG 0339 course during the Spring, 2020 semester. Includes journals written by Catherine Blazye, Class of 2020; Jonathan Fisher, Class of 2020; James Lamb; Emily Ray, Class of 2020; Mistaya Smith, Class of 2021.5; Rebecca Strull, Class of 2021; and Essi Wunderman, Class of 2022.

The assignment prompt reads "I’d like us all to keep a journal. Please record your thoughts and feelings as we move through the experience of this pandemic. It doesn’t have to be a purely academic exercise, you can use it as an outlet, a place to process ideas, reactions; hopes, and fears."


  • Spring 2020

Conditions Governing Access

Restricted until June 1, 2025

Biographical / Historical

Geography course taught by Jessica L'Roe during the Spring, 2020 semester, which was disrupted when students were evacuated from campus due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The course description reads: "Whether you are planning to do your own research or want to be a more savvy consumer of research produced by others, it is useful to develop an understanding of the process of creating, discovering, and interpreting information about the world. In this course, students will explore quantitative and qualitative methodologies and the ways they can be used in human geography research. Through examples, exercises, and readings, students will learn the types of questions different techniques are designed to answer, how they work, and how to interpret the results. Students will gain hands on experience conducting surveys, generating and interpreting qualitative data, selecting and implementing statistical analyses, and writing research reports, to build competence and critical awareness in the practice and communication of research."


1 Digital file (1 digital folder containing 8 files)

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Deposited in Special Collections by Jessica L'Roe. Students had the option to donate their journals to Special Collections if they wished.

Existence and Location of Copies

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Repository Details

Part of the Middlebury College Special Collections & Archives Repository

Middlebury College
Davis Family Library
110 Storrs Avenue
Middlebury Vermont 05753 United States