Dr. Scott S. Brown

Professor of Geography

I received my B.A. from the University of Texas at Austin (1992), my M.S. from the Universidad de Costa Rica (1996), and my Ph.D. from Louisiana State University (1999). My geographical area of specialization is Latin America while my main thematic areas include cultural geography and cultural ecology. Currently, my research is focused on folk housing and its context within both the cultural landscape and the natural environment of Mexico and Central America.

I teach thematic courses which include cultural geography, political geography, and economic geography, as well as courses that focus on the regions of Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. I take great pride in helping students to become geographically literate and appreciative of world cultures. I avidly enjoy taking students abroad on field courses and showing them the world from a more hands on perspective. My greatest pastime is traveling the world in order to study landscapes and bring the world to the classroom based on my own first hand experiences.

My Courses - Fall 2016


Course Syllabus

Lecture Notes/
Study Guides



Cultural Geography

Ch 2 Study Guide

FH 140A
GEOG 204 Political Geography Part II Study Guide TTh 11:20am-12:35pm FH 140B
GEOG 205

Geography of S.C.

Part II Study Guide TTh

FH 140A

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