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 - Spring 2014


Course Syllabus

Lecture Notes



GEOG 101-C

Cultural Geography

Chapter 7 Cultural Identities and Cultural Landscapes MWF 10:30-11:20am FH 140B
GEOG 101-E MWF 12:30-1:20pm FH 140B
GEOG 303 Geography of Latin America
Chapters 8-13 Caribbean, Mexico, Central America, South America

TTh 11:20am-12:35pm FH 140A
GEOG 300 Special Topics: Cuba    

Th 3:45-5:00pm

FH 140B
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