GEOG 201 - Regional Geography and Global Awareness
Number of Credits: 3
Examine the countries of the world individually and in the context of geographic regions. Analyze how countries interact to create the globalized world and solve current problems involving population, ethnicity, migration, urbanization, agriculture, resources, environment, culture, economics, political situations, and industrial development. Prerequisite: ENGL-101. GEOG-105 is not a prerequisite, but is considered valuable for better understanding of the subject matter of the course. Three hours lecture each week. Three credits. Three billable hours. GENERAL EDUCATION and DIVERSITY (Fall, Spring and Summer) Three hours lecture. Three Credits. Three billable hours.
Diversity: Meets Diversity Requirement.
GENERAL EDUCATION Category: Social and Behavioral Sciences
Pre-requisite(s): eligibility for ENGL 101 . GEOG 105 is not a prerequisite, but is considered valuable for better understanding of the subject matter of the course.
Course Objectives: Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. Demonstrate an understanding of how geographers construct regions and, in doing so, identify and apply the concepts and tools used by geographers. (GE2, GE3, GE4, GE5)
2. Read and construct maps to illustrate the location, distribution and spatial interaction of phenomenon and the basic geographic concepts of site, situation, density, concentration, regions, diffusion and patterns and to apply these concepts towards the semester project. (GE1, GE2, GE3, GE4, GE5)
3. Construct mental maps of different regions to understand how the perspective of individuals within specific cultures can create stereotyping of regions and the people who live within these regions. (GE1, GE2, GE3, GE4)
4. Assess the commonalities, differences, and interdependence among and within societies of the world through the context of spatial patterns and processes from a physical, environmental and cultural approach. (GE1, GE2, GE3, GE4)
5. Demonstrate an understanding of the relevance of international trends and issues on a world, national and local scale. (GE1, GE4)
6. Use the dichotomy of Globalization and Diversity to analyze a world scale problem from an assigned regional perspective. The analysis will include the economic, political, cultural, social, environmental, and population distribution dynamics across regions. It will illustrate how internal and external influences promote and inhibit human action. Students will make a documented oral presentation of their research to the class. (GE1, GE2, GE3, GE4, GE5, GE7, GE8)
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