Oct 20, 2021  
2021-2022 College Catalog 
    
2021-2022 College Catalog
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GEO 104 - World Regional Geography

3 Credits, 3 Contact Hours
3 lecture periods 0 lab periods

Geographic concepts and information organized by conventional regions and nations. Includes geographic perspectives on the physical environment, and aspects of culture such as: population, language, religion, political systems, economic development, health, and history.

Gen-Ed: Meets AGEC - SBS and G; Meets CTE - SBS and G.




Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Locate and identify countries, major cities, and important physical features on world and regional maps. [Information Literacy]
  2. Compare and contrast advantageous and disadvantageous regional attributes with regard to natural resources and the physical environment. [Information Literacy, Quantitative Literacy, Global Learning]
  3. Compare and contrast regional cultural characteristics including population, economic development, political systems, language, religion, history and health. [Intercultural Knowledge, Written Communication, Quantitative Literacy]

Outline:
  1. Geographic Perspectives
    1. Realms and their criteria
    2. Regions and their criteria
  2. Physical Environment
    1. Climatic regions
    2. Physical landforms
  3. Regions and Cultures
    1. Cultural landscapes
    2. Culture and ethnicity
  4. Realms and Population
    1. Major population clusters
    2. Urbanization and population growth
  5. The Regional Framework
    1. Europe
    2. Russia
    3. North America
    4. Latin America
    5. North Africa/Southwest Asia
    6. Sub-Saharan Africa
    7. South Asia
    8. East Asia
    9. Southeast Asia
    10. Australia and New Zealand
    11. Pacific Realm


Effective Term:
Full Academic Year 2017/18



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