GEO 1101 Global Forces, Local Diversity
This course serves as an introduction to the study of human or cultural phenomena from a geographic perspective. Students will become familiar with the basic elements associated with human or cultural geography to include: the interface among human settlement, the environment, and economic systems; geographic patterns and processes associated with language, religion, and ethnicity; geographic patterns and processes associated with demographics and migration; political patterns and processes; geographic distribution of resources and economic activity; globalization and the impact on cultural/social, economic, and spatial relationships at various scales; how geographers approach the study of human and cultural activities; geographic patterns of urbanization; and impact of human behavior on landscapes. Students will use maps/geo-technologies to explain geographic themes and patterns.
Division: Liberal Arts, Communication and Social Sciences
Repeatable Credit: No
Offered Online: Yes
- Explain processes associated with geographic distribution of resources used and economic activities.
- Explain the concept of culture and the geographic patterns and processes associated with cultural traits such as language, religion, and ethnicity.
- Analyze and explain geographic patterns of population and demographic characteristics such as fertility, mortality, and migration.
- Explain the impact of human behavior on the landscape in different settings.
- Explain how geographers approach the study of humans and cultural activities.
- Analyze the relationships between political patterns and processes and cultural characteristics at various scales.
- Identify the concept of globalization and the impact on cultural, economic, spatial, and social relationships at various scales.
Credit Hours: 3
Classroom Hours: 3