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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
Department: Geography
Repeatable Credit: No
Offered Online: Yes

Prereqs: NONE  

Outcomes

  • 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