2020-2021 Catalog 
    
    Sep 18, 2020  
2020-2021 Catalog

GEO 105 - Introduction to Cultural Geography


Description: An geographical exploration of the human landscape, examining aspects of culture such as language, religion, political organization and economics.

Prerequisites: Reading Proficiency.

Credits: 3
Lecture: 3
Course Content:
  1. Geographic principles
  2. Population
  3. Migration
  4. Folk and popular culture
  5. Language
  6. Religion
  7. Ethnicity
  8. Political geography
  9. Development
  10. Agriculture
  11. Industry
  12. Services
  13. Urban patterns
  14. Resource issues

Learning Outcomes:
  1. Outline the principle concepts of geographic study. (1)
  2. Describe basic cultural differences among selected societies. (4-7)
  3. Relate physical geography to cultural characteristics of regions.(2-6) 
  4. Integrate historical information with spatial distribution information of cultural phenomena. (2,3,8) 
  5. Identify and explain the spatial distribution of cultural phenomena.(3-8) 
  6. Locate and evaluate information from a variety of sources.(1)
  7. Explain a personal connection to the global/international community in contemporary society. (8) 
  8. Critically analyze information related to current regional and global cultural issues. (1,8) 
  9. Organize information from multiple sources into a unified presentation.(1) 
  10. Describe relationships between distributions of different cultural phenomena.(9) 
  11. Discuss key elements and concepts relating to selected cultural topics.(1) 

Required Assessment:
  1. Demonstrate thoughtful and precise writing skills by completing at least 1500 words of monitored writing.