2020-2021 Catalog 
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2020-2021 Catalog [PREVIOUS CATALOG YEAR]

GEO 101 - World Geography West

GEO 1121.
Description: A geographical exploration of the people, places, and landscapes of North America, South America, Europe and Russia.

Prerequisites: Reading Proficiency.

Credits: 3
Lecture: 3
Course Content:
  1. Geographic traditions, terminology and methodology
  2. Regional presentation of important human and physical locations
  3. Major geographic qualities, characteristics and unifying elements of each region
  4. Regional physiography and human adaptation to it
  5. Regional economic, political, settlement, cultural, human and historical geographic distributions and qualities
  6. Unique and/or significant regional issues or events
  7. Significant characteristics, qualities and issues for individual countries or subregions
  8. Current issues/events of global concern or impact

Learning Outcomes:
  1. Describe the traditions of geography. (1) 
  2. Cite the basic concepts in geographical study and analysis. (1,2)
  3. Identify and discuss basic cultural differences within geographic regions and between regions. (3-5) 
  4. Relate the physical geography of each region and its influences to human geography. (2-4)
  5. Locate and evaluate geographical information from a variety of sources. (6-8) 
  6. Integrate historical information with spatial distribution information of human phenomena. (5)
  7. Apply spatial analysis skills to regional geographic distributions. (1,4)
  8. Use locational analysis to explain natural and human geographical phenomena. (2,7) 
  9. Critically analyze issues and synthesize information related to current regional trends. (6-8)
  10. Identify significant physical and cultural geographical locations. (2-6)
  11. Explain a personal connection to the global/international community in contemporary society. (8)

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