Oct 04, 2023
GEO 102 - World Regional Geography 3 credit hours - Three hours weekly; one term.
This course meets the Social and Behavioral Sciences General Education Requirement.
Study major world regions, their populations, natural environments, cultural and economic development within a global context.
Prerequisite(s): Eligibility for ENG 111 or ENG 115 or ENG 121 .
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Describe the process of globalization
- Identify the economic components of globalization.
- Discuss the cultural and social dimensions of globalization.
- Describe the geopolitical components of globalization.
- Asses the environmental impacts of globalization.
- Describe the role of diversity within globalization.
- Discuss important population and settlement features of the world
- Describe world population growth and change.
- Describe the demographic transition model.
- Discuss major migration patterns of the world.
- Describe world urban patterns.
- Describe the influence of cultural coherence and diversity in world regional geography
- Describe the concepts of culture and culture change.
- Describe the global patterns of language.
- Describe the global patterns of religion.
- Describe the geopolitical framework for studying world geography
- Identify the socio-political concepts of nation and state.
- Describe the role of centripetal and centrifugal forces.
- Describe the process of global terrorism.
- Describe the processes of colonialism and decolonialism.
- Compare and contrast economic and social development levels
- Differentiate between more and less developed countries.
- Describe important economic indicators of development.
- Describe important social indicators of development.
- Describe the changing global physical environment
- Describe global climate regions.
- Discuss the process of global warming.
- Describe global vegetation patterns.
- Discuss global food resource concerns.
- Apply a thematic framework for studying world regional geography
- Apply the theme of environmental geography in the evaluation of world regions.
- Apply the theme of population and settlement in the evaluation of world regions.
- Apply the theme of cultural coherence and diversity in the evaluation of world regions.
- Apply the theme of geopolitical framework in the evaluation of world regions.
- Apply the theme of economic and social development in the evaluation of world regions.
Core 1 Communication Core 2 Technology Fluency Core 3 Information Literacy Core 5 Self Management Core 6 Scientific Reasoning Core 8 Social and Civic Responsibility Core 9 Global Perspective Core 10 Innovative and Critical Thinking