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2016-2017 Catalog 
2016-2017 Catalog [PAST CATALOG]

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 .

Course Outcomes
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 Competencies
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