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GEOG 120 - World Geography

5 Credits
Explores the different regions of the world from the perspectives of cultural, historical, physical, political and economic geography.


Quarters Typically Offered
Summer Day
Fall Day
Winter Day
Spring Day

Designed to Serve Transfer academic students, Freight Forwarding, students, General interest students.
Active Date 20190625T13:36:38

Grading System Decimal Grade
Class Limit 38
Contact Hours: Lecture 55
Total Contact Hours 55
Degree Distributions:
  • Diversity & Globalism
  • Social Science Area I

Course Outline
A geographical perspective on the modern world is presented in regional contexts. Local and global connections are explored, including: how political and economic systems are organized; the vital importance of population and demographics; the role of supra-national entities; how ethnicity, gender, language and religion define cultures; the legacy of colonialism on the landscape; the ramifications of climate change for human and physical systems; the historical roots of regional conflict; how various environmental contexts constrain or facilitate economic development; how media images and stereotypes have help to define countries and regions.

Student Learning Outcomes
Demonstrate basic geographical literacy by identifying and describing significant physical and human characteristics of the regions

Explain geographical concepts using a variety of maps, charts and graphs from different sources

Apply geographical concepts and terms to current global issues and predict how different regions will be impacted by these events in the future

Employ a global framework to critically evaluate world events and to compare different cultural perspectives on current issues

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