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GEOG-105 - Human Geography
Human Geography is the study of people and places from a spatial perspective. The course explores three fundamental questions: Where are human activities located? Why are they located where they are? What is the significance or implication of the location of the human activities? Human Geography examines diverse human behavioral patterns and resultant cultural landscapes on a global scale across time. The physical expression of those cultures in rural and urban settings is also studied. Prerequisite: eligibility for ENGL-101. Three hours lecture each week. Three credits. Three billable hours. GENERAL EDUCATION and DIVERSITY
Academic Level:
Geography, Gen Ed Social & Behav Sciences, General Education Elective, General Education Diversity
Please see course description for all prerequisites.
Course Objectives: 1. Apply basic geographical concepts including: maps, location, distribution, spatial interaction of phenomenon, site, situation, density, concentration, regions, and diffusion (GE1, GE3, GE4, GE5, GE8). 2. Analyze the reasons for internal and external conflict within and between political territories based on cultural identity (GE2, GE3, GE4, GE7, GE8). 3. Examine the role of language in establishing cultural identity individually and societally (GE2, GE3, GE4, GE7, GE8). 4. Analyze the impact of the geographical patterns created by current world migration on a local, regional, and national scale (GE2, GE3, GE4, GE8). 5. Explain the concept of local and global stratification through evaluation of the influence of industrialization and techni-colonization processes on an economy societally (GE2, GE3, GE4, GE7, GE8). 6. Conduct a fieldwork study to evaluate the influence of location, economics, politics and cultural preferences on human decisions concerning land-use (GE1, GE2, GE3, GE4, GE5, GE8).e (GE 1-7, PG 1-4).
Human Geography
Course: GEOG-105 - Human Geography