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Geography

Course Descriptions

GEOG& 100: Introduction to Geography

Credits: 5.0

Introduction to natural and human regions around the world including the impact of post-industrial society in America, the rise of China as a rival superpower and the importance of "black gold" in the Persian Gulf. Placement in ENGL 100. Prerequisite(s): Placement in ENGL 100.

Course Level Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Identify and locate physical features and define fundamental symbols when reading a map. [COMMUNICATE]
  2. Critically analyze the geographical aspects of the relationships between people and the natural environment. [REASON]
  3. Identify, collect, and utilize data to investigate and analyze the issues and problems facing people, places and society in relationship to their geography. [EXPLORE]
  4. Demonstrate and define how these relationships and the natural resources have changed with space and over time in different regions of the world. [EXPLORE]
  5. Integrate, evaluate and communicate information from a variety of geographical sources. [REASON]

GEOG 150: Introduction to Sustainable Development

Credits: 5.0

Introduction to issues in sustainability around the world within a geographic framework. This will involve examination of the development and spatial interactions of policy alternatives relating to the sustainability of resources, the environment, and society. Prerequisite(s): Placement in ENGL 100.

Course Level Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Define and communicate the concept of sustainability, including forms of practice, from a geographic perspective and how it applies to development. [COMMUNICATE]
  2. Explain and define how applications of sustainability at the personal and local level can enhance sustainable development at the global level. [REASON]
  3. Compare and contrast the spatial inter-relationships between modern consumerism, resource depletion, population trends, and unsustainable development. [REASON]
  4. Identify and locate regions where sustainable development is both occurring and where it is not. [EXPLORE]
  5. Analyze and explain how sustainable practices impact natural resources, agriculture, energy, transportation, housing, global trade, population trends and the environment from a geographic perspective. [COMMUNICATE]

GEOG& 207: Economic Geography

Credits: 5.0

Concepts and issues regarding the world's primary and emerging economic regions. Topics may include: the impact of technology on future careers, the European Union's common currency, the rise of China as a possible superpower, the Persian Gulf's black gold, and other selected areas.

Course Level Objectives