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GEO101 - World Regional Geography
Catalog Description: Introduces the physical and human geography of the world. Examines the major physical/environmental, cultural, political and economic characteristics of each world region.
Lecture: 3 hrs.
Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs):
Upon successful completion of the course, as documented by extended writing assignments, class discussion, and examinations, students will be able to:
1.locate each of the world's twelve major regions and identify at least three basic cartographic features in each region;
2.identify at least three basic human and physical traits for each of the world's twelve major regions;
3.describe at least three elements of the regional concept in geography;
4.describe at least three differences between core and peripheral regions and how they developed;
5.classify and describe a minimum of three world regions using at least four basic measures and concepts of human geography;
6.classify and describe a minimum of three world regions using at least four basic measures and concepts of physical geography;
7.analyze at least three examples of how regions and their populations are linked together in a world system;
8.demonstrate an ability to appropriately use at least five different types of maps, charts or graphs to evaluate geographic information;
9.analyze at least three social and/or environmental issues impacting each of the world's major regions using concepts from regional geography; and
10.integrate geographic knowledge and research skills into a 4-6 page paper on an approved topic which analyzes a current event in the non-Western world.*
*This course objective has been identified as a student learning outcome that must be formally assessed as part of the College's Comprehensive Assessment Plan. All faculty teaching this course must collect the required data (see Assessing Student Learning Outcomes form) and submit the required analysis and documentation at the conclusion of the semester to the Office of Assessment and Special Projects.
1. The Region-A geographic concept
2. North America
3. Middle America
4. South America
6. Russia and the Newly Independent States
7. North Africa and Southwest Asia
8. Sub-Saharan Africa
9. South Asia
10. East Asia
11. Southeast Asia
12. Australia / New Zealand
Effective Term: Fall 2007