Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon

Examines human, cultural, and environmental geography placed in context with current issues of social, economic, and political globalization. Includes information on global spatial patterns of agriculture; industrial, post-industrial, and sustainable development; rural-to-urban migration; religious, political and resource conflicts; and cultural landscapes. Uses regional examples to illustrate geographic concepts. Prerequisite: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.  (For detailed information, see the Course Content and Outcome Guide ).


Distance Education: Web Course Information

CRN 42956

From the Instructor:
I am a human geographer with a particular interest in cultural geography and feminist political ecology. My regional focus is Latin America, Africa, and the Middle East. I am teaching various human geography courses at PCC Sylvania campus, including GEO 105: Human Geography, GEO 250: Geography of Africa, GEO 215: Geography of Latin America, GEO 107: Geography of Global Issues, and GEO 106: World Regional Geography. I am also working at Immigrant and Refugee Communities Organization (IRCO) as an instructor. The focus of my work at IRCO for the last several years has been to teach basic literacy and cultural adaptation skills to newly arrived refugees and immigrants, especially women from Africa, Asia, Central America, and the Middle East. The discipline of Geography focuses on the science of place and space; on how humans and the environment interact and influence each other.The objective of this course is to examine the basic concepts and processes that shape human geography. We will look at global patterns of agriculture, industrial development, resource use, population and migration, religious and political conflict, and cultural landscapes. The course is designed to approach each of these topics through the lens of a 'global issue' that provides a real world example of how geography plays a role in everyday life. Such geographic concepts and themes will be approached through reading assignments, map quizzes, group discussions, films, lectures, and activities. This course is arranged chronologically and employs a modular design. Each week, students should complete all assignments listed in that week's lesson module. In this course you will: Use awareness of global issues to become a more informed citizen and consumer Link changes in national economies to the local and global economy Critique various economic and political systems with regards to government influence in commerce, environmental impact, and social welfare Engage in informed discussions and debate over current political, social, and economic events After this course you will be able to: Develop a framework through which you can interpret historical and contemporary issues Demonstrate how culture & experiences influence people's perception of places Identify the characteristics that impact economic development Analyze the factors that impact economic development Identify the impact of technology on the physical environment Analyze the physical and cultural characteristics that distinguish countries from one another
Course Specific Requirements:
Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available. There is no textbook required for this course. Readings for each week will be posted on D2L.
Web Technical Requirements:
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Students with Disabilities:
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CRN Campus / Bldg / Rm Time Days Dates
42956 WEB » - 26-Sep-2016 thru 17-Dec-2016
Instructor: Tuba Kayaarasi-Rodriguez
Tuition: credit Fees: $20.00
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