Course Content and Outcomes Guides (CCOG)

Course Content and Outcomes Guide for GEO 106 Effective Fall 2020

Course Number:
GEO 106
Course Title:
World Regional Geography
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Course Description

Examines the human, cultural, and environmental geographic issues that shape the world's regions. Includes information on spatial patterns of economic development, natural resource uses, international trade, population and migration, transportation, and cultural landscapes. Analyzes each region as part of the larger global community, with a specific emphasis on current issues and trends. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon successful completion students will be able to:

  • Discuss in an informed way how geographic concepts and theories explain current world events, world issues and daily events.
  • Explore and reflect on one’s role and responsibilities in an increasingly globalized world, specifically as part of a technological, commerce-driven culture.
  • Analyze human, cultural, and environmental processes that shape the world’s cultural regions in order to be an informed and active global citizen.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

Students will be expected to demonstrate mastery of themes, concepts, issues, competencies and skills by any combination of the following:

  • In-class, written responses
  • Multiple choice exams
  • Written results of class labs and exercises
  • Book reviews, article reviews and library projects
  • Field observation exercises and projects

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

Themes, Concepts, Issues:

  • Population terminology
  • Population growth, stability and decline
  • Population revolutions
  • Demographic transition
  • Population pyramids
  • Population controls
  • Population migration
  • Rural settlement types
  • Site and situation
  • Internal structure of cities

Competencies and Skills:

  • Develop and defend hypotheses on how the spatial distribution of population may change in response to
    a) environmental changes
    b) sociocultural changes and
    c) changes in social economic conditions.
  • Analyze population issues and propose solutions to address such issues.
  • Evaluate the impact of human migration on physical and human systems.
  • Analyze the functions of cities.
  • Analyze the internal structure and shapes of cities.