CCOG for GEO 212 Spring 2023
- Course Number:
- GEO 212
- Course Title:
- Geography of Global Issues
- Credit Hours:
- Lecture Hours:
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Intended Outcomes for the course
Upon completion of the course students should be able to:
- Examine current global issues in the context of historic sociocultural, political, and economic systems
- Analyze current global issues, their extent and impact on local, regional, and global scales.
- Examine global issues from a geographic perspective using maps and other geospatial tools.
Social Inquiry and Analysis
Students completing an associate degree at Portland Community College will be able to apply methods of inquiry and analysis to examine social contexts and the diversity of human thought and experience.
General education philosophy statement
Human Geography examines the spatial and temporal relationships between people, places and the environment. By examining this relationship, students gain an understanding of the development of human societies, including their culture, economy and politics, and how that intersects with the physical environment. Core geographic concepts such as location, regions, place, scale, and patterns, are analyzed on multiple scales (global, regional, and local) and through a multicultural lens. Students gain a deeper understanding of cultures and places that are different from their own, providing a foundation for breaking down prejudices and making more informed decisions. This creates more socially aware and responsible global citizens.
Use knowledge of global issues to be an informed citizen and consumer.
Outcome Assessment Strategies
Students will be expected to demonstrate mastery of themes, concepts, issues, competencies and skills by any combination of the following:
Exams and quizzes
Class assignments and exercises
Literature review and library research
Field observation exercises and projects
Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)
Themes, Concepts, Issues:
Agricultural production and land use
Population and migration
Conflict and security
Health and hunger
Development and sustainability
Competencies and Skills:
Communicate the extent and impact of global issues
Use maps and other geographic tools to understand how geography affects global issues
Critically examine various sources of information
Understand your role in local and global society