Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon

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. 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 30583

From the Instructor:
WELCOME TO PCC SUMMER TERM 2016 AND GEOGRAPHY 106. This Distance Learning course gives an introduction to regional geography and the nature and characteristics of the major regions of the world. We will focus on the distribution and characteristics of these regions including their sociocultural aspects, populations, contemporary issues and their place in the global setting, which the text (below) elaborates and enhances. Geography, a core science for the study of the spatial and locational aspects of human activity, is a holistic science drawing on a rich variety of sources: the course provides detailed assessment at both local and larger scales of the major world regions, their relation to geography as such and a geographic approach, and their presence in the globalizing realities impacting us all. The course follows a clear schedule for each week including modules, readings and exercises; exercises include discussions, a brief paper, map quizzes and two assessments.
Course Specific Requirements:
REQUIREMENTS: PCC pre-requisites or waiver as required. This course uses one required paperback text, new or used: The Human Mosaic - A Cultural Approach to Human Geography, 12th edition, 2013, by M.Domosh et al., ISBN 978-1-4592-4018-0. The text gives an overview for the systems and themes relating world regions. The 11th edition is also acceptable.
Web Technical Requirements:
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Students with Disabilities:
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Web Prerequisite | Start Guide for Online Learners:
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CRN Campus / Bldg / Rm Time Days Dates
30583 WEB » - 20-Jun-2016 thru 13-Aug-2016
Instructor: Kerry J Pataki
Notes: This is an 8 week course, June 20-August 13.
Tuition: credit Fees: $20.00
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