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 32541

From the Instructor:
My name is Kelsey Brain, and I teach a variety of human geography courses here at PCC and at PSU. I love studying and sharing the way a geographic lens can contribute to our understanding of the world and of the events/issues/inequality/developments that we see every day. I am passionate about the topic. / GEO 107 is an online course, consisting of lecture material, readings and videos, quizzes, discussion posts, and a project in which you study a particular country of your choice in depth. / In this course you will: 1) Use awareness of global issues to become a more informed citizen and consumer 2) Link changes in national economies to the local and global economy 3) Critique various economic and political systems with regards to government influence in commerce, environmental impact, and social welfare 4) Engage in informed discussions and debate over current political, social, and economic event / After this course you will be able to: 1) Develop a framework through which you can interpret historical and contemporary issues 2) Demonstrate how culture & experiences influence people's perception of places 3) Identify the characteristics that impact economic development 4) Analyze the factors that impact economic development 5) Identify the impact of technology on the physical environment 6) 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. / Required Text: National Geographic Society. Concise Atlas of the World, 3rd Edition. Paperback. ISBN 10: 1426209517 / Required Software: Jing or equivalent screen and audio capture software, free download available here http://www.techsmith.com/jing.html
Web Technical Requirements:
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Students with Disabilities:
Students with disabilities should notify their instructor if accommodations are needed to take this class. For information about technologies that help people with disabilities in taking Web based distance learning classes please visit the Office for Students with Disabilities website.
Web Prerequisite | Start Guide for Online Learners:
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CRN Campus / Bldg / Rm Time Days Dates
32541 WEB » - 22-Jun-2015 thru 15-Aug-2015
Instructor: Kelsey A Brain
Notes: This is an 8 week course, June 22 - August 15.
Tuition: credit Fees: $20.00
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