GEO106 World Regional Geography

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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 and RD 115) or IRW 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement. Audit available.  (For detailed information, see the Course Content and Outcome Guide).

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30296 Web


From June 22 through August 15, 2020
Textbooks for CRN 30296
< $40
Course details for CRN 30296
Instructor: Kerry J Pataki
Tuition: credit Fees: $20

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Course details: CRN 30296

Course materials


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Open educational resources (OER)

The following free or inexpensive materials are used for this course:

Online publisher materials

 one free OL text; one inexpensive paperback book

Proctored exams and activities:

There are no proctored exams and activities.

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 none, other than a computer



Instructor comments:

THIS ONLINE COURSE GIVES AN OVEVIEW OF THE WORLD using a dynamic regional perspective. Core aspects (in alphabetic order) include culture, economic activity, environment, globalization, location, political situations, population growth and urbanization. The course is self-contained with a detaled schedule, readings, exercises, and streamed films. It uses person-promotive discussions, brief written statements, brief map quizzes, an interesting personal project and a written midterm and final.  Our focus is to achieve effective individual understanding of the material, and to pay close attention to the meaning of your efforts; Scantron is not used; open book is. All work is online.

THIS COURSE USES TWO REQUIRED BOOKS. The first is a FREE ONLINE TEXT (OER). The second book is a readable, effective and inexpensive paperback, Prisoners of Geography, a recent New York Times bestseller. This book is in the PCC Sylvania bookstore and can also be purchased online; try Amazon, and Powell's, and my favorite, However, some also like a hardcopy text, and an excellent one is The Human Mosaic by Domosh, Price and Jordan-Bychkov, 12th edition, available inexpensively online. The course keeps busy with assignments and exercises each week that will inform you and enhance your learning and promote your grade. We provide the basics and more; how far you go is up to you. Audit is available. 

THIS INTRODUCTORY COURSE combines a reality-focus with concepts and theory. It will give you knowledge about the world's nations, cultures and political structures from a spatial-regional perspective. It draws on the area of human geography, including cultural landscapes. These will help your to understand your increasingly global world, but they also have personal impact and we will strive for both. The course is relevant to current events in relation to key regional, national and global issues, and how all of these are expressed in dynamic patterns on the world's surface. The instructor is a geographer with extensive experience in teaching, fieldwork, consultation and projects including developing countries where change can be extreme, and brings these and our own national issues into the class in a realistic sense.

UNCERTAIN ABOUT TAKING AN ONLINE CLASS?  Well, (1) the reality and mechanics of actually doing this course are built into it and are very clear and accessible (it's adapted from a f2f course) and (2) it is entirely possible to feel part of a group and communicate personally in an online course; in fact, THAT is what we do in it.

Looking forward  to meeting you virtually!

DR. K. J. PATAKI                                                                                                                                      



Web course information

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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 taking Web based classes please visit the Disability Services website.
Web Prerequisite | Start Guide for Online Learning:
Before you take your first online class at PCC, you must complete the start guide for online learning. The start guide will help you decide if online classes are right for you. Once you complete the start guide, you will be eligible to register for online classes.

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