GEOG 1500 - Geography of Michigan & the Upper Great Lakes
Credit Hours: 3.00
A geographic study of the landforms, culture and economic activities of Michigan and the surrounding Great Lakes states and provinces.
Billable Contact Hours: 3
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OUTCOMES AND OBJECTIVES
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to identify the location of Michigan and the Upper Great Lakes.
- Explain the peninsular shape.
- Describe the location.
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to identify the processes that formed Michigan and the Upper Great Lakes.
- Explain the impact of the processes.
- Describe the resulting landscape.
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to recognize migration and settlement patterns.
- Discuss initial and ensuing settlers of each peninsula.
- Identify influences of these settlers, including those that remain to this day.
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to recognize transportation patterns.
- Explain the importance of water routes.
- Describe the evolution of land routes.
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to recognize the cultural and economic patterns that have formed.
- Explain the role of natural resources.
- Describe the urban development.
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of the concept of Sustainable Development.
- Identify quality of life issues.
- Explain global warming’s effect on Michigan and the Great Lakes.
- Explain globalization’s effect on Michigan and the Great Lakes.
COMMON DEGREE OUTCOMES (CDO)
• Communication: The graduate can communicate effectively for the intended purpose and audience.
• Critical Thinking: The graduate can make informed decisions after analyzing information or evidence related to the issue.
• Global Literacy: The graduate can analyze human behavior or experiences through cultural, social, political, or economic perspectives.
• Information Literacy: The graduate can responsibly use information gathered from a variety of formats in order to complete a task.
• Quantitative Reasoning: The graduate can apply quantitative methods or evidence to solve problems or make judgments.
• Scientific Literacy: The graduate can produce or interpret scientific information presented in a variety of formats.
CDO marked YES apply to this course:
Critical Thinking: YES
Global Literacy: YES
COURSE CONTENT OUTLINE
- Michigan’s unique shape
- Relative location
- Absolute location
- Location and history
- Physical environment and natural resource base
- Glacial heritage
- Great Lakes location
- Mineral resources
- Metal minerals
- Fossil fuels
- Other minerals
- Patterns of Human Activity
- Economic development
- Today’s economy
- Transportation patterns
- Trade patterns
- Immigration and change
- Regional Patterns
- Primate city development
- Ethnic patterns
- Urban change
Official Course Syllabus - Macomb Community College, 14500 E 12 Mile Road, Warren, MI 48088
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