GEOG 1100 - Principles of Geography
Credit Hours: 3.00
Geographic principles underlying the patterns of man’s activity on earth’s surface. Systematic geography.
Billable Contact Hours: 3
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OUTCOMES AND OBJECTIVES
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to recognize the spatial organization of the Earth’s surface.
- Identify the core concepts of geography.
- Explain the themes of geographic study.
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to use the tools of geography.
- Explain the role of globes.
- Explain mapping properties.
- Identify types of maps.
- Describe the role of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in geographic representations.
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to recognize the physical processes that create the spatial distributions of landforms on the earth’s surface.
- Explain the earth-sun relationship.
- Describe how weather and climate patterns form.
- Compare tectonic and gradational forces.
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to recognize the impact of human activities.
- Describe how population patterns form.
- Explain the Demographic Equation.
- Describe the interaction of humans with their environment.
- Describe how cultures diffuse.
- Identify geopolitical systems.
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to recognize the patterns that govern the location of economic activity.
- Explain the classifications of economic activity and land use.
- Identify the environmental impacts of land use.
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to use geographic concepts.
- Interpret and describe the past.
- Identify potential problems.
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
Quantitative Reasoning: YES
COURSE CONTENT OUTLINE
- Geographic Concepts
- Evolution of the discipline
- Core concepts
- Location, direction, distance
- Size, scale
- Map types
- Physical Geography
- Weather and climate
- Natural resources
- Human Geography
- Spatial interaction
- Political geography
- Location Geography
- Economic geography
- Urban studies
- Environmental impact
- Area Analysis
- Regional structure
- Cultural regions
- Natural resource regions
Official Course Syllabus - Macomb Community College, 14500 E 12 Mile Road, Warren, MI 48088
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