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GEOG 2000 - World Regional Geography

Credit Hours: 4.00


Prerequisites: None

An introductory study of geography from a world regional perspective focusing upon the distribution and interconnections of the world’s physical, economic, cultural, and political systems.

Billable Contact Hours: 4

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OUTCOMES AND OBJECTIVES
Outcome 1:
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to recognize world regions.

Objectives:

  1. Explain the concept of regions.
  2. Describe how the regions are defined.
  3. Identify major regions.

Outcome 2:
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to use the regional concept.

Objectives:

  1. Identify regions based on the physical setting, economic systems and culture.
  2. Compare less developed, more developed, and miss-developed regions.

Outcome 3:
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to recognize the role and consequences of European colonialism.

Objectives:

  1. Describe how colonialism created the present world political and economic patterns.
  2. Describe how colonialism affected the cultures and languages of the world.

Outcome 4:
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to recognize the patterns of economic interdependence among the regions.

Objectives:

  1. Describe how the patterns evolved.
  2. Identify emerging patterns.

Outcome 5:
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to recognize migration patterns.

Objectives:

  1. Explain human migration patterns.
  2. Identify and analyze problems caused by migration.
  3. Describe the benefits of migration.

Outcome 6:
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to recognize current cultural and geopolitical conflicts.

Objectives:

  1. Describe the process of Nationalism.
  2. Explain the process of devolution. (Based on the National Geography Standards, 1994)

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:
Communication: YES
Critical Thinking: YES
Global Literacy: YES
Quantitative Reasoning: YES
COURSE CONTENT OUTLINE

  1. More Developed Regions
    1. Physical environment
      1. Location: absolute and relative
      2. Physical landforms
      3. Climate
      4. Resource base
    2. Human environment
      1. Economic activities
      2. Cultural traits
      3. Political geography
      4. Urban development
    3. Sub-regional profiles
      1. Core development
      2. Agricultural heartland
      3. Outliers
  2. Miss-developed Regions
    1. Physical environment
      1. Location: absolute and relative
      2. Physical landforms
      3. Climate
      4. Resource base
    2. Human environment
      1. Economic activities
      2. Cultural traits
      3. Political geography
      4. Urban development
    3. Sub-regional profiles
      1. Core development
      2. Agricultural heartland
      3. Outliers
  3. Less Developed Regions
    1. Physical environment
      1. Location: absolute and relative
      2. Physical landforms
      3. Climate
      4. Resource base
    2. Human environment
      1. Economic activities
      2. Cultural traits
      3. Political geography
      4. Urban development
    3. Sub-regional profiles
      1. Core development
      2. Agricultural heartland
      3. Outliers

Primary Faculty
West, Rebecca
Secondary Faculty

Associate Dean
Williams-Chehmani, Angie
Dean
Pritchett, Marie



Official Course Syllabus - Macomb Community College, 14500 E 12 Mile Road, Warren, MI 48088



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