Course Abstract Details
GEOG-201, Regional Geography and Global Awareness
This is a General Education Course
GEOG-201, Regional Geography and Global Awareness, is the study of the interrelationship of countries and regions of the world. The course is designed to give students a broader understanding of the world by studying the diverse political, economic, social/cultural, and environmental concerns and practices of different world regions, and to consider how these differences can create regional or global cohesiveness and division. Topics to be examined with regard to each region include: population, ethnicity, migration, urbanization, agriculture, resources, environment, culture, economics, political situations, industrial development, and any current global concern. Prerequisite: exemption/completion of READ-099 with a "C" grade or better. GEOG-105 is not a prerequisite, but is considered valuable for better understanding of the subject matter of the course. Three hours lecture each week. Three credits. Three billable hours. DIVERSITY/WORLD VIEW. GENERAL EDUCATION
Course Objectives and Grading Information
Course Objectives: Carroll Community College attempts, wherever possible, to incorporate the major General Education Core Competencies requirements of the college into its courses. Students should anticipate class activities which also reflect the Core Competencies, i.e, Technological Applications, Information Literacy, Oral Communications, Written Communications, Mathematics, Reading, Metacognition, Reasoning and Problem Solving, and Social and Cultural Awareness.
1. Students will demonstrate an understanding of how geographers construct regions and, in doing so, identify and apply the concepts and tools used by geographers.
2. Students will read and construct maps to illustrate the location, distribution and spatial interaction of phenomenon and the basic geographic concepts of site, situation, density, concentration, regions, diffusion and patterns and to apply these concepts towards the semester project.
3. Students will construct mental maps of different regions to understand how the perspective of individuals within specific cultures can create stereotyping of regions and the people who live within these regions.
4. Students will assess the commonalities, differences, and interdependence among and within societies of the world through the context of spatial patterns and processes from a physical, environmental and cultural approach.
5. Students will demonstrate an understanding of the relevance of international trends and issues on a world, national and local scale.
6. Students will use the dichotomy of Globalization and Diversity to analyze a world scale problem.The analysis will include the economic, political, cultural, social, environmental, and population distribution dynamics across regions. It will illustrate how internal and external influences promote and inhibit human action. Students will make a PowerPoint present of their research to the class.
The abbreviations in parentheses represent Learning Goals which have been identified for this course and program of study: