Course Abstract Details

GEOG-105, Human Geography

Credits: 3

This is a General Education Course

Course Description

GEOG 105, Human Geography, is the study of the humanized Earth. Topics include the geography of population, the global pattern of cultures; and the components of culture including language, pop and folk culture, ethnicity, religion, technology, industry, resources, and political organization. The physical expression of those cultures in rural and urban settings is also studied. Prerequisite: exemption/completion of READ-099 and ENG-097 with "C" grades or better. 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. Program Goals are aligned with Social Sciences and Legal Studies. Geography is the study of location and place. It is based on three fundamental questions: Where are things located? Why are they located where they are? And what is the significance or implication of the location of things? Human Geography examines the diverse human behavioral patterns and resultant cultural landscapes on a global scale across time. The student will: 

1.demonstrate the ability to read and construct maps and to apply the basic geographical concepts including: location, distribution, spatial interaction of phenomenon, site, situation, density, concentration, regions, diffusion and patterns and to apply these concepts towards all semester assignments (GE1, GE2, GE4, GE6, GE7, PG 1-4). 

2.illustrate an understanding of the differences between folk culture, pop culture and ethnicity to explain internal and external conflict within and between political territories, and within Carroll County and apply these concepts to semester assignments (GE1, GE2, GE5, GE6, PG 1-4). 

3.illustrate the importance of language in establishing cultural identity by analyzing the problems experienced by multi-language states to assess the conflict within the United States resulting from the growing number of Spanish speaking citizens (GE1, GE2, GE6, GE7, PG 1-4). 

4.Demonstrate an understanding of internal and external migration processes including the geographical patterns created by current immigration into the United States and analyze its impact on a local, regional, national, and international scale (Ge1, GE2, GE6, PG 1-4) . 

5.explain the concept of local and global stratification by an evaluation of the influence of the industrialization and techni-colonization processes on an economy (GE1, GE2, GE6, PG 1-4). 

6.conduct a fieldwork study of Carroll County to determine the optimum location for a new business in the County; determine the current political situation on zoning and land-use in the county, photograph examples of county land-use features, map the locations of these features in the county, and analyze the function of the features as part of the cultural landscape. The analysis will evaluate the influence of economic, politics and cultural preferences on human decisions concerning land-use (GE 1-7, PG 1-4).

Learning Goals

The abbreviations in parentheses represent Learning Goals which have been identified for this course and program of study:

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