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GEOG 100 - Introduction to Human Geography:
Places and Regions in Global Context

This course offers a critical introduction to human geography. It explores, analyzes, and interprets the diverse human landscapes in global context. Using a thematic approach, the course focuses on modernization, population, nature, cultural identity, landscapes, agriculture, economic and regional development, the politics of territory and space, urbanization, and future geographies at various scales.

 

Credits: 3

 

Hours: 45 (Lecture Hours: 3)

 

Total Weeks: 15

 

Prerequisites:

None

 

Non-Course Prerequisites:

None

 

Co-requisites:

None

 

Course Content:
- Introduction and History of Geography
- Geographic Thought
- Globalization
- Geography of Population
- Nature, Society and Technology
- The Cultural Mosaic
- Interpretation of Places and Landscapes
- Geography of Economic Development
- Agriculture and Food Production
- Political Geography: Territory and Space
- Urbanization: Processes and Patterns
- Urban Space and Structures

- Geography of the Future

 

Learning Outcomes:
- Introduce human geography as a unifying discipline of study
- Explore important traditions, theories, concepts and themes in human geography.
- Analyze and interpret places, regions and landscapes.
- Explore the relationship between global processes and local patterns
- Discuss the interdependence between core and peripheral regions

- Develop critical reading and logical thinking skills

 

Grading System: Letters

 

Passing Grade: D (50%)

 

Percentage of Individual Work: 100

 

Textbooks:
Textbooks are subject to change.  Please contact the bookstore at your local campus for current book lists.

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