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GEOG 101 Introduction to World Geography

This course will focus on the effects of spatial relationships of the physical environment with respect to the earth's human population. Students will examine the physical environment and how it influences spatial decision-making processes. Students will analyze the geo-economic relationships that influence the earth's settlement patterns. Students will develop an understanding of the increasingly interdependent and interconnected world in which we live, and the relationship between the actions of the individual and the impact that these actions have on other places in the world.

Credits

3

Prerequisite

Eligible to enroll in ENGL 121

Hours Weekly

3 hours weekly

Course Objectives

  1. Apply specific geographic terminology, methodology, and definitions.
  2. Describe the environmental changes and human impacts associated with increasing globalization and climate change from a local and global perspective.
  3. Discuss how human activities are shaped and influenced by industrialization and climate change.
  4. Analyze globalization with respect to the interconnectedness of economics, politics, environment, and/or global cultures and populations.
  5. Identify energy sources that are alternatives to petroleum, and describe their advantages and disadvantages.
  6. Recognize and analyze the effects of climate change on the physical environment.
  7. Analyze the ethical debates of the impacts of climate change, including one's core beliefs.
  8. Write clearly and effectively using appropriate, relevant, and properly attributed content that demonstrates the writer’s understanding of World Geography.

Course Objectives

  1. Apply specific geographic terminology, methodology, and definitions.

    This objective is a course Goal Only

    Learning Activity Artifact

    • Other (please fill out box below)
    • mid-tern and final exam

    Procedure for Assessing Student Learning

    • Other (please fill out box below)
    • Assignment rubric
  2. Describe the environmental changes and human impacts associated with increasing globalization and climate change from a local and global perspective.

    Learning Activity Artifact

    • Writing Assignments
    • TED talk responses, (Vicki, Arroyo, Rob Hopkins)

    Procedure for Assessing Student Learning

    • Global Competency Rubric
    • Assignment rubric

    Global Competency

    • GC1
  3. Discuss how human activities are shaped and influenced by industrialization and climate change.

    Learning Activity Artifact

    • Writing Assignments
    • TED Talk Responses (James Balog, Vicki Arroyo, Hans Rosling), climate change assignment

    Procedure for Assessing Student Learning

    • Global Competency Rubric

    Global Competency

    • GC2
  4. Analyze globalization with respect to the interconnectedness of economics, politics, environment, and/or global cultures and populations.

    Learning Activity Artifact

    • Writing Assignments
    • TED talk response (Pankaj Ghemawat)

    Procedure for Assessing Student Learning

    • Global Competency Rubric

    Global Competency

    • GC3
    • GC4
  5. Identify energy sources that are alternatives to petroleum, and describe their advantages and disadvantages.

    This objective is a course Goal Only

    Learning Activity Artifact

    • Writing Assignments
    • TED talk response (Rob Hopkins), climate change assignment

    Procedure for Assessing Student Learning

    • Other (please fill out box below)
    • Assignment rubric
  6. Recognize and analyze the effects of climate change on the physical environment.

    This objective is a course Goal Only

    Learning Activity Artifact

    • Writing Assignments
    • TED talk responses (Pankaj Ghemawat, Hans Rosling, Parag Khanna)

    Procedure for Assessing Student Learning

    • Ethics Rubric
  7. Analyze the ethical debates of the impacts of climate change, including one's core beliefs.

    Ethics Goals

    • ET1
    • ET2
    • ET3
  8. Write clearly and effectively using appropriate, relevant, and properly attributed content that demonstrates the writer’s understanding of World Geography.

    This objective is a course Goal Only

    Learning Activity Artifact

    • Writing Assignments

    Procedure for Assessing Student Learning

    • Other (please fill out box below)
    • Writing assigments rubric