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GEOG 1031 - World Geography

Credits: 3
Hours/Week: Lecture NoneLab None
Course Description: This course introduces students to world regions including: U.S. and Canada, Latin America, Europe, Russia and former Soviet states, East and Southeast Asia, the Indian subcontinent, the Middle East and North Africa, Sub-Sahara Africa, and Oceania. Emphasis is on the environmental, cultural, political, and economic characteristics of each region, as well as differences and similarities from one region to another and how each is impacted by globalization.
MnTC Goals
5 History/Social/Behavioral Science, 8 Global Perspective

Prerequisite(s): Assessment score placement in RDNG 1000 , or completion of RDNG 0900  or RDNG 0950  with a grade of C or higher.
Corequisite(s): None
Recommendation: None

Major Content
  1. Basic Concepts in Physical Geography
  2. Basic Terms and Concepts of Geography and Development
  3. East Asia
  4. Europe
  5. Middle and South America
  6. North Africa and Southwest Asia
  7. North America
  8. Oceania
  9. Procedural Matters and Approach to Course and Text Materials
  10. Russia and the Newly Independent States
  11. South Asia
  12. Southeast Asia
  13. Sub-Saharan Africa
  14. What is Geography? What do Geographers Study?

Learning Outcomes
At the end of this course students will be able to:

  1. use the Internet as a resource to gather and analyze geographic information about world regions
  2. identify the causes of and underlying principles explaining world geographic patterns using social scientific methods.
  3. compare and contrast world regions based on impacts of globalization
  4. describe the physical, demographic, political, economic, and cultural characteristics of major world regions


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