SRJC Course Outlines

12/6/2023 7:36:51 PMGEOG 7 Course Outline as of Spring 1982

New Course (First Version)

Discipline and Nbr:  GEOG 7Title:  CULTURAL GEOGRAPHY  
Full Title:  Cultural
Last Reviewed:12/10/2018

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled3.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled52.50
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled06 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total3.00 Contact Total52.50
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  105.00Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade or P/NP
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
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Catalog Description:
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Introductory study of the cultural landscape, including the human population and its migrations, races, languages, religions, agricultural systems, and settlements, and an overview of social, political, and economic systems related to human perceptions and uses of the environment. Map and airphoto interpretations.


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 1A or concurrent enrollment in ENGL 100 or ESL 100.

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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The cultural landscape. Population densities, migrations & settlements; races, languages & religions; patterns of land use & environmental perceptions. Map & airphoto interpretations.
(Grade or P/NP)

Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 1A or concurrent enrollment in ENGL 100 or ESL 100.
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;UC.
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP


Associate Degree:Effective:Spring 1982
Social and Behavioral Sciences
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 DSocial ScienceFall 2012
 DSocial ScienceFall 1991Summer 2012
 D1Anthropology and Archeology  
 D3Ethnic Studies  
 DSocial ScienceFall 1981Summer 1991
 D1Anthropology and Archeology  
 D3Ethnic Studies  
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 4Social and Behavioral ScienceFall 1981
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Spring 1982Inactive:
UC Transfer:TransferableEffective:Spring 1982Inactive:
 CID Descriptor: GEOG 120 Introduction to Human Geography SRJC Equivalent Course(s): GEOG7

Certificate/Major Applicable: Both Certificate and Major Applicable


Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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The successful student will
--Recognize relationships between cultural geography and other
--Perceive geographic knowledge to be the result of an ongoing process
 of contributions by individual personalities.
--Appreciate the utility of models, hierarchies, and classification
--Recognize the differences between theoretical and empirical approaches,
 and relationships or principles based on these approaches, and be
 able to cite examples of each.
--Acquire fundamental social science concepts such as cultural traits,
 cultural evolution, diffusion, determinism, free will, and
--Develop and practice analytical skills for interpretation of maps,
 airphotos, and remote sensing images.
--Acquire and demonstrate usage of a vocabulary of several hundred
 terms, with emphasis on more sophistication in the usage of such
 terms as Russian, Scandanavian, Caucasian, Christian, and Moslem.
--Recognize cultural realms, based on history, race, language, and
 religion, while also demonstrating awareness of cultural diversity
 within regions and within nations.
--Perceive fundamental commonalities of human experience in diverse
--Apply relationships between birth, death, and migration statistics
 to calculate and interpret population sizes, growth rates, and future

Topics and Scope
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History of geography and geographical ideas:  leading personalities in
ancient and modern times; major concepts of the relationship between
humans and the environment; early maps as reflections of geographic
The human population:  demographic variables, distribution of the
human race, migrations, relationships with health and nutrition.
Inventory of world cultures:  problems of definition of race; genetic
classification of languages; origins and relationships of religions;
cultural realms.
Settlements and cities:  central-place theory, settlement types and
hierarchies, urgan geography, land use analysis.
Agricultural systems:  theories of cultural adaptation and cultural
evolution, land use systems, ownership patterns, agricultural
techniques, plants and animals of economic importance.
Environmental perception:  designative and appraisive perceptions in
popular culture and geographical research.

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Weekly reading assignments in text.
Review of notes of lectures which parallel, but do not duplicate, the
Supplementary materials including charts, outlines, and articles from
publications are distributed for study.  These total over 50 pages.
Short papers involving library research.
Attendance and written reports of lectures, films, or other presentations
related to course topics, which are given on campus or at nearby
Map and airphoto analysis exercises, both in-class and as homework.
Homework exercises in data analysis, with preparation of maps and
written reports of findings and conclusions.

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
25 - 50%
Written homework, Essay exams, Term papers
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
20 - 40%
Homework problems, Exams
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
0 - 0%
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
25 - 50%
Multiple choice
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 0%

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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de Blij & Muller, Human Geography
Jordan & Rowntree, The Human Mosaic
Harries and Norris, Human Geography
All of the above texts are common adoptions at two-year and four-
institutions throughout the United States.

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