SRJC Course Outlines

6/24/2024 6:03:01 AMGEOG 3 Course Outline as of Spring 1982

New Course (First Version)

Discipline and Nbr:  GEOG 3Title:  REGIONAL WORLD GEOG  
Full Title:  Regional Geography of the World
Last Reviewed:9/26/2022

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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Basic cultural elements of geography (population distribution, general land-use patterns and trade) and their correlation with the physical elements.  Delimitation of the major geographic regions of the world.


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Major geographic regions of the world. Correlation of cultural & physical elements.
(Grade or P/NP)

Recommended:Eligibility for 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
Global Perspective and Environmental Literacy
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 DSocial ScienceFall 2012
 DSocial ScienceFall 1991Summer 2012
 D3Ethnic Studies  
 DSocial ScienceFall 1981Summer 1991
 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 125 World Regional Geography SRJC Equivalent Course(s): GEOG3

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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Provides the student with the theoretical, descriptive and methodological
experiences required to successfully understand world geography and its
related concepts.  Students participating in this course will have the
opportunity to analyze why people live where they do in relation to the
major geographic concepts.  Students completing this course should be
able to comprehend and demonstrate some knowledgeability of world
geography through lecture discussions, reading assingments, written
assignments, and examination.

Topics and Scope
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Course content will include but not be limited to the following areas
stated on the course outline.
An introduction to Regional Geography of the World
 Regional concepts and classification
 Concepts of Culture and Landscape
 Changing Natural Landscape
    Pleistocene influences
    Water cycles
    Climatic regions
    Vegetation regimens
    Soil distribution
 World population patterns
 Politics and geography
 Geography of economic development
 Geographic realms of the world
 Map reading and interpretation
Developed Regions
    Population geography
    Landscape and rivalries
        The British Isles
        Western Europe
        Nordic Europe
        Mediterranean Europe
        Eastern Europe
 Soviet Union
    European Heritage
    Modern Soviet State and its centrally controlled economy
    Regions of the Soviet realm
 North America
    Physical geography and human environmental impacts
    Cultural geography
    Environmental perception and spacial behavior
    Changing geography of economic activity
    Postindustrial revolution
    Regions of the North American realm
    Imperial Japan
    Modernization in the context of limited assets
    Spacial organization
    Postindustrial era
 Australia and New Zealand
    Migration and transfer
    Economic activities and urbanization
    Population policies
 Underdeveloped Regions
    Middle America
    Collision of cultures
    Political differention
    Caribbean patterns
           African heritage
    Troubled Mexico
    Central America's besieged republics
 South America
    Economic geography
    Culture areas
    The Republics
          Caribbean North
          Andean West
        Mid-latitude South
 North Africa
    Cultural geography
    The Past human histories
    Decline and rebirth
    Regions and countries
        Egypt and the Nile basin
        Western Maghreb
        Middle East
        Arabian peninsula
        Non-Arab Northern Tier
        The African transition zone
 African Worlds
    The environmental base
    Continental Drift
    Environmental hazards and diseases
    Agriculture predominance
    Africa's past
    Colonial legacy
    African regions
        West Africa
        East Africa
        Equatorial Africa
        Southern Africa
India and the Indian Perimeter
 Physiographic regions
 Human historical development

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Evaluation of student performance will be determined through examination
(written and/or objective) and through at least one of the following
written assignments: Comprehensive research paper, analytic essay,
report and book reviews, extra credit reports, or field assessment.
Students will be required to master textbook and research material
independently outside of class.

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
20 - 40%
Written homework, Reading reports, Essay exams, Term papers
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
0 - 10%
Lab reports
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
50 - 75%
Multiple choice, True/false, Matching items, Completion
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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