SRJC Course Outlines

7/12/2020 2:56:05 AMGEOG 3 Course Outline as of Spring 2012

Changed Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  GEOG 3Title:  WORLD REGIONAL GEOGRAPHY  
Full Title:  World Regional Geography
Last Reviewed:5/14/2018

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled3.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled52.50
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled05 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
Also Listed As: 
Formerly: 

Catalog Description:
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Regional geography focuses on location and place; where people and places are in the world, what are their similarities and differences, and why they are located where they are.  Emphasis is placed on the interaction between the physical and human environments, culture, population, social and economic issues, and globalization.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 1A or equivalent

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Regional geography focuses on location and place; where people and places are in the world, what are their similarities and differences, and why they are located where they are.  Emphasis is placed on the interaction between the physical and human environments, culture, population, social and economic issues, and globalization.
(Grade or P/NP)

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

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Spring 1982
Inactive: 
 Area:D
H
Social and Behavioral Sciences
Global Perspective and Environmental Literacy
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 DSocial ScienceFall 2012
 D5Geography  
 DSocial ScienceFall 1991Summer 2012
 D3Ethnic Studies  
 D5Geography  
 D6History  
 DSocial ScienceFall 1981Summer 1991
 D3Ethnic Studies  
 D6History  
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 4Social and Behavioral ScienceFall 1981
 4EGeography  
 
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Spring 1982Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:TransferableEffective:Spring 1982Inactive:
 
C-ID:
 CID Descriptor: GEOG 125 World Regional Geography SRJC Equivalent Course(s): GEOG3

Certificate/Major Applicable: Both Certificate and Major Applicable



COURSE CONTENT

Outcomes and Objectives:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:
1. Locate places, regions and major physical features of the world.
2. Use, analyze and interpret maps.
3. Demonstrate awareness and knowledge of regions with respect to their unique cultural, political, economic, social, and physical geographical patterns.  
4. Define and describe major geographic concepts and use them to recognize the distribution of cultural and physical features on Earth's surface.
5. Utilize geographic concepts and terms to explain consequences of globalization.
6. Demonstrate an awareness of the underlying social and physical geographic forces shaping global events.
7. Detect and explain the impacts of human-caused environmental issues on world populations.

Topics and Scope
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I. Regional geography as a discipline
     A.  Physical and social science methods
     B.  Location and place
     C.  Maps and map reading
II. Themes of world regional geography
     A.  Globalization
     B.  Realms and regions
     C.  Physical environment
          1.  Landforms and surface features
         2.  Weather mechanisms and global weather patterns
               i.  Temperature
               ii.  Pressure and wind
               iii. Cloud formation and precipitation
          3.   Biomes
         4.   Climate classification
          5.   Environmental impact
                i.   Natural resources and resource use
               ii.  Pollution
               iii. Global climate change
     D.  Human geography
          1.   Historical context
         2.   Population and settlement patterns
         3.   Culture      
         4.   Political setting
          5.   Economic and social development
III. Application of themes of world regional geography (minimum of four major world regions)  
     A. Anglo America
    B. Mexico and Central America
    C. South America
     D. Sub-Saharan Africa
    E. North Africa and Southwest Asia
    F. Europe
     G. Russia
    H. Central Asia
     I. South Asia
     J. East Asia
     K. Southeast Asia
     L. Oceania

Assignments:
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1. Assigned readings (20-40 pages per week)
2. Assignments: written homework; mapping / problem solving exercises; class presentations; in-class activities (5-15)
3. Quizzes (4 to 12)  
4. 1-4 written papers (1-2 pages in length) and/or 1 written project (4-8 pages in length)
5. Presentations (1-2)
6. Exams (3-5)

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
15 - 40%
Written homework; written papers or project
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
5 - 20%
Mapping exercises; mapping / problem solving exercises
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
0 - 0%
None
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
50 - 80%
Quizzes; Exams (multiple choice, etc.) that include short answer and essay questions
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 10%
Participation and attendance, class presentations


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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The World Today:  Concepts and Regions in Geography, 5th edition.  de Blij, H.J., Muller, Peter O., Nijam, Jan, and WinklerPrins, Antoinette M.G. A.  John Wiley & Sons:  2011.
 
Globalization and Diversity:  Geography of a Changing World, 3rd edition.  Rowntree, Les, Lewis, Martin, Price, Marie, and Wyckoff, William. Pearson Prentice Hall:  2011
 
Diversity amid Globalization:  World Regions, Environment, Development, 5th edition.  Rowntree, Les, Lewis, Martin, Price, Marie, and Wyckoff, William. Pearson Prentice Hall:  2011
World Regional Geography:  Global Patterns, Local Lives. 5th edition.  Pulsipher, Lydia Mihelic and Pulsipher, Alex.  W.H. Freeman:  2011

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