SRJC Course Outlines

2/2/2023 11:46:32 PMGEOG 3 Course Outline as of Fall 2023

Changed Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  GEOG 3Title:  WORLD REGIONAL GEOGRAPHY  
Full Title:  World Regional Geography
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 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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In this course, students will focus on location and place; where diverse peoples and places are in the world, their similarities and differences, and reasons for their locations. Emphasis is placed on the interaction between the physical and human environments, culture, population, social and economic issues, historical influences, and the impact of globalization.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 1A or equivalent

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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In this course, students will focus on location and place; where diverse peoples and places are in the world, their similarities and differences, and reasons for their locations. Emphasis is placed on the interaction between the physical and human environments, culture, population, social and economic issues, historical influences, and the impact of 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

Student Learning Outcomes:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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1. Compare and contrast major world regions with respect to location, natural environments, people, cultures, political systems, resources, and economies.
2. Recognize and interpret the spatial distribution of Earth's physical and cultural features using maps and other geographical tools.
3. Analyze world events and contemporary issues using geographical methods and tools, and explain how globalization shapes the modern world.
 

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In order to achieve these learning outcomes, during the course students will:
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, historical, 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 the impacts of globalization.
6. Explain the underlying social and physical geographic forces shaping global events.
7. Identify and explain the impacts of human-caused environmental problems 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 phenomena and global weather patterns
         3. Biomes
         4. Climate and climate change
         5. Natural resource use and environmental impacts
     D. Human geography
          1. Historical context
         2. Population and settlement patterns
         3. Culture      
         4. Political setting
          5. Economic and social development
     E. Application (minimum of five major world regions)  
          1. Anglo America
         2. Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean
          3. South America
          4. Sub-Saharan Africa
         5. North Africa and Southwest Asia
         6. Europe
          7. Russia
         8. Central, South, East, and Southeast Asia
         9. Oceania

Assignments:
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1. Readings (20-40 pages per week)
2. Homework (weekly)
3. Class activites
4. Mapping/problem solving exercise(s) (0-10)
5. One to two-page written paper(s) (1-4) and/or a 4-8 page written project
6. Presentation(s) (0-2)
7. Discussion post(s) (0-15)
8. Quizzes (4-20)   
9. Exams (2-6)

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%
Homework, papers, and/or written project
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
0 - 15%
Mapping/problem solving exercise(s)
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
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 15%
Participation, class activities, presentations, discussion post(s)


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Diversity amid Globalization: World Regions, Environment, Development. 7th ed. Rowntree, L., Lewis, M., and Price, M. Pearson. 2018
Globalization and Diversity: Geography of a Changing World. 6th ed. Price, M., Rowntree. L., Lewis, M., and Wyckoff, W. Pearson. 2020
World Regional Geography: Global Patterns, Local Lives. 8th ed. Pulsipher, L., Pulsipher, A., and Johansson, O. Macmillan. 2020
The World Today: Concepts and Regions in Geography. 8th ed. Nijam, J., Shin, M., and Muller, P. John Wiley & Sons. 2020

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