Coconino Community College GEOGRAPHY 133 WORLD REGIONAL GEOGRAPHY FALL 2015 Instructor: Kristin Brown Class time/day: 2:30 to 3:45 pm, Monday and Wednesday, ITV course Credits: 3 E-mail: [email protected] Phone message: 527-1222, ext. 5666 Phone: (928)310-8342 Office hours: By appointment. Final Exam: Wednesday, December 16, 2015 REQUIRED TEXT: Marston, Knox, Liverman, Del Casino, Robbins, World Region in a Global Context, Peoples, Places, and Environments , Pearson, Fifth Edition COURSE DESCRIPTION: Students will develop an understanding and appreciation of the cultural and physical characteristics of major regions of the world and how they interact. Physical (climate, vegetation, landform) and cultural (ethnic, religiou s, political, economic) attributes of the world’s major regions will be addressed and the interplay between them discussed. This class includes a study of world place-name geography. COURSE OUTCOMES: Students will: 1. Critically analyze and evaluate the various theories and interpretations within geography. 2. Identify the major regional divisions of the earth. 3. Locate and name the basic regional and political divisions of the world. 4. Identify physical features of the earth on a regional basis. 5. Describe the world's cultural areas and their elements at a national and regional level. 6 Discuss the integration and interactions of cultural and physical geographies into a comprehensive look at regional differences and similarities. 7. Compare and contrast cultural and physical landscapes on the earth. COURSE CONTENT: Will include: 1. Elements of Physical Geography: a. geological and tectonic processes b. meteorological and climatic concepts c. biomes and landforms d. environmental sustainability 2. Elements of Human Geography including studies of thematic data characteristics: a. culture, ethnic, and religion b. political c. demographic
d. socio-economic 3. Geographic and Political divisions and boundaries 4. Map reading , identification, and interpretation of cultural and physical features 5. Regional study of the Socio-cultural, Geopolitical, and Economic aspects of the following: . a. Europe b. Russia and the Near Abroad c. Middle East d. Africa e. Asia f. Australia and the Pacific Realm g. South and Central America h. North America and Canada PRE-REQUISITE: Contemporary Global/International Awareness or Historical Awareness. COURSE EVALUATION: A. The five examinations scheduled for this course will have two components: an online map exam and an online question set. The map exam will be based off the homework map exercises and practice website.
- Spring '15
- Geography, Financial aid, map exam