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San José State University College of Social Sciences/Department of Geography Geography 112, Nations, Cultures, & Territorial Disputes, Sections 1 & 2, Fall 2019 Course and Contact Information Instructor : Maureen A. Kelley, PhD Office Location : Washington Square Hall 111A Telephone : (408) 924‒5486 Email : [email protected] & Canvas email (preferred method of contact) Office Hours : Mondays & Wednesdays 1330 to 1400 & by appointment Class Days/Time : Section 1: Mondays & Wednesday 1200 to 1315 Section 2: Mondays & Wednesday 1500 to 1615 Classroom : Clark Hall 224 Prerequisites : Completion of core GE, Satisfaction of Writing Skills Test, Upper division standing GE/SJSU Studies Category : Area V: Culture, Civilization, & Global Understanding Course Format This course will be taught as a seminar where active participation by all students is essential. Course readings, videos, essays, graded participation, and in-class group exercises will be used as a basis for grading. There will be no quizzes or examinations but a final paper in the form of a reflection paper. Course materials are on the Canvas Learning Management System course login website at . You are responsible for regularly checking with the messaging system through MySJSU on Spartan App Portal (or other communication system as indicated by the instructor) to learn of any updates. Computer Internet access is essential for accessing materials and uploading assignments on Canvas. All assignments must be submitted and uploaded to Canvas in Adobe portable document format (.pdf) or Microsoft Word Document format (.doc) only. Course Description In a world with rapidly diminishing resources; new conflicts are emerging based on factors such as ethnicity, economic opportunity, religion, and nationalism. Explore global circumstances leading to conflict. This course is a geographic exploration of some of the most pressing contemporary world issues in politics, economy, security, human-environment relations, and the interaction of cultures. Readings, films, in-class exercises and discussions are all used to gain a better understanding of these complex problems and their geographic dimensions. Students will develop their ability to think critically, independently, relationally, and contextually; and to communicate their views effectively, particularly in writing. Geography 112, Nations, Cultures, & Territorial Disputes, Fall 2019 Page 1 of 13
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GE Learning Outcomes (GELO) Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: GELO 1: Compare systematically the ideas, values, images, cultural artifacts, economic structures, technological developments, or attitudes of people from more than one culture outside the US. 1. Readings: Universal Declaration of Human Rights from the United Nations website and from National Public Radio (Gjelten, 2018); Free speech (Greenblatt, 2013); Democracy (Sataline, 2017), Israeli- Palestinian conflict and Jerusalem (Glazer, 2018), Islamic sectarianism (Hartman, 2012), Terrorism (Foerstel, 2018), Migration crisis (Marshall, 2018), European Union (Adams, 2015), Climate change
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