Aug 06, 2020  
2018-2019 Supplemental Undergraduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Supplemental Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

GEO 2311 - World Regional Geography

Credits: 3 hrs
This survey of the regions of the world is an introduction to how the discipline of geography makes sense of the world, its differing people, places, and regions. Central to this disciplinary perspective is an emphasis on the ways in which people and places interact across space and time to produce particular outcomes. This unique perspective is increasingly important today as technological innnovations, the spread of political/economic ideologies, and the movement of people and goods across the globe have made most contemporary problems and solutions global in nature. It is important to recognize that this course is not an empirical survey of place names and national statistics. Rather, this course is an exploration of several key issues shaping our world today. Each of these case studies offers a unique perspective on the process now referred to as globalization. Each lecture will address an important issue in a way that highlights its historical roots, its local experience, and the global processes that shape it. It is hoped that upon completing this course, students will have a more nuanced understanding of the world, its people, and their place in an increasingly globalized world.
Student Learning Outcome: Oral Communication
Area of Knowledge: Social/Behavioral Science