geo155 | undergraduate

Cultural Geography

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This course provides students with an introduction to the cultural factors that impact the way in which humans use the environment. Topics include settlement patterns, the modification of the landscape, and resource utilization.

This undergraduate-level course is 5 weeks This course is available to take individually or To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 5 weeks

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    Identity and Political Geography

    • Explain how the elements of identity—race, ethnicity, gender, and sexuality—influence social, geographic, and political behavior.
    • Explain how the types and locations of political boundaries can shape conflict and cooperation.
    • Explain the differences between what is meant by the words nation , state , and government ; and the problems related to confusion among them.
    • Describe the relationship between economic behavior and the formation and governance of states.

    Development and World Economic Patterns

    • Explain how geographic, political, and social factors have led to uneven economic development among the world’s peoples.
    • Explain how geographic, political, and cultural factors influence the location and types of agricultural production throughout the world.
    • Describe the geographic factors that influence the locations and activities of manufacturing and service industries at various scales.

    Urbanization, Globalization, and the Environment

    • Discuss the development and location of urban places, and their role in the global economy.
    • Analyze how people have adapted to their environments.
    • Explain the factors that have led to the global economy and intensified human interaction.

    Social Science of Geography, Human Population, and Migration Patterns

    • Explain how the five themes of geography describe the spatial elements of human behavior.
    • Explain the effect of population location, growth stages, and population pyramids on human behavior.
    • Explain the influence of geographic and other factors on migration patterns.
    • Use different types of maps to show human behavior over time and space.

    Cultural Aspects of Geography

    • Characterize various local and popular cultures noting their similarities and differences.
    • Explain how local and popular cultures develop and are diffused.
    • Describe the effects of geography on language development and distribution.
    • Explain how the beliefs and characteristics of the seven major world religions influence behavior.
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