geo155 | undergraduate
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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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