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 To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

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

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    Identity and Political Geography

    • Examine the interaction between aspects of identity and power within a geographical context.
    • Explain how the types and locations of political boundaries can shape conflict and cooperation.
    • 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.

    Introduction to Human Geography

    • Explain how physical geography relates to human settlement.
    • Examine population diversity.
    • Explain factors contributing to population growth.
    • Examine the uses of spatial distribution maps.

    Cultural Aspects of Geography

    • Explain the diffusion of an aspect of popular culture.
    • Identify areas of language development and distribution.
    • Identify characteristics of major world religions including their influence on the cultural landscape.
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