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Geography of the Pacific Islands

GEO 260

Geography of the Pacific Islands

GEO 260

Course Description

Prerequisites: Prerequisites: READING LEVEL 2 and WRITING LEVEL 2 and MATH LEVEL 2 and permission of the instructor.

A regional geographic interpretation of the Pacific Islands emphasizing their physical, environmental and cultural patterns, and their economic development. Study will focus on three subregions: Polynesia, Melanesia and Micronesia. Field work in the Pacific Islands will be required. Students must pay own expenses. (45-0)

Outcomes and Objectives

Demonstrate first hand knowledge of the environment and people of the Pacific Islands. Field based learning and interaction with local resource people, allow students to use all their senses in the learning process. It is a real world learning experience.

Objectives:

  • Understand the environmental process that interact to form the surface landscape.
  • Understand the cultural/historical forces that have interacted to form the cultural landscape.
  • Understand how man's activities have impacted on the current landscape of this region.