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International Studies In Geography

GEO 268

International Studies In Geography

GEO 268

Course Description

Prerequisites: Prerequisites: READING LEVEL 2 and WRITING LEVEL 2 and MATH LEVEL 2.

Provides a geographic interpretation of selected world regions. Emphasis on the region's physical and cultural environments. Includes class lectures, individual consultation, and international field study. Expenses for the field study are the responsibility of the student (15-60,0)

Outcomes and Objectives

Demonstrate first hand knowledge of the environment, culture, and economic geography of the region.

Objectives:

  • Visit significant geographic sites in the region.
  • Discuss the location of physical and cultural phenomena of significance to the regions
  • Identify historic and recent processes that have interacted to form the region's landscape.

Maintain an academic journal and field notes documenting your learning and travel experience.

Objectives:

  • Respond to geographic experiences being observed.
  • Evaluate the travel experiences.
  • Evaluate the learning experiences.
  • Record discussions with the instructor(s) and other students in the class.

Perform writing tasks to promote learning of concepts.

Objectives:

  • Document attainment of skills learned.
  • Demonstrate knowledge attained through experiences.
  • Demonstrate subject specific critical thinking skills.

Examine the local geography of a specific site in region of study.

Objectives:

  • Read assigned materials to gain an understanding of the geography of the site.
  • Discuss specific timely topics.
  • Present views and encourage the members of the class to respond to the specific topic assigned and covered in tutorial with instructor(s).

Examine the impact that the physical environment has had on the culture of the region.

Objectives:

  • Describe and discuss the significance that the local environment has had on the history and culture of the region.
  • Discuss how human activities have influenced the development of Earth resources or hazards within the region.