World and Regional Geography
08/23/2010 - 12/12/2010
MW 11:00 - 12:20
No office hours have been entered for this term
This course focuses on the culture and physical environments of the world’s geographic realms and regions. It is both a survey course and an introduction to the discipline of Geography
The student is required to take four (4) objective-type (multiple-choice) tests. In addition, there will be take-home quiz at the end of each chapter, essay project and an optional student presentation. The final grade will be based on the student's average average of four tests, the essay project and attendance scores. the test scores will form 80% while the essay project and attendance scores form 20% of the student's final grade. The four tests will have bonus questions that atre worth 10 points and the average of chapter quiz scores before each test, also worth 10 points will be added to the student's score on each test. The optional student presentation is worth 7 points and is added to the student's final grade. The bonus questions and optional student presentation are extra credit opportunities that can be used to bring up the student's scores.
Each student is required to do an essay project. Handouts will be given for the project. The essay project will be due on October 27th, 2010. It is worth 10% of the student’s final grade.
Each student is required to do a take-home quiz at the end of each chapter. The quizzes are ten multiple-choice questions that are similar to questions covered on the tests. They are intended to be pre-test practice quizzes that should enable the student to prepare effectively for each test.
Required textbook is Geography: Realms, Regions, and Concepts 14th Edition, 2010
Authors: H .J.de Blij and Peter O. Muller
The student is required to read and be familiar with the assigned chapter before each class. This will be in addition to reading a detailed handout which will be given at end of each chapter.
Each lecture or discussion will be based on the following:
1. Various geographic concepts that are applied in World/Regional Geography
2. Location and definition of the major cultural and physical regions of the world
3. Location and distribution of various political and economic systems of the world
4. Brief explanation of major historical events and the impact of these events on World Geography.
a. Europe - Chapter 1
b. Russia - Chapter 2
c. North America - Chapter 3
d. Middle America - Chapter 4
e. South America - Chaper 5
f, Subsaharan Africa - Chapter 6
g. North Africa/Southwest Asia - Chapter 7
h. South Asia - Chapter 8
i. East Asia - Chapter 9
j. Southeast Asia - Chapter 10
k. Austral Realm - Chapter 11
l. Pacific Realm - Chapter 12
Student Learning Outcomes/Learning Objectives
World/Regional Geography (GEOG 1303) is designed to provide students with the basic knowledge and skills that will prepare them for transfer and success in a baccalaureate degree granting institution and to provide students with a basic knowledge of World Geography so as to enhance their everyday life and their chosen carriers.
By the end of this course, the student
1. Will be able to describe what Geography and World/Regional Geography are.
2. Will be able to locate and define the major cultural and physical regions of the world.
3. Will be able to briefly explain major historical events and the impact of these events on World Geography.
4. Will be able to describe and know the location and distribution of various political and economic systems.
5. Will be able to explain the various geographic concepts in World Geography