World Regional Geography

  • Final
  • Geography
  • World Regional Geography
  • 3.0
  • Survey of the world's culture regions and nations as interpreted by geographers, including physical, cultural, and economic features. Emphasis on spatial and historical influences on population growth, transportation networks, and natural environments. Identification and importance of the significant features of regions.

  • 125
  • None

  • Ability to read a college-level text and eligibility for English composition.

    1. Introduction
      1. Regional concepts and classification
      2. Changing natural environments
      3. Geographic realms of the world
      4. World population patterns
      5. Map reading and interpretation
      6. Geographic terminology
    2. Europe
      1. Population and population patterns
      2. Culture
      3. Physical geography
      4. Significant issues
    3. Russia and Central Eurasia
      1. Population and population patterns
      2. Culture
      3. Physical geography
      4. Significant issues
    4. North America
      1. Population and population patterns
      2. Culture
      3. Physical geography
      4. Significant issues
    5. Central America
      1. Population and population patterns
      2. Culture
      3. Physical geography
      4. Significant issues
    6. South America
      1. Population and population patterns
      2. Culture
      3. Physical geography
      4. Significant issues
    7. The Middle East
      1. Population and population patterns
      2. Culture
      3. Physical geography
      4. Significant issues
    8. Africa
      1. Population and population patterns
      2. Culture
      3. Physical geography
      4. Significant issues
    9. Southwest Asia - India and the Indian perimeter
      1. Population and population patterns
      2. Culture
      3. Physical geography
      4. Significant issues
    10. East/Southeast Asia
      1. Population and population patterns
      2. Culture
      3. Physical geography
      4. Significant issues
    11. Oceania
      1. Population and population patterns
      2. Culture
      3. Physical geography
      4. Significant issues

  • At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:

    • Interpret information about spatial features and relationships revealed though maps.
    • Explain origins, spread, and development of major nations and regions using major geographic concepts.
    • Compare and contrast the major regions of the world with respect to their relative locations, natural environments, peoples, resources, economies, and contemporary problems.
    • Describe and analyze the relationships between cultures and the environment in creating landscapes and changing our environment.

  • Objective and subjective midterm and final examinations. Written assignments, projects, and/or homework problems.

  • World Regional Geography: Global Patterns, Local Lives (with subregions) (Pulsipher and Pulsipher)
    World Regional Geography (Clawson et al.)
    World Regional Geography (Hobbs)

    Or other college level text as selected by the instructor.

  • Geology, world, regions

  • May 02, 2012