2021-2022 Pierce College Catalog 
    
    Aug 14, 2022  
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GEOG 100 Introduction to Geography (5 credits)



Distribution Area Fulfilled Social Sciences; General Transfer Elective
Course Description
Introduction to Geography introduces the student to the basic principles, concepts, and methods used in geography. The course introduces students to the principles and practices of the science of geography. Students will study the basic concepts of the following sub-fields of geography. The Earth Science Tradition: cartography, physical geography, and the geography of natural resources. Culture-Environment Tradition: population geography, cultural geography, and geography of spatial behavior. The Locational Tradition: economic geography, urban geography, and the human impact on the environment.

Student Outcomes
1.Know and use geographic information by being able to create, interpret, and use maps and spatial data.
2.Utilize geographic skills to analyze historical, cultural, economic, demographic, political, and environmental issues.
3.Synthesize information and data to convey spatial relationships.
4.Locate, map and describe major physical and human geographic features at the local, regional, national, and global levels.
5.Apply spatial theories and concepts at both the small and large scale.
6.Explain the characteristics, distribution, and migration of human populations in terms of physical, cultural, and economic factors and conflicts through formal and informal writing activities.
7.Analyze the dynamic relationships between human and physical systems of the Earth.
8.Articulate the influences of geographic features on the physical and cultural development of cities, nations, and regions.
9.Utilize tools such as geographic information systems, spreadsheets, and statistical packages to analyze and represent spatial relationships.
10.Articulate ways different multi-cultural perspectives impact how places are perceived, utilized, and transformed. “
11.Articulate some fundamental relationships between the physical and cultural aspects of geography;



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