2021-2022 Pierce College Catalog 
    
    Dec 08, 2022  
2021-2022 Pierce College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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GEOG 150 Europe, the Americas and the South Pacific (5 credits)



Distribution Area Fulfilled Social Sciences; General Transfer Elective
Course Description
An introduction to the rich variety of peoples, traditions, and landscapes in the geographic realms of Europe, Russia, North America, Middle America, South America, Australia, and the South Pacific. Emphasis on cultural evolution of these regions, as well as their interactions with the world and their environments.

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.



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