2021-2022 Pierce College Catalog 
    
    Dec 08, 2022  
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GEOG 120 Exploring Cities (5 credits)



Distribution Area Fulfilled Social Sciences; General Transfer Elective
Course Description
This course broadly introduces students to the geography of cities. We will first explore how cities emerged into dense, highly networked environments of urban life. There will then be an emphasis on seeing cities through a variety of approaches – economic, social, political and cultural lenses – in order to develop a greater appreciation for the diverse factors that shape urban life. A field trip will be required.

Student Outcomes
1) Describe and apply concepts and theories about urban life, such as urbanization, central place theory and gentrification
2) Describe different historical, cultural, political and economic forces that have influenced and shaped cities
3) Describe spatial perspective of how certain populations are distributed across cities and metropolitan areas
4) Investigate pressing urban issues in the local Seattle-Tacoma area
5) Communicate research findings to a diverse audience



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