GEOG110H World Geography (Honors section)
Department of Social & Behavioral Science: Geography
- I. Course Number and Title
- GEOG110H World Geography (Honors section)
- II. Number of Credits
- 3 credits
- III. Number of Instructional Minutes
- IV. Prerequisites
- Admission to the Honors@Bucks program
- V. Other Pertinent Information
This course meets the General Education requirement for Social Science.
This course meets the General Education requirement for Diversity.
This course meets the General Education requirement for Critical Thinking.
GEOG110H is part of the Honors@Bucks program. Honors@Bucks challenges high-ability, intellectually curious students through coursework emphasizing scholarly research, high-order critical thinking, and experiential learning.
Students cannot register for honors coursework until they have applied to and been accepted by the Honors@Bucks program.
Honors@Bucks is open to students in all associate-degree programs who meet Honors@Bucks' criteria.
- VI. Catalog Course Description
- A thematic survey aimed at understanding the contemporary world through an analysis of physical/environmental and cultural regions. Special attention is given to problems of social and technological change, political geographic disputes, and population growth.
- VII. Required Course Content and Direction
Course Learning Goals
- demonstrate an up-to-date knowledge of world regions, the variety and complexity of the world's cultural mosaic, and recognize geography as a synthesizing or bringing together discipline, bridging the social and physical sciences [Social Science];
- analyze situations from the perspective of people in other nations and cultures and recognize how value systems differ from place to place around the globe [Diversity];
- articulate personal, ethical, and environmental responsibilities toward the world and its people; and
- understand and express the meaning and significance of different kinds of maps, air photos, and satellite images [Critical Thinking].
Planned Sequence of Topics and/or Learning Activities
- Introductory Concepts and Backgrounds
- Climatic and Other Physical Geographic Patterns
- Middle Eastern Studies: from the Maghreb, to the Levant, to Afghanistan
- Latin American Studies
- The Pacific Realm: Oceanic, Australia and New Zealand
- The Pacific Rim's "Jakota Triangle"
- China's Pacific Rim: The SAR's and SEZ's
- Southeast Asia: Between the Giants
- Resilient Europe: Both West and East
- Turkey: Caught Between Two Worlds
Assessment Methods for Course Learning Goals
Course learning goals are assessed as follows:
- Students will prepare an end-journal describing and analyzing similarities and differences between cultures. In addition, students will indicate how the knowledge gained can be used in a socially responsible and ethical way.
- Students will submit a written project describing local environmental issues and problems and how planning/government agencies are addressing these issues.
Reference, Resource, or Learning Materials to be used by Student:See course syllabus.