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College Catalog 2022-2023 
College Catalog 2022-2023 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

GEOG 111 - Human Geography of Global Issues

Human geographers have been at the forefront of studying a range of global issues, paying particular attention to the spatial organization of human activity and of people’s relationships with their environment. Their work frequently highlights the interdependence between regions, as well as the uniqueness of specific places. This course examines the basic concepts and processes that shape human geography. Global and local patterns of population, migration, environmental resources, agriculture, economy and urbanization are surveyed and the factors influencing these patterns are discussed. Distinctions between the more developed (core) and the less developed (peripheral) regions of the world are highlighted and regional examples are used to illustrate geographic concepts. This course is an alternative to GEOG 113 - World Regional Geography: People, Places and Globalization. Students should take one course or the other as an introduction to the field or the major. (Students can also earn credit equivalent to GEOG 111 or GEOG 113 by scoring a 4 or 5 on the Advanced Placement Exam in Human Geography.) Offered every year. (4 Credits)