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GEOG-106: Introduction to Cultural Geography

General Information

  • Name: Introduction to Cultural Geography
  • Discipline: Geography
  • Units (Credits): 3
  • Transfer Information: (Courses with numbers 100 to 299) This course is designed to apply toward a WNC degree and/or transfer to other schools within the Nevada System of Higher Education, depending on the degree chosen and other courses completed. It may transfer to colleges and universities outside Nevada. For information about how this course can transfer and apply to your program of study, please contact a counselor.
  • Academic Division: Liberal Arts
  • Prerequisites: None

Course Outline

I: Catalog Course Description

Analyzes the culture regions of the world including physical settings, peoples, settlements, economic activities, historical and political factions with primary emphasis on the Old World.

II: Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of Geog 106, Introduction to Cultural Geography, students should have a basic understanding of human population, migration patterns, religion, ethnicity, and urbanization processes. Students should also have acquired a basic understanding of the spatial relations between these entities and how these processes are constantly changing.

III: Course Linkage

Geog 106 is a general education class that promotes the development of knowledge, skills, and attitudes that benefit students in their personal and professional endeavors.

GEOG 106 fills a degree requirement for the Associate of Science with Geoscience emphasis. The mission of the Associate of Science-Geoscience emphasis is to provide a strong foundation in earth and physical sciences, and prepare students for transfer into many disciplines, including geology, geography, environmental science, and science teaching.

This course addresses the following Student Learning Objectives of the General Education Mission by ensuring that successful students:

  • Are able to demonstrate college level reading, writing, and oral communication skills.
  • Possess adequate problem solving, creative reasoning, and critical thinking skills.
  • Can engage in meaningful self assessments and work effectively with others.
  • Utilize effective and efficient learning skills, including locating and evaluating sources of information.
  • Have knowledge of the subject matter to a level that is appropriate to the emphasis of their degree.
  • Develop and improve their creative abilities.
  • Appreciate the need for continuing education and lifelong learning.
  • Will succeed at transfer institutions.

Scheduled GEOG-106 classes:

Fall 2016