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GEO 1101 Global Forces, Local Diversity

This course serves as an introduction to the study of human or cultural phenomena from a geographic perspective. Students will become familiar with the basic elements associated with human or cultural geography to include: the interface among human settlement, the environment, and economic systems; geographic patterns and processes associated with language, religion, and ethnicity; geographic patterns and processes associated with demographics and migration; political patterns and processes; geographic distribution of resources and economic activity; globalization and the impact on cultural/social, economic, and spatial relationships at various scales; how geographers approach the study of human and cultural activities; geographic patterns of urbanization; and impact of human behavior on landscapes. Students will use maps/geo-technologies to explain geographic themes and patterns.

Prerequisites: NONE

Course Outcomes
  • Explain processes associated with geographic distribution of resources used and economic activities.
  • Explain the concept of culture and the geographic patterns and processes associated with cultural traits such as language, religion, and ethnicity.
  • Analyze and explain geographic patterns of population and demographic characteristics such as fertility, mortality, and migration.
  • Explain the impact of human behavior on the landscape in different settings.
  • Explain how geographers approach the study of humans and cultural activities.
  • Analyze the relationships between political patterns and processes and cultural characteristics at various scales.
  • Identify the concept of globalization and the impact on cultural, economic, spatial, and social relationships at various scales.
Credit Hours: 3
  • Classroom: 3 hours
  • Division: Liberal Arts, Communication and Social Sciences
  • Department: Geography
  • Repeatable Credit: No
  • Offered Online: Yes
Available Sections
Online Learning
Online Learning
Faculty: Ariyo
Term: Spring 2021
Format: Complete work online when it fits your schedule while adhering to weekly deadlines. Requires computer and high-speed internet.
Course Fee: $22.50
Open Seats: 3
Section: 500
Open Seats: 3
Section: 500
Online Learning
Online Learning
Faculty: Regula
Term: Spring 2021
Format: Complete work online when it fits your schedule while adhering to weekly deadlines. Requires computer and high-speed internet.
Course Fee: $22.50
Open Seats: 2
Section: 501
Open Seats: 2
Section: 501
Virtual Learning
Virtual Learning
Faculty: Aiena
Term: Spring 2021
Format: Course meets virtually during scheduled day(s) and time(s), with some online content. Check the schedule to confirm days and times your class will meet virtually. Requires computer and high-speed internet.
Open Seats: 9
Meets: W from 9:30AM to 10:45AM
Section: Y00
Open Seats: 9
Meets: W from
9:30AM to 10:45AM
Section: Y00
Virtual Learning
Virtual Learning
Faculty: Regula
Term: Spring 2021
Format: Course meets virtually during scheduled day(s) and time(s), with some online content. Check the schedule to confirm days and times your class will meet virtually. Requires computer and high-speed internet.
Open Seats: 8
Meets: F from 11:00AM to 12:15PM
Section: Y01
Open Seats: 8
Meets: F from
11:00AM to 12:15PM
Section: Y01
Online Learning
Online Learning
Faculty: Aiena
Term: Spring 2021
Format: Condensed content. Shorter than normal term - meets once or a few times only. Complete work online when it fits your schedule while adhering to weekly deadlines. Requires computer and high-speed internet.
Note: B Term
Course Fee: $22.50
Open Seats: 12
Section: 5B0
Open Seats: 12
Section: 5B0