District Syllabus
GEA2000
World Regional Geography


Credit Hours: 3
Contact Hours: 3
Laboratory Fee: None.
Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course.
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.
Catalog Description: A descriptive study of selected countries and regions of the world around such key topics as location, population makeup and distribution, natural environment, type of economy, potentialities, chief problems. Human activities are related to natural environmental conditions of countries, regions and continents. Meets A.A. general education Category IV.
Required Materials: Books:
  • H.J. deBlig, and Peter Muller. Geography, 15th ed., Wiley, 2012. ISBN: 9781118093603
Supplemental Materials:
Special Requirements: None.
Program Learning Outcomes:
  1. To make the student aware of the finite nature of earth's natural resources.
  2. To make the student aware of cultural differences.
  3. To help the student develop a respect for other cultures.
  4. To make the student aware of the various types of landforms and their potentialities.
  5. To help the student to develop a sense of place by showing them there is a complex world beyond the bounds of their personal experiences.
  6. Global Learning Outcomes:
  7. I. Critical Thinking: Students will evaluate the validity of their own and other’s ideas through questioning, analyzing and synthesizing the results into the creative process. B. As a geography course, a great deal of information is presented about historical development of places around the world and the way the world seems to operate. Students will be required to analyze theories and question so-called realities. C. At the same time a basic tool of Geography is the map in many forms. Students will have the opportunity to exam and even make their own maps, as well as be familiar with maps of world places.
  8. IV. Information Management: Students will use effective strategies to collect, verify, document and manage information from a variety of sources. A. When studying places and levels of “development” around the world, there are many data sources for students to access information. B. Students will analyze the sources, not all of which are reliable. At the same time a basic tool of Geography is the map in many forms. Students will have the opportunity to exam and even make their own maps, as well as be familiar with maps of world places.
  9. V. Cultural Literacy: Students will develop an appreciation of human culture and its diversity and the role of creative arts in society. C. Students will see, study and make the connections to the cultural diversity and geography of the countries towards understanding other cultures around the world.
Course Learning Outcomes:
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Methods of Evaluation: Evaluation of student progress towards achieving the stated learning outcomes and performance objectives is the responsibility of the instructor, within the polices of the college and the department. Detailed explanation is included in the expanded syllabus developed by the instructor for each section being taught.
Flexibility: It is the intention of the instructor to accomplish the objectives specified in the course syllabus. However, circumstances may arise which prohibit the fulfilling of this endeavor. Therefore, this syllabus is subject to change. When possible, students will be notified of any change in advance of its occurrence.
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Note: For students with a disability that falls under the Americans with Disability Act or Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, it is the responsibility of the student to notify Student Resource Center for ADA Services to discuss any special needs or equipment necessary to accomplish the requirements for this course. Upon completion of registration with the Student Resource Center for ADA Services office, specific arrangements can be discussed with the instructor.