COLLEGE OF ALAMEDA COURSE OUTLINE

COLLEGE: STATE APPROVAL DATE: 11/08/2016
ORIGINATOR: Peter Schweikhardt STATE CONTROL NUMBER: CCC000576749
BOARD OF TRUSTEES APPROVAL DATE: 05/08/2008
CURRICULUM COMMITTEE APPROVAL DATE:
CURRENT EFFECTIVE DATE:
 
DIVISION/DEPARTMENT:

1. REQUESTED CREDIT CLASSIFICATION:
  Credit - Degree Applicable
Course is not a basic skills course.
Program Applicable
2. DEPT/COURSE NO: 3. COURSE TITLE:
  GEOG 002   Cultural Geography
4. COURSE: COA Course Changes in Catalog Info   TOP NO. 2206.00
5. UNITS: 3.000   HRS/WK LEC: 3.00 Total: 52.50
  HRS/WK LAB:

6. NO. OF TIMES OFFERED AS SELETED TOPIC:       AVERAGE ENROLLMENT:
7. JUSTIFICATION FOR COURSE:
  Course is applicable to the AA degree and is transferable to four-year colleges and universities.
8. COURSE/CATALOG DESCRIPTION
  Basic elements of cultural geography: Interrelationship of people and the land, including study of populations, cultural origins, migration, language and religion, ethnicity, systems of agriculture, urbanization, political units, economic organization and resource exploitation.
9. OTHER CATALOG INFORMATION
 
  1. Modular: No     If yes, how many modules:
  2. Open entry/open exit: No
  3. Grading Policy: Letter Grade Only
  4. Eligible for credit by Exam: No
  5. Repeatable according to state guidelines: No
  6. Required for degree/certificate (specify):
    Existing
  7. Meets GE/Transfer requirements (specify):
  8. C-ID Number: Expiration Date:

  9. Are there prerequisites/corequisites/recommended preparation for this course? No
10. LIST STUDENT PERFORMANCE OBJECTIVES (EXIT SKILLS): (Objectives must define the exit skills required of students and include criteria identified in Items 12, 14, and 15 - critical thinking, essay writing, problem solving, written/verbal communications, computational skills, working with others, workplace needs, SCANS competencies, all aspects of the industry, etc.)(See SCANS/All Aspects of Industry Worksheet.)

Students will be able to:
  1. Describe the main topics and concerns of the discipline of cultural geography.
  2. Recognize the diversity of world cultures.
  3. Compare and contrast distinctions between world cultures.
  4. Analyze population patterns and trends.
  5. Explain the spatial distributions of cultural elements such as language, religion, ethnicity, folk culture, and popular culture.
  6. Categorize agricultural systems of production.
  7. Appraise methods of industrial production, economic activities, and urban structure.
  8. Recognize differences in political structure.
  9. Evaluate the relationship between human problems and environmental issues.
  10. Develop skills in using maps, and diagrams and interpreting patterns and relationships.
  11. Students should be able to understand and interpret places in terms of the interaction between culture and technology, the physical environment, and links with other places.
11A. COURSE CONTENT: List major topics to be covered. This section must be more than listing chapter headings from a textbook. Outline the course content, including essential topics, major subdivisions, and supporting details. It should include enough information so that a faculty member from any institution will have a clear understanding of the material taught in the course and the approximate length of time devoted to each. There should be congruence among the catalog description, lecture and/or lab content, student performance objectives, and the student learning outcomes. List percent of time spent on each topic; ensure percentages total 100%.

LECTURE CONTENT:

1.  Introduction to geographic concepts: Latitude/longitude, scale, regional analysis.  5%
2.  Human origins.           5%
3.  Population:  Distribution, diffusion, growth, demographic measurements.   5%
4.  Migration:  Immigration, emigration, push and pull factors.     5%
5.  Language:  Origins, spatial distributions, origins of written language.    10%
6.  Religion:  Universalizing versus ethnic religions.       10%
7.  Ethnicity:  Ethnicity versus nationality, ethnic conflicts.      10%
8.  Folk culture versus popular culture.         5%
9.  Political Geography:  Territorial morphology, boundaries, political cooperation.   5%
10.  Development:  Human development index and development indicators.    5%
11.  Agriculture:  Agricultural origins, commercial methods of production, sustainable systems. 10%
12.  Industry:  Industrial Revolution, spatial diffusion of manufacturing and industry.   5%
13.  Services:  Types of services, rural settlements, Central Place Theory and market analysis.  5%
14.  Urban patterns:  World cities, urban structure, suburbanization, inner-city problems.  10%
15.  Resource issues:  Pollution sources, dependence upon fossil fuels, global warming.   5%

11B. LAB CONTENT:
N/A
12. METHODS OF INSTRUCTION (List methods used to present course content.)
  1. Discussion
  2. Distance Education
  3. Field Trips
  4. Lecture
  5. Visiting Lecturers
  6. Other (Specify)

  7. Other Methods:
    Slide and other media presentations. Video analysis. Collaborative projects and reports. Field trips to museums and cultural events
13. ASSIGNMENTS: hours/week (List all assignments, including library assignments. Requires two (2) hours of independent work outside of class for each unit/weekly lecture hour. Outside assignments are not required for lab-only courses, although they can be given.)

Out-of-class Assignments:
1. Library and text readings. 2. Supplementary out-of class assignments. 3. Written and oral reports. 4. Internet assignments. 5. Weekly quizzes. 6. Video summaries. 7. Short essay exams. 8. Written analysis of cultural events.


ASSIGNMENTS ARE: (See definition of college level):
Primarily College Level
14. STUDENT ASSESSMENT: (Grades are based on):
NON-COMPUTATIONAL PROBLEM SOLVING (Critical thinking should be demonstrated by solving unfamiliar problems via various strategies.)
MULTIPLE CHOICE
ESSAY (Includes "blue book" exams and any written assignment of sufficient length and complexity to require students to select and organize ideas, to explain and support the ideas, and to demonstrate critical thinking skills.)
OTHER (Describe):
Map interpretation and analysis
15. TEXTS, READINGS, AND MATERIALS
  A. Textbooks:
 
  • Rubenstein, James M.. 2007. An Introduction to Human Geography 9. Prentice Hall
    Rationale: -
 

*Date is required: Transfer institutions require current publication date(s) within 5 years of outline addition/update.

  B. Additional Resources:
 
  • Library/LRC Materials and Services:

    The instructor, in consultation with a librarian, has reviewed the materials and services of the College Library/LRC in the subject areas related to the proposed new course
  • Are print materials adequate?     Yes
  • Are nonprint materials adequate?     No
  • Are electronic/online resources available?     Yes
  • Are services adequate?     Yes
  • Specific materials and/or services needed have been identified and discussed. Librarian comments:
  C. Readings listed in A and B above are: (See definition of college level):
 

Primarily college level

16. DESIGNATE OCCUPATIONAL CODE:
E - Non-Occupational
17. LEVEL BELOW TRANSFER:
Y - Not Applicable
18. CALIFORNIA CLASSIFICATION CODE:
Y - Credit Course
19. NON CREDIT COURSE CATEGORY:
Y - Not Applicable
20. FUNDING AGENCY CATEGORY:
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