Foothill CollegeApproved Course Outlines

Business and Social Sciences Division
GEOG 5INTRODUCTION TO ECONOMIC GEOGRAPHYSpring 2011
4 hours lecture.4 Units

Total Quarter Learning Hours: 48 (Total of All Lecture, Lecture/Lab, and Lab hours X 12)
 
 Lecture Hours: 4 Lab Hours: Lecture/Lab:
 Note: If Lab hours are specified, see item 10. Lab Content below.

Repeatability -
Statement: Not Repeatable.

Status -
 Course Status: ActiveGrading: Letter Grade with P/NP option
 Degree Status: ApplicableCredit Status: Credit
 GE Status: Social & Behavioral Sciences

Articulation Office Information -
 Transferability: BothValidation: 6/15/10

1. Description -
Introduction to the geography of economic activity; the world wide distribution and characteristics of agriculture, forestry, fishing, mining, manufacturing, transportation, high technology and international trade.
Prerequisite: None
Co-requisite: None
Advisory: Demonstrated proficiency in English by placement into ENGL 1A as determined by score on the English placement test or through an equivalent placement process.

2. Course Objectives -
The student will be able to:
  1. Use maps, graphs and/or Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to analyze and interpret data and derive valid conclusions.
  2. Examine how society organizes its economic activities over space at both a local, regional and global scale.
  3. Compare and contrast economic development and prosperity as they relate to human geography and the distribution of natural resources.
3. Special Facilities and/or Equipment -
When taught as an online distance learning section, students and faculty need ongoing and continuous Internet and Email access.

4. Course Content (Body of knowledge) -
  1. Use maps, graphs and/or Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to analyze and interpret data and derive valid conclusions.
    1. Utilize and explain the methodology through which Geographers examine the world.
    2. Define the location, distribution and inter-relationship among economic resources on a global scale.
    3. Analyze the relationship between natural and economic resources
    4. Evaluate land use for transportation and population settlements
  2. Examine how society organizes its economic activities over space at both a local, regional and global scale.
    1. Identify the principles of production, exchange and consumption
    2. Evaluate land use for transportation and population settlements
    3. Interpret the impact of land and resource ownership on world economies
    4. Discuss local and regional land use planning
    5. Characterize the role of citizen participation
    6. Discuss historic development of global economic systems
  3. Compare and contrast economic development and prosperity as they relate to human geography and the distribution of natural resources
    1. Describe the relationship between natural and economic resources
    2. Discuss the distribution and characteristics of
      1. agriculture
      2. forestry
      3. fishing
      4. mining
      5. manufacturing and services
      6. transportation and communication
    3. Discuss economic development and globalization and their impact on natural resources and the human population.
      1. population dynamics
      2. urbanization
      3. consumption patterns
      4. energy production and use
      5. renewable and non-renewable resource use
      6. environmental degradation
      7. environmental equity and sustainable development
5. Repeatability - Moved to header area.
 
6. Methods of Evaluation -
  1. Quizzes
  2. Papers and projects involving critical thinking and analytical oral and/or written skills including consideration of events and ideas from multiple perspectives
  3. Midterm(s) and final exam
7. Representative Text(s) -
Griffiths, Robert J. Annual Editions: Developing World 10/11, McGraw Hill, 2009.

8. Disciplines -
Geography
 
9. Method of Instruction -
Lecture, Discussion, Cooperative learning exercises, Oral presentations, Electronic discussions/chat.
 
10. Lab Content -
Not applicable.
 
11. Honors Description - No longer used. Integrated into main description section.
 
12. Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing and Outside of Class Assignments -
  1. Read assigned chapters in the text and answer end of chapter questions
  2. Papers and projects involving critical thinking and analytical oral and/or written skills including consideration of events and ideas from multiple perspectives utilizing tools relevant to the discipline such as maps and Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
13. Need/Justification - No content


Course status: Active
Last updated: 2014-03-21 19:55:16


Foothill CollegeApproved Course Outlines