Jan 20, 2020  
2019 - 2020 Cowley College Academic Catalog 
    
2019 - 2020 Cowley College Academic Catalog

GEG6120 PRINCIPLES OF GEOGRAPHY COURSE PROCEDURE


GEG6120 PRINCIPLES OF GEOGRAPHY

3 Credit Hours

Student Level:

This course is open to students on the college level in either Freshman or Sophomore year.

Catalog Description:

GEG6120 - Principles of Geography (3 hrs.)

[KRSN GEO1010]

An introduction to the role geography plays in social, political, cultural, economic, and environmental systems.  Topical and regional approaches are used to help the student develop a sense of place, meaning, and connections in a complex world.

Course Classification:

Lecture

Prerequisites:

None

Controlling Purpose:

This course is designed to help the student with an introduction to physical, cultural, economic and political geography. Modern technology and the growing interdependence of the people of the world dictate a working knowledge of land, environment and culture.

Learner Outcomes:

Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to ….

Core Outcomes:

The learning outcomes and competencies detailed in this course outline or syllabus meet or exceed the learning outcomes and competencies specified by the Kansas Core Outcomes Groups project for this course as approved by the Kansas Board of Regents.

Unit Outcomes for Criterion Based Evaluation:

The following outline defines the minimum core content not including the final examination period.  Instructors may add other material as time allows.

UNIT 1:  Nature of Geography and Maps

Outcomes: Upon Completion of this unit, students will be able to successfully…

  • Define geography as a discipline.
  • Define basic geographical concepts and fields
  • Describe and use various types of maps

UNIT 2: Earth Science Tradition

Outcomes: Upon Completion of this unit, students will be able to successfully…

  • Understand concept of geological time
  • Define-describe earth materials, tectonic forces, continental drifts
  • Define and describe weather and climate types
  • Describe human impact on environment

UNIT 3: Culture - Environment Tradition

Outcomes: Upon Completion of this unit, students will be able to successfully…

  • Define and utilize basic demographic principles
  • Define culture and it subsystems
  • Discuss language, religion, ethnicity, and diversity
  • Understand concepts of spatial behavior and political geography

UNIT 4: Locational Tradition

Outcomes: Upon Completion of this unit, students will be able to successfully…

  • Define and discuss key concepts of economic geography
  • Define and discuss the geography of natural resources
  • Define and describe key concepts of urban geography

UNIT 5: Area Analysis Tradition

Outcomes: Upon Completion of this unit, students will be able to successfully…

  • Understand and apply the regional concepts to: the earth science tradition, the culture-environment traditions, and the location tradition

Projects Required:

Textbook:

Contact Bookstore for current textbook.

Materials/Equipment Required:

Attendance Policy: 

Students should adhere to the attendance policy outlined by the instructor in the course syllabus.

Grading Policy:

The grading policy will be outlined by the instructor in the course syllabus.

Maximum class size:

Based on classroom occupancy

Course Time Frame:

The U.S. Department of Education, Higher Learning Commission, and the Kansas Board of Regents define credit hour and have specific regulations that the college must follow when developing, teaching, and assessing the educational aspects of the college. A credit hour is an amount of work represented in intended learning outcomes and verified by evidence of student achievement that is an institutionally-established equivalency that reasonably approximates not less than one hour of classroom or direct faculty instruction and a minimum of two hours of out-of-class student work for approximately fifteen weeks for one semester hour of credit or an equivalent amount of work over a different amount of time. The number of semester hours of credit allowed for each distance education or blended hybrid courses shall be assigned by the college based on the amount of time needed to achieve the same course outcomes in a purely face-to-face format.

Refer to the following policies:

402.00 Academic Code of Conduct

263.00 Student Appeal of Course Grades

403.00 Student Code of Conduct

Disability Services Program: 

Cowley College, in recognition of state and federal laws, will accommodate a student with a documented disability.  If a student has a disability which may impact work in this class which requires accommodations, contact the Disability Services Coordinator.