GEG 218 - Political Geography
Analysis of the geographics and politics of the state, everyday life, political regions, demographics, the emergence of the modern state system, contemporary international relations and ecological issues. Three class hours. This course fulfills the MCC requirement for a social science elective and does not fulfill the natural science elective.
Course Learning Outcomes
1. Differentiate among the major fields of Geography: Physical Geography, Human Geography, Regional Geography, and Geospatial Technology.
2. Locate and identify political units and physical features important to Political Geography.
3. Differentiate between the various methods of organizing territory into political units.
4. Differentiate between the different types of boundaries and boundary disputes.
5. Evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of the varying sizes and shapes of states.
6. Evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of organizing the government of a state into a unitary or federal system.
7. Evaluate the various methods of redrawing the boundaries of a state’s legislative districts.
8. Criticize and defend nationalism and the methods states use to promote it.
9. Compare and contrast imperialism and colonialism.
10. Categorize the various types of alliances among states.
Course Offered Fall and Spring