GEG 102 - Human Geography
Human geography is the spatial analysis of human populations, their cultures, their activities and behaviors, and their relationship with, and impact on, the physical landscapes they occupy. As an introductory survey course, GEG 102 is presented through three major themes: Cultural geography, population geography, and political geography. Topics include cultural evolution, popular and folk culture, cemeteries, languages, religions, demographics, overpopulation, migration, nationalism, and international political systems. This course fulfills the MCC requirement for a social science elective. Three class hours. This is a social science/other world civilizations course. (SUNY-SS/OWC)
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 Human Geography.
3. Compare and contrast the major theories of overpopulation.
4. Apply the Push/Pull Theory of migration at various scales.
5. Distinguish the differences in diffusion of folk and popular cultures.
6. Explain the global distribution of the world’s major languages.
7. Distinguish the differences in diffusion of ethnic and universalizing religions.
8. Debate the socioeconomic consequences of ethnic enclaves.
Course Offered Fall and Spring