GEO 108 - Geography of U S & Canada

Course Description

The diverse regions of Anglo-America will be investigated in this course. We will consider the relationship between the natural environment, the cultural background, economic conditions, and local problems of the U.S. and Canada. Group 1 course.

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Recommended Prerequisites or Skills Competencies

Students scoring below ENG 111 on the placement test should plan on additional study time.

General Education Outcomes supported by this course

Communications - Direct

Course Learning Outcomes

  • Describe the geomorphic processes, weather and climate; and the biogeography that have shaped the physical landscape of the United States and Canada.
  • Explain the characteristics of the different economic sectors present in the various regions of US and Canada.
  • Identify how the historical settlement of North America has contributed to its geographic character.
  • Apply the geographic perspective to solve "real-world" problems and issues.
  • Integrate conceptual knowledge of physical and cultural landscapes to explain spatial interactions.
Human Dimension:
  • Come to see themselves as a member of a broader society.
Caring - Civic Learning:
  • Care more deeply about environmental issues faced by various regions of the United States and Canada, and recognize what they can do to personally mitigate some of the those impacts.
Learning How to Learn:
  • Be inspired to care about learning.
  • Explore biographical areas in real-life applications.