GEO 106: Human Geography 
GEO 106: Human Geography

Course Description

Human Geography introduces students to geographic perspectives and methods in the study of human societies by examining the spatial characteristics of populations, language, religion, ethnicity, politics, and economics. Examines the relationships between physical environments and human societies.

Through taking this course, students will:

1. Define Geography

2. Interpret thematic maps

3. Explain geographic diffusion

4. Explain the methods and tools geographers use to analyze spatial data

5. Explain key concepts in demography and why demographic patterns vary spatially

6. Explain the spatial distribution of language and how language shapes identity

7. Explain the spatial distribution of religion and how religion shapes identity

8. Explain the spatial distribution of ethnicity and how language and religion inform ethnic identity

9. Explain how political movements and institutions are affected by language, religion, and ethnicity

10. Define nationalism, and explain the differences between state and nation

11. Explain the spatial distribution of economic activities, including agriculture, industry, and services

12. Explain the environmental and social consequences of economic activities

13. Apply the geographic approach to societal questions by examining relationships between environmental, cultural, political, and economic phenomena

14. Write clearly and logically about topics related to human geography