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GEOG 1200—Human Geography

Three Semester Hours

NB 10/12



Course Overview

Examination of spatial dimensions of culture, emphasizing patterns of selected cultural elements—language, religion, population, settlement, political and economic landscapes, and human/environment interactions.

Methods of Course Instruction

All material for this course is print-based. Instructor and students communicate and exchange materials through postal mail. You may submit your assignments as e-mail attachments, but your graded assignments will be returned to you by postal mail.

Textbooks and Supplies

Jordan-Bychkov, Terry, Mona Domosh, et al.The Human Mosaic: A Cultural  Approach to Human Geography. 12th ed. W. H. Freeman, 2011.[ISBN: 9781429240185]

Number of Lessons

The course has 11 lessons, including a midcourse examination and final examination. These lessons include:

  • Lesson 1: Human Geography: A Cultural Approach
  • Lesson 2: Many Worlds: Geographies of Cultural Difference
  • Lesson 3: Population Geography: Shaping the Human Mosaic
  • Lesson 4: The Geography of Language
  • Lesson 5: Midcourse Examination Information
  • Lesson 6: Ethnic Geography ; Political Geography
  • Lesson 7: The Geography of Religion
  • Lesson 8: Agricultural Geography
  • Lesson 9: The Geography of Economics: Industries, Services, and Development
  • Lesson 10: Urbanization: The City in Time and Space; Urban Mosaic
  • Lesson 11: Final Examination Information Note that some of these lessons are divided into multiple parts.

Types of Writing Assignments

The writing assignments at the end of each lesson consist of short-answer questions that check your understanding of the concepts presented and your ability to analyze how those concepts are applied. In some cases, you will be asked to create or analyze a map. Following the chapter questions, you will find an application section of one or more questions. Answer those and return the answers as part of your lesson. The application questions help you to apply the concepts to a specific national example.

Grading Criteria

Your final grade will be determined by your grades on the submitted writing assignments and the two examinations, as follows:

  • Submitted Assignments 20%
  • Midcourse Examination 40%
  • Final examination 40%
  • Total 100%