May 29, 2023
GEOG 351 - United States and Canada
Units: 3 ; Breadth Area: GE-UD-D; Sustainability
A regional survey of the physical, cultural, demographic, economic, and political patterns in the United States and Canada. Special focus on the spatial history of human settlements, economic activity, land use and environmental resources.
Strongly Recommended Preparation: Upper division status (greater than 60 earned semester units) and completion of lower division Area D1-3 requirements.
Prerequisites: Completion of GE Areas A1, A2, A3 and B4 with grade C- (CR) or better.
Possible Instructional Methods: Entirely On-ground.
Grading: A-F or CR/NC (student choice).
Breadth Area(s) Satisfied: GE-UD-D - Upper Division Social Sciences, Overlay - Sustainability
Course Typically Offered: Variable Intermittently
Student Learning Outcomes - Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:
- Compare and contrast the principal physical, cultural and economic regions of the U.S. and Canada.
- Perform geographic analysis in explaining the occurrences and interrelationships of economic, cultural, social, and physical elements in the landscape.
- Evaluate analytically various environmental resource issues and their ramifications to the region.
- Demonstrate critical thinking, writing, and speaking skills about issues that affect people and places in the United States and Canada.
UD-D. Upper-division Social Sciences Learning Outcomes
Sustainability Overlay Learning Outcomes
- analyze how power and social identity affect social outcomes for different cultural and economic groups using methods of social science inquiry and vocabulary appropriate to those methods;
- demonstrate an understanding of and ability to apply accurately disciplinary concepts of the social or behavioral sciences; and
- demonstrate an understanding of and ability to effectively plan or conduct research using an appropriate method of the social or behavioral sciences.
- identify the environmental, social, and economic dimensions of sustainability, either in general or in relation to a specific problem;
- analyze interactions between human activities and natural systems;
- describe key threats to environmental sustainability; and
- explain how individual and societal choices affect prospects for sustainability at the local, regional, and/or global levels.
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