Dec 01, 2023
GEOG 330 - Historical Geography of North America
Units: 3 ; Breadth Area: GE-UD-D ; Sustainability
Historical-geographic processes of exploration, settlement, urbanization, cultural integration, land use, and resource exploitation from the 16th century to the present. Geographic and economic forces driven by migrants from Europe, Africa, Asia and Latin America is emphasized.
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: Spring ONLY
Student Learning Outcomes - Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:
- evaluate and discuss a major world region through 500 years of settlement geography, economic and environmental history, and resource management decisions.
- identify, discuss and explain the destructive exploitation of the continent’s resource-rich environments and the public policies which encouraged it.
- identify and articulate the interconnections between America’s regions during the country’s most important eras of geographic expansion, population growth, and urbanization.
- list and describe key elements in America’s revolutions in transportation and communication during the first half of the 20th century.
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.
- explain how individual and societal choices affect prospects for sustainability at the local, regional, and/or global levels.
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