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Edmonds Community College    
  Nov 24, 2017
2012-2013 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Geography Course List



  • GEOG& 100 - Introduction to Geography

    5.0 Credits
    Introduction to natural and human regions around the world including the impact of post-industrial society in America, the rise of China as a rival superpower and the importance of “black gold” in the Persian Gulf.  Prerequisite: Placement in ENGL 100 .

    Course Objectives
    Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

    1. Identify and locate physical features and define fundamental symbols when reading a map. [COMMUNICATE]
    2. Critically analyze the geographical aspects of the relationships between people and the natural environment. [REASON]
    3. Identify, collect, and utilize data to investigate and analyze the issues and problems facing people, places and society in relationship to their geography. [EXPLORE]
    4. Demonstrate and define how these relationships and the natural resources have changed with space and over time in different regions of the world. [EXPLORE]
    5. Integrate, evaluate and communicate information from a variety of geographical sources. [REASON]
  • GEOG 150 - Introduction to Sustainable Development

    5.0 Credits
    Introduction to issues in sustainability around the world within a geographic framework. This will involve examination of the development and spatial interactions of policy alternatives relating to the sustainability of resources, the environment, and society. Prerequisite: Placement in ENGL 100 .

    Course Objectives
    Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

    1. Define and communicate the concept of sustainability, including forms of practice, from a geographic perspective and how it applies to development. [COMMUNICATE]
    2. Explain and define how applications of sustainability at the personal and local level can enhance sustainable development at the global level. [REASON]
    3. Compare and contrast the spatial inter-relationships between modern consumerism, resource depletion, population trends, and unsustainable development. [REASON]
    4. Identify and locate regions where sustainable development is both occurring and where it is not. [EXPLORE]
    5. Analyze and explain how sustainable practices impact natural resources, agriculture, energy, transportation, housing, global trade, population trends and the environment from a geographic perspective. [COMMUNICATE]