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Geography (GEOG)

GEOG 020 (GS;US;IL) Human Geography: An Introduction (3) Spatial perspective on human societies in a modernizing world; regional examples; use of space and environmental resources; elements of geographic planning.

GEOG 020

GEOG 020 Human Geography: An Introduction (3)
(GS;US;IL)

(BA) This course meets the Bachelor of Arts degree requirements.

Introduction to Human Geography introduces students to the breadth of contemporary human geography. It explores both the range of topics that geographers study, and some of the concepts and methods they use to study them. Major topics include the spatial organization of human activities; ways in which social processes and structures can be understood through a geographic lens; and geographic perspectives on human-environment interactions. These general topics are explored largely through close examinations of case studies. Any student interested in how the world functions economically, politically, socially and culturally as it enters the new millennium should enroll in Introduction to Human Geography. For this reason, this course satisfies the General Education and the Intercultural course components of the Penn State student curriculum. Students' final grades are based on attendance, participation, four exams, and their contribution to a group research project.


General Education: GS
Diversity: US;IL
Bachelor of Arts: Social and Behavioral Science
Effective: Summer 2005

Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.

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