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Geography 2750

World Regional Geography


Credit hours: 3
GEC categories: This course fulfills the Social Science (C. Human, Natural, and Economic Resources category) of the General Education Curriculum (GEC) and meets the international focus requirement.
Prerequisites: None

Text Books:

Title Author(s) Publisher ISBN
Geography: Realms, Regions and Concepts. 15th edition de Blij, H. J., Muller, P.O., and Nijman, J. John Wiley 978-1-1180-9360-3
Goode's World Atlas, 22nd edition Rand McNally Rand McNally 99-38535
World Data Sheet Population Reference Bureau, Inc. Population Reference Bureau, Inc.

Example Syllabus: SYLLABUS_sp_14.pdf
Website: http://paradise.sbs.ohio-state.edu/faculty/constantinou/)

Course Objectives: The purpose of this course is to examine the physical and human structure of all world regions. Regions are defined primarily at the continent level and are classified by their level of development. A major emphasis is placed on concepts related to either the natural or cultural environment.

Course Content: Discussion of basic concepts such as scale, region and landscape (physical - cultural).  Survey of Developed regions (Europe, Australia, Japan, Soviet Union, and North America) and Underdeveloped (Middle and South America, Asia, and Africa).

Method of Presentation: Lectures with the use of audio-visual aids.

Method of Evaluation: There will be four non-comprehensive exams.


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