Regional Studies in Geography – GEOG 320

CG • Section 8WK • 07/01/2018 to 12/31/2199 • Modified 05/17/2022

Course Description

Geographic approach to a specific region of the world through historic, cultural, economic, political and physical geography. Course may be repeated as topics vary. (Formerly GEOG 420)

For information regarding prerequisites for this course, please refer to the Academic Course Catalog.

Rationale

The purpose of this course is to provide the student with a spatial perspective of the world, utilizing a Christian worldview. The integration of human and physical characteristics of the world are reviewed in present day and historical contexts. The student equipped with a geographic perspective will be better prepared to fulfill the Great Commission in his/her vocational pursuits.

Course Assignment

Textbook readings and lecture presentations

Course Requirements Checklist

After reading the Course Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in the Course Overview.

Discussions (2)

Discussions are collaborative learning experiences. Therefore, the student will participate in 2 Discussions by posting a thread in response to the provided prompt. Each thread must be at least 300 words, and the assertions in the thread must be supported with at least 1 citation in current APA format from .edu or .gov sources, journals, or books. In addition to the thread, the student is required to reply to 2 classmates' threads. Each reply must be at least 150 words.

Geography Reflection Essay Assignment

The student will observe items on a landscape of his/her choosing for the purpose of describing the 5 main themes of geography and various aspects of the culture. Then, the student will write a 1,000–1,250 word essay on his/her findings. The essay must include at least 5 scholarly sources (primary sources must come from .edu or .gov sources, journals, or books).

Map Analysis Assignments (11)

There will be 11 Map Analysis Assignments that will allow the student to demonstrate a basic spatial understanding of the readings and video lectures that accompany each textbook chapter. The Map Analysis assignments usually contain 3 to 5 questions. The assignments are not timed and have unlimited takes.

Video Quizzes (11)

There will be 11 Video Quizzes that will allow the student to demonstrate a basic spatial understanding of the readings and video lectures that accompany each textbook chapter. The Video Quizzes usually contain 3 to 5 questions and have a 20-minute time limit.

Quizzes (11)

There will be 11 quizzes that allow the student to demonstrate an understanding of the readings and video lectures that accompany each module. The quizzes will be open-book/open-notes, contain 20-25 multiple-choice questions, and have a 1-hour time limit.