Transport Geography – GEOG 630

CG • Section 8WK • 07/01/2018 to 12/31/2199 • Modified 06/09/2022

Course Description

This course highlights the major systems used to move people, goods, and information through a spatial geography lens. The course covers the major transport modes throughout history and focuses on modern concepts of transport including networks, terminals, environmental impacts, and e-commerce.

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 an overview of how people, goods, and information move globally, utilizing a Christian worldview. The integration of human and physical characteristics of the world are reviewed in present day and historical contexts, in the context of movement. Transport geographic perspectives will better prepare students to fulfill the Great Commission in a wide variety of vocational pursuits.

Measurable Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Identify the major modes of transport utilized to move people, goods, and information.
  2. Explain how physical geography has impacted and continues to impact transport.
  3. Analyze the distribution networks, terminals, and hubs of modern global commerce.
  4. Evaluate transport technologies throughout history.
  5. Highlight global transport economic and environmental linkages.
  6. Articulate how commerce and trade related technologies have allowed the dissemination of Christianity throughout history.

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 (5):

Threads:
Discussions are collaborative learning experiences. Therefore, the student will participate in 5 Discussions by posting a thread in response to the provided prompt. Each thread must be at least 450 words, and the assertions in the thread must be supported with at least 3 citations in current APA format from .edu or .gov sources, journals, or books (CLOs 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6).

Replies:
In addition to the thread, the student is required to reply to 2 classmates' threads. Each reply must be at least 300 words (CLOs 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6).

Book Reviews (2):

The student will complete a book review for each of the primary textbooks (CLOs 1, 2, 3, 4, 5).

Sample Transportation Project

The student will complete a sample transportation project applying course topics and materials into a project focused on a synthesis of the reading and material from the course (CLOs 1, 2).