CRC19: Courses

GEOG 320 World Regional Geography

Units: 3

Hours: 54 hours LEC

Prerequisite: None.

Transferable: CSU; UC


This course is a global survey of the world's major geographic realms: their physical environments, cultures and economies; their origins, interactions and global roles. Geographic concepts and ideas are used to study and compare cultures, landscapes, resources, livelihood and land use across Earth. Explanation for the globalization of culture and economy, the widening gap between rich and poor countries, and ethnic diversity in the United States and abroad is stressed throughout the course. A major goal of this course is to improve each student's "mental map of the world."

Student Learning Outcomes

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

SLO1: Recognize the diversity of peoples, places, and events globally as well as within specific geographic regions.
1. Generalize the special combination of cultural, physical, historical, economical, and organizational qualities that characterize each of the major geographic regions of the world (such as East Asia, North America, SubSaharan Africa, etc.).