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2021-2022 Catalog 
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GEOG 205 - Environmental Geography

Credits: 5
Studies the relationship between humans and the natural world. Topics include population, consumption, resources, pollution, agriculture, and sustainability. Emphasizes global climate change and the environmental systems of the Puget Sound bioregion.

Enrollment Requirement: Eligible for ENGL& 101  and MATH& 141;  or instructor consent.

Satisfies Requirement: Social Science

Course Outcomes:
Students who successfully complete this class will be able to:

  1. Analyze the spatial organization of people, places, and environments on Earth’s surface. 
  2. Analyze the physical and human characteristics of places.
  3. Analyze the physical processes that shape the patterns of Earth’s surface.
  4. Analyze the characteristics and spatial distribution of ecosystems on Earth’s surface. 
  5. Analyze the characteristics, distribution, and migration of human populations on Earth’s surface.
  6. Analyze the patterns and networks of economic interdependence on Earth’s surface.
  7. Analyze the process, patterns, and functions of human settlement.
  8. Analyze how human actions modify the physical environment.
  9. Analyze how physical systems affect human systems.
  10. Analyze the changes that occur in the meaning, use, distribution, and importance of resources. 
  11. Apply geography to interpret the past.
  12. Apply geography to interpret the present and plan for the future.

Program Outcomes

  1. Identify and describe a current geographic problem or inequity at a global or regional scale.
  2. Identify and describe an individual action one can undertake to solve a current geographic problem or inequity.

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