This introduction to the social science of geography is a regional approach that surveys the diverse cultural and physical patterns of the world. This course is designed to cover a wide range of topics related to the regions of the world including: physical, environmental, population, ethnic, language, religious, agricultural, economic, political, and urban characteristics. Spatial skills and tools such as maps, location, scale, and various models (demographic, economic development, and urbanization) will be employed to better understand the diversity of regional geography. This course meets General Education Core Goal 2: Analytic Skills; Core Goal 5: Information Literacy; Core Goal 9: Behavioral & Social Sciences; and Core Goal 12: Global Perspectives and Diversity This Honors course fosters high-achieving students' growth towards learning outcomes such as: problem solving, often with creative approaches; critical reading; forming judgments based on evidence, often from integrative learning; clear, persuasive research writing; oral presentation; and articulate reflection on personal growth. Honors courses are more likely to utilize student-driven active learning, emphasizing exploration and discovery, rather than the acquisition of specific knowledge; faculty might provide projects with no pre-determined conclusion, but with real-world application.
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