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Cultural Geography
CULTURAL GEOG
CLASS CODE: GEOG 350 CREDITS:  3
DIVISION: LANGUAGE & LETTERS
DEPARTMENT: HISTORY, GEOGRAPHY, POLITICAL SCIENCE
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course does not fulfill a General Education requirement.

DESCRIPTION: Examines various aspects of culture and the man/land relationship from a geographic perspective.
TAUGHT: Fall 2004, Winter 2005
CONTENT AND TOPICS: Some of the themes examined in this course include population, politics, human-environment interaction, language, religion, "folk" culture, "pop" culture, urbanization, place imagery, place "creation," and ethnicity. We will also explore the concept of "Mormon culture."
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES: Define and explain key cultural geographic terms and concepts.
Identify and explain the key terms and concepts associated with population geography.
Identify and explain the key political geographic terms and concepts.
Identify and describe the defining characteristics of the world's major religions.
Explain certain cultural geographic models (e.g. the Demographic Transition Model, the Push Pull Model of Migration).
Analyze the writings of a well-known cultural geographic theme.
Organize and produce a study guide for your selected topic.
Produce, distribute, and grade a quiz based on your presentation.
Create a storyline for a movie in which a particular cultural or ethnic group is represented and justify your reasons for this portrayal.
Participate in class by sharing personal views and asking pertinent questions.
Acquire both an appreciation for cultural geography and a desire to learn more.
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EFFECTIVE DATE: August 2001