Patterns of cultural development including population, religion,
languages, political systems and other societal characteristics.
Analysis of spatial differences of cultures including housing
types, city planning, agricultural techniques, popular and folk
customs. Investigation of humans as the primary modifiers
of the physical landscape within the limits of the Earth's resources.
Course Student Learning Outcomes - GEOG 0002 - Cultural Geography
CSLO 1 - Explain or define basic demographic tools used to compare places, such as population pyramids and demographic transition.
CSLO 2 - Compare and contrast folk versus popular culture by investigating social customs and how they diffuse.
CSLO 3 - Summarize basic precepts of each major universalizing and ethnic religions and know where they are generally practiced.
CSLO 4 - Identify places in the world with major conflicts related to political boundaries, demographics, ethnicity and economics, enumerating key issues of each conflict, and understand history behind conflict.
CSLO 5 - Describe the forms of subsistence and commercial agriculture, the geographic extent, their methods of food production, and human ecology with emphasis on environmental challenges.
CSLO 6 - Estimate natural resources supplies, demand, and location, such as energy and water, and associated conservation issues (e.g. how much coal, where found, what demand and what environmental issues).