GEOG 211 - Political Geography
An extensive examination of the political-geographic factors involved in shaping the character of world, national, and local political communities. Special emphasis placed on the controversial concepts of geopolitics and geostrategy as well as selected contemporary problems affecting the viability of modern-day political units. Field tripsand special projects. PREREQUISITE(S): Second-year standing or consent of program coordinator. Three hours each week. Formerly GE 201.
3 semester hours
Upon course completion, a student will be able to:
- Discuss political geography topics such as states, colonialism, international relations, geopolitics, and migrations.
- Demonstrate an understanding and appreciation of the diversity of political systems and their interrelationships.
- Differentiate the roles of boundaries, types of governments, economies, and other factors in tying countries together as well as separating them.
- Evaluate global developments, conflicts and problems.
- Identify political geographic processes, concepts, and terminology.
- Compare theories of political geography.
- Utilize maps and atlases as tools.
- Apply argumentative, research, evaluative, and geographic skills and knowledge to everyday life.
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