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World Geography HIS 320

Formerly World Geography HIS 320 (HIS 320) also World Geography
Location: 
Faith Builders Educational Programs, 28527 Guys Mills Road, Guys Mills, PA
Length: 

Version 1, 2, and 3: 45 hours (5-12 weeks).

Dates: 
Version 1: June 2000 - April 2007. Version 2: May 2007 - January 2010. Version 3: February 2010 - Present.
Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Version 1, 2, and 3: Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: identify and discuss the world's great geographic realms and regions, human and physical contents, assets and liabilities, connections and barriers between various realms and regions, potentials and prospects; display a basic geographic literacy useful in the classroom setting; identify physical features and political, linguistic and cultural boundaries on maps; and discuss the cultural diversity of the world.

Instruction: 

Version 1: Major topics covered in the course are: the physical features, natural resources, development and social, cultural, and political aspects of each of the 12 major realms of the world. Methods of instruction include lecture, with discussion encouraged. Each student develops and presents to the class lecture on a country of his/her choice. Emphasis is placed on map memorization. Evaluation criteria include: two written tests and 5 map tests, an in-class presentation by each student of the geography of a particular country, as well as class participation. Version 2 and 3: Major topics covered in the course are: Europe; Russia; North America; Central America; South America; The Islamic world; Africa; South Asia; East Asia; Southeast Asia; Australia and New Zealand and The Pacific realm. Methods of instruction include: instruction by lecture, with discussion encouraged. Students develop and present to the class a lecture on a country of his/her choice. Emphasis is placed on map memorization. Evaluation criteria include: written tests, map tests and student presentations.

Credit recommendation: 

Version 1: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in World Geography (10/03). Version 2: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Geography (04/07). Version 3: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in World Geography (11/10) (10/15 revalidation).

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