2017-2018 University Catalogue 
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2017-2018 University Catalogue [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

GEOG 111 - Global Shift: Economy, Society, and Geography

We are living in a time of genuinely global change. People throughout the world are increasingly affected by common developments such as the introduction of new technologies, increasing economic competition, climate change, rapid urbanization, shifting gender roles, political violence, environmental degradation, international migration, and the persistence of hunger and disease. Yet, global change is not a uniform process; certain aspects of global change can have very different consequences for people living in different settings. This course uses the perspective of human geography to understand the increasingly globalized world of the early 21st century. Students will identify and examine various dimensions of change in human wellbeing by exploring critical demographic, social, cultural, economic, political, and environmental trends. To comprehend the implications of these global shifts, students will examine the dynamics of the processes influencing them and consider the key issues raised by them. This will necessitate taking a close look at how change is occurring not only at the global scale but also in particular regional and local settings, ranging from North America to Europe, Asia, Africa and Latin America.

Credits: 1.00
Corequisite: None
Prerequisites: None
Major/Minor Restrictions: None
Class Restriction: No Junior, Senior
Area of Inquiry: Social Relations,Inst.& Agents
Liberal Arts CORE: None

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