Catalogue 2014 - 2015

GEOG 102 World Regional Geography I: Highly Developed Countries


3 cr.

Course Description

This survey of world geography is designed to help you develop a greater understanding of the advanced industrialized and highly developed societies of North America, Europe, Russia, East Asia and Oceania. Greater familiarity with these places will help you to appreciate the challenges confronting the more affluent parts of the world. All face issues like aging populations, increasingly costly social insurance systems, deindustrialization, and growing multiculturalism. The class puts special emphasis on the ways in which the changing global environment and an increasingly interdependent global economy are impacting political, environmental, social and cultural dimensions in all of these regions.