Human Geography: Culture
Standard letter grades
Total contact hours
WR 060 (or higher) or minimum placement Wr/Comm Level 5.
Examines key cultural traits and how those traits vary around the world. Develops concepts of interest to students in education and those planning to work with individuals from diverse cultural background in a global and geographic framework.
Course learning outcomes
1. Examine the location, origin, diffusion, and patterns of key cultural traits at different scales.
2. Explain the characteristics, distribution, and migration of human populations in terms of physical, cultural, and economic factors.
3. Recognize the role that the physical environment plays on cultural development and how, in turn, humans alter and/or adapt various environments to satisfy their basic needs.
4. Use maps and spatial data to better understand how cultures vary across regions.
- Health and disease
- Folk vs. popular culture
- Identity: race, ethnicity, gender
- Rural vs. urban
- People and the environment
Textbook is required.
General education/Related instruction lists
- Social Science
- Cultural Literacy