Oct 16, 2019  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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GEOG 355 - Geography of the Pacific Northwest

Examination of the physical and cultural geography, human-environment interactions, landscapes, and regional diversity of the Pacific Northwest. Course will not have an established scheduling pattern.

Credits: (4)

Learner Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Learn locations of major physical and human geographic features of the United States Canada and Mexico, including mountain chains, rivers and lakes, urban areas, and political units such as states and provinces.
  • Develop knowledge of diverse environments of the three countries, including geologic and geomorphologic conditions, climate and weather patterns, and floral and faunal assemblages.
  • Develop a knowledge of aboriginal (First Nations) population distributions and lifeways on the continent, of colonial invasion and settlement, natural resource exploitation schemes, and subsequent economic and political developments leading to transportation improvements, industrialization, and urbanization.
  • Learn the art of map interpretation using both physical and thematic cartography.
  • Improve their research, writing and presentation skills.
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