GEOG 241

Course Description


(A requirement that must be completed before taking this course.)

  • None.

Course Competencies

Upon successful completion of the course, the student should be able to:

  • Identify countries, major cities, rivers, and landforms in the Latin American realm (Middle America and South America).
  • Differentiate geographic concept terms.
  • Evaluate the similarities and the disparities of regions in Middle America and South America.
  • Explain patterns of topography, climate, vegetation, soils and the impact of "altitudinal zonation".
  • Analyze the regional distribution of people.
  • Explain the major geographic characteristics of the Middle America regions.
  • Evaluate geographic models that describe the relationship between the natural environment and human modification of the landscape.
  • Differentiate between Mainland and Rimland Middle America in terms of political, cultural, and economic geography.
  • Summarize the variety of influences that have shaped South America's culture areas.
  • Examine forces that have affected the urbanization patterns in Middle and South America.
  • Explain the geographic characteristics of the South American regions.
  • Apply the geographic methodology to the Latin America region by integrating relevant physical, economic, cultural, and political data.

Course Schedule

Currently no sections of this class are being offered.

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