(A requirement that must be completed before taking this course.)
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.
Currently no sections of this class are being offered.