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Human Geography (GEOG 1101)

Credits:  3   Lecture Credits:  3.00  
Description:  This course offers an introduction to geographic facts, theories and methods as they relate to humans and their occupation of the Earth. It uses a general systems perspective and a thematic approach to understanding where, why and how humans live. Various themes covered are the human-Earth relationship, population, migration, cultural systems, language, religion, social customs, social systems,development, politics, urbanization, agriculture, industrialization and natural resource use.
MnTC:
  • Goal 5
  • Goal 8
Prerequisites:

Placement score into READ 0200 or placement score into ESOL 0052 or completion of READ 0100 or ESOL 0042 with faculty recommendation into ESOL 0052.

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The Physical Environment (GEOG 1102)

Credits:  3   Lecture Credits:  3.00  
Description:  This course offers an introduction to geographic facts, theories and methods as they relate to the Earth's physical environment. This course uses a general-systems perspective and a thematic approach to understanding the natural environment and how it is impacted by human occupation. Various themes covered include the solar system, atmosphere, climate, ozone depletion, greenhouse effect, hydrosphere, waste disposal, fresh water, lithosphere, soil, natural disasters, biosphere and biodiversity.
MnTC:
  • Goal 5
  • Goal 10
Prerequisites:

Placement score into READ 0200 or placement score into ESOL 0052 or completion of READ 0100 or ESOL 0042 with faculty recommendation into ESOL 0052.

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The Global Economy (GEOG 1103)

Credits:  3   Lecture Credits:  3.00  
Description:  This course is an introduction to geographic facts, theories and methods as they relate to economic systems used throughout the world, and the rising pattern of global economic interdependence. This course uses a general-systems and thematic approach to understanding how people and groups cooperate in providing what they need and want. Various themes covered include economic theory and practice, development, production, labor force, land use, natural resources, trade, international organizations and global economic problems.
MnTC:
  • Goal 5
  • Goal 8
Prerequisites:

Placement score into READ 0200 or placement score into ESOL 0052 or completion of READ 0100 or ESOL 0042 with faculty recommendation into ESOL 0052.

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Minnesota (GEOG 1104)

Credits:  3   Lecture Credits:  3.00  
Description:  This course is an introduction to Minnesota, its regions and cities. It examines the people, social and cultural institutions, and physical makeup of our home state and cities. It will trace the spatial and historical evolution of our area and examine today's Minnesota. It will also explore environmental issues and decisions faced by Minnesotans. The course includes self-guided walking tours of Minneapolis and optional self-guided driving tours of other parts of the metro area and the state.
MnTC:
  • Goal 5
  • Goal 10
Prerequisites:

Placement score into READ 0200 or placement score into ESOL 0052 or completion of READ 0100 or ESOL 0042 with faculty recommendation into ESOL 0052.

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Peoples of the World (GEOG 2204)

Credits:  3   Lecture Credits:  3.00  
Description:  This course is an introductory survey of the peoples and their social and cultural institutions throughout the world. After an overview of basic geographic concepts, each of the world’s major regions are studied in depth. Finally, the course examines some global issues and global citizenship. This is a telecourse that uses the Annenberg/CPB Series titled “The Power of Place: World Regional Geography.” (A telecourse fee is charged.)
MnTC:
  • Goal 5
  • Goal 8
Prerequisites:

Placement score into READ 0200 or placement score into ESOL 0052 or completion of READ 0100 or ESOL 0042 with faculty recommendation into ESOL 0052.

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