NAT155 - World Geography

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Subject Title
World Geography

Subject Description
Where we live in the world - who our neighbours are, what our resources are, what our climate is - has a major impact on our political and social ways of life. In this subject we shall examine the geographic implications of many key areas of the world: Cultural diversity, language and religion, population and economic development are some of the topics explored.

Credit Status
NAT155 is a required course in the International Transportation and Customs Program. For any student not registered in TCS, it is a General Education elective credit in the Sciences and Social Sciences category.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

1. Understand the discipline of geography, as evidenced by:
. An understanding of the uniqueness of places
. An understanding of geography and exploration
. An understanding of the fundamental concepts of geography.

2. Discuss cultures of the world and cultural regions as shown by:
. an analysis of the term culture
. a discussion of cultural change
. a description of some cultural landscapes to show an understanding of the same

3. Appreciate the importance of languages and religions, as evidenced by:
. an identification of the various languages spoken in some of the countries around the world
. tracing the historical roots of major languages in use today.
. a description of world religions
. an assessment of the importance of languages and religion

4. Appreciate the complex relationship between nature, society and technology, as evidenced by:
. An understanding of the term nature
. An understanding of the social ideas of nature present in society today
. Assessing the extent to which environmental problems have become global in scope.

5. Understand the issues associated with economic development, as evidenced by:
. Understanding the term "economic development"
. Describing the principles associated with location and the principle of economic
. Identifying the pathways to development.

Essential Employability Skills
Communicate clearly, concisely and correctly in the written, spoken and visual form that fulfils the purpose and meets the needs of the audience.

Respond to written, spoken, or visual messages in a manner that ensures effective communication.

Use a variety of thinking skills to anticipate and solve problems.

Locate, select, organize, and document information using appropriate technology and information systems.

Analyze, evaluate, and apply relevant information from a variety of sources.

Show respect for diverse opinions, values, belief systems, and contributions of others.

Interact with others in groups or teams in ways that contribute to effective working relationships and the achievement of goals.

Manage the use of time and other resources to complete projects.

Take responsibility for one's own actions, decisions, and consequences.

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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
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