Political Geography - GEO 230 at Southwest Virginia Community College


Effective: 2022-05-01

Course Description

Examines the influence of geography on political systems and nation states. Discusses historic and current events including campaigns, wars, trade, and treaties as functions of land, resources and energy requirements. Introduces students to types and uses of maps
Lecture 3 hours. Total 3 hours per week.
3 credits

The course outline below was developed as part of a statewide standardization process.

General Course Purpose

GEO 230 provides understanding and recognition of the role of geopolitics within the context of society and throughout history. The course enhances the knowledge and understanding of various political institutions with a focus on the geographical context of events. Students will identify major geopolitical policies and decisions while developing a deeper understanding of the international implications.

Course Objectives

Major Topics to be Included

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