The Geography of British Columbia
- Definition of area
- Regional concepts as applied to British Columbia
- Core-Periphery Model
- Tectonic processes
- Geomorphology and physiographic regions
- Indigenous experiences
- European exploration
- Settler colonialism and dispossession
- Asian immigration and institutional racism
- BC’s changing economy in the context of globalization
- Resource development, management, and conservation
- Tertiary and quaternary industries
- Indigenous rights and title and treaty negotiations
- Tourism and recreation
- Urban development
- Rural settlement
- Demographic studies
- Cultural and ethnic diversity
- Environmental challenges
The course will employ a variety of instructional methods to accomplish its objectives, including some of the following: lecture, labs, field work, DVDs/videos and animations, individual and/or team projects, small group discussions and map and air photo analysis.
Evaluation will be based on course objectives and will be carried out in accordance with the Douglas College Evaluation Policy. The instructor will provide a written course outline with specific criteria during the first week of classes.
An example of a possible evaluation scheme would be:
|Class preparation and participation||10%|
At the conclusion of the course the successful student will be able to:
- Synthesize the concepts and techniques of regional geography.
- Communicate effectively orally, graphically, in writing, and using quantitative methods.
- Create, interpret, analyze and utilize maps.
- Evaluate and make informed decisions about contemporary British Columbia issues using the methodologies, concepts and techniques of regional geography.
An instructor’s Course Reader may be required. Textbooks will be updated periodically. Typical examples are:
Geography Open Textbook Collective. (2014). British Columbia in a Global Context. Victoria, BC: BCcampus. Retrieved from http://opentextbc.ca/geography/.
Hayes, D. (2012). British Columbia: a New Historical Atlas. Vancouver, BC: Douglas & McIntyre.
McGillivray, B. (2010). Geography of British Columbia: People and Landscapes in Transition. Vancouver, BC: UBC Press.
No prerequisite courses.
No corequisite courses.
No equivalent courses.
Course Guidelines for previous years are viewable by selecting the version desired. If you took this course and do not see a listing for the starting semester / year of the course, consider the previous version as the applicable version.
These are for current course guidelines only. For a full list of archived courses please see https://www.bctransferguide.ca
|Institution||Transfer Details for GEOG 1160|
|Athabasca University (AU)||AU GEOG 2XX (3)|
|Camosun College (CAMO)||CAMO GEOG 105 (3)|
|Coast Mountain College (CMTN)||CMTN GEOG 225 (3)|
|College of the Rockies (COTR)||COTR GEOG 210 (3)|
|Columbia College (COLU)||COLU GEOG 1st (3)|
|Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU)||KPU GEOG 1160 (3)|
|Langara College (LANG)||LANG GEOG 1150 (3)|
|Simon Fraser University (SFU)||SFU GEOG 2XX (3)|
|Thompson Rivers University (TRU)||TRU GEOG 2230 (3)|
|Trinity Western University (TWU)||TWU GENV 1XX (3)|
|University Canada West (UCW)||UCW GEOG 1XX (3)|
|University of British Columbia - Okanagan (UBCO)||UBCO GEOG 217 (3)|
|University of British Columbia - Vancouver (UBCV)||UBCV GEOG 1st (3)|
|University of Northern BC (UNBC)||UNBC GEOG 200 (3)|
|University of the Fraser Valley (UFV)||UFV GEOG 1XX (3)|
|University of Victoria (UVIC)||UVIC GEOG 309 (1.5)|
|Vancouver Island University (VIU)||VIU GEOG 1st (3)|
This course can count towards an Associate of Arts Degree for Future Teachers.