• Political Geography GHUM 1056

    Online OntarioLearn

    OntarioLearn description: This course will examine the geopolitical forces impinging on global politics, while treating regions and countries of the world that are significant from a Canadian perspective. We explore the earth’s physical features, natural resources, environmental conditions, climate, population characteristics, and economic forces. The course relates these to the conduct and status of political entities such as nation-states and international institutions, as well as religious, ethnic, gender, and ideological groups. We start with an historical overview of reflections on geopolitics from the discipline’s beginnings in the late 19th century, through the Cold War, and up until the current post-Cold War era. From there, we turn our focus to specific issues such as America’s superpower status, Canada’s relations to the world, the environment, energy, and terrorism. The course ends with a study of the Middle East, Africa, southern Asia, Europe, Russia, Latin America and the Caribbean.

    Note(s)

    This is an online course delivered via OntarioLearn. Please ensure you are familiar with the basic technology requirements for OntarioLearn online courses. Teacher support (via email) and technical support (via phone) will be available for this course.

    Prerequisite(s)

    You must have completed grade 12 English.

    Contact Information

    Some courses require you to purchase a textbook. The cost of the textbook is not included in the course fee unless otherwise indicated. If there is a textbook assigned for this course, it will be listed on the bookstore website.