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Geography is a discipline transcending the boundaries of the natural and social sciences. Central to the development of geographical understanding is the ability to appreciate how physical and human forces interact to give identity to places and to create recognizable spatial patterns. The study of Geography allows a clear understanding of causal relationships at different geographic scales – local, regional and global. It facilitates an understanding of many of the central issues emerging from human exploitation of natural resources.
The course aims to:
- develop an understanding of the location and distribution of geographic phenomena;
- develop an understanding of the nature of Physical and Human Geography and their interactions;
- explain the processes at work in Physical and Human Geography;
- develop an understanding of the environmental consequences of human action;
- develop an appreciation of the current social and economic problems in their geographical setting;
- encourage an appreciation of the dynamic nature of Geography; CXC A21 2 /U2/09
- help in the understanding and application of spatial models and concepts to the study of Geography;
- develop an understanding of the range of techniques, the acquisition of practical skills, and an appreciation of information technology that enhance geographical knowledge;
- create awareness of the variety of Caribbean environments through field activities;
- promote knowledge and understanding of world geography;
- develop an understanding of the place of the Caribbean in the wider world;
- encourage a critical and reflective approach to the study of Geography.
CAPE Geography SBA
MODULE 1 : CLIMATE, VEGETATION AND SOILS On completion of this Module, students should: Understand the principles governing climate and weather systems, the development of vegetation and soil; Develop appropriate skills and techniques in Geography; Apply appropriate investigative and practical techniques.
MODULE 2 : ECONOMIC ACTIVITY On completion of this Module, students should: Appreciate the pattern of economic activities; Develop appropriate skills and techniques used in Geography; Apply appropriate investigative and practical techniques.
- Classify economic activities and examine their changing relative importance
- Explain the factors influencing the types and organization of agriculture
- Describe the factors affecting the location and development of manufacturing industries
- Evaluate the effects of agriculture, industry and tourism on the environment in MDC’s and LDC’s
- Evaluate the potential impact of climate change on farming systems;
- Account for economic changes in agriculture and industry
- Analyse the factors contributing to the development of tourism;
- Apply models of economic activity
- Use topographical maps to analyse the location of economic activities
- Apply appropriate investigative and practical techniques
MODULE 3 : DEVELOPMENT AND DISPARITIES IN DEVELOPMENT On completion of this Module, students should: Understand the nature of development and disparities in development; Develop appropriate skills and techniques in Geography; Apply appropriate investigative and practical techniques.