Although this is not a new course, it hasn't been offered in a number of years at PCC - Here are the details:
GEOG 250: Geography of Africa (CRN 16198)
Where: Portland Community college, Sylvania campus
When: Winter 2014, T/TH from 9:00 AM to 10:50 AM
Africa is the second largest and second most populated continent in the World. It has rich history, vivid cultures and societies. It has greatly contributed to world civilization by providing the world's most valuable minerals and natural resources, as well as human resources to contribute in the economic development of the modern Europe and North America. Yet, Africa has been misunderstood and most misrepresented continent in the world. It has long been shown in the media as a place of crisis. It is a region of the world often known for civil wars, AIDS/HIV, diseases, corruption, starvation, and environmental destruction.
Africa offers us to study the complex relationship between environment and society. This course is an introduction to the geography of Africa. In this course, we will study the current physical and human conditions in Africa and our area of focus will be mostly Africa south of the Sahara. We will examine the problems facing contemporary African societies. We will explore why Africa has became a place of such deep contrasts between crisis and hope. The course will help you to search below the stereotypes of One Africa without hope, but it will deepen your understanding of its multi-faceted continent.