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This course demonstrates different understanding of Geography, History, Political Science and Economics . It will focus on change and continuity within various regions in Asia, and this vast regions interrelationships with the rest of the world.

I. Objectives: At the end of this quarter, the students should be able to:

A. gives importance to the relationship between humans and their environment in shaping ancient Asian civilization;
B. explains the concept of Asia through its geographical divisions, (East Asia, Southeast Asia, South Asia, West Asia and North/Central Asia;
C. describes the natural resources of Asia;
D. evaluates the implication of the physical environment and the natural resources in the regions of Asia with the way of life then and now;
E. expresses the importance of preservation of the environment for a balanced ecology in regions;
F. gives importance to the human resources of Asia; and
G. analyzes the relationship of human resources of the countries of Asia in the development of livelihood and society based on the:Population, composition based on age, life expectancy rate, gender, occupation and etc.

II. Content: Geography of Asia

A. Concept of Asia
1. The Origin of the Word Asia and the Conventional Title of Asian
2. The different Perspectives in the Study of Asia
3. The Importance of Studying About Asia
4. Basis of the Geographic Divisions of Asia
5. The Regions of Asia

B. Natural Resources of Asia
1. North Asia
2. South Asia
3. East Asia
4. Southeast Asia
5. West Asia

C. Implication of the Physical Environment
1. Agriculture
2. Economy
3. Housing
4. Culture

D. Social and Environmental Issues of Asia
1. Over population Causes Environmental Degradation
2. Improper Waste Disposal in Bangalore Threatening Water Sources
3. Environmental Pollution and Hazardous Waste Issues in Asian Countries
4. The Importance of Forest Diversity to Developing Countries in Asia

E. Human Resources
1. Population of Asia
2. Health
3. Economic Development
4. Education
5. Migration

III. Criteria for Evaluation:

A. Written Works ———————————————–30%
B.Performance Task ——————————————–50%
C.Quarterly Assessment—————————————20%
Total 100%

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