3.1 Learning Outcomes

In this assignment, you will observe spatial patterns of monsoon rainfall in South Asia and analyze the relationship of those patterns to the region’s physical features and agriculture. Next, you will explore the spatial distribution of urban sprawl, the factors that cause sprawl to occur, and the impacts it has on the environment and society. After that, you will explore the location and spatial distribution of religiously sacred sites around the world. Then, you will explore the world population through the lens of communication (phone lines) availability. Finally, you will look at the population and gender demographics for South Asia. India and Pakistan are the two major powers of the region. If you need a refresher on population pyramids, go to China’s Population Demographics. By studying the current population numbers and projections for the future, you will be able to predict consequences and make informed suggestions for solutions.

Learning Outcomes

  • Describe the spatial patterns of monsoon rainfall in South Asia.
  • Explain the influence of landforms on spatial patterns of precipitation.
  • Describe the geographic scale of urbanization.
  • Analyze environmental impacts and advantages of urban centers.
  • Compare and contrast the locations of sacred sites related to Christianity, Judaism, Sikhism, Buddhism, Hinduism, and Islam.
  • Identify and explain where Buddhism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, and Sikhism originated.
  • Evaluate the number of phone lines relative to the number of people in the world’s most populous countries.
  • Compare the spatial patterns of countries with land phone lines to mobile phones.
  • Analyze population pyramids to interpret and hypothesize the population age and gender composition in China.
  • Interpret numbers and proportions of males and females for each age group in China.

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