Student Learning Objective 2
Critique and evaluate the distribution of the human population and the processes that shape this distribution; in both historical and current events.
Student Performance Objectives
Student Performance Objectives
- Compare and contrast the distribution and processes of the human population in both historical and current events.
- Compare and contrast the distribution and processes of the human population in multiple locations around the world.
- Define your course Learning Outcome 2 (SLO 2). HINT: You may have to look this up in your course syllabus. The course learning outcome 2 calls for me to analyze the urban surroundings of cities and to evaluate the distribution of the human population and the processes that shape this distribution; in both historical and current events. The data analysis that I performed tells me that there was an increase of 56,000 people in the city as there were 400,000 people moving into Tokyo in 2012 while 344,000 people moved out the same year. I learned that people like moving to the city and contribute to the society because of the nice and friendly Japanese people, vibrant entertainment and convention scene whereby artists come to perform and international delegates come for trade shows and meetings, the abundance of festivities as seasons change, diverse food options because of the many people living in the city, and most importantly, the sense of security from unrest.
- Why did you choose your artifact (exam question/assignment/project) and why is your artifact the best evidence you have of SLO 2? I chose this artifact because the city planners at the Tokyo Metropolitan Government have done a good job to provide parks and open spaces for its population despite having the fact to house the people in very densely populated environments. My urbanization map of the Metropolitan City of Tokyo, Japan is my best works for SLO#2 because it shows the different real life issues that the city is facing on a daily basis.
- What skills and knowledge from SLO 2 did you utilize by creating or completing your artifact? Through the utilization of cartography skills to draw the maps, I learned in terms of knowledge that there are trade-offs in the form of urbanization problems while living in the city. Other than having the need to live in densely populated environments, the city faces water issues in the form of the need to provide a constant steady supply of clean and drinkable water, air pollution issues as air quality should never post a threat to human health despite of the human economical activities, land issues in the form of competition for space to build new office buildings and housing. Of all concerns, I would say that the most important one would be the traffic congestion in the city because many people have to pack onto the trains, buses, and subways in order to travel to work at the same time on a daily basis.
- List three ways you think your knowledge or skills have grown or developed as a result of creating or completing your artifact.
- This assignment has grown my knowledge as it has taught me that urbanization will always be a problem anywhere in the world with human populations, even in Southern California today as people move constantly to new lands for jobs and housing over time.
- I feel that I learned prediction skills while completing this works. In fact, I already predict that the Asian-American population would soon move from the San Gabriel Valley cities in Los Angeles county from Monetary Park to Diamond Bar. We would see populations drifting to the county of San Bernardino sooner or later in the next ten to twenty years.
- Through the process of completing this assignment, I practiced my cartography skills with the Arc GIS software online and learnt how to insert the appropriate layers of information.