World Geography I

Course Code: GEA2001

Credit Hours: 3

Effective beginning: Fall 2020


Course Description:
A study of the relationship between human activities and the natural environment. A regional-cultural approach is used and efforts are made to correlate the course content with other social sciences. Credit will be granted without taking GEA 2002, but the sequence is recommended. This course has been designated as an international/diversity course.

Course Details


Travis Bradshaw, Ph.D.


Required textbooks/ course materials:

Hobbs, JJ. Mindtap: Fundamentals of World Regional Geography. 4th Ed. Boston, MA: Cengage Learning. 2017 ISBN: 97813372196



Assignment/course outline:

See your Instructor First Day Handout for individual instructor assignment schedule.


Discipline-level learning outcomes:

SS-1 Identify theories, hypotheses and research methodologies that behavioral scientists use to explain, investigate and predict behaviors and social trends.

SS-2 Use appropriate social and behavioral science investigation techniques to analyze contemporary social issues.

SS-3 Identify and investigate interdisciplinary courses in the social and behavioral sciences, such as, history, criminal justice, economics, etc. and establish how these courses are inter-related from a global perspective.

SS-4 Create and utilize current technologies in developing oral and written presentations on topics relevant to subject matter under the auspices of social and behavioral sciences.

SS-5 Identify fundamental modalities used to promote understanding of differences and commonalities within diverse cultures.


Course-level student learning outcomesDiscipline-level learning outcomesAssessment methods

Examine the physical world as the habitat of man, using the tools of geography.

Analyze contemporary social and political issues to their roots in human culture and physical place.

Examine modern society and its economic development in the light of multicultural and social influences. 

Evaluate the relationships among world cultures and how those relationships shape world events.

SS-1, SS-2, SS-3, SS-4, SS-5

SS-1, SS-2, SS-3, SS-4, SS-5

SS-1, SS-2, SS-3, SS-4- SS-5

SS-1, SS-2, SS-3, SS-4, SS-5

Homework, Discussion Board, Quizzes, Unit Tests, Cumulative Final



  1. Read assigned materials.
  2. View online video lectures.
  3. Post comments to (Canvas) online discussion boards.
  4. Review study guides using notes from reading assignments and from online video lectures.
  5. Complete weekly quizzes.
  6. Course taught under the auspices of the Social and Behavioral Sciences will include an oral component oral presentations and/or classroom discussions. Note: Online and Distance Learning courses will not contain the oral component.
  7. Chapters are as follows:
    • Objectives and Tools of World Regional Geography
    • Physical Processes and World Regions
    • Human Processes and World Regions
    • Europe
    • Russia and the Near Abroad
    • The Middle East and North Africa
    • South and East Ashia
    • Oceania
    • Sub-Saharan Africa
    • Latin America
    • The United States and Canada

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