World Geography I

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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: 9781337219136



Assignment/course outline:

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


Discipline-level learning outcomes:

SS-1 Identify behaviors and social trends, using appropriate research methodologies.

SS-2 Identify global influences on social, behavioral, and historical issue.

SS-3 Examine significant historical events.

SS-4 Identify differences and commonalities within diverse cultures.


Course-level learning outcomes:

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

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

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

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



Means of accomplishing learning outcomes:

  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 Asia
    • Oceania
    • Sub-Saharan Africa
    • Latin America
    • The United States and Canada


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