GEOG 101 - Introduction to Geography
(BSSD, GEEL) CE-R
Introduction to geography as a field of study. The course consists of an extensive examination of physical and cultural factors that contribute to and produce the variable character of the Earth’s surface and a discussion of the significance of geographic concepts and factors to world affairs.
Assessment Level(s): ENGL 101 /ENGL 101A , MATH 050 , READ 120 . Three hours each week. Formerly GE 101.
3 semester hours
May not be taken concurrently with MATH 017 or MATH 020 or MATH 045 without appropriate Math assessment score.
Upon course completion, a student will be able to:
- Identify the four environmental components: the hydrosphere, atmosphere, lithosphere, and biosphere.
- Interpret maps and atlases effectively, locating map features and interpreting thematic maps.
- Distinguish between regions, both culturally and physically.
- Make geographic comparisons among places and people.
- Discuss geographic processes, concepts, and terminology.
- Distinguish among geographic theories.
- Utilize maps and atlases as tools.
- Utilize various geographic applications.
- Apply their geographic skills and knowledge to everyday life.
- Students will research, organize, and present in written format about specific geographic topics.
- Analyze geographic data including demographics.
- Articulate their own geographic background.
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