GEG 101 Introduction to Geography (3 credits)

The purpose of this course is to provide an introduction to the basic concepts and methodology of world regional geography. Because geography incorporates aspects from multiple disciplines, we will examine geographic regions and introduce relative location, population characteristics, cultural features, physical environment, resources, major cities, economic development and historical perspectives. Furthermore, through individual projects, each student will introduce him or herself to world affairs and how events in one place can influence events in distant locations. Finally, basic geographic concepts will be introduced to help explain the variable character of the humanized earth.