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 Course Title:   Introduction to Geography

 Title Abbreviation:   INTRO TO GEOGRAPHY

 Department:    GEOG&

 Course #:    100

 Credits:    5

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    5

 CIP:    450701

 EPC:    n/a

 REV:    2017

 Course Description  

Relationship of cultural, territorial, and climatic factors in the world's important geographic regions.


Prerequisite: Appropriate placement or grade of 2.0 or higher in ENGL 099.

Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 55

Lab: 0

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0

Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Academic Social Sciences  

Equivalencies At Other Institutions

Other Institution Equivalencies Table
Institution Course # Remarks
CWU GEO101 World Regional Geography
UW GEO102 World Regions

Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  1. identify major geographic regions and features of the world
  2. understand the relationship between geography and culture
  3. explain the variables that influence population dynamics
  4. understand the variables that contribute to economic development
  5. interpret data relating to both human and economic development

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

Revised August 2008 and affects outlines for 2008 year 1 and later.

2. Critical Thinking

Definition: The ability to think critically about the nature of knowledge within a discipline and about the ways in which that knowledge is constructed and validated and to be sensitive to the ways these processes often vary among disciplines.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
2.1 Identify and express concepts, terms, and facts related to a specific discipline.
2.2 Analyze issues and develop questions within a discipline.
2.3 Identify, interpret, and evaluate pertinent data and previous experience to reach conclusions.

4. Community & Cultural Diversity

Definition: Recognizing the value of human communities and cultures from multiple perspectives through a critical understanding of their similarities and differences.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
4.3 Understand the historically and socially constructed nature of—and the meanings attributed to—human differences.

5. Global & Local Awareness & Responsibility

Definition: Understanding the complexity and interdependence of, and stewardship responsibilities to, local and global communities and environments.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
5.1 Understand the impact of their own and other’s actions on local/global communities and environments and how those communities/environments affect them in turn.
5.2 Identify diverse communities and their shared/competing interests and develop strategies for prevention and resolution of conflict.
5.3 Understand the consequences of choices as they relate to local/global community and environmental issues.

8. Mathematical Reasoning

Definition: Understanding and applying concepts of mathematics and logical reasoning in a variety of contexts, both academic and non-academic.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
8.3 Interpret information and reasoning expressed mathematically (for example in spreadsheets, diagrams, charts, formulas, etc.).

Course Contents

  1. The study of geography
  2. An introduction to Europe
  3. Regions of Europe
  4. North Africa/SW Asia
  5. Sub-Saharan Africa
  6. Latin America
  7. East Asia