Spring 2021 - GEOG 100 D100

Our World: Introducing Human Geography (3)

Class Number: 2765

Delivery Method: Remote


  • Course Times + Location:

    Mo 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM

    Th 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM

  • Exam Times + Location:

    Apr 19, 2021
    11:00 PM – 11:00 PM
    TAKE HOME-EXAM, Burnaby



A geographical introduction to how humans shape our world, with attention also given to how it shapes us. Themes may include: culture, economic activities, environmental change, globalization, politics, population, resources, and urbanization. Breadth-Humanities/Social Sciences.


This course provides an introduction to human geography and explores concepts and tools that help us better understand our dynamic world. We will explore the nature and diversity of human geography and develop an appreciation for the world we live in as well as for the relationships that exist between people and places. This course provides insights into contemporary global issues such as population growth and migration; patterns of economic development; agriculture and food systems; culture and identity; human-environment interactions; and cities and urbanization. These issues will be explored from a geographical perspective and will allow students to engage with some of today’s challenges, such as globalization.  

The goal is to introduce students both to what geographers think, and what they think about. The class welcomes undergraduate students in all fields of study. It is designed to prepare those who will continue in the geography program, while also providing non-geographers with a solid foundation in the fundamentals of geographic thinking.

Note: There will be no tutorials the first week of class.

Course Format:
The course will run asynchronously with a one hour, non-compulsory synchronous session held every few weeks.
Midterm and final exam are asynchronous.


  • Online learning activities and quizzes 20%
  • Assignment 15%
  • Discussions 15%
  • Midterm test (asynchronous) 20%
  • Final Exam (asynchronous) 30%



The course material will be delivered via Canvas and internet access required. Some activities will be run through the Pearson Mastering site and you are required to purchase access to the Mastering Geography website which accompanies the e-text (stand alone access card).


Knox, P.L., Marston, S.A., & Imort, M. (2019). Human Geography: Places and Regions in Global Context, Updated Fifth Canadian Edition. Pearson.

This is the - Modified Mastering Geography with Pearson eText -- Standalone Access Card -- for Human Geography: Places and Regions in Global Context, Updated Fifth Canadian Edition, 5/e

ISBN: 9780134845333

Registrar Notes:


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Teaching at SFU in spring 2021 will be conducted primarily through remote methods. There will be in-person course components in a few exceptional cases where this is fundamental to the educational goals of the course. Such course components will be clearly identified at registration, as will course components that will be “live” (synchronous) vs. at your own pace (asynchronous). Enrollment acknowledges that remote study may entail different modes of learning, interaction with your instructor, and ways of getting feedback on your work than may be the case for in-person classes. To ensure you can access all course materials, we recommend you have access to a computer with a microphone and camera, and the internet. In some cases your instructor may use Zoom or other means requiring a camera and microphone to invigilate exams. If proctoring software will be used, this will be confirmed in the first week of class.

Students with hidden or visible disabilities who believe they may need class or exam accommodations, including in the current context of remote learning, are encouraged to register with the SFU Centre for Accessible Learning (caladmin@sfu.ca or 778-782-3112).