Fall 2021 - GEOG 100 D100
Our World: Introducing Human Geography (3)
Class Number: 4285
Delivery Method: Remote
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.
The course will run asynchronously with a one hour, non-compulsory synchronous session held every few weeks.
- Online learning activities and quizzes 20%
- Assignment 15%
- Discussion exercises 10%
- Midterm test (synchronous) 25%
- Final Exam (synchronous) 30%
MATERIALS + SUPPLIES:
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
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