Fall 2021 - GEOG 100 D100

Our World: Introducing Human Geography (3)

Class Number: 4285

Delivery Method: Remote

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Th 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
    REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

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.

COURSE DETAILS:

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.  

Grading

  • Online learning activities and quizzes 20%
  • Assignment 15%
  • Discussion exercises 10%
  • Midterm test (synchronous) 25%
  • Final Exam (synchronous) 30%

Materials

MATERIALS + SUPPLIES:

Technical Requirements:
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).

REQUIRED READING:

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: 9780134845340

Registrar Notes:

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TEACHING AT SFU IN FALL 2021

Teaching at SFU in fall 2021 will involve primarily in-person instruction, with approximately 70 to 80 per cent of classes in person/on campus, with safety plans in place.  Whether your course will be in-person or through remote methods will be clearly identified in the schedule of classes.  You will also know at enrollment whether remote course components will be “live” (synchronous) or at your own pace (asynchronous).

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Students with hidden or visible disabilities who may need class or exam accommodations, including in the context of remote learning, are advised to register with the SFU Centre for Accessible Learning (caladmin@sfu.ca or 778-782-3112) as early as possible in order to prepare for the fall 2021 term.