GEA 1000 – Geography of a Changing World

General Education Credit: International, Biological Sciences
College Credit: 3

About The Course

The course seeks to give students a geographic perspective on issues about important urban, economic, environmental, geomorphologic and climatic issues in the world. As a discipline, Geography contains frameworks and tools to help in exploring, understanding, and finding potential solutions to these complex issues.

Students will be expected to use map interpretation skills to analyze data and draw inferences and conclusions about real-world phenomena. Nearly everything happens in space—becoming aware of these spatial interactions, whether absolute (specific location) or relative (near/far from other events), can help us draw inferences and conclusions about real-world phenomena.  

Course Goals

  • Gain an overview of the field and multiple subfields of geography.
  • Learn a geographer's approach to understanding complex processes, such as globalization, environment, and climate change.
  • Learn about geographic frameworks and specialized tools for dealing with spatial phenomena.

Satisfied High School Graduation Requirement Subject: Elective
High School Credit: 0.5