Liberal Arts > Geography

General Information

I. Catalog Course Description

Introduces the world's regions with concentration on parts of the world with which we may be less familiar - many of which are experiencing great changes and have a major impact on our lives in the United States. Specific areas that will be covered include Africa, Asia, and Latin America.

II. Course Objectives and Linkage to General Education Program

The information in parentheses after a course objective refers to the specific general education (GE) learning outcome that the objective meets. Objectives without this information are not linked to WNC’s general education program.

Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to:

  1. Use terminology specific to the topics selected for the course. (GE 1)
  2. Understand spatial similarities & differences amongst global regions. (GE 1)
  3. Use key geographic concepts to demonstrate the evolution of regional cultures and traditions. (GE 1)
  4. Locate, evaluate, and appropriately use information from multiple sources to complete activities related to the evolution of regional conflicts. (GE 4)

III. Topics

The following is a list of topics that must be covered in GEOG 200:


  • Basic geographic concepts, defining geographic regions, cultural attributes of regions, and physical geography attributes of regions.


Additionally, the instructor may choose to include other topics relevant to world regional geography.

Scheduled GEOG-200 classes:

Fall 2019

There are currently no GEOG-200 classes scheduled for this term.