This regional survey will examine the diverse geographic aspects of countries that are deemed to be part of the Western World: Anglo America, Latin America, Europe, Russia and Australia/New Zealand. The interrelationship between people and their geographic environments (physical, social, economic, political, demographic, cultural, historical environments) will be considered.

Coverage of countries and regions in this course will range from specific locational descriptions to consideration of broad regional elements. Students will be expected to learn basic place names, to understand geographic relationships and concepts as found in and among these countries, and to learn to think geographically.


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Credit Hours

3 credit hours (3 lecture hours)



Technical Requirements

Students must have regular access to the Internet and a computer. Courses are administered through Blackboard, so students will also need a compatible OS and browser. A list of recommended software can be found here.