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A geographically informed person will understand:

  • The world in spatial terms
  • Places and regions
  • Physical systems
  • Human systems
  • Environment and society
  • Geography as an applied discipline

Learning Outcomes
The students will be able to:

  • Use maps, mental maps, geographic representations, and geospatial technologies
  • Analyze spatial organization of people, places, and environments
  • Identify physical and human characteristics of places and regions
  • Recognize how culture and experience influence people's perceptions of places and regions
  • Identify Earth's dynamic physical processes
  • Distinguish among the characteristics and spatial distribution of Earth's ecosystems
  • Recognize processes, patterns, distribution and functions of human migration and settlement
  • Discern forces of global cooperation and conflict
  • Comprehend the relationship between humans and the environment
  • Analyze resource use and distribution
  • Apply geography to interpret the past and present, and to plan for the future